Karnataka says ‘no’ to Kasturirangan report. Muralidhara Khajane. Bengaluru, August 22, IST. Updated: August 22, IST. Share Article. kasturirangan report. 1. BY NITHIN KB; 2. Western Ghats on the fringes of the west coast of India. Extending km. average. Environment ministry accepts this crucial report on Western Ghats prepared by K Kasturirangan-led member high-level working group and.

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Integrate Learning With Test-Taking! The HLWG did not amend it. He said that Kasturirangan, who headed the member high high-level working group, constituted to examine the WGEEP report, had not shown ‘scientific courtesy’ to ask him about what was done by WGEEP before commencing his panel’s work on its recommendations.

Ministry of environment and forests kept the Gadgil report in safe custody for eight months with them. The State government has told the Centre, two days before the deadline to submit recommendations on demarcation of ecologically-sensitive areas ESAsthat it disagrees with the K.

And wherever