Provide wide publicity, seek public opinion before finalising CZMP, directs NGT

The Hindu | Feb 22, 2021 at 8:27 PM
  • The Tamil Nadu Coastal Zone Management Authority (TNCZMA) and the National Coastal Zone Management Authority (NCZMA) have been directed to take the 1996 approved Coastal Zone Management Plan with modifications that were approved in respect of Tiruvallur district, while preparing the current Coastal Zone Management Plan.
  • The southern bench of the National Green Tribunal directed the authorities to give wide publicity calling for objections regarding the Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) before finalising the plan.
  • The State government informed the Tribunal that on obtaining approval for the CZMP maps from the National Coastal Zone Management Authority, the TNCZMP would upload the CRZ areas of Map No. 2 with existing approval for Tiruvallur district for the use of the government and stakeholders.