January 2011

Fishermen oppose move to relocate slum tenements





“Plan to create 15-acre park in Srinivasapuram anti-poor”




CRZ reminder as restoration loses flow along Cooum

 CHENNAI: For a brief period in November 2005, Chennaiites could pass by the Cooum river without any discomfort. The unbearable stench that usually emanated from the river had somehow evaporated and the flowing waters looked crystal clear. Egrets and cormorants flocked the Cooum to feast on fish. However, this was not due to any efforts by the Corporation, but the result of a random act of nature. Three days of torrential rains had flushed out the waste and cleaned up the river. Can the latest Coastal Regulatory Zone Notification, 2010, similarly restore fresh waters to the Cooum? 

CRZ norms may hit development

 K.S. Sudhi




Vembanad Lake now comes under Critical Vulnerable Coastal Area




Ministry of Environment and Forests Announces Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ), 2011 and Island Protection Zone, 2011

 The Minister of State for Environment & Forests, Independent Charge Shri Jairam Ramesh today issued the following statement in a Press Conference in New Delhi. In the Press Conference, he announced Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2011 and Island Protection Zone (IPZ) Notification, 2011.

Following is the full text of Minister’s statement:

Showcause notice for Adani Group's Mundra port for damaging the coast

 Mundra:  The Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone, an infrastructure project owned by one of India biggest corporate houses - the Adani group, has been slapped with a showcause notice by the environment ministry for serious violations of the Coastal Regulation Zone notification.