Wednesday, September 8, 2010

ARANMULA AIRPORT

Aranmula airport project was given green signal on condition that alternate land equal to the paddy fields already filled by the promoters is to be given to Government. Still the 350 acres of paddy fields will be lost to the people forever. Here comes the question whether an airport is required at Aranmula, which is in between Trivandrum and Cochin airports, just about 150 kilometrers or around 3 hours journey away. To avoid this journey do we need destruction of 500 acres of valuable agricultural land and wasting of 2000 crores of rupees?

Already we have three airports in the small densely populated state of Kerala, which cannot afford any more. The Aranmula airport is the brainchild of some filthy rich US Malayalees to show off their wealth and satisfy their false ego. It is an irony that  the same fellows who have gone to Bombay in II class train and then to US want to land in their court yards! Land mafia also plays a major role. Aranmula airport is totally unwanted and an ecological disaster of our already fragile land. Let the promoters turn wise and instead invest the money on the roads from Cochin and Trivandrum airports to Aranmula.

5 comments:

  1. how many acres of land is cultivated.I am resident of kidangannur and paddy field about 25 acres are not used for the last 10 yrs , saying the reason its not economical to cultivate paddy de ti higher wages and lack of workers.If you see the condition of roads from aranmula or affected districts to cochin one will not post this comment .it takes sometimes 4 hrs to reach nearby airports.we ahve to plan for the future generations not for the present .there ae critics for any develpment projects in Kerala.Only criticismis the main business of lot many.
    a redsident of arnamula

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  2. Actually this project is not built on any philanthropic basis as it seems to be.The real intentions behind this is purely business-oriented.As you said the conversion of paddy fields in huge amounts for this purpose can´t be accepted on any basis.Though, as someone commented,it is true that the accessibility to the airports is a bit difficult from our place(Aranmula).The pathetic state of our roads are to be blamed for this...and the emergence of a new airport on this place is not an ideal solution.
    :- A resident of Aranmula

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  3. I have not seen any of these paddy fields being cultivated for the past twenty years or so. If an airport can bring about overall development and job opportunities for the people then why to oppose.I have 5 acres of paddy field which is just 1 km from the airport location, and we could not even think about cultivating as the labour cost has gone up so much that it is not viable. I think right thinking people should come forward and join hands to make the project a success as it will improve the tourism business and also will cater to all the devotees visiting Sabarimala, Maramon and Parthasarathy kshetram.

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  4. I have not seen any of these paddy fields being cultivated for the past twenty years or so. If an airport can bring about overall development and job opportunities for the people then why to oppose.I have 5 acres of paddy field which is just 1 km from the airport location, and we could not even think about cultivating as the labour cost has gone up so much that it is not viable. I think right thinking people should come forward and join hands to make the project a success as it will improve the tourism business and also will cater to all the devotees visiting Sabarimala, Maramon and Parthasarathy kshetram.

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  5. the Government of Kerala never discussed on how to generate jobs for its residents.How to avoid migration of workers .We have to achieve self sufficiency.There are lot of questions to be asked about new ways to cultivate the essential items needed for internal consumptions.This need to be reinforced by good communication means, roads, river transport... we have to think inline with singapore way of development. No way ... let the young and town planners lead the transport division to increase the economical development by creating new town development rather than complicating the existing urban agglomerations

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