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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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. August 18, Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments. Emotions, nostalgia run high on eve of Hyderabad High Court bifurcation. He never did”, Gadgil said.

A cloudburst in had brought catastrophic destruction to Uttarakhand, triggering massive landslides and flash floods, and killing close to 6, people.

Gadgil Report and Kasturirangan Report on Western Ghats

Red alert for 13 districts, PM Modi to visit flood-affected areas. Environmentalists want their domain to be predominant while politicians and rpeort voice diametrically opposite view.

However, there was one particular recommendation that was more contentious than the rest. 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. A crucial report on Western Ghats prepared by K.

Even in gadgll Uttarakhand disaster, uncontrolled construction, large hydropower plants and deforestation were assessed to have aided the scale of destruction. 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.


The court ordered that all the reports should be put on websites.

He said giving sanction for a stone quarry was repprt economic decision, but the Kasturirangan panel said that the Gram Panchayat cannot object to it. The 25 percent lowest priority areas would be marked as ESZ-3 to allow all developmental activities with precautions. Whenever we study environment, the evergreen topic of debate is between environment and development.

The reports were neither deport in the public domain nor the opinion of states was asked. The Gaadgil report had pointed out that many reservoirs in the Western Ghats states, especially those in the steep valleys, were silting up prematurely due to massive encroachment and deforestation of catchment areas. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Ground realities are dismal and the hills are slowly becoming unlivable.

The Kerala disaster essentially has been caused by extreme rainfall. How Kerala population density compares with rest comimttee India. In particular, Gadgil pointed to the increasing stone quarrying activity in Kerala, along with largescale construction. Views Read Edit View history. It is the home of many endangered plants and animals. I am surprised that a man of his stature put such statement on his report”, he said. He said the scale of the disaster would have been smaller had the state government and local authorities followed environmental laws.

Read IMD gives hope, situation set to ease as rain intensity falls. The member panel, constituted to examine the Western Ghats ecology expert panel report prepared under the leadership ghxts environmentalist Madhav Gadgil, has also moved away from the suggestions of the Gadgil panel. The Gadgil report was submitted in And remember that protests often are not due to love towards the environment, but often because of fear of eviction or loss of livelihood.


Home Explained Kerala floods: The reports were inadequate. The remaining 15 percent area would become ESZ In another decade or so, Western Ghats are going to be devoid of forests and water and that will deprive the entire population of their livelihood. The lobby told the people that the report was against farmers and they would have to leave the area.

The Parambikulam forest in Kerala is a part of the Western Ghats. This was the immediate provocation for the agitation. The Western Ghats needs high attention in the sustainability aspect of whole India and especially South India. The high-level panel had recommended that the hill tracts with high population densities be kept out of the Gahts ambit. Even if the state governments had begun implementing the recommendations in all seriousness immediately thereafter, it is not clear what activities would have stopped.

Gadgil Report and Kasturirangan Report on Western Ghats – Clear IAS

Repotr rolling hills of this area run parallel to the western coast of the Indian peninsula and span six states: In one of the demonstrations, in Kozhikode district, I think, the stone quarrying mafia organised stone pelting against the demonstrators. Retrieved from ” gadvil But the Kerala government rejected the committee report and did not adopt any of its recommendations. If Gadgil report laid too much importance to the environment, Kasturirangan report was biased towards development.