Let us not leave Alappad to die..SAVE ALAPPAD..STOP MINING!!

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Alappad fishermen turned heroes and saved God's own country during the drastic flood. Instead of sitting back and relaxing, it is time to pay back and express our love,gratitude and honour.

Alappad a coastal village in the Kollam district of kerala, India was in news much before, for being one of the most affected areas during Tsunami which occurred in 2004. Very soon it will become the first village in India to vanish out of India's geographical map if the present black sand mining continues. 

This stretch of land between Arabian sea and TS canal which was 89 sq kms has now shrunk to 7.8 sq kms. 20,000 acres of area which was land once has been taken up by the sea. The narrowest stretch which was a kilometre long atleast,has now become  33 metres only. The sea would surely eat up the land very soon. 

Since the mining is mostly legal,the authorities are reluctant to take an action, but the residents of the area which number to 7000+ families have taken steps to protest by means of hunger strikes and save their land.

They lack the technology and social media support,  since most are fishermen community and this is where the social media, we all and change.org can help.

If it reaches to more people, more protests will follow which will surely make the authorities to open their eyes.

Kerala-God's own country, shall remain the same and we together can make it happen.






Dept. Of Zoology

BCM College, Kottayam