THE GAZETTE OF INDIA
PART II -- Section 3 -- Sub-section (ii)
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS
New Delhi, the 30th of September, 1998
- S. O. 873(E).- Whereas by notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of
Environment and Forests number S. O. 114(E), dated the 19th February, 1991 (hereinafter
referred to as the said notification), the Central Government declared Coastal Stretches as
Coastal Regulation Zone and restrictions were imposed on the setting up and expansion of
industries, operations and processes etc., in the said Zone;
And whereas the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Administration had
drawn attention of the Central Government to the difficulties being faced by the local people
due to restrictions on mining of sand in the Coastal
Regulation Zone in the said territory;
And whereas, the issue has been examined by the Government of India in the Ministry of
Environment and Forests;
And whereas, the Central Government is of the opinion that the said notification should be
And whereas, sub-rule (4) of rule 5 of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986 provides
that, "Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rule (3), whenever it appears to the Central
Government that it is in public interest to do so, it may dispense with the requirement of
notice under clause (a) of sub-rule (3)";
- Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (I) and clause (v) of
sub-section (2) of section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 (29 of 1986) read with
sub-rule (3) and (4) of rule 5 of the Environment (Protection) Rules, 1986, the Central
Government hereby makes the following amendments in the said notification, namely:-
(a) In paragraph 2, in sub-paragraph (ix) in the proviso,--
(i) for the words "Public Works Department, Committee" the words "Public Works
Department. The said Committee" shall be substituted;
(b) In Annexure-I in heading -- CRZ-IV Andaman & Nicobar Islands, in sub-item(b) of item
(iv), for the figures, letters and words "30th day of September, 1998" the figures, letters and
words "30th day of September, 1999" shall be substituted.
(ii) for the figures, letters and words "30th day of September, 1998", the figures, letters and
words "30th day of September, 1999" shall be substituted; and
(iii) for the words and figures "requirement of 1998-99 annual plan" the words and figures
"requirements of 1998-99 and 1999-2000 annual plans" shall be substituted.
V. RAJAGOPALAN, Jt. Secy.
Foot Note:- The principal notification was published vide S. O. No. 114(E) dated l9th
February, 1991 in Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii) of the Gazette of India Extraordinary and
subsequently amended vide:--
(i) S. O. No. 595(E) dated 18th August, 1994.
(ii) S. O. No. 73(E) dated 31st January, 1997.
(iii) S. O. No. 494(E) dated 9th July, 1997.
(iv) S. O. No. 334(E) dated 20th April, 1998.