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India Today - - SOCIETY | KOLI FISHERMEN -

Be­tween two mega projects in Mum­bai lies the ques­tion of a com­mu­nity’s liveli­hood

THE KO­LIS

Make up 8 per cent of Mum­bai’s pop­u­la­tion

Live across 45 vil­lages, from Co­laba in the south to Versova in the north

In­dige­nous to Mum­bai, have tra­di­tion­ally been fish­er­men and still sup­ply most of the city’s seafood

Av­er­age daily earn­ings Rs 1,000 for own­ers of small boats, up to Rs 3 lakh for trawlers

Their to­tal catch has fallen from 3-4 lakh met­ric tonnes to about 2.5 lakh met­ric tonnes in the past decade

CH­HA­TRA­P­ATI SHIVAJI ME­MO­RIAL

Rs 3,600 crore project, in­clud­ing a 190 me­tre statue, on 40 acres of re­claimed land

Lo­cated 3.6 km from Gir­gaum jetty, 2.6 km from Na­ri­man Point

Project area falls in the Mum­bai fish­ing zone and is the breed­ing ground for 49 species of fish, in­clud­ing rib­bon­fish, Bom­bay duck, an­chovy and In­dian mack­erel

COASTAL ROAD PROJECT

29 km road con­nect­ing Mum­bai to Malad

Es­ti­mated cost Rs 15,000 crore

Will take at least four years, first phase to be­gin by the end of 2017

An artist’s im­pres­sion of the Ch­ha­tra­p­ati Shivaji me­mo­rial

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