Till 25 March 2009, our major concern regarding the proposed petro-chemical industry at Nayachar was its impact on the ecological diversity in this region because of its environmental pollution and severe exploitation it would resort over there. The devastation could be as severe as the extinction of some fishes in the Ganga River.
But, on 25 March 2009, Mr. Prasoon Mukherjee, one of the developers of the proposed hub have come up with a new proposal—the filling up of some part of the Hoogly river to make a road between Haldia and Nayachar, the island. It is well known that any change in the flow of river is actually dangerous as the river has to take the revenge in its due course. It is one of the heinous attempts to shamelessly destroy nature and environment for sake of securing maximum profit, whose expense for sure ultimately have to be paid by natural disaster. This incident once again shows that the exploitation for maximum profit is the root cause of the destruction of environment and nature. Nature and environment is no longer safe in this imperialist-capitalist system. The following News was published in the Statesman on 26 March 2009 under the title "Haldia lifeline may make way for road".]