Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav
Mar 23 2023
Union Environment Minister
Bhupender Yadav has directed National Center for Sustainable Coastal Management
to contribute to Mission Mangrove Initiative for Shoreline Habitats and
Tangible Incomes for mangrove conservation with focus on tangible income to
Government is steering ahead with Marine Spatial Planning (MSP)
to develop a blueprint for area-based management with multiple management
objectives he said.
Mr.Yadav chaired thest General
Body Meeting of National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) an institute
under Ministry of Environment,. He emphasized that the government accords huge importance to Blue Economy with focus on
sustainable and climate resilient coastal infrastructure and livelihoods of
NCSCM was established in February 2011, as a research institution to support the protection,
conservation, restoration, management, and policy advice on coasts. The vision
of NCSCM is to promote sustainable coasts through increased partnerships,
conservation practices, scientific research, and knowledge management for the
benefit and wellbeing of current and future generations.
The National Centre has undertaken several landmark research
studies such as mapping of over 34,000 sq.
km. of the Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESA), mapping of composite hazard
line, preparation of the Coastal Zone Management Plans as per the Coastal
Regulation Zone(CRZ) Notifications, 2011 and 2019, cumulative coastal
environmental impact assessment, ecosystem goods and services, blue carbon
sequestration, ecosystem health report cards among others.