ICMZ

Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM):

  • ICZM aims to improve livelihood of coastal communities and conserve the coastal ecosystem.
  • The ICZM plan involves identification of infrastructure requirements and livelihood improvement means in coastal districts. Conservation of mangroves is among the components.
  • The national component of the project includes mapping of the country’s coastline and demarcation of the hazard line.
  • It is a World Bank assisted project.
  • It is being implemented by the Department of Forests and Environment with assistance from the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC).
  • The National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM), Chennai, will provide scientific and technical inputs.