There will soon be one port every 28 km of the Indian coast. While Singapore has only one port, and the US 30, Gujarat will have 50 ports — one every 25 km. Maharashtra will have the highest density, with one every 13 km. Each port is linked to a private industrial hub, housing chemical factories, power plants and automobile units.
Rohini Mohan’s cover story for the November 2011 issue of Tehelka sounds the alarm on an impending crisis by the sea, as energy projects, tourism and SEZs plunder the coasts at the expense of traditional fishermen and their families.
Read the full story here.