Centre eases HTL norms for Goa in khazan, sluice gate areas

The Union environment ministry on Friday has issued a notification amending the coastal regulation zone (CRZ) norms of 2019, based on representations from Goa. The amended notification states that in cases where salt water ingress has taken place beyond the bund or sluice gate and this area is under mangroves, the area will be classified as CRZ-IA and will be protected from diversion of the land for any developmental activities.