ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Judgment against Shrimp Industry

Judgment against Shrimp Industry CAMPAIGN Against Shrimp Industries (CASI) welcomes the far-reaching and progressive Supreme Court judgment ordering closure, demolition and removal of all aquaculture industry/shrimp culture industry/shrimp culture ponds in the coastal regulation zones of India before March 31. The decision will go a long way in saving vast fertile lands covering lakhs of acres of land, protecting mangroves, coastal ecology, our lagoons, creeks and the ocean and its resources. Most important is the concern the judgment has for the livelihood needs of lakhs of coastal people dependent on traditional occupations and a pollution-free coast. We hail this judgment as a stunning indictment of the policies of destructive development and specifically the package of the new economic policies pursued by the ruling regimes.

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