As floodwaters recede, the mistakes of Chennai look set to be repeated in Cheyyur

A proposed power plant in the coastal taluk of Tamil Nadu could destroy the natural ecosystem and have disastrous consequences.
As flood waters recede from Chennai after a prolonged spell of heavy rains, the role of unwise land use in the city’s predicament is becoming clearer. While not much can be done to salvage an overbuilt city, these mistakes can be avoided in other places. But in their hurry to industrialise, the Central and Tamil Nadu governments appear set to repeat past errors.
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