New Delhi (ABC Live): Indian Environment and Forests ministry has signed an agreement with The Survey of India to map, delineate and demarcate the hazardline along India's 7 km wide coastal belt.

It is to mention that MoEF has signed The Memorandum of Understanding with Survey of India for Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project funded by the World Bank

The hazard line is a composite line of the shoreline change (including sea level rise) due to climate change, tides and waves. The total cost of this survey is projected at Rs.125 crore.

This initiative of the MoEF forms a critical part of its responsibilities towards the planned

Management of the country's coastal zone. Under this World Bank assisted project, the hazard fine for the mainland coast of India will be mapped, delineated and demarcated on the ground over a period of five years.

This will include the collection and presentation o f data, identify flood lines over the last 4o years (which includes sea level rise impacts), and a prediction of erosions to take place over the next 1oo years.

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