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But the Kerala government rejected the committee report and did not Ecologist, Madhav Gadgil had suggested environmental protection in. Gadgil, who headed the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel, said that the recommendations of the Kasturirangan committee contains. The Gadgil Committee submitted a report in that predicted a flood situation in kerala. However, the report was rejected by government.

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This was the immediate provocation for the agitation. He never did”, Gadgil said.

Chandy is against implementation of the Gadgil panel report as he fears it would hit the livelihood of millions of people living on the hills. Natarajan said that the recommendations would be looked into urgently so that action can be taken to address these challenges. Red alert for 13 districts, PM Modi to visit flood-affected areas. Amid reports that the Centre may review its decision on Western Ghats, Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought his intervention in solving issues concerning implementation of green reports to protect the ecologically sensitive ghats.

The committee had suggested thatkilometres of the Western Ghats be classified in three zones as per the requirement of environmental protection in the areas. Goa may go Kerala way, warns ecologist Madhav Gadgil Noted ecologist Madhav Gadgil has warned Goa may face the same fate as the flood-battered Kerala if it does not take precautions on the environmental front.


Hills are disappearing due to quarrying,” he said. The Kasturirangan panel, on the other hand, adopted the criteria followed by the Western Ghats Development Programme of the Planning Commission and identified nadhav as its Western Ghats landscape, which worked out to 1,64, sq km.

Western Ghats region prone to disaster if conservation is delayed: People asked for marhav copy, but the ministry said it could not be given. Gadgil committee recommendations on Western Ghats ideal, practical: Whenever we study environment, the evergreen topic of debate is between environment and development. Don’t need RBI’s reserves to meet fiscal deficit: Interacting with the maddhav 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.

Other environmentalists also point fingers at the extensive quarrying, mushrooming of high rises as part of tourism and illegal forest land acquisition by private parties as major reasons for the recent calamity.

People have better living right than animals. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He never did it.

He knows me for last 30 years. Notify me of new posts by email. Alex is the founder of ClearIAS. Kerala government rejected the committee report. According to environmentalists, the committee’s recommendations were strong enough to protect the sensitive Western Ghat region.

The remaining 15 percent area would become ESZ The government is willing to work with the UN and the Red Cross to frame projects to be funded by them.

Vodafone Business Services Digilogue – Your guide to digitally transforming your business. Gadgil also said the Kasturirangan report did not give special attention to the water resources in the Western Ghats. The Gadgil panel had recommended a blanket approach consisting of guidelines for sector-wise activities, which could be permitted in the ecologically sensitive zones.


Saudi giant Aramco-led refinery project in Ratnagiri promises billions in investments and thousands of jobs. With the central government deciding to implement the Kasturirangan Committee report on the Western Ghats, there were several protests in Kerala.

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Have you read these stories? And wherever there is water, it is highly polluted. The reports were inadequate. Prakash Javadekar 31 May, Gadgil said when he contacted Kasturirangan, reporh had claimed certain things in his database it was superior to the WGEEP database.

It was not available for public discussion reprot expected by Gadgil committee members. We respect your thoughts and views! Saudi Aramco’s Rs 3-trillion India project: But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments.

Madhav Gadgil, leading ecologist 28 Oct, To the notice of all future committees and commissions! The ghost of past environment policy returns A total ofpeople have been living in 1, relief camps all through this The court ordered that all the reports should be put on websites.

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Dialogues were still on and the government had asked the state governments to submit their views on the report. 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. Notify madhwv of follow-up comments by email. File Photo of the Western Ghats.