Kamal Haasan visits Ennore to highlight ecological crisis

Kamal Haasan on Friday turned his focus on protecting the Ennore Creek

Kamal Haasan on Friday turned his focus on protecting the Ennore Creek

The actor said a good government should find a permanent solution for the problems faced by the people.

Actor Kamal Haasan on Friday took to Twitter again to caution the State government of impending floods that can devastate the lives of over 10 lakh residents of north Chennai.In his latest post, Mr. Haasan said that the Kosasthalaiyar, a river much bigger than the Cooum, has not become a drainage till now and continues to be the livelihood of fishermen. In a series of tweets, Kamal spoke about Kosasthalai river and how 1,090 acres from Ennore Creek have been lost due to "selfish encroachments done with no environmental concern". The government has been indifferent to this though environmental activists have been protesting against these violations for years.

With the North East Monsoon arriving in Tamil Nadu, a campaign seeking removal of encroachments from Chennai's largest estuary Ennore Creek to avoid the repeat of December 2015 floods in the northern parts of the city has gained momentum.

Ahead of the human chain organised to protect the creek from encroachment on Saturday, actor Kamal Haasan has tweeted in support of the campaign against the encroachment. Now, fishermen have joined hands with activists and raised their voices together but that also has fallen on deaf ears."Hindustan Petroleum and Bharat Petroleum have built their terminals on the river". Any state that does not give the poor the same help and priority that it gives to land dealers is like the riverbank that ignores a good river running by it. Weather experts predict heavy rains; that could cause property and even life loss to almost 10 Lakh people.

This is not a critique of the mistake already committed. People can call a helpline number provided by the government when in trouble. We hope that the people will heed this alarm bell, and in the event that the government does not, we hope that the people will be able to set that right.

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