CRZ 2018: Violating or Protecting?

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Coastal areas are facing constant encroachment and a rise in built-up area. The new notification of 2018 will further deteriorate the fragile ecosystems. A view of coastal areas in Lakshadweep.

Abstract: The new CRZ notification of 2018 will promote tourism and other development activities in the coastal areas and is likely to generate employment opportunities. But, at the same time it will disrupt coastal ecosystems and the new rules, will in fact, put more people in the climate risk zones.

The author is Associate Editor, Bhugol aur Aap. The article should be cited as Jha, R.K., 2019. Violating or Protecting?, Geography and You, 19(15): 30-35