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Government of India
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
20-December-2011 15:59 IST
State Coastal Zone Management Plan
As per the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2011, the respective State Governments/Union territory Administrations have to prepare the Coastal Zone Management Plans (CZMPs) by engaging reputed and experienced scientific institution(s) in consultation with the concerned stakeholders. The draft CZMPs prepared by the State Governments/Union territory Administrations are required to be considered by the concerned State/Union territory Coastal Zone Management Authority for appraisal including public consultations in accordance with the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. Thereafter, these draft CZMPs are to be approved by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF).

After MoEF, all developmental activities listed in the CRZ Notification, approves the CZMPs 2011 are regulated by the concerned State Governments/Union territory Administrations within the framework of the CRZ Notification, 2011 including, protection and conservation of the ecologically sensitive areas.

The Minister of State for Environment and Forests (independent charge) Shrimati Jayanthi Natarajan gave this information in a written reply to a question by Shri Kanjibhai Patel in Rajya Sabha today.