Don't we need national policies on civil construction?There have been several reports about villas and hotels being constructed in areas where the sand cannot withstand those kinds of constructions in Kerala. The structures have also been severely damaged, if one were to go by reports in the National English Newspapers.
There have been complaints elsewhere too. In Ooty and Kodaikanal too. One does here environmentalists complaining about massive encroachment of areas that should not have any construction in the first place. However, the builders and the political bosses have a huge nexus.
Should we not have a policy to guide us? For example, why cannot we choose areas near the plains where the soil may withstand huge construction and then bring tourists by whatever means, so that they do not stay back in the hill stations, at least indiscriminately, as of now?