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.