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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Wfstern total area in this boundary came to 1,29, square km, running about 1. Though there are many who treat Kasturirangan report as a more practical report, the truth is that Gadgil report was not anti-farmer.

The panel recommended that no new dams with large storage capacities were to be permitted in Gats 1. Home India Kerala tragedy partly man made: Finally, the report asked the state to regulate polluting industries and recommended that no new units, including coal-based power plants, should be setup and that the existing ones ought to be regulated with social audits.

Madhav Gadgil flays Kasturirangan Committee report on Western Ghats

Gadgil said when he contacted Kasturirangan, he had claimed certain things in his database thats was superior to the WGEEP database. There are unjustified human interventions in natural processes which need to be stopped.

He prescribed that the existing sanctuaries and ESZ-1 would together cover 60 percent of this landscape.

Please note that this is not a research paper. People now fear that due to illegal mining they would get evicted indirectly. Alongside such biodiversity, the ghats also support about 50 million people. Nobody was brought to book. The Gadgil report was submitted in Chinnappa, a forest officer who has worked extensively in the Nagarahole National Park and is now the president of Wildlife First, a conservation NGO working to preserve biodiversity in the Western Ghats region.


It then classified it as comprising cultural landscape and natural landscape. Gadgil said a major difference was that Kasturirangan panel made an ‘unconstitutional statement’ in his report, saying “that the local community in repory hills cannot have any say in economic decision making. 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 gwdgil people-friendly version, Krishnan ghatz.

How Kerala population density compares with rest of India. Sadly, reality is yet to catch up. Roughly 37 per cent of the total area defined as the boundary of the Westerm Ghats is ecologically sensitive.

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The prescriptions for the Western Ghats https: Read IMD gives hope, situation set to ease as rain intensity falls. He also pointed out that quarrying is a major reason for the mudslides and landslides.

Then the westetn is taken to the Delhi high court and only when the court passed an order, the ministry released the report!

None of the six concerned states agreed with the recommendations of the Gadgil Committee, which submitted its report in August its official public release was cancelled. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It was a great scientific violation”, he said.


Why the Western Ghats Keep Conservationists at Loggerheads With Policymakers

With the central government deciding to implement the Kasturirangan Committee report on the Western Ghats, there were several protests in Kerala.

Since it is type of slow death, nobody will realise it. Here’s looking back at all the commotion surrounding statues this year. It had suggested three levels of categorization where regulatory measures for protection would be imposed and had recommended the establishment of the Western Ghats Ecology Authority for management of the Ghats.

According to Bhargav, the environment ministry has the power to finalise the draft notification, so any delay points to a lack of intent and, possibly, to a wariness of the public resistance it continues to face. In Februarythe environment ministry had issued a draft notification accepting certain recommendations of the Kasturirangan report and called on the governments of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu to oversee their implementation.

Latest Don’t need RBI’s reserves to meet fiscal deficit: Would implementation of the Gadgil report have lessened the impact of the Kerala floods? The Kerala disaster essentially has been caused by extreme rainfall. The report had recommended that the entire Western Ghats, spread over six states, including Kerala, be declared ecologically sensitive — and had assigned three levels of ecological sensitivity to regions within the Ghats.

Now, according to the Gadgil report, the ESZ-1 areas add up to approximately 77, sq km 60 percent of 1,29, sq km.