Fishermen oppose amendments to Coastal Regulation Zone notification, cite damage to ecosystem, community displacement
The fishermen had demanded immediate withdrawal of the draft amendments made to the CRZ Notification 2019, to prevent further damage to the ecosystem and displacement of coastal communities.
Around 25 coastal panchayats in Ernakulam will soon be brought under the CRZ-II category, reducing the hassles in allowing development work
The pipeline cutting across Kosasthalaiyar river hampers livelihoods
Senior officials at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) also expressed concern that erosion may affect the coastline after the construction of these groynes
CRZ-II zone are areas that have been developed up to or close to the shoreline, the report stated.
Currently, there is no provision for granting post-facto CRZ clearance and several high-profile projects that commenced work without obtaining the mandatory clearance were deemed illegal