Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding CZMP, Goa, 28/09/2020

  • 28/09/2020

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mehdad & Others Vs Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change & Others dated 28/09/2020. This application was filed by the state of Goa seeking extension of time for finalizing Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP). The matter was getting delayed for a long time. The NGT said that repeated extensions were given earlier.

The court was informed that the delay was due to National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM).

There was continued failure on the part of state of Goa and NCSCM should expediate the matter, the NGT order said. The Secretary, MoEF&CC has been directed to monitor the matter and as far as possible, the whole process should be completed by January 31, 2021.