Government of India
Ministry of Earth Sciences,
Prithvi Bhavan,IMD Campus, Opp. India Habitat Centre,Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003
COASTAL ZONE AND ISLANDS PROGRAMME
The 7500 kms coastline of India, a very productive stretch of coastal sea, supports a wide variety of economic activities. Multifarious industrial complexes, fisheries, tourism activities, human settlements, to name a few, are coming up along the coastline. Ever increasing population and rapid developmental activities along the coastal zone, makes the coastal zone management a complex one, further increase in offshore activities for oil and gas extraction, mining of seabed minerals, renewable energy from sea, shipping and marine transportation add complexity to the overall situation. sThe main aim of the coastal zone and island programme of DOD is to provide basic data and information required for the effective management of the marine environment, its conservation and develop technological aids for harnessing its resources.