Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project

Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project has been launched by the Ministry of Environment and Forests based on the recommendations of the expert committee report of the Prof M. S. Swaminathan.

The project is being assisted by World Bank with a budget outlay of Rs.1580.10crores (US$262 million).

An Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project has been launched by establishing a Society of Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM). Under the project, SICOM would be implementing the four components:

(i) National Coastal Management Programme;

(ii) ICZM-West Bengal;

(iii) ICZM-Orissa;

(iv) ICZM-Gujarat

National component include:

(a) Demarcation of hazard line for mapping the entire coastline of the mainland of the country;

(b) A National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) has been established within the campus of Anna University, Chennai with its regional centres in each of the coastal States/Union territories to promote research and development in the area of coastal management including addressing issues of coastal communities. In general, it is expected that.

Source: PIB & SICOM