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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The Kasturirangan panel had submitted its report to the Ministry on April 15, Kerala floods is man-made calamity: Birth control Family planning Control Overpopulation Zero growth. Red alert for 13 districts, PM Modi to visit flood-affected areas. He said that the committee report had recommended to protect the resources with the cooperation of local self governments and people, but those recommendations were rejected.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The Gadgil panel had recommended a blanket approach consisting of guidelines for sector-wise activities, which could be permitted in the ecologically sensitive zones. The commission submitted the report to the Government of India on 31 August Emotions, nostalgia run high on eve of Hyderabad High Court bifurcation.

In some areas, the committee recommended strong restrictions on mining and quarrying, use of land for non forest purposes, construction of high rises etc. It is tough to achieve a perfect balance. Madhav Gadgil The committee, headed by Madhav Gadgil, had suggested thatkilometres of the Western Ghats be classified in three zones as per the requirement of environmental protection in the areas.

Who bothers to read a page report, that too in English, uh! Home India Kerala tragedy partly man made: Western Ghats — Tehelka. People realised they were going to be completely suppressed. Our recommendations would have been accepted in any law-abiding society that believes in good governance.

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Kasturirangan report of the state. He never did”, Gadgil said. Red alert for 13 districts, IAF comes to rescue.

Gadgil Report and Kasturirangan Report on Western Ghats

The Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel report advocates replacing the current pattern of exclusionary development and conservation by an inclusive regime, respecting the existing, but currently sabotaged, constitutional and legal provisions for environmental protection and democratic devolution of the decision-making process.

As people turned gadgkl 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 reporr 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 repogt Kerala has been facing unusually high rainfall since early August, which has led to statewide floods killing hundreds and causing severe damage.

Then the matter is taken to the Delhi high court and only when the court passed an order, the ministry released the report! They convinced the people against the report in their favour.

Gadgil Committee

He knows me for last 30 years. They may take some time to appear. Here’s looking back at all the commotion surrounding statues this year. The same happened with both these reports. Environmentalists want their domain to be predominant while politicians and industry voice diametrically opposite view. Roughly 37 per cent of the total area defined as the boundary of the Western Ghats is ecologically sensitive.

They do westerb represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress. People got really worried. 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. Retrieved from ” https: Yes, Oommen V Oommen Committee: Centre issued an office order in November directing immediate implementation of five proposals in the Kasturirangan report.


Going with the recommendations of the high-level panel that was headed by Mr. But the Kerala government rejected the committee report and did not adopt any of its recommendations. Connect with us Contact Us. The Gagdil Weatern report was criticised for being excessively environment-friendly and not in tune with the ground realities. 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 gadgol government and local authorities followed environmental laws.

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

Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines. 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. Editorial – edit epw.

He said giving sanction for a stone quarry was an economic decision, but the Kasturirangan panel said that the Gram Panchayat cannot object to it. People now fear that due to illegal mining they would get ln indirectly. Women’s Wall in Kerala: People in Kerala, especially Christian organizations, strongly protested the implementation of the report since most of the farmers in the hilly regions are Christians, especially in Wayanad.

This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat As you all know, the need reporg the hour is sustainable development.