MUMBAI: The draft Coastal Zone Management Plans (CZMP) for the city and suburbs have been approved by the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA).

As per the minutes of the meeting, the CZMPs have been updated in line with the provisions of the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2019.

The draft CZMPs show the demarcation of the high tide line, low tide line and hazard line along with the various classification of CRZ categories as well coastal land use maps indicating eco-sensitive areas.

Land use information pertaining to fishing villages, fishing infrastructure, highways and roads would be superimposed on the CZMP by local bodies, said the MCZMA.

With regard to any disparity in the CZMPs, the issue is to be referred to the ministry of environment, forest and climate change for rectification along with valid reasons for the same. The ministry will, in turn, refer the matter to the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management for verification based on latest satellite imagery and ground truthing.

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