Guidelines for updation of Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) prepared as per CRZ Notification, 2011 to align it with CRZ Notification, 2019
The Government of India had declared certain coastal stretches of the country as Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) vide Notification No. S.O.19 (E), dated the 6th January, 2011 (referred to as the CRZ Notification, 2011). As per para 5 of the aforesaid CRZ Notification, the coastal State Governments and Union territory (UT) administrations were entrusted with the preparation of Coastal Zone Management Plans (CZMPs) for their respective states/ UTs through the agencies authorized by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC). The CZMPs thus prepared have been approved by the Central Government in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and are currently followed for appraisal and subsequent approvals of developmental projects attracting the provisions of CRZ.