Planning n Mitigation | VOL. 11, ISSUE 66, May-June 2011 |

Coastal Vulnerability Index

Coastal regions of our nation are facing tremendous population and developmental pressure for the last four decades. According to the 1992 estimates of United Nations more than half of the world’s population lives within 60 km of a shoreline. In the 1950s there were only two mega cities - New York and London, which notched upto 20 by 1990, and as recent projections predict, it is likely that we have 30 mega cities by 2010 with a population of 320...

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