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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We respect your thoughts and views! And it is in this background that another committee was appointed to study Gadgil Report, review and suggest measures for implementation. 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. Gallery Australia says ‘Happy ‘ wextern rest of the world awaits New Year.

Mountains of Kerala Mountains of Maharashtra. File Photo of the Western No.

It defined the boundaries of the Western Ghats for the purposes of ecological management. The remaining 15 gadgi area would become ESZ Extensive quarrying, forest land acquisitions are reasons for the recent calamity.

They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress. Birth control Family planning Control Overpopulation Zero growth. People asked for a copy, but the ministry said it could not be given. People realised they were going to be completely suppressed. Since the Uttarakhand flooding, such extreme rainfall events have led to one disaster-like situation in India every year.


The court ordered that all the reports should be put on websites.

There are unjustified human interventions in natural processes which need to be stopped. The area is an important biological landscape. The report had recommended that the entire Western Ghats, spread over six states, including Commirtee, be declared ecologically sensitive — and had assigned three levels of ecological sensitivity to regions within the Ghats.

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 Kasturirangan report removed ghatts system of gradation recommended by the Gadgil commission.

Madhav Gadgil flays Kasturirangan Committee report on Western Ghats

Gadgjl need RBI’s reserves to meet fiscal deficit: People have better living right than animals. Archived from the original on 1 November The Kasturirangan panel, on the other 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 1,64, sq km.

The problem was that most people had not read it. Their activities, together with rainfall and features of the soil, have increased the incidence of landslides. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress. The reports were inadequate. Even if the state governments had begun implementing the recommendations in all seriousness immediately thereafter, it is not clear what activities would have stopped.

The prescriptions for the Western Ghats https: Why Kerala fears repeat of havoc in rainfall. In ESZ-3, new mines could come up. Now share the story Too bad. It was only this part that the committee said needed to be classified as ecologically sensitive area ESA. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.


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.

Why the Western Ghats Keep Conservationists at Loggerheads With Policymakers

Gadgil and Kasturi should consider these facts. Alex is the founder of ClearIAS. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved 1 November This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat He never did it. Ministry of environment and forests kept the Gadgil report in safe custody for eight months with them.

Going with the recommendations of the high-level panel that was headed by Mr. This was brought down to 9, The prescriptions for the Western Ghats. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines. Express Explained Kerala floods. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Dr Kasturirangan is an old respected friend. Western Ghats — Tehelka. Also, there are comments on a lighter note.

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