Policy | Vol. 11, Issue 67, July - August 2011

Coastal Regulation Zone 2011

The coastal zone is a scarce, vulnerable and dynamic territory, where natural, economic, demographic, social and environmental aspects come together. As R. Sudarshana et al., express it, in their book titled, Subtle Issues in Coastal Management, published by Indian Institute of Remote Sensing in 2000, the coastal zone has always been by far the most exploited geographical unit on earth. A concern thus arose as to how much area within the coastal system should be left as ‘open space’ to...

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