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Coastal Accumulation in Tamil Nadu

 Coastal Accumulation in Tamil Nadu Senthil Babu Seven years after the 2004 tsunami, with the coastal communities in Tamil Nadu yet to reconcile with its after-effects, another disaster is gradually unfolding. A massive relief and rehabilitation campaign, largely driven by private aid with the state playing a mere regulatory role, has opened up the coast for investment, making it a most attractive zone for a new kind of disaster capitalism with ultra mega industrial projects of ports, thermal power plants and petrochemical industries. An investment-led growth regime is descending on the 1,076 kilometre- long coastline spread over 13 districts of the state. In the district of Cuddalore alone, along the 30 kilometre-long coast from Cuddalore Old Town to Parangipettai, roughly about 8,000 acres of land have been acquired since 2006 for an oil refinery, three thermal power plants, one shipbuilding yard, a textile processing unit with a common effluent treatment facility, and three captive ports. The combined investment in these projects will be about Rs crore. South of Cuddalore, in the Sirkali,

Popularising Science for Social Change:M Singaravelar

Modern science for M Singaravelar was to be used to emancipate the working class as well as to introduce rational thinking in public life. While science came in to legitimate the set agenda, its aims and goals were reconstituted, providing credence to the slogan 'science for the people' - making science popularisation an essentially political activity.
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