MoEF Panel Recommends Formation of Mangrove Cells Across All Coastal States
Furthering mangrove conservation efforts, Committee on Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearances has suggested formation of mangrove cells across all coastal states. The cell will be dedicated to the planning of mangrove development. Reportedly, the model would be same as of Maharashtra. Since its cell formation, Maharashtra has recorded over 37% increase in its mangrove cover. It is also set to become first state to declare its own mangrove tree species.