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Tourism and Plastic: Exploring the Contours 
June 04, 2018
The threat that plastic poses to the health of the planet has been raising alarm bells for some time..
As Women, Are We Really Economically Empowered A view from the point of view of Tourism 
April 10, 2018

Do we enjoy the same quality of life as our male counterparts? How can we, when the figures of women..

Meet the Majid Squad, a Group that Voluntarily Cleans Filth on Amarnath Yatra Routes 
January 29, 2018
Notwithstanding the National Green Tribunal directions, Governor N N Vohra recently decided that a 60-day-long..
December 22, 2017

The Government of India’s recent “in principle” clearance to the international airport at Jewar, off Delhi, 16 years after the idea was first floated, is one of the sever

Sustainability is a choice – if we have the courage to make it 
September 27, 2017

Declaring 2017 as the year of Sustainable Tourism has once again served to highlight how unsustainable mainstream tourism..

Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry: Coastal Area Assessment
This gallery contains photographs taken while conducting the study ‘Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry: Coastal Area Assessment - A Post Tsunami Study on Coastal Conservation and Regulation’, February 2006.

Wayside amenities constructed by Tourism Department on ECR - Kancheepuram Shrimp hatchery along the coast in Anumanthai Sea wall along the road, north of Chennai Sand mining right on the coast in Kallar river- Nagapattinam district, Photo by Mr. Mathivanan-TNEC Sand dunes leveled for tourism Sothavilai, Kanyakumari Sand dunes in Valmikimedu Sand dunes and vegetations conserved by coastal community- South Poiganallur, Nagapattinam Salt pans in Tanjavur district Rubble dumped on the coastal areas in Kanyakumari Mining for rare earth in Tirunelveli coast Mangrove forest have been steadily cleared to establish salt pans. A degraded mangrove forest that will eventually give way to salt pans Landscaping on the beach by use of granite slabs and Mexican grass- Mamallapuram Industry located adjacent to Upannar estuary in SIPCOT area of Cuddalore. Estuaries where salinity is 5ppt is included as a CRZ area. Industrial expansion along the Thootukudi coast Extention of dormitory of the bungalow, Tarangambadi Devaneri housing complex beyond Elanthopu; along the ECR on the seaward side of the road; less than 50m from the sea 'Bungalow on the Beach' hotel in Tarangambadi Boulder wall opposite to the Coromandel Cement factory at Ennore. The boulder wall on an average is 3.3m in height and 2.3m in width Auroville beach, Pondicherry- numerous tourism structures can be seen here Auroville beach in Pondicherry- many temporary structures can be seen here Aquafarms in Pudukottai district Agriculture lands in Thiruvarur district affected due to aquaculture A view of Deejay Hatcheries at Kovalam within 100m of the High Tide Line (HTL) A high rise building with hatchery in Sulerikadu along the ECR located closed to coastline