Government of India has come out with a gigantic and consolidated 'Sagarmala' national perspective plan to execute nearly 400 different projects along the coastline at a whopping cost of 8 lakh cores (lac crore rupees) in the next two decades. This includes constructing massive ports, augmenting coastal infrastructure, developing inland waterways, intensifying dee-sea fishing, and creating special economic zones and tourism promotion.
Coastal economy as well as the life and livelihood of the fisher-folk would be the first to be sacrificed for this extremely ambitious corporate agenda. This is already ongoing and the Enayam International Container Transshipment Terminal (EICTT) is the typical example  (Jasiah Joseph, 2017).
EICTT has been conceived even though there is already a similar big port facility is under construction at Vizhinjam, just about 30 km North-West. A coal terminal with a captive 2,000 MW thermal power plant is also part of the Enayam project, which is to be implemented in three phases between 2017-2030 (with a total capacity of 127.05 MTPA at the current cost estimate of Rs. 27,750 crores)  (Devasahayam, 2017).
The proposed major port is located in between Enayam and Colachel (between Helen Nagar and Melakurumbanai villages) at Kanyakumari District at a distance of 14NM from East-West International Shipping Route. The proposal envisages construction of breakwaters, dredging-reclamation, container berths with provision for addition of multi-purpose/dry bulk berths. The draft at the harbour is proposed at 16m capable of handling 18000 TEU capacity container vessels and cape size coal vessels. 
September 18th 2016 saw hundreds of fishermen and their family members staging a protest against the proposed port. The fishermen expressed fear of severe sea erosion, which could affect their livelihood, if the port would be established on over 500 acres of sea area as it is proposed. The project would displace around 50,000 fisher families.
The protest, spearheaded by Peoples’ Movement Against Enayam International Container Transshipment Terminal (PMAEICTT), saw the participation of women and children belonging to the fishermen community. PMAEICTT had been opposing the project for more than one year and had staged various agitations, including a mammoth human chain at Kodimunai seashore in August 2016.