Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Kathikudam Calling / കാതിക്കുടം വിളിക്കുന്നു /മഴ നിലാവ് കൂട്ടായ്മ

The Kerala Chemicals and Proteins Limited (KCPL) started working in 1979 at Kathikudam which belongs to kadukutty village which is located on the banks of Chalakkudy River. The company has started by the Japan based Multi-National Giant Nitta-Gelatin together with the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation(KSIDC). Then another Japan corporate giant, Mitsubishi Corporation has bought some amount of its shares and hence the Government shares has come down.So the company is renamed as Nitta Gelatin India Limited. The company makes use of water from the Chalakkudy river for its whole processing and then they use to dump the waste water and waste material with highly dangerous chemical content into the same river. Now the air, water and soil became extremely polluted because of the company. Hundreds of people died of serious diseases during the last 3 decades. Even after so many years of protest, the Government didn't take any action against the company. The protest by the action council is still going on very strongly. It's time for us to be together to make such a multi-national Giant like NGIL to shut down.

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