Politics of Pollution Godavari Mega Aqua Food Park

Omkar Nadh Pattela  | 2018


The Godavari Mega Aqua Food Park, which is expected to come up in Tundurru village in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, is being resisted by the local residents. This resistance stems out of the local populace’s concerns regarding the pollution that would be caused by the upcoming factory, and its adverse effects on the healthnatural resources and livelihoods of the people. The use of violent repressive measures by the government to quell the protests against the project posits the upcoming industry as a product of the state-corporate nexus, with no concern for the health, well-being or prosperity of the people it claims to serve.