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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The floods in Kerala have brought the focus back on an almost forgotten report on the Western Ghats that had made a set of recommendations for preserving the ecology and biodiversity of the fragile region along the Arabian Sea coast. Comments Excellent comparison of these reports. With the central government deciding to implement the Kasturirangan Committee report on the Western Ghats, there were several protests gyats Kerala.
This is provide added coverage to the Western Ghats as a landscape and make legal recourse available in case of infringements. The commission submitted the report to the Government of India on 31 August In some areas, the committee recommended strong restrictions on mining and quarrying, use of land for non forest purposes, construction of high rises etc.
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Due to these confusions between ccommittee two reports provided here are really suffered by people like me who stays in these said ESA. Even if the state governments had begun implementing the recommendations in all seriousness immediately thereafter, it is not clear what activities would have stopped.
As a result, conservation efforts ought to be carefully balanced with developmental activities. Terms Privacy About Us Subscribe.
Emotions, nostalgia run high on eve of Hyderabad High Court bifurcation. The MoEF recently came out with the order, and according to directions under Section 5 of the Environment Protection Act,bars mining in ecologically fragile areas EFA not to be confused with ESAsetting up of thermal plants and restricts buildings to less than 20, sq ft in villages mentioned in the K. Even those who opposed the Gadgil Committee report now want it in place of the Kasturirangan Committee report.
Sadly, reality is yet to catch up. Retrieved from ” https: It is the home of many endangered plants and animals. The report was first submitted to the government in Why Kerala fears repeat of havoc in rainfall.
Madhav Gadgil flays Kasturirangan Committee report on Western Ghats
One boy had died in that incident. The committee had suggested thatkilometres of the Western Ghats be classified in three zones as per the requirement of environmental protection in the areas.
Finally it was put in public domain and also disseminated to all stakeholders including the six Western Ghats states including Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Kerala and Tamil Nadu for feedback and comments. Now share the story Too bad. People now fear that due to illegal mining they would get evicted indirectly.
Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines. As Kerala faces replrt worst floods in several decades, the author of a landmark report on the conservation of the Western Ghats said Sunday that the scale of the disaster would have been smaller had the state government and local authorities followed environmental laws. By and large, they gave no special attention to water resources”, he said.
There are unjustified human interventions in natural processes which need to be stopped. The report had recommended that the entire Western Ghats, spread over six states, including Kerala, be declared ecologically sensitive — pn had assigned three levels of ecological sensitivity to regions within the Ghats. We hadgil your thoughts and views!
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 reports were neither available in the public domain nor the opinion of states was asked. The member panel, constituted to examine the Western Ghats ecology expert panel report prepared under the leadership of environmentalist Madhav Gadgil, has also moved away from the suggestions of the Gadgil panel.
Alex is the founder of ClearIAS. He never did it. 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 vommittee.
Gadgil Report and Kasturirangan Report on Western Ghats
Birth control Family planning Control Overpopulation Zero growth. Nobody was brought to book. 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.
Other gadgkl also point fingers at the extensive quarrying, guats of high rises as part of tourism and illegal forest land acquisition by private parties as major reasons for the recent calamity.
He also pointed out that quarrying is a major reason for the mudslides and landslides. Bhatsafter we had submitted our report, there were many demonstrations against stone quarrying in Kerala. Anthropocene Earth system governance Ecological modernization Environmental governance Environmentalism Global catastrophic risk Human impact on the environment Planetary boundaries Social sustainability Stewardship Sustainable development.
The court ordered that all the reports should be put on websites. Then the matter is taken to the Delhi high court and only when the court passed an order, the ministry released the report! The member Working Group, headed by Planning Commission member Kasturirangan, has environmental experts and other professionals as its members.
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 The committee, headed by Madhav Gadgil, had suggested thatkilometres of the Western Ghats be classified in three zones as per the requirement of environmental protection in the areas.
Suggestions oj comments were received from a number of others as well. Would implementation of the Gadgil report have lessened the impact of the Kerala floods?
Madhav Gadgil flays Kasturirangan Committee report on Western Ghats- The New Indian Express
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. But we need to be ghatss while moderating your comments. The reports were inadequate. The area is an important biological landscape. Centre issued an office order in November directing immediate implementation of five proposals in the Kasturirangan report.