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 Initiatives by the Department of Environment under the World Bank Assistance:

 To reconstruct the coastal stretches affected by the Tsunami and to have a Comprehensive Management Plan for the entire coast of the State, the following schemes were sanctioned with financial assistance from World Bank.

 Demarcation of High Tide Line (HTL) along the Coast of Tamil Nadu from Palar River Mouth to Thengapattinam in Kanyakumari District :

The Department of Environment has demarcated high tide line for the stretch of the coastline including tidal influenced water bodies from Palar River mouth to Thengapattinam in Kanyakumari District. The high tide line reference points have been superimposed on the village cadastral maps on a scale of 1:5000. This work has been entrusted to Institute of Remote Sensing, Anna University during the year 2007. The preparation of HTL maps has been completed and an amount of Rs.2.20 crores has been spent on this work. The HTL maps are made available to the District Authorities.

Erection of Stone Pillars on High Tide Line (HTL) reference points:

In order to facilitate the coastal community to identify the high tide line on ground, high tide line stone pillars have been proposed along the coast at 250 m. interval at a cost of Rs.1.82 crore. The works has been entrusted to Forests Department and completed in 10 districts except Nagapattinam, Thoothukudi and Ramanathapuram at a cost of Rs.97.42lakhs. The works in Nagapattinam, Thoothukudi and Ramanathapuram are undergoing and will be completed during the year 2015-16.

Preparation of Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan (ICZMP):

The Integrated Coastal Management Plan has been prepared for the coastline of Tamil Nadu at a cost of Rs.4.91 crores during the year 2007-2013. This information will be the base for taking appropriate action in deciding any developments to be undertaken along the coast and the different layers of information can be made use to assess the damage and plan for remedial measures at times of coastal hazard.

Training and awareness programme

To develop awareness about the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan among the various stakeholders and decision makers, training and awareness programmes are proposed at a cost of Rs.1.00 crore. As per training module, exposure cum training has been conducted for the decision makers and middle level officers. In respect to the other stakeholders at the district level, training will be conducted during the year 2015-16.