NCPC Proposals Aug2009

Proposals to improve CRZ notification of 1991 and the livelihood security of fishing communities (Developed at the NCPC meeting at Bombay on 11 August 2009.

The invitation from CEE states that the purpose of the consultations organized by the MoEF is to discuss the recommendations of the M.S.Swaminathan Committee Report (Final Frontier). However, the NCPC is firmly of the view that these consultations are not just to discuss the recommendations of the Committee but to discuss improvements to the CRZ notification of 1991 and other relevant issues for protecting the livelihoods of traditional fishing communities.



NCPC Views on CRZ March 2010

National Coastal Protection Campaign (NCPC)

Outcome of the CRZ consultations and the proposed draft notification

Views and Recommendations



Photos of Mumbai Public consultation 12Aug09

Photos taken at the meet in Mumbai on 12th August 2009. Courtesy Mr Tom Kocherry, NFF. 


Preliminary Assessment of Impact of Tsunami in Selected Coastal Areas of India.

Department of Ocean Development Integrated Coastal and Marine Area Management, Project Directorate, Chennai, June 2005.

The tsunami is an eye opener on set back lines decided for protection/conservation of coastal resources, beaches, protection of land, people, etc. Generally setback lines are decided in terms of distance from High Tide Line as done under the CRZ Notification. The run-up levels due to increase of sea level during tsunamis as well as during storm surges have added another dimension of elevation to be taken into consideration in the principle of setback line based coastal zone management. It is necessary to incorporate the elevation levels for new/expanded settlement areas under the Town and Country Planning Acts so that the human and property are saved from the natural hazards/vulnerabilities. The low lying areas like Nagapattinam, Nellore to Machilipatnam, Paradip to Bangladesh border, Kachchh coast in Gujarat, Andaman & Nicobar islands, etc. need immediate attention in this regard. Maps demarcating the extent of land areas vulnerable to seawater inundation and safe locations for settlement, schools and vital infrastructure need to be prepared for all areas in the country. Where possible, the settlements and other human gathering locations like schools, theme parks, etc. need to be located at safer locations in a phased manner. (From Inferences).


Press coverage 10 Aug 07

Press coverage of the campaign against the CZM notification on 9 August, 2007


Press Coverage 13 June 07

Press coverage of the 11 June meeting on CZM 


This file contains press clippings collected by Sudarshan Rodrigues on CZM issues as on date 


Protecting coastal and marine environment from impacts of land-based activities: A guide for nationa

Coastal and marine environments play many different roles in relation to public health, food security, economic and social benefits, cultural values and traditional livelihoods. The state of these environments is mirrored by activities carried out on land. Activities varying from industrial and agricultural production to daily domestic routines affect the health of these ecosystems and of the people that depend on them. Going by the axiom, “Think globally, act locally”, National Programmes of Action have been suggested that will help each country to meet the goals as far as the GPA-LBA aspect is concerned.


Authored by: Sridhar, A., R. Arthur, D. Goenka, B. Jairaj, T. Mohan, S. Rodriguez and K. Shanker. 2006

Statement - National Consultation - 11 June 2007

National Consultation on Impending Threat to the Coastal Zone was held at Chennai on 11 June 2007. This is the statement issued at the Consultation. It was signed by over 50 people who attended the consultation.