Environmental management of Nagapattinam region on se coast of Tamil Nadu, India
J Rajesh, C Lakshumanan
Coastal areas like Nagapattinam with high population growth, migration potential, and higher population density. Further, adverse impacts of human and physical, agriculture and industrial activities were examined along the Nagapattinam coast. In this study to assess the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in the coastal zone, the specific method is used for the evaluation of the environmental condition for the integrated coastal zone management. In this regard, internal and external factors gained 2.17 and 5.4 scores. This is investigative of the abundance of weaknesses over strengths and it also shows that opportunities are more than threats. Subsequently 20 strategies were developed and quantitative strategic planning matrix method was also used to give score each strategy. The results of quantitative strategic planning matrix method analysis were programmed in strategic position and action evaluation matrix. The present situation falls within “competitive” classification. This is indicative of weakness in coordinating development and environmental strategic plans. The result of present study emphasis on compilation of strategic environmental plans for the control of population, pollution emission, and land use planning changes. The important strategies include development of environmental regulations and better supervision on enforcement of laws.