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A breached bund in a khazan land area in Goa.(HT PHOTO)

MoEF modifies definition of high tide line to spare Goa’s khazan lands

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza | Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2020 03:30 PM IST
The High Tide Line (HTL) in Goa will now be demarcated along the bunds (embankments) along rivers and creeks even if such bunds have since been breached or lie in a state of disrepair.
The Alfa Serene Apartments were built on the coastal zone in Kochi. The Alpha Serene Apartments will be razed first and the demolition of the others will be completed in about two days.(PTI PHOTO.)
The Alfa Serene Apartments were built on the coastal zone in Kochi. The Alpha Serene Apartments will be razed first and the demolition of the others will be completed in about two days.(PTI PHOTO.)

Kochi flats built in violation of CRZ norms to be razed by January 12

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 06:46 PM IST
Earlier authorities had decided to carry out ‘controlled implosion’ to bring down the huge concrete structures spreading over 8 lakh square feet and shortlisted two firms for this. Experts say controlled implosion is an accepted demolition technique in which explosives are placed on strategic spots of high-rise buildings and ignited to raze structures within its perimeters.
The Supreme Court has set the September 20 deadline for 357 flats in Kochi to be demolished for flouting coastal area regulations.((Representative image/HT PHOTO))
The Supreme Court has set the September 20 deadline for 357 flats in Kochi to be demolished for flouting coastal area regulations.((Representative image/HT PHOTO))

‘Nowhere to go,’ say Kochi flat owners as Supreme Court deadline to demolish 357 flats nears

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 02:30 PM IST
The Supreme Court has ordered the demolition of 357 flats in Maradu near Kerala’s Kochi for flouting the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) guidelines
Beach shacks are a big attraction for tourists heading to Goa beaches.(HT Photo/File)
Beach shacks are a big attraction for tourists heading to Goa beaches.(HT Photo/File)

Goa’s popular beach shacks hit by environmental body’s order

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 08:25 PM IST
Goa, the only state which is yet to submit the coastal environment management plan, has been given time till November 15 to do so. The state had sought a six-month extension to the August 31 deadline. The first deadline for submission of CZMP passed in May 2018.
The state’s coastal authority recently rejected a proposal to beautify Versova beach for the third time, citing concerns of environmental destruction.(HT PHOTO)
The state’s coastal authority recently rejected a proposal to beautify Versova beach for the third time, citing concerns of environmental destruction.(HT PHOTO)

Rs 1-crore Versova beach beautification plan rejected for 3rd time

Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 12:55 AM IST
The plans were first heard on November 2, 2018, and March 3 this year, but rejected both times for its close proximity to the mangrove areas and the possibility of intertidal marine life being affected owing to the project.
Environmentalists have expressed the fear that the High Tide Line is being deviously shown further seawards in order to protect structures that would otherwise be marked illegal.(HT Photo)
Environmentalists have expressed the fear that the High Tide Line is being deviously shown further seawards in order to protect structures that would otherwise be marked illegal.(HT Photo)

Goa to push Centre for designation of low-lying lands as eco-sensitive zones

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 01:16 AM IST
They are facing a threat from breaches in the dykes allowing ingress of sea water as well as from reclamation for tourism purposes.
The civic body was also asked to get a fresh clearance (EC) under the Environmental Impact Assessment, 2006, before restarting work.(HT Photo)
The civic body was also asked to get a fresh clearance (EC) under the Environmental Impact Assessment, 2006, before restarting work.(HT Photo)

SC refuses to stay HC order stopping coastal road work

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 05:36 PM IST
In its plea, the civic body claimed stay on the work is causing a loss of Rs 10 crore a day. Machinery worth Rs 150 crore is lying unused, while 1,150 workers are sitting idle at the site, the plea stated.
The 9.98km stretch starts at Princess Street flyover on Marine Drive, passes through a tunnel beneath Malabar Hill and Napeansea Road. The tunnel opens at sea shore near Priyadarshani Park from where the Coastal Road goes on reclaimed land and meets the Worli end of the Bandra Worli Sea Link.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
The 9.98km stretch starts at Princess Street flyover on Marine Drive, passes through a tunnel beneath Malabar Hill and Napeansea Road. The tunnel opens at sea shore near Priyadarshani Park from where the Coastal Road goes on reclaimed land and meets the Worli end of the Bandra Worli Sea Link.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Mumbai’s coastal road project jammed after court cancels environmental nod

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 10:29 PM IST
The Bombay High Court struck down the Coastal Regulation Zone’s clearance for its Coastal Road, which is a part of the Eastern Freeway. Bombay HC also observed that the area is conducive for coral growth.
On March 7, the MCZMA recommended the proposal to cut 53,467 trees to the Centre for a final approval.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
On March 7, the MCZMA recommended the proposal to cut 53,467 trees to the Centre for a final approval.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)

