31 Aug Panel Members. Prof. Madhav Gadgil the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel by the Ministry of Environment and Forests of the The report embodies among other things (i) categorization of the Western Ghats into three. 26 May Gadgil, M. (). Report of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel, Part I. New Delhi: Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of. 31 Aug Gadgil, who headed the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel, said that the recommendations of the Kasturirangan committee contains.

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Why the Western Ghats Keep Conservationists at Loggerheads With Policymakers The landscape needs to be viewed in its entirety — and this is exactly what conservationists working in the region hoped ecological reports on landscape-based conservation efforts in the Western Ghats would bring forth. The member Working Group, headed by Planning Commission member Kasturirangan, has environmental experts and other ghaats as its members. Delhi’s air quality continues to be ‘severe’ 5 hours ago.

The Kasturirangan committee, which wsstern its report inseverely watered down the recommendations of the Gadgil panel, effectively suggesting that only a third of the Western Ghats be identified as westtern ecologically sensitive.

August 20, 7: Home Explained Kerala floods: This post is longer than most of our previous articles but read till the end to get your basics right.

Anthropocene Earth system governance Ecological modernization Environmental governance Environmentalism Global catastrophic risk Human impact on the environment Reporg boundaries Social sustainability Stewardship Sustainable development. Written by Amitabh Sinha Pune Updated: And wherever there is water, it is highly polluted. He marked 37 percent of this stretch as ESA where hazardous industries, thermal plants or mines would not be allowed. But the Kerala government rejected the committee report and did not adopt any of its recommendations.

He said the scale of the disaster would have been smaller had the state government and local authorities followed environmental laws. Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Even those who opposed the Gadgil Committee report now want it in place of the Kasturirangan Committee report.


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In one of the demonstrations, in Kozhikode district, I think, the stone quarrying mafia organised stone pelting against the demonstrators.

Kasturirangan report got the tag as anti-environmental soon after its reporrt.

They convinced the people against the report in their favour. As people turned violent and started protests, Oommen Chandy, the then Chief Minister of Kerala set up an expert committee the chairman has same first name as CM, did you see that; though he made life committer UPSC aspirants difficult by appointing another committee, he made things a little easy by selecting a chairman whose first name is same as his, so that UPSC aspirants can remember: August 18, And remember that protests often are not due to love towards the environment, but often because of fear of eviction or loss of livelihood.

Would implementation of the Gadgil report have lessened the impact of the Kerala floods? Read Leading rescue, fishermen who braved Ockhi.

How Kerala population density compares with rest of India. The total area in this boundary came to 1,29, square km, running about 1.

Why Kerala fears repeat of havoc in rainfall. Now share the story Too bad. At least people have lost their lives and over two lakh people are in relief camps. Speakers pointed to threats to the ecosystem from construction, mining, industries, real estate, and hydropower. Retrieved 14 March Dialogues were still on and the government had asked the state governments to submit their views on the report.

Gadgil Report and Kasturirangan Report on Western Ghats – Clear IAS

All 30 bowlers to claim ODI hat-trick in 21st century. Archived from the original on 1 November One boy had died in that incident. It broadened the definition of Western Ghats and included a total of 1,64, square km in it.

Lyca Productions shows a glimpse of Kamal Haasan starrer ‘Indian 2’. For example, while no mining would be allowed within ESZ- 1, existing mines could continue in ESZ-2 with a moratorium on new licences.


It is commonly called the Gadgil panel for its head, Madhav Gadgil, an ecologist who founded the Centre for Ecological Sciences, a research forum at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. Delhi’s air quality continues to be ‘severe’ 5 hours ago. Trump wants H-1B visas in more highly-skilled as opposed to outsourcing roles: Since the Uttarakhand flooding, such erport rainfall events have led to one disaster-like situation in India every year.

Commitee is tough to achieve a perfect balance. As Kerala faces its worst floods in several decadesMadhav Gadgil, the author of a landmark report on weztern conservation of the Western Ghats created said that Kerala Floods are partly man-made. The report met with resistance from the governments of all six stakeholder states. Follow the instructions after that. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.

Multiple stabbings reported on Melbourne’s Bourke Street. Stone quarrying has become more and more rampant after that, and in the last few years it has exceeded all limits. As you all know, the need of the hour is sustainable development. The commission submitted the report to the Government of India on 31 August The rolling hills of this area run parallel to the western coast of the Indian peninsula and span six states: He said that Kasturirangan, who headed the member high high-level working group, constituted to examine the WGEEP report, had not shown ‘scientific courtesy’ to ask him about what was done by WGEEP before commencing his panel’s work on its recommendations.

In some areas, the committee recommended strong restrictions on mining and quarrying, use of land for non forest purposes, construction of high rises etc.