Stylized pattern of structural change and economic development in India: 1950-2020

By Prof Balwant Singh Mehta, Dr Arjun Kumar* The process of economic development has been historically linked with the general pattern of structural changes of the national economies in the globalized world. It occurs with changes in structures of broad economic sectors (agriculture, manufacturing and services) in terms of share of output and employment. The … Continue reading Stylized pattern of structural change and economic development in India: 1950-2020

Democratic decision-making eludes amendments to India’s Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2011

In the following blog, researchers of the Centre for Policy Research (CPR)-Namati Environment Justice Program argue that  there has been little public engagement during the revisions carried out since 2014 in the Coastal Regulatory Zone notification, 2011, despite requests and suggestions from the fishers, urban planners, dwellers of coastal cities, environmentalists and academics: India’s Coastal … Continue reading Democratic decision-making eludes amendments to India’s Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2011

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