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Gujarat sets up 5 sub-groups for development of coastal areas

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Gandhinagar, Jun 13 (UNI) The Gujarat Government today constituted five sub groups for formulating coastal area development with regard to global environement.

The decision to set up sub groups was taken at the first meeting of the Gujarat Coastal Area Development Board held under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

These sub groups are -- Environment Conservation and Management of Resources on Coastal Areas; Development of Fisheries and Fisheries Infrastructure; Economic Development of Local Community and Traditional Resources Users; Port Development and Port Led Development and Tourism Development including Coastal and Eco tourism.

The groups are led by Chairman Shri K V Bhanujan - GPCB including members Mr Y A Singh and Dr Z S Tarapore, Chairman Directorate General Fisheries survey of India including members CEO Apido and Shri Kenny Thomas, Chairman Prof Raghu Ram including members Dr H V Joshi, Chairman Shri Gautam Adani including members Shri Rajiv Sinha and Command Naval officer in charge of Utpal Vora Chairman Dr Anil Kane including members Mr S Rangnakar and Mr Rishi Agarwal.

Welcoming the suggestions of the members and experts, the Chief Minister said that this is a new initiative of the state government in order to formulate the Coastal Area Development plan of Gujarat with a global perspective. He suggested carrying out a primary economic survey of the communities of coastal areas.

The meeting was attended by Ministers of Revenue, Urban Development, Forest and Environment and Industries, CS, Advisor to CM, other secretaries and experts of sub group.

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