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.

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has reconstituted the Kerala Coastal Zone Management Authority (KCZMA) by a notification on 31 March 2015.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on protection of coastal areas from rising sea level, 26/02/2015.

Whereas by a notification of the Government of India in the erstwhile Ministry of Environment and Forests number S.O.19 (E), dated the 6th January, 2011 (hereinafter referred to as the CRZ notification), coastal stretches are declared as Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) and restrictions have been imposed on industries, operations and processes in

Trade-off between economic development and environmental protection becomes critical for any country aspiring for high growth for achieving development objectives.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Gulf Goans Hotels Co. Ltd & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 22/09/2014 regarding allegedly illegal constructions raised by the appellants. The Court has noted that "The constructions raised by the appellants are not per se illegal in the conventional sense. They are not without permission and sanction of the competent authority.

CHENNAI: More than 15,000 buildings along the coastline are likely to be enumerated by the Chennai Corporation for violation of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification.

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