CRZ notification 2018 - disastrous to ecosystem functioning

Vinod K. Dhargalkar and Devanand P. Kavlekar

International Journal of Ecology and Ecosolution
Published: March 5 2019
Volume 6, Issue 1
Pages 10-15


The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India, New Delhi, came up with number of amendments to CRZ notification 2018. These amendments will not only threaten costal ecosystems but will also degrade the environment to the point of no return. Of the entire coastal ecosystems mangrove, a multiuse ecosystem will be under tremendous pressure from reclamation, development, pollution, habitat destruction etc. Economic growth is often associated with ecosystem destruction and degradation if no due care is taken to the safety of the environment. Goa, a small state along the west coast of India, being tourist destination will have tremendous negative impact on coastal ecosystem, environment and biodiversity as a whole. In this review article, probable impacts of the amendments of CRZ 2018 notification on mangrove ecosystem and coastal environment have been assessed.

Keywords: Environment, biodiversity, mangroves.

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