Restoration of Mangroves in Gujarat (A CommunityBased Approach)


  • To Study the existing mangrove structure in the context of shore line protection and stabilization by mangrove forest
  • To contribute towards capacity building of coastal communities and Government for community based mangrove regeneration as part of integrated coastal zone management.

Funded by

  • Ministry of Environment & Forest, Government of India, New Delhi

Size of funding

  • Rs. 32.50 lakh

Description of project

To Increase Mangroves cover in the district, GEC has proposed a Mangrove plantation project to Ministry of Environment & Forest, New Delhi under. The MoEF has granted proposal to carry out 300 ha of Mangroves through active involvement community. The Commission alongwith Dandi Tavar Kantha Vikas Samiti, Dandi, ta: Olpad, Di: Surat (A Community Based Organsistaion) has developed 300 of Mangroves at Dandi, Ta: Olpad, Di: Surat through active involvement of community during the year 2007-08.

Date of commencement

  • April- 2007.

Due date

  • March-2008

Publications/Outcomes/Reports/News clippings/Photos

  • Outcome: Increased in Mangrove Cover
    Capacity buildings of local coastal community
    Creation of Local Mangrove Experts

Project Manager Name

  • Nischal Joshi

Designation & e-mail

  • -

Status (Active/Closed)

  • Closed

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