In pictures: How a power plant devastated the pristine beauty of a creek near Chennai

A short drive north of Chennai is Ennore Creek, a backwater that stretches for kilometres into the sea and along the coast. Connected with Pulicat Lake on the north and river Kosathalaiyar’s distributaries to the south, it was once rich with biodiversity. The lush mangrove of one of the many canals feeding into the creek, Buckingham Canal, had enough fish and crab for fishing to become the main livelihood of the six revenue villages that came up alongside. For years, communities around the creek thrived.

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