The campaign to save coastal areas from the stranglehold of aquaculture has received a shot in the arm with a recent Supreme Court order, passed on August 24, directing all coastal states and union territories not to issue long- term licences or permissions for Guidelines have also been by the ministry of envirox and forests with regard to aquaculture farming. Earlier, the court (in its interim arde of withdrawing ground water for aquafarming should not be allowed in these states, so that drinking water could be provided for the villagers.

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