Reportedly puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi and DMK chief MK Stalin have become embroiled in a war of words over Yanam, one of the four districts in the union territory. Previously Stalin accused the Lt Governor of attempting to give an island belonging to the district over to Andhra Pradesh. kiran bedi has responded to the allegations stating that she had personally seen 'gross environmental violations' on the Godavari river.
As per report Yanam, a region belonging to the union territory of puducherry, is located 870 km away from it, near the East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh. Furthermore the allegations pertain to alleged illegal constructions taking place on Island No 5 belonging to Yanam district and residents had reportedly complained that the municipal administration had illegally undertaken construction work using 'brick and mortar' in order to develop tourism.
When responding to the allegations, kiran bedi said that she had verified the violations during her visit. She said “Public money has been lost due to violation of environmental laws [and also] undue delay in installation of a low cost tidal-lock below the culvert to prevent flooding and more”. Moreover she also alleged that the concrete construction that has since been washed away was built over fragile land in the middle of the Godavari river.