PORVORIM: Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral informed the House that the final version of the Draft CZMP has been submitted by NCSCM to GCZMAon 29/06/2022, for onward transmission to the NCZMA/ MoEF&CC, Govt. of India, for approval.
Replying to a question tabled by AAP MLA Cruz Silva, Cabral said that the Draft CZMP plans of Goawerecompleted in 2017.
“Thereafter, there were many revisions as per the requirements of the GCZMA and due to Amendments notified in the CRZ Notification, 2011. The final version of the Draft CZMP has been submitted by NCSCM to GCZMAon 29/06/2022, for onward transmission to the NCZMA/ MoEF&CC, Govt. of India, for approval,” he said.
On whether there is any plan to remove the indication of structures that are within high tide line and if so, since when, Cabral said that the Authority in its meeting 254 dated 18/03/2021, 283 dated 27/12/2021 and 295 dated 15/03/2022 has decided to depict only the approved development/ structures such as Archeological and Heritage sites, jetties, ramps, the lighthouse on the Draft CZMP 2011.
To another question by Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai, the minister said, NCSCM) has modified the Draft CZMP 2011 after 8 July. After perusing the objections/ suggestions from public, the GCZMA, in its meetings, deliberated & decided to recommend the NCSCM, Chennai, the following modifications to Draft CZMP
1. Non-depiction of Port Limit.
2. Non-depiction of structures.
3. Depiction of only approved development/ structures such as Archeological & heritage sites, jetties, ramps, lighthouse etc.
The above modifications are incorporated in Draft CZMP2011.
Further, he said, the shape file of CZMP is prepared by NCSCM, Chennai, but the same has not been shared with GCZMA.
“All the heritage structures identified by Department of Archives and Department of Fisheries have been shown in the draft CZMP 2011,” he said.