Madhav Gadgil, Submitted to ‘The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Report of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel, Part I. New Delhi. Gadgil, who headed the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel, said that the recommendations of the Kasturirangan committee contains. The Parambikulam forest in Kerala is a part of the Western Ghats. dotcompals/ Flickr, CC BY The Gadgil panel report. Many parts of.

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People in Kerala, especially Christian organizations, strongly protested the implementation of the report since most of the farmers in the hilly regions are Christians, especially in Wayanad.

It is the home of many endangered plants and animals. He also called it a “man-made calamity”.

This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat Dialogues were still on and the government had asked the state governments to submit their views on the report. After protracted consultations with the state governments, the Environment Ministry last year notified some 57, sq km gavgil the Western Ghats as an ecologically sensitive area, in which all mining activities, large constructions, thermal power plants, and highly polluting industries were banned.

Kerala floods is man-made calamity: Madhav Gadgil

The panel was asked to make an assessment of the ecology and biodiversity of the Western Ghats and suggest measures to conserve, protect and rejuvenate the entire range that stretches to over km along the coast, with its footprints in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. Considering that the Kasturirangan report was strong on the science as well as policy, the government could have spread some awareness about it and its recommendations by commissioning a people-friendly version, Krishnan said.


Speaking to various regional media, Madhav Gadgil has said that irresponsible environmental policy is to be blamed for the recent floods and landslides in Kerala. The remaining 15 percent area would become ESZ Not only by implementing the reports but also floods that they loss his lives.

By and large, they gave no special attention to water resources”, he said. Click this link and hit ‘Click to Subscribe’.

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The lobby told the people that the report was against farmers and they would have to leave the area. Anthropocene Earth system governance Ecological modernization Environmental governance Environmentalism Global catastrophic risk Human impact on the environment Planetary boundaries Social sustainability Stewardship Sustainable development. Kasturirangan report of the state.

Retrieved 1 November Gadgil said a major difference was that Kasturirangan panel made an ‘unconstitutional statement’ in his report, saying “that the local community in the hills cannot have any say in economic decision making. Then the matter is taken to the Delhi high court and only when the court passed an order, the ministry released the report!

The commission submitted the report to the Government of India on 31 August And it is in this background that another committee was appointed to study Gadgil Report, review and suggest measures for implementation. It was a great scientific violation”, he said.

Kerala floods is man-made calamity: Madhav Gadgil – Kerala Floods News

Alongside such biodiversity, the ghats also support about 50 million people. With the central government deciding to implement the Kasturirangan Committee report on the Western Ghats, there were several protests in Kerala. The Kasturirangan panel had submitted its report to the Ministry on April 15, But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. Madhav Gadgil, expert who headed Western Ghats report.


Madhav Gadgil flays Kasturirangan Committee report on Western Ghats

Western Ghats — Tehelka. This was brought down to 9, And remember that protests often are not due to love towards the environment, but often because of fear of eviction or loss of livelihood. File Photo of the Western Ghats.

Stone quarrying has become more and more rampant after that, and in the last few westerm it has exceeded all limits. The Expert Panel approached the project through a set of tasks such as:. Later, the central government sought the opinion of the five states in implementing the report.

Jet Airways announces flights to Kochi naval base. There are unjustified human interventions in natural processes which need to be stopped. The Kasturirangan panel, on the other hand, adopted the criteria followed by the Western Ghats Development Programme of the Planning Commission and identified talukas as its Western Ghats landscape, which worked out to 1,64, sq km.