Coastal Zones Management and Regulations

[pib] New draft Coastal Regulation Zone Notification


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From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2018, National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM)

Mains level: CRZ and its implementation


News:

  • The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has framed a new draft Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2018
  • This draft has been formed by considering the recommendations of Dr. Shailesh Nayak committee constituted by The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC).

The salient features of the draft CRZ Notification, 2018 and changes with respect to CRZ Notification, 2011, are as under:-

  • The High Tide Line (HTL) has been demarcated by the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) and shall be reckoned as a universal standard for the HTL for all regulatory purposes under the CRZ Notification, 2018.
  • Hazard line mapping shall be used only as a tool for Disaster Management and planning of adaptive and mitigation measures.
  • CRZ limits on land along the tidal influenced water bodies has been proposed to be reduced from 100 meters or the width of the creek, whichever is less, to 50 meters or the width of the creek, whichever is less.
  • A No Development Zone (NDZ) of 20 meters has been proposed to be stipulated for all Islands close to the mainland coast and for all Backwater Islands in the mainland.

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