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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Madhav Gadgil flays Kasturirangan Committee report on Western Ghats- The New Indian Express

What Gadgil seems to be 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.

Emotions, nostalgia run high on eve of Hyderabad High Court bifurcation. The Kasturirangan panel, on the ghast 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 cimmittee, sq km.

Read IMD gives hope, situation set to ease as rain intensity falls. The court ordered that all the reports should be put on websites. Your email address will not be published. Home India Kerala tragedy partly man made: 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.

Due to these confusions between these two reports provided here are really suffered by people like me who stays in these said ESA. Don’t need RBI’s reserves to meet fiscal deficit: Retrieved 14 March The Ghatd 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.


Gallery Australia says ‘Happy ‘ as rest of the world awaits New Year. In some areas, the committee recommended strong restrictions on mining and quarrying, use of land for non forest purposes, construction of high rises etc. 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.

Archived from the original on Views Read Edit View history. As Kerala faces its worst floods in several decadesMadhav Gadgil, the author of a landmark report on the conservation of the Western Ghats created said that Kerala Floods are partly man-made. Kasturirangan report got the tag as anti-environmental soon after its release. The commission submitted the report to the Government of India on 31 August Whenever we study environment, the evergreen topic of debate is between environment and development.

The Expert Panel approached the project through a set of tasks such as:. Our recommendations would have been pn in any law-abiding society that believes in good governance. Here’s looking back at all feport commotion surrounding statues this year.

Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines. Even if the state governments had begun implementing the recommendations in all seriousness immediately thereafter, it is not clear what activities would have stopped. They convinced the people against the report in their favour.

But the Kerala government rejected the committee report and did not co,mittee any of its recommendations. 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. This committee submitted its report in April He also pointed out that quarrying is a major reason for the mudslides and landslides.

All the rivers are running dry now.

Madhav Gadgil flays Kasturirangan Committee report on Western Ghats

At least people have lost their lives and over two lakh people are in relief camps. Kerala government rejected the committee report. Here are some rare images of ‘Ilaya Thilagam’. The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress. Kasturi Rangan report was criticized by many as that it provided loopholes for mining, which if allowed would turn detrimental to the environment, in long-term will affect development too.


People now fear that due to illegal mining they would get evicted indirectly. According to Bhargav, the environment westdrn 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.

Sadly, reality is yet to catch up. The high-level panel had recommended that the hill tracts with high oj densities be kept out of the ESA ambit. Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app.

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. Gadgil also said the Kasturirangan report did not give special attention to the water resources in the Western Ghats.

Are the Meghalaya miners victims of India’s regional bias? The Western Ghats acts as a huge water tank supplying water to six states. 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. The Kasturirangan panel had submitted its report to the Ministry on April 15,