Greens see red over Chandy’s CRZ plan


The Kerala State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC), to be taken up for implementation by the government this financial year, has recommended strict enforcement of the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification 2011 and drastic steps to conserve the wetland habitat in the State, even as Chief Minister Oommen Chandy asserts that the State would seek amendments to the Central notifications on coastal and wetland conservation to address the concerns of the people in the coastal and midland regions.

Pointing out that most of the urban agglomeration in the State, including the five municipal corporations, was located in the coastal belt prone to multiple hazards like erosion, tsunami and cyclone, the SAPCC document stresses the need for strict implementation of the CRZ norms to minimise the impact of climate change. It recommends an action plan to reclaim, rehabilitate and protect the wetlands habitat that was facing serious ecological problems such as pollution, sedimentation, water diversion, encroachment and habitat alteration.

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