Issue Date: Jul 4, 2012
Once considered a hot spot for fishing, the coast of Mundra in Gujarat is reporting dwindling fish catch. Reason: increasing sea temperature and sea water contamination, caused by the economic activities, mainly power projects being developed in the area. A new report on the impact of Tata Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) by an independent fact-finding team, released in New Delhi on July 3, shows that the fishing community in Kutch is paying too high a cost to meet the country's power requirements.
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