18 Jul KGSAP is aranmula has green signal to undertake EIA study by the namo admin. When the make india slogan is touted loudly, here aranmula is opposed. The investment is private and govt local and national collects revenue only. 500 crore investment for aranmula ap will distribute at least a third as wages directly and indirectly. The heritage at aranmula is basically a temple. Everything else in the site is everywhere else. It is basically fanaticism and orthodoxy and finally block everything and do nothing while in power politics of left is playing out loud. Bjp slogan is different. Block development and preserve heritage as it sells well locally. What is opposed is the benefit to the nation and local community in the distant future. All said and done we are not in the silent valley era. People mind set is different, needs are more personal and expectations are not muri Beedi and uppitta kanji any more. It is difficult to kill programs and plans that benefit the larger majority. Late karunakaran did do the kochi ap because of his stubbornness and vision. Aranmula will be part of make india slogan. It is much more friendlier than vcp environmentally. But like once late morarjee desai commented to press in London ” man is more important than monkey” , in aranmula make india is important than heritage and that too a temple standing on a built plat form in the flood plain of the pamba River. The kozhippalam thodu can be kept flowing under a bridge across the runway. This not a unsolvable problem with proper technology adoption.