Coastal management in Odisha

Environment, Forest and Climate Change

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 43 TO BE ANSWERED ON 03.02.2020 Coastal management in Odisha 43. Dr. AMAR PATNAIK: Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE be pleased to state: (a) the details of stretches of the coast of Odisha where the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP) is being implemented; (b) the areas of Odisha where mangrove plantations have taken place or are being planned; and (c) the details of other projects under this initiative in Odisha? ANSWER MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE (SHRI BABUL SUPRIYO) (a) The Ministry has implemented Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project in Identified coastal stretches i.e Gopalpur to Chilika and Dhamra to Paradeep, Odisha with the objectives that inter-alia include protection and conservation of coastal and marine environment. (b) Under this project, plantation of mangroves was carried out in Puri and Kendrapada districts of the Odisha. (c) Apart from the mangrove plantation, the following activities were undertaken under ICZM Project in Odisha: i. Construction of 14 Multipurpose Cyclone Shelters. ii. Shoreline erosion protection through Geo-textile tube embankment at Pentha Village. iii. Development of tourism infrastructure and sustainable livelihood options for fishermen community at four locations around the Chilika lake for minimizing pressure on coastal and marine ecosystems. iv. Capacity Building of Odisha State Pollution Control Board and Chilika Development Authority and Strengthening of Odisha Coastal Zone Management Authority. v. Livelihood security through establishment of 600 Self Help Groups (SHG). vi. Coir based products as alternate livelihood options to fishermen/ women in 16 villages of Puri district. vii. Conservation and improvement of seven heritage structures. viii. Development of Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan. ix. Development of facilities and infrastructure for clean and hygienic bathing water, facilities/amenities, safe and healthy environment at Golden Beach under the Beach Environment and Aesthetic Management System (BEAMS) BEAMS programme.