Response to the report of the Joint Committee on behalf of the applicants in the matter of E.A.S. Sarma & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/04/2021. The matter related to illegal dredging and discharge of dredge spoil into the mangroves in violation of CRZ Notification of 2011 and 2018 in Kakinada Bay, Andhra Pradesh.

Analysis done using temporal satellite data over six different time periods concluded that the mangrove cover in state has been increased.

Rajahmundry, July 16: In an attempt to tap the increasing tourism potential, forest authorities came up with plans to promote tourism in the Coringa wild-life sanctuary in East Godavari district from August. The authorities prepared plans to press into service two diesel-run 20-seater boats acquired at a cost of Rs 3 lakh each.