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Central Water Commission

(Serving the nation since 1945)

Welcome to Coastal Protection and Development Advisory Committee

Realizing the need of overall planning and cost effective solution to the coastal problems, the Govt. of India constituted the Beach Erosion Board in the year 1966 under the Chairmanship of Chairman, CWC (erstwhile CW&PC) initially, to guide and implement the programme of anti-sea erosion works in Kerala only. Chief Engineer-in-Charge of anti-sea erosion works of Kerala was appointed as the Member-Secretary. Besides the Chairman and Member-Secretary, the Board comprised three Members, including Director, CW&PRS, Pune. The Govt. of India reconstituted the Board in 1971 and further in 1989 extending its jurisdiction to the entire coastline of the country. The Board held 24 meetings in all.