Abstract: Coastal zones are facing multiple anthropogenic challenges, including the encroachment of water bodies, which hamper their flood resilience capacity. The recent floods in the coastal cities of Mumbai, Chennai and Kochi are examples. Even though India put in place the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification in 1991, its enforcement is a challenge. The recent Supreme Court order for the demolition of four high rise luxury apartment complexes in Kochi, which violated the CRZ Notifications, is an exception.
The author is a Former Fellow, Centre for Biodiversity Policy and Law, National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai. email@example.com. The article should be cited as Nelliyat P., 2020. Flood Resilience Capacity of the Coastal Ecosystem: Violation of CRZ Notification, Geography and You, 20(1-2): 26-33
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