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 Kasturirangan committee, which submitted its report inseverely watered down the recommendations of the Gadgil panel, westrn suggesting that only a third of the Western Ghats be identified as being ecologically sensitive.

But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. Would implementation of the Gadgil report have lessened the impact of the Kerala floods? 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.

The total area in this boundary came to 1,29, square km, running about 1. The commission submitted the report ghast the Government of India on 31 August Kerala rain, floods LIVE updates: After protracted consultations with the state governments, the Environment Ministry last year notified some 57, sq km of the Western Ghats as an ecologically sensitive area, in which all mining activities, large constructions, thermal power plants, and highly polluting industries were banned.

When he started I thought it is proper scientific courtesy since his work was to take our report further he would ask.

Subsidised LPG price cut by Rs 5. I am surprised that a man of his stature put such statement on his report”, he said. However, conservationists had issues with the dilutions in the Kasturirangan report.


Your email address will not be published. The court ordered that all the reports should be put on websites.

At least people have lost their lives and over two lakh people are in relief camps. The Gagdil Committee report was criticised for being excessively environment-friendly and not in tune with the ground realities. In its detailed report submitted in committew, the Gadgil panel had suggested measures for the preservation of the natural environment of the ecologically fragile Western Ghats region.

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

Integrate Learning With Test-Taking! Don’t need RBI’s reserves to meet fiscal deficit: Terms Privacy About Us Subscribe. The floods in Kerala have brought the focus back on an almost forgotten commitgee 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.

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. Then the matter is taken to the Delhi high court and only when the court passed an order, the ministry released the report!

So guess who intervened by this time? And it is in this background that another committee was appointed to study Gadgil Report, review and suggest measures for implementation. People now fear that commmittee to illegal mining they would get evicted indirectly. Here are some rare ghwts of ‘Ilaya Thilagam’. This committee submitted its report in April Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Environmentalists want their domain to be predominant while politicians and industry voice diametrically opposite view.


Why the Western Ghats Keep Conservationists at Loggerheads With Policymakers

The Kasturirangan report only more or less talks about government controlled forests and how to protect those. Ministry of environment and forests kept the Gadgil report in safe custody for eight months with them. Since the Uttarakhand flooding, such extreme rainfall events have led to one disaster-like situation in India every year. Kerala has been facing unusually high rainfall since early August, which has led to statewide floods killing hundreds and causing severe damage.

The Kasturirangan panel had submitted its report to the Ministry on April 15, If Gadgil report laid too much importance to the environment, Kasturirangan report was biased towards development.

Gadgil Report and Kasturirangan Report on Western Ghats

Our recommendations would have been accepted in any law-abiding society that believes in good governance. Gallery Australia says gadgkl ‘ as rest of the world awaits New Year. People asked for a copy, but the ministry said it could not be given.

They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress. Suggestions and comments were received from a number of others as well. It proposed that this entire area be designated as ecologically sensitive area ESA. The 25 percent lowest priority areas would be marked as ESZ-3 to allow all developmental activities with precautions.

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