Govt envisages establishing National Coastal Mission to address impact of climate change: Javadekar

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar today said the government has envisaged establishing a National Coastal Mission under the National Action Plan on climate change.

Replying to questions in the Lok Sabha, Mr Javadekar said, the Mission aims addressing impact of climate change on coastal and maritime ecosystems, infrastructure and communities in coastal areas though mitigation measures.

The minister said, the government has launched Integrated Coastal Zone management project in 2010 to conserve, protect and manage the coastal and maritime ecosystems. 

Mr Javadekar said the total expenditure under this project has been about 1400 crore rupees so far. The minister informed, the project has been implemented in identified coastal stretches in states of Gujarat, Odisha and West Bengal.

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