Kerala Coast Guard Academy project scrapped, Environment Min denied clearance: MoS Defence

New Delhi: Since Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has denied grant of Environment and Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearances for setting-up of Indian Coast Guard Academy at Azhikkal, Kerala, the project has been dropped.

The reason cited by MoEFCC is that the project site at Azhikkal falls under CRZ-1(A) area, wherein no construction is permissible as per the CRZ notification.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik in a written reply to Elamaram Kareem in Rajya Sabha on 2 December.

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