CPI workers protest against Coastal corridor in AP

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Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, Aug 7 (UNI) A protest was staged held in front of the Collectorate here today, denouncing the government's proposal to develop the entire coast from Visakhapatnam to East Godavari district as Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR).

The demonstrators claimed that the government was doing so without thinking about its adverse effects on the lives of the people, especially fishermen.

Owing allegiance to the CPI, they also opposed the 'indiscriminate acquisition'' of piieiices of land for the KSEZ.

People from Thondangi, Uppada Kothapalli, Kakinada Rural, Thallrevu and Kajuluru mandals took part in the stir. They squatted in front of the Collectorate for over two hours, braving inclement weather.

Later, led by CPI city unit secretary T Madhu, they called on Joint Collector Vijayakumar and presented a memorandum.

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