Online public consultation to finalise coastal maps for Sindhudurg, Palghar face opposition

Hindustan Times | Sep 28, 2020 at 8:04 PM
  • The state’s approach to finalise coastal zone management plan (CZMP) maps for Sindhudurg and Palghar through online public consultations has received stiff opposition from local communities in both the districts.
  • The proposed CZMP affects five talukas — Devgad, Malvan, Vengurla, Sawanti and Kudal — covering 224 villages, 1.22 lakh families and 4.10 lakh people in Sindhudurg.
  • Draft CZMP maps were prepared by the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) under the Union environment ministry in 2019 for all coastal districts in Maharashtra based on the 2019 Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) norms.