Report of the WGEEP iii. Panel Members. Prof. Madhav Gadgil. Chairman. Shri B.J. Krishnan. Member. Dr. K.N. Ganeshaiah. Member. Dr. V.S. Scientist Madhav Gadgil, who headed the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel In its detailed report submitted in , the Gadgil panel had. Gadgil, who headed the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel, said that the recommendations of the Kasturirangan committee contains.

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According to environmentalists, the committee’s recommendations were strong enough to protect the sensitive Western Ghat region. EPW looks forward to your comments.

The high-level panel had recommended that the hill tracts with high population densities be kept out of the ESA ambit. Press Trust of India. Kasturirangan report got the tag as anti-environmental soon after its release.

Kerala floods is man-made calamity: Madhav Gadgil

The reports were inadequate. The Gadgil report had pointed out that many reservoirs in the Western Ghats states, madnav those in the steep valleys, were silting up prematurely repoft to massive encroachment and deforestation of catchment areas.

The report was first submitted to the government in New 3 Month Subscription to Digital Archives at. The report met with resistance from the governments of all six stakeholder states.

Kerala government rejected the committee report.

He also pointed out that quarrying is a major reason for no mudslides and landslides. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments.

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

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. Conservation Crisis Ghatts Footprint Reclaimed. Kasturi Rangan report was criticized by many as that it provided loopholes for mining, which if allowed would turn detrimental to the environment, in long-term will affect development too. Now there are many leakages and there is a water shortage.


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It had suggested three levels of categorization where regulatory measures for protection would be imposed and had recommended the establishment of the Western Ghats Ecology Authority for management of the Ghats.

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Natarajan said that the recommendations would be looked into urgently so that action can rdport taken to address these challenges. Connect with us Contact Us. People have better living right than animals. This statement has again brought the debate — development vs environment — back into the mainstream. Are the Meghalaya miners victims of India’s regional bias? He said the scale of the disaster would have been smaller had the state government and local authorities followed environmental laws.

Nobody was brought to book. Gadgil and Kasturi should consider these facts. File Photo of the Western Ghats.

This post is longer than most of our previous articles but read till the end to get your basics right. Also, there are comments on a lighter note. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. People asked for a copy, but the ministry said it could not be given. Going with the recommendations of the high-level panel that was headed by Mr.

Gadgil committee had eminent ecologists and their report too reflected that. And remember that protests often are not due to love towards the environment, but often because of fear of eviction or loss of livelihood.


Gadgil Report and Kasturirangan Report on Western Ghats

This was the immediate provocation for the agitation. The court ordered that all the reports should be put on websites. Stone quarrying has become more and more rampant after that, and in the last few years it has exceeded all limits. Gadgil’s comments at a time when there is an jadhav chorus in Kerala to implement either of these reports to protect the ecologically fragile Western Ghats in ghaats of the recent floods.

Who bothers to read a page report, that too in English, uh!

Here’s looking back at all the commotion surrounding statues this year. Latest Don’t need RBI’s reserves to meet fiscal deficit: The problem was that most people had rreport read it. In particular, Gadgil pointed to the increasing stone quarrying activity in Kerala, along with largescale construction.

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: 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.

Kasturirangan report of the state. But the Kerala government rejected the committee report and did not adopt any of its recommendations.