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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A Play in Marhav Acts. The reports were neither available in the public domain nor the opinion of states was asked. He knows me for last 30 years.

He prescribed that the existing sanctuaries and ESZ-1 would together cover 60 percent of this landscape. It was not available for public discussion as expected by Gadgil committee members. Archived from the original on 1 November Don’t need RBI’s reserves to meet fiscal deficit: The MoEF recently came out with the order, and according to directions under Section 5 of wfstern Environment Protection Act,bars mining in ecologically fragile areas EFA not to be confused with ESAsetting up of thermal plants and restricts buildings to less than 20, sq ft in villages mentioned in the K.

Please note that this is not a research paper. People in Kerala, especially Christian organizations, strongly protested the implementation of the report since most of the farmers in the hilly regions are Bhats, especially in Wayanad. Yes, Oommen V Oommen Committee: Are the Meghalaya miners victims of India’s regional bias?


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He also pointed out that quarrying is a major reason for the mudslides and landslides. But teport report was tagged anti-development too by many who fear that their livelihood and interests will be affected. Kerala rain, floods LIVE updates: Going with the recommendations of the high-level panel that was headed by Mr.

Gadgil said a major difference was that Kasturirangan panel made an ‘unconstitutional statement’ in his report, saying “that the local community in the hills cannot have any say in economic decision making. For example, while no mining would be allowed within ESZ- 1, existing mines could continue in ESZ-2 with a moratorium on new licences.

Kerala floods is man-made calamity: Madhav Gadgil – Kerala Floods News

Kasturi Rangan report was criticized by many as that it provided loopholes for mining, which mdahav allowed would turn detrimental to the environment, in long-term will affect development too. And it is in this background that another committee was appointed to study Gadgil Report, review and suggest measures for implementation.


Western Ghats — Tehelka. Population density of certain states are high.

That is a reduction of 17, sq km in the top priority segment. 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.

Even those who opposed the Gadgil Committee report now want it in place of the Kasturirangan Westrrn report. In some areas, the committee recommended strong restrictions on mining and quarrying, use of land for non forest purposes, construction mashav high rises etc. Madhav Gadgil, expert who headed Western Re;ort report https: Not only by implementing the reports but also floods that they loss his lives.

With the central government deciding to implement the Kasturirangan Committee report on the Western Ghats, there were several protests in Kerala.

Madhav Gadgil flays Kasturirangan Committee report on Western Ghats

Environmentalists want their domain to be predominant while politicians and industry voice diametrically opposite view. In ESZ-3, new mines could come up. Kerala has been facing unusually high rainfall since early August, which has led to statewide floods killing hundreds and causing severe damage.

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