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 ghatts efforts in the Western Ghats would bring forth.

Sri Lanka lose half side in run chase 17 mins ago. In ESZ-3, new mines could come up. The court ordered that all the reports should be put on websites. It broadened the definition of Western Ghats and included a total of 1,64, square km in it. There are unjustified human interventions in natural processes which need to be stopped. Gadgil said when he contacted Kasturirangan, he had claimed certain things in his database it was superior to the WGEEP database.

The panel recommended that no new dams with large storage capacities were to be permitted in ESZ 1. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Kasturirangan committee, which submitted its report inseverely watered down the recommendations of the Gadgil panel, effectively suggesting that only a third of the Western Ghats be identified as being ecologically sensitive. The report was first submitted to the government in Instead of the total area of Western Ghats, only 37 per cent i.

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Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments. Going with the recommendations of the high-level panel that was headed by Mr. Inafter we had submitted our report, there were many demonstrations against stone quarrying in Kerala.

According to environmentalists, the committee’s recommendations were strong enough to protect the sensitive Western Ghat region. Then the matter is taken to the Delhi high court and only when the court passed an order, the ministry released the report!

August 22, 7: The reports were neither available in the public domain nor the opinion of states was asked. 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. Trump wants H-1B visas in cpmmittee highly-skilled as pn to outsourcing roles: Their activities, together with rainfall and features of the soil, guats increased the incidence of landslides.

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Madhav Gadgil flays Kasturirangan Committee report on Western Ghats

Red alert for 13 districts, IAF comes to rescue. 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. People now fear that due to illegal mining they would get evicted indirectly. Kerala floods is man-made calamity: Terms Privacy About Us Subscribe.

What Gadgil seems to ghahs arguing for is the need to learn lessons from past tragedies, and increase the resilience of disaster-struck areas through sustainable and long-term development that would involve minimal intervention in natural processes.

The Kerala disaster essentially has been caused by extreme rainfall. Now there are many leakages and there is a water shortage.

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Gadgil’s comments at a time when there is an increasing chorus in Kerala to implement either of these reports to protect the ecologically fragile Western Ghats in view of the recent floods.

Kerala tragedy partly man made: Madhav Gadgil, expert who headed Western Ghats report

How to reach a 1. People asked for a copy, but the ministry said it could not be given.

People realised they were going to be completely suppressed. Here’s what made news on November 9, Read IMD gives hope, situation set to ease as rain intensity falls.

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Interacting with the audience after delivering a speech on ‘sustainable rebuilding of Kerala’ at a function organised by the Indian Association of Lawyers here, he said there were differences between the two reports on the Western Ghats. August 20, 7: He knows me for last 30 years. He said the scale of the disaster would have been smaller had the state government and local authorities followed environmental laws.

Gadgil committee had eminent ecologists and their report too reflected that. Notify me of new posts by email. In its detailed report submitted inthe Gadgil panel had suggested measures for the preservation of the natural environment of the ecologically fragile Western Ghats region. Jet Airways announces flights to Kochi naval base.

Extensive quarrying, forest land acquisitions are reasons for the recent calamity. The member Working Group, headed by Planning Commission member Kasturirangan, has environmental experts and other professionals as its members.