Walking expedition begins today

Staff Reporter

Nagercoil: The campaign for equity and equality in tsunami rehabilitation, a unit of Tamil Nadu fishermen union in the district, has organised a walking expedition from Kanyakumari to Chennai for 16 days from March 17.

The expedition will pass through Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Ramanathapuram, Pudukottai, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur and culminate in Chennai. They will highlight the livelihood issues of fishermen and demand a white paper from the Government on tsunami relief and rehabilitation works undertook in the State.

They also seek priority for food-for-work programmes in tsunami-hit districts, abandoning of all projects, which dump waste into sea and implementation of High Court order regarding prawn farm in coastal areas.