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ICZM Projects

Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project Financial assistance from Ministry of Environment & Forest
Government of India and The World Bank

The Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Project, on a pilot basis will be implemented in three States i.e. Gujrat, West Bengal and Orissa. The pilot project will be funded by the World Bank through Ministry of Forest & Environment, Government of India. The project is aimed at an integrated approach coordinating activities of various stakeholders for the sustainable usages of the coastal natural resources maintaining the natural environment.
In Orissa the major stakeholders/ implementing agencies identified whose roles are supposed to be direct and crucial for the success of the project are as follows:
1. The State Pollution Control Board
2. Department of Water Resources
3. Department of Environment and Forest (Wildlife Wing)
4. Department of Fisheries
5. Department of Culture
6. Department of Tourism
7. Orissa State Disaster Mitigation Authority under the Revenue Department
8. Department of Industries
9. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Paradeep Municipality)
10. Chilika Development Authority
The Department of Forest and Environment, Government of Orissa is the nodal department who is coordinating with all the 10 implementing agencies/ departments for preparation of the Detailed Project Reports (individual departments) and the compiled report i.e. the State Project Report.

Through office order no. 19076 F&E dated 05.12.2007, Forest and Environment Department, Government of Orissa, the Chilika Development Authority is declared as the Nodal Agency of the State Project Preparation Cell (SPPC) Orissa for implementation of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan/ Project (ICZMP). Along with the Chief Executive Chilika Development Authority three consultants (Ecologist, Planner and Procurement) are appointed to assist the implementing departments/ agencies in preparation of the DPRs as well as the SPR.

Further, expert consultancy has been hired from Integrated Coastal & Marine Area Management (Project Director, ICMAM) and Department of Marine Sciences, Berhampur University for guiding in techno-environment aspects and preparation of compiled State Project Report and Detail Project Report for the State.

The Xavier Institute of Management was also involved in developing a Training and Capacity Building Plan for all the implementing agencies and departments. Through a series of workshops and meetings the XIMB has prepared a detailed Training and Capacity Building Plan including the cost and time involved for each programme and has submitted the report to SPPC.
The proposed ICZM Project has following components
A. Coastal Erosion and Associated Oceanographic Processes
B. Vulnerability to Disaster
C. Biodiversity Conservation
D. Livelihood Security
E. Pollution/ Environmental Quality Management 
F. Improvement and Conservation of Cultural/ Archaeological Assets
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