MoEF cleared plan to cut 53,467 mangrove trees, Bombay high court told

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 08:14 AM IST
In all, 32.43 hectares of mangrove forest area in Mumbai and Thane needs to used for India’s first high-speed rail project, a letter from MCZMA to the director, Coastal Regulation Zone, MoEF, said. The letter said 53,467 mangrove trees spread over 13.36 hectares will have to be cut for this.
The Congress president assured the NFF of setting up a dedicated union fisheries ministry and including their demands in its manifesto, Olencio Simoes of the NFF said.(Hindustan Times)
The Congress president assured the NFF of setting up a dedicated union fisheries ministry and including their demands in its manifesto, Olencio Simoes of the NFF said.(Hindustan Times)

Rahul Gandhi raises hopes of Goa fishermen, miners

Hindustan Times | By Gerard De Souza
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2019 11:13 PM IST
The Congress president assured the NFF of setting up a dedicated union fisheries ministry and including their demands in its manifesto, Olencio Simoes of the NFF said.
The eastern waterfront is almost four times the size of Girangaon (243 hectares), the erstwhile mill land area in central Mumbai, which was opened for development nearly 15 years ago.(Hindustan Times)
The eastern waterfront is almost four times the size of Girangaon (243 hectares), the erstwhile mill land area in central Mumbai, which was opened for development nearly 15 years ago.(Hindustan Times)

CRZ rules boost development along Mumbai’s east coast

Hindustan Times | By Tanushree Venkatraman, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 09:09 AM IST
Norms allow MbPT to go ahead with plan of more FSI along waterfront
The Cabinet cleared the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification on Thursday allowing for construction up to 50m of the high tide line, and temporary structures only 10m from it in a move that environmental experts and fisherfolk said would ruin the coastal environment.(PTI)
The Cabinet cleared the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification on Thursday allowing for construction up to 50m of the high tide line, and temporary structures only 10m from it in a move that environmental experts and fisherfolk said would ruin the coastal environment.(PTI)

Cabinet’s clearance to new Coastal Regulation Zone notification sets off alarm bells

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2018 12:10 AM IST
Fishermen’s unions have warned of a national level agitation if the notification comes into force because it doesn’t address their concerns and makes the coastline vulnerable to environmental disasters.
Yellow and red sun shades at Palolem Beach.(Getty Images File)
Yellow and red sun shades at Palolem Beach.(Getty Images File)

NGT order puts Goa’s beachside businesses, tourism in jeopardy

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2018 10:24 AM IST
Hotels, guest houses and beachfront restaurants in Goa face an uncertain future after an order by NGT that dwellings within 200 metres of the High Tide Line cannot be used for commercial purposes
The project is to construct a memorial – an oval-shaped basalt rocky outcrop - in the form of an equestrian statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on a reclaimed island in the Arabian Sea in the Back Bay area.(HT File)
The project is to construct a memorial – an oval-shaped basalt rocky outcrop - in the form of an equestrian statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on a reclaimed island in the Arabian Sea in the Back Bay area.(HT File)

Shivaji memorial off Mumbai coast gets nod to be 210-m tall

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 12:58 PM IST
Environment ministry has approved the plan to increase the height of the Chhatrapati Shivaji statue, off the city coast, from 192m to 210m.
Patch of land where mangroves are under threat in Madh island, Malad(HT Photo)
Patch of land where mangroves are under threat in Madh island, Malad(HT Photo)

Navy is destroying mangroves to build golf course in Malad, allege Mumbai environmentalists

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 11:52 AM IST
Navy says they are clearing shrubs near INS Hamla in Marwe to prevent encroachments, plan to build a boundary wall
Members said that people living across the coast in Maharashtra plan to hold a protest at the central and state level to put forth their issues.(HT Photo)
Members said that people living across the coast in Maharashtra plan to hold a protest at the central and state level to put forth their issues.(HT Photo)

Koliwadas not marked in Mumbai DP as government wants our land, allege fisherfolk

Hindustan Times | By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 12:00 AM IST
The CRZ rules place restrictions on construction along the tideline and shoreline.
Policemen keep a close watch on the coastline of Mumbai City in Dadar area.(HT File Photo)
Policemen keep a close watch on the coastline of Mumbai City in Dadar area.(HT File Photo)

‘New draft coastal zone rules a cause of concern’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Malavika Vyawahare
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 10:27 PM IST
India has a 7,500km coastline that supports about 30% of the country’s population.
Implementation of Regional Plan 2021 was put on hold by the then chief minister Digambar Kamat of Congress on June 4, 2012 amid protests by the Opposition which feared that the RP would unleash unbridled construction activity damaging the fragile ecology of the coastal state.(File photo)
Implementation of Regional Plan 2021 was put on hold by the then chief minister Digambar Kamat of Congress on June 4, 2012 amid protests by the Opposition which feared that the RP would unleash unbridled construction activity damaging the fragile ecology of the coastal state.(File photo)

Goa government revives Regional Plan 2021 after 6 years

Press Trust of India, Panaji | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 07:43 PM IST
The state government will allow construction activities, on case to case basis, on the lands notified as settlement, commercial, institutional and industrial zones.
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