A tale of two reviews: How two governments amended a coastal land use law

Part 7 of the series* on coastal regulation by the Centre for Policy Research (CPR)-Namati Environment Justice Program Meenakshi Kapoor of the CPR-Namati Environmental Justice Program interviews V Vivekanandan and Dr K V Thomas to understand the two review processes of coastal regulation undertaken by two governments before and after the promulgation of the CRZ … More A tale of two reviews: How two governments amended a coastal land use law

Participatory review of MCRZ Notification critical: Changes will directly affect 3200 marine villages

Part 6 of the series on “coastal regulation” by the Centre for Policy Research (CPR)-Namati Enironment Justice Programme After three Right to Information (RTI) Applications and a file inspection, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) shares the draft MCRZ Notification, 2017 but full details are yet to be revealed. On 22 March, … More Participatory review of MCRZ Notification critical: Changes will directly affect 3200 marine villages

We didn’t consult anybody other than state govts and UTs: Dr Shailesh Nayak on CRZ review

Part 5 of the series on coastal regulation by the Centre for Policy Research (CPR)-Namati Environment Justice Program: Interview with Dr Shailesh Nayak In June 2014, the Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Dr Shailesh Nayak to review the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2011. This committee … More We didn’t consult anybody other than state govts and UTs: Dr Shailesh Nayak on CRZ review

How each review/revision of the CRZ Notification, 2011 only diluted India’s coastal regulation

This is Part 4 of the series on  coastal regulation by the Centre for Policy Research (CPR)-Namati Environment Justice Programme: The CRZ Notification regulates activities in the sea up to 12 nautical miles and on 500 metres of land (from the High Tide Line – HTL) adjoining the sea. It also governs development on the … More How each review/revision of the CRZ Notification, 2011 only diluted India’s coastal regulation

CRZ review, begun in 2014, unleashed state govts’ aspiration to loosen coastal regulation

Part 3 of the series* on Coastal Regulation by the Centre for Policy Research (CPR)-Namati Environmental Justice Program: The Governments of coastal states and union territories saw the CRZ review by Shailesh Nayak Committee as a window to slip through ‘development’ activities that side-step coastal conservation and traditional livelihoods. Review of the CRZ Notification 2011 The … More CRZ review, begun in 2014, unleashed state govts’ aspiration to loosen coastal regulation

New CRZ rules offered without addressing concerns of coastal communities or consultation

Part 2 of the series on Coastal Regulation series, prepared by the Centre for Policy Research (CPR)-Namati Environment Justice Program, in response to the news that the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2011 is being replaced with a new notification (click HERE for Part 1): The Environment Ministry has put the CRZ Notification, 2011 through one … More New CRZ rules offered without addressing concerns of coastal communities or consultation

Coastal commons for entertainment and private tourism? Putting local communities at risk

Given the impending Marine and Coastal Regulation Zone Notification replacing the existing Coastal Zone Regulation (CRZ) Notification, 2011, Centre for Policy Research (CPR)-Namati Environment Justice Program has initiating a series on Coastal Regulation. The series proposes to explore themes such as trajectory of changes to the CRZ, current status of enforcement, review process, CRZ violations, … More Coastal commons for entertainment and private tourism? Putting local communities at risk