manufacture/ handling/disposal of hazardous substances, dumping of wastes, landreclamation and embankment building, dumping of industrial wastes, mining of rocks,sands and substrata. Harvesting of ground water within 200m is also disallowed. Between200m and 500m, only manual withdrawal of ground water for purposes of drinking,horticulture, agriculture and fisheries is permitted. It is to be noted that, tourist sector,however, has been allowed to tap ground water in the zone with the concurrence of theCentral/Sate Ground Water Boards.The notification permits a large set of activities subject to environmental clearance fromthe Ministry of Environment and Forests. Water front and foreshore activities,development work relating needs of expanding defence facilities, etc., are possible. Thenotification is an attempt to prevent uncontrolled and environmentally unsounddevelopment on the coast. It is an attempt to provide a legal framework for the protectionof the coastal environment, in the background of the concerns expressed in theconvention on biodiversity.
a. Ecologically sensitive areas (national/ marine parks, sanctuaries, reserve forests,wildlife habitats, mangroves, coral reefs, areas close to breeding and spawning groundsof fish and other marine life, areas of outstanding natural beauty/historical/heritage, areasrich in genetic diversity. b. Those falling between HTL and LTL.c. Those areas likely to be inundated due to sea level rise due to global warming and suchother areas as may be declared by the concerned authority (Central/State/UT).
Areas that are already developed up to and close to the shoreline. For this purpose,"developed area" is that which falls within the municipal limits or in other legallydesignated urban areas which is already substantially built up and which have been provided with drainage and approach roads and other infrastructure.
Relatively undisturbed areas that do not belong to either I or II. This will include coastalzone in rural areas (developed and undeveloped) and also areas within municipal limits or in other legally designated urban areas which are not substantially built up.
Coastal stretches in Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep and small islands, except thosedesignated as CRZ-I, II, or III.The CRZ Act is with effect from 19/2/91. Therefore all the prohibitions and regulationsapply from that date. Any change in land use after 19/2/91 within the CRZ must be inaccordance with the provisions of the act. For example, an area is considered to be2