Tamilnadu: Plea to protect hills of Kanyakumari

Nagercoil: The Nagercoil chapter of Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) has urged the government to take steps to protect the hills in Kanyakumari district. It has urged the Director of Town Country Planning, Chennai, district administration, departments of forest, and mines and minerals to protect the hills and the wetlands in the district.

Speaking to The Hindu, the co-convener of INTACH, Sumithra Raghuvaran, said that the district was famous for its hills and hillocks. Because of its natural features, Kanyakumari district was under the purview of Hill Area Conservation Authority, according to which hills should be protected. But contrary to this regulation, hills and hillocks were being exploited by private parties. Due to rampant mining, Erachakulam hill, Marunthukottai hill and Maiyakottai hill had been destroyed.



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