Coastal Livelihood Programmes



The Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad under ISRO and Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (ICAR-CMFRI), Kochi will jointly identify and demarcate wetlands smaller than 2.25 hectares across India’s coastline. They will protect the water bodies through the ‘coastal livelihood programs’ to build resilience against the impact of climate change. The creation of the toolkit will also enable urban local bodies, urban managers, urban planners, and other stakeholders to address the water management issues by achieving action on the ground in a comprehensive and integrated manner. Such smart and innovative ideas along with increasing space for people’s participation in management and decision-making for their wetlands are a desperate requirement for building a climate resilient future for India. Source: https://www.downtoearth.org.in/blog/environment/the-state-of-india-s-urban-wetlands-and-why-they-need-to-be-protected-urgently-78456