ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Understanding Implementation Slippages of the CRZ Law

Coastal Ballads and Conservation Ironic

The gap which is created due to state failure in acting as a custodian of "environmental resources" has placed the judiciary in a powerful position and given it colossal freedom while interpreting the coastal zone regulations. This has weakened the spirit of law and reduced the scope and effectiveness of regular administrative agencies expected to implement the law and conservation requirements. This paper highlights that any wavering in implementing the coastal regulation zone law will make areas in the vicinity of waterbodies vulnerable to disasters.

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