This page provides information on the legal framework for coastal regulations, campaigns and demands of fishworker organizations, and viewpoints of organizations.
Coastal hotspots in India
Save the coasts, Save the fishers: NFF Report of the campaign (2008) * Please note this flash might take 3-4 minutes to load
Cheyyur thermal power plant and port struggles (2013) Tamil Nadu:
Koodumkulam nuclear power plant (2012) Gujarat:
Kutch (Mundra and Adoni SEZs)
The Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification 2011: A primer for coastal fishing communities (Draft)
English, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil , Hindi, Marathi, Gujarathi, Oriya
Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2011, amendment 2011
Hazard line mapping, under the CRZ
Island Protection Notification, 2011
Proposed amendment to the CRZ notification (April 2010)
Concept note on the proposed amendment to the CRZ notification (April 2010)
Lapsing of the Coastal Management Zone (CMZ) Notification, 2008 (July 2009)
Final Frontier: Agenda to protect the ecosystem and habitat of India's coast for conservation and livelihood security: (July 2009) Report of the Expert Committee on the Draft Coastal Management Zone (CMZ) Notification constituted by MoEF, under the Chairmanship of Prof. M.S Swaminathan
Amendment to the draft notifications regarding Coastal Management Zone (CMZ) Notification, 2008
Notification No : SO1070(E), Date of Notification : 01.05.2008
Draft CMZ notification (2008)
Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 1991, with amendments and subsequent notifications
Report of Professor M.S. Swaminathan Committee on Review of Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 1991 (2005)
Circular regarding locating helipads in Coastal Regulation Zone area
National Strategy and Action Plan for Coastal Ecosystems
Coastal Protection and Development Advisory Committee, Ministry of Water Resources
Coastal Protection and Erosion
Programme schedule for the consultations
Viewpoints and Campaigns
Review of literatuer for ICSF study on "Climate change and fisheries: Perspectives from small-scale fishing communities in India on measures to protect life and livelihood"
Reports and Documents
Asher, Manshi. 2008. Yesterday’s ‘encroachers’ are today’s rights-holder. Inforchange News & Features, April 2008 Bhujjal, M.V and Manshi Asher. 2008. Report of the fact finding team on POSCO project
Campaign Against Shrimp Industries (CASI). 2004. People's struggles against shrimp industries and the role of campaign against shrimp industries. India. 96p.
Chatterjee, Pradip and Santanu Chacraverti. 2008. Draft coastal management zone notification 2008: A critique and pointers towards an alternative approach. DISHA, West Bengal. 44p.
CMZ notification cease to exist. Labour File. 26 July 2009 Divan, Shyam and Armin Rosencranz. 2001. Environmental law and policy in India: cases, materials and statutes. Oxford University Press, New Delhi. 837p.
Government of India. Coastal regulation zone (CRZ): Background papers on coastal regulation zone and its amendments. Ministry of Environment and Forests. Government of India.
Jaigopal, G and Latha Raman. Coastal zone regulations and an alternate vision for coastal villages. Inspiration. 37p.
Lakshmi, Ahana and R. Rajagopalan. 2000. Socio-economic implications of coastal zone degradation and their mitigation: A case study from coastal villages in India. Ocean and Coastal Management. 749-762pp.
Liyakhat, Syed. 2004. Coastal regulation in India: A saga of betrayal. Equations. 7p.
Mathew, Sebastian. 2008. Transition from coastal regulation zone to coastal zone management in India: The coastal management zone (CMZ) notification 2008, and its implications for traditional fishing communities. Economic and Political Weekly. June 21, 2008.
Menon, M., S. Rodriguez, A. Sridhar. 2007. Coastal Zone Management Notification ‘07 – Better or bitter fare? Economic and Political Weekly. September 22-28 (2007), Vol. XLII (38), pp 3838-3840.
Menon, M., S. Rodriguez, A. Sridhar. 2007. Coastal Zone Management Notification ‘07 – Better or bitter fare? ATREE, Bangalore. pp 21. Murthy, Raj C; Y.R .Rao and Arun B. Inamdar. 2001. Integrated coastal management of Mumbai metropolitan region. Ocean and Coastal Management 2001. 355-369pp.
Nandakumar, D and M. Muralikrishna. Handbook for volunteers. Familiarising coastal zone and coastal regulation act notification. NFF.
MoEF. 2011. Gaps in coastal and marine biodiversity studies in India. Ministry of Environment and Forests, India.
NFF. 1998. Mapping the extent of coastal regulation zone violations of the Indian coast. Prepared by D. Nandakumar and M. Murlikrishna for NFF.
Narayanan, Sumana. Coastal management Rules. Down To Earth. 15 July 2009 Raja, Siddarth. Integrated coastal zone management - An evaluation of the Indian legal regime - problems and perspectives.
Rodriguez, S & A. Sridhar. 2008. Dhamra Port: How Environmental Regulatory Failure Fuels Corporate Irreverence. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter 8: 19-23 Sahasranaman. P.B. 2001. The law relating to protection of coastal areas. SLH Publication, Kochi. 74p.
Sharma, Chandrika. 2011. CRZ Notification 2011: Not the end of the road. Economic & Political Weekly, Vol XLVI. No.7. February 12, 2011
Sridhar, A., M. Menon, S. Rodriguez and S., Shenoy. 2008. Coastal Management Zone Notification ‘08 – The Last Nail in the Coffin. ATREE, Bangalore. pp 81.
Sridhar, A., R. Arthur, D. Goenka, B. Jairaj, T. Mohan, S. Rodriguez and K. Shanker. 2006. Review of the Swaminathan Committee Report on the CRZ Notification, Draft submitted to UNDP, New Delhi.
Sridhar A., 2005. Statement on the CRZ Notification and Post Tsunami Rehabilitation in Tamil Nadu. UNDP Discussion Paper, New Delhi, India Tripathy, Bibhu Prasad; S.A. Karthik; B. Deepa and M.K. Ramesh. 1999. Cases and materials concerning the coastal environment. Center for Environmental Education Research and Advocacy. National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
Varghese, Koshy; L.S Ganesh; Monto Mani; P.P. Anilkumar; Ramana Murthy and B.R. Subramaniam. 2008. Identifying critical variables for coastal profiling in ICZM planning: A systems approach. Ocean and Coastal Management. 73-94pp.
Articles from ICSF Publications
State Coastal Zone Management Authorities