CMZ dropped

Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015 | 02:50:09 AM

The committee set up to review the Coastal Management Zone (CMZ) notification has recommended the proposed law be allowed to lapse. The panel chaired by scientist M S Swaminathan suggested the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification of 1991 be strengthened instead. Any proposed legislation should take into account the problem of climate change induced sea level rise and growing pressure on coastal resources, the committee said. The report was submitted on July 17, five days before the CMZ notification was to lapse. Fishing communities have been protesting the notification from the very outset saying any development work along the coast will cut off their access to the sea.

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