Society of Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM)

Society of Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM) has been established under the aegis of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate change, Government of India with a vision for vibrant, healthy and resilient Coastal and Marine Environment for continuous and enhanced outflow of benefits to the Country and the Coastal Community.

Objective and Functions of SICOM

1 . To Support implementation of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) activities in India.

2 . To promote Research & Development (R&D) and stakeholder participation in management of the Coastal areas in India.

3 . To support to check violations to CRZ through improved technology-enabled enforcement, strengthened institutions, and regulatory and legal reform.

4 . SICOM is the National Project Management Unit of India in strategic planning, management, execution, monitoring and successful implementation of the ICZMP-Phase-I.
Based on the success of the Phase-I of the ICZM project SICOM is entrusted to implement and extend the project to all the 13 Coastal States/UTs under Phase-II of the ICZM Project.

5 . SICOM has also embarked upon the Pilot Project Blue Flag Beach programme first time in India, identifying one beach each in all 13 Coastal States/UTs.