Centre’s nod to coastal zone plan of Mumbai & Navi Mumbai in 15 days
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the coastal zone management plan(CZMP) of Mumbai and Navi Mumbai will get a final nod from the Centre in 15 days’ time. The Ministry of Environment had asked state for final plan sans errors by end of 2013, but the state kept dragging its feet. Finally in 2015, NGO Vanshakti asked for publication of final map and in 2018 after much delay, state released CZMP of all districts except Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.
As a result, there the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority were not authorised to do meetings as there was no CZMP. The courts had also said that violations done with old maps could not be regularised. As a result, many real estate projects in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai are stuck.
The CM was speaking in the Legislative Assembly on Friday.
The Opposition had charged that many changes were done at the government level, but the Chief Minister denied it. He said that a total of 2000 changes were done and only 14 were done at the government level.