Anil Madhav Dave, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, on Wednesday launched a web portal for obtaining Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearance.
"The system will enable the project proponents and concerned state/Union Territory bodies like the State Coastal Zone Management Authorities (SCZMAs) and municipal/town planning agencies track the status of their proposals," an Environment Ministry release said.
The system is based on web architecture, similar to the existing systems in place for according environmental and forest clearances.
The portal is a user-friendly initiative, which enables submission of applications for CRZ clearance in a single-window interface and facilitates quick flow of information related to CRZ clearances.
The portal allocates a unique identity to each proposal for all future references. It can be accessed from any computer with internet facility.
"Some of the objectives of this web portal are to enhance efficiency, transparency and accountability in the process of CRZ clearances; availability of real-time information on the status of CRZ clearance proposals and ease of doing business," it said.
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