Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ)

Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2011 was notified in January, 2011 for the main land and also the Island Protection Zone (IPZ) Notification, 2011 for Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar Islands. It replaced CRZ of 1991, which was amended for 25 times and needed an update.
Objectives

Protection of livelihoods of traditional fisher folk communities
Preservation of coastal ecology

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