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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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Since it is type of slow death, nobody will realise it.

Kasturi Rangan report was criticized by many as that it provided loopholes for mining, which if allowed wesyern turn detrimental to the environment, in long-term will affect development too. He also pointed out that quarrying is a major reason for the mudslides and landslides.

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

Kerala rain, floods LIVE updates: As a result, conservation efforts ought to be carefully balanced with developmental activities. Now there are many leakages and there is a water shortage.

Due to agdgil confusions between these two reports provided here are really suffered by people like me who stays in these said ESA. A crucial report on Western Ghats prepared by K.

Centre issued an office order in November directing immediate implementation of five proposals in the Kasturirangan report. Anthropocene Earth system governance Ecological modernization Environmental governance Environmentalism Global catastrophic risk Human impact on the environment Planetary boundaries Social sustainability Stewardship Sustainable development.

Please note that this is not a research paper. People now fear that due to illegal mining they would get evicted indirectly.

Western Ghats — Tehelka. People realised they were going to be completely suppressed. Gadgil committee had eminent ecologists and their report too reflected that.


Considering that the Kasturirangan report was strong on the science as well as policy, the government could have spread some awareness about it and repott recommendations by commissioning a people-friendly version, Krishnan said. Even those who opposed the Gadgil Committee report now want it in place of the Kasturirangan Committee report.

Ground realities are dismal and the hills are slowly becoming unlivable. The people who stays in those areas are directly feared of their livelihood.

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

This was the immediate provocation for the agitation. 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.

The problem was that most people had not read it. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress. The prescriptions for the Western Ghats https: Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment.

Of the area that was finally notified, only 9, Other environmentalists also point fingers at repogt extensive quarrying, mushrooming of high rises as part of tourism and illegal forest land wetsern by private parties as major reasons for the recent calamity.

When he started I thought it is proper scientific courtesy since his work was to take our report further he would ask. According to Bhargav, the environment ministry 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.

Gadgil Report and Kasturirangan Report on Western Ghats – Clear IAS

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. The lobby told the people that the report was against farmers and they would have to leave the area.


All the rivers are running dry now. The Kasturirangan report was submitted to the environment ministry in and was quickly met with resistance from politicians as well as members of local communities.

Dr Kasturirangan is an old respected friend. He never did it. As Kerala faces its 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. Roughly 37 per cent of the total area defined as the boundary of the Western Ghats is ecologically sensitive.

Madhav Gadgil flays Kasturirangan Committee report on Western Ghats

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. Repprt Privacy About Us Subscribe. The member Working Group, headed by Planning Commission member Kasturirangan, has environmental experts and other professionals westrrn its members. 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.