The technical consultation meeting on Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan for Dandi Eco-Sensitive Zone was held on October 16, 2015 at Navsari. The consultation was chaired by Shri A. K. Saxena, IFS (Member Secretary, GEC & Project Director, ICZMP Gujarat) and was attended by Shri K. Thanki, Addl. Collector, Navsari; Shri. S. L. Ninama, DDO, Navsari; Dr. Senthil Vel, Addl. Project Director, SICOM, MoEFCC, Government of India; Shri A. C. Sampat, Director, GEC; Dr. Sudarshan Iyengar, Chariman (Dandi Monitoring Committee); Dr. Anamik Shah, Vice Chancellor, Gujarat Vidyapith; Shri Parthapriya Ghosh, Sr. Social Development Specialist, World Bank; Shri Nischal Joshi, Sr. Manager Proejct, GEC; Shri Ishwar Desai, Social Scientist, GEC; Dr. Kalubhai Dangar, Gujarat Vidyapith and representatives from IPE Global, UMC, Forest Department and GPCB. More importantly, the consultation was attended by the representatives of six project villages. At the onset, the management plan was presented and the activities planned were explained to the participants. The technical consultation has helped to garner suggestions from the participants and significantly from the village representatives.

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