Question raised in Lok Sabha on Erosion of Coastal Areas, 01/03/2016. Under the promotional measures, the Ministry is operating a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for Conservation and Management of Mangroves of India since 1987-88. Under the Scheme, the Ministry provides 100% (upto 2014-15 and in 60:40 central and state share from 2015-16 onwards) Central Assistance for the implementation of approved Management Action Plans (MAPs) for mangroves. The Government has identified 38 mangrove sites along coastal areas for implementation of MAP.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vysakh Vs State of Kerala dated 16/12/2015. The application is filed seeking a direction to the State of Kerala, Kerala Coastal Zone Management Authority and National Centre for Earth Science Studies to prepare a new Coastal Zone Management Plan of Kerala in respect of the areas coming under the Mandrothuruthu Grama Panchayat including the land in Sy. No.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on coastal management, 15/12/2015.

Letter from Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to M/s Adani Port and SEZ Limited regarding waterfront development at Mundra in District Kachchh, Gujarat dated 07/10/2015.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Ossie Fernandes Vs.The Union of India dated 29/09/2015 regarding Coastal Zone Management Plans with reference to the CRZ Notification, 2011 for the districts of Kanyakumari, Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Pudukottai and Thirunelveli.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone Chennai) in the matter of Kamburam Dharma Paripalana Araya Samajam Vs Kozhikode Corporation & Others dated 22/09/2015 regarding indiscriminate and illegal construction activities being carried out in the Kamburam Beach, Kozhikode District, Kerala which falls within the Coastal Regulation Zone-II (CRZ-II) area by the builders/developers.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Anthony Mendes & Others Vs Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change dated 08/09/2015 regarding Environmental Clearance (EC)/ Approval dated 9th December, 2014, under the CRZ Notification granted to Project of Golf Course facility and Hotel by name “M/s Leading Hotels Pvt. Ltd.” , which is proposed to be constructed in Survey No.2 and 13 of Tiracol village, Pednem Taluka (North Goa).



CHENNAI: In a move that would help change the skyline of coastal cities like Chennai, Vishakhapatnam, Surat, Mangaluru and Puducherry, the Union Environment Ministry has amended the coastal regulat

The Centre for Policy Research - Namati Environmental Justice Program has recently completed a three-year-long study, the first of its kind, titled CZMAs and Coastal Environments: Two Decades of Regulating Land Use Change on India's Coastline, analysing the functioning of Coastal Zone Management Authorities (CZMA).

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on amendment in Coastal Regulation Zone notification, 30/04/2015.