Amendment in ICRZ Notification, 2019

The notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change number S.O. 1242(E), dated the 8th March, 2019 [hereinafter referred to as the Island Coastal Regulation Zone (ICRZ) Notification, 2019], the Central Government declared certain coastal stretches as Coastal Regulation Zone and restrictions were imposed on the setting up and expansion of industries, operations and processes in the said zone. The Central Government have received representations from Andaman and Nicobar Administration regarding inclusion of National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) for identifying sites for mining of sand under the provisions of the ICRZ Notification, 2019.