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Report on Coastal Encroachments and Beach use Conversion in Chennai

At the request of Save Chennai Beaches Campaign, a fact-finding tour of the coast of Chennai between Light House and Thiruvanmiyur was conducted on September 29, 2012, to document instances of Coastal and riverine wetland Encroachments and land use conversion. Leading the fact-finding were T.K. Ramkumar, a lawyer, and environmentalist, familiar both with environmental laws and the environment and Kartik Shanker, a marine turtle specialist and faculty at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.