31 Aug Panel Members. Prof. Madhav Gadgil the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel by the Ministry of Environment and Forests of the The report embodies among other things (i) categorization of the Western Ghats into three. 26 May Gadgil, M. (). Report of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel, Part I. New Delhi: Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of. 31 Aug Gadgil, who headed the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel, said that the recommendations of the Kasturirangan committee contains.

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Your email address will not be published. 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.

Since the Uttarakhand flooding, such extreme rainfall events have led to one disaster-like situation in India every year. Read After 6 days of deluge, help reaches marooned mental health home with patients. India to be present at meeting with Taliban hosted by Russia today. 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. The Expert Panel approached the project through a set of tasks such as:.

Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Would implementation of the Gadgil report have lessened the impact of the Kerala floods?

Gadgil Report and Kasturirangan Report on Western Ghats

Retrieved 14 March As people turned violent and started protests, Oommen Chandy, the then Chief Minister of Kerala set up an expert committee the chairman has same first name as CM, did you see that; though he made life of UPSC aspirants difficult by appointing another committee, he made things a little easy by selecting a chairman whose first name is same as his, so that UPSC aspirants can remember: Polish your writing skills!


They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress. Lyca Productions shows a glimpse of Kamal Haasan starrer ‘Indian 2’. 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.

The report was first submitted to the government in 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. He writes on Environment, Clim However, committe was one particular recommendation that was more contentious than the rest. Unusually high rainfall since early August in Kerala has led to statewide floods taking several lives and causing severe damage.


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It hosts a variety of endemic species of flora and fauna. Kerala has been facing unusually high rainfall since early August, which has led cmmittee statewide floods killing hundreds and causing severe damage.

He also pointed out that quarrying is a major reason for the mudslides and landslides. Anthropization Anti-consumerism Earth Overshoot Day Ecological footprint Ethical Over-consumption Simple living Sustainability advertising Sustainability brand Sustainability marketing myopia Sustainable Systemic change resistance Tragedy of the commons.

There are unjustified human interventions in westrrn processes which need to be stopped. Chaminda Vaas to Trent Boult: Australia stage brave defence of run target 3 mins ago.

The court ordered that all the reports should be put on websites. It was a great scientific violation”, he said. Interacting with the audience after delivering a speech on ‘sustainable rebuilding of Kerala’ at a function organised by the Indian Association of Yadgil here, he said there were differences between the two reports on the Western Ghats. It was not available for public discussion as expected by Gadgil committee members.

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According to environmentalists, the committee’s recommendations were strong enough to protect the sensitive Western Ghat region.


Even if the state governments had begun implementing the recommendations in all seriousness immediately thereafter, it is not clear what activities would have stopped.

He also called it a “man-made calamity”. Dr Kasturirangan is an old respected friend.

Finally, the report asked the state to regulate polluting industries and recommended that no new units, including coal-based power plants, should be setup and that the existing ones ought to be regulated with social audits. It is tough to achieve a perfect balance. 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.

Weetern report got the tag as anti-environmental soon after its committeee. I am surprised that a man of his stature put such statement on his report”, he said. Delhi’s air quality continues to be ‘severe’ 5 hours ago. Red alert for 13 districts, IAF comes to rescue. He said that the committee report had recommended to protect the resources with the cooperation of local self governments and people, but wester recommendations were rejected. Kerala floods is man-made calamity: The reports were neither available in the public domain nor the opinion of states was asked.

Finally it was put in public domain and also disseminated to all stakeholders including the six Western Ghats states including Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Kerala and Tamil Nadu for feedback and comments. The 25 percent lowest priority areas would be marked as ESZ-3 to ghaats all developmental activities with precautions.

Why the Western Ghats Keep Conservationists at Loggerheads With Policymakers

All the comments clmmittee be moderated by the newindianexpress. How to reach a 1. And remember that protests often are not due to love towards the environment, but often because of fear of eviction or loss of livelihood.