Tsunami hit farmers of Nagapattinam against prawn industry

Tsunami hit farmers of Nagapattinam against prawn industry The prawn farming industry in Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu has bounced back from the losses of the tsunami of December 26, 2004, causing irreperable damage to agriculture. The tsunami hit farmers of Nagapttinam are suffering the double whammy as the prawn industry chokes-off agriculture.

Prawn farming in Nagapattinam district picked up around 1991. By the time tsunami hit, the area had almost a 1,000 prawn farming units flourishing. Nagapattinam always provided the perfect location for shrimp business