Chennai, Sept 27 : Following apprehensions by fishermen regarding their livelihood, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Saturday asked Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to defer the Coastal Management Zone Notification 2008.
Karunanidhi, in a letter to Dr. Singh, said: "There is a strong apprehension among coastal communities, especially the fishermen, that the Coastal Management Zone Notification 2008 will endanger their livelihood and put them to much hardship."
A copy of the letter was released to the press in Chennai.
He also asked the Centre to come out with a Tamil version of the notification for the coastal communities to fully understand the various provisions and air their views.
Karunanidhi further said that the issue of the said notification be deferred until such time till it is fully accepted by the coastal communities, especially the fishermen.