Another Alang in the making

 Another Alang in the making even as the controversy generated by Gujarat's highly polluting Alang shipbreaking yard refuses to die down, Andhra Pradesh is clearing the decks for a similar unit to be located in its fragile coastal belt.

The proposal for the yard at Vodarevu near Chirala of Prakasam district was given the technical green light on September 3, 2001, by the Andhra Pradesh State Pollution Control Board (apspcb). Ironically, in February 2000, the apspcb had ordered the company

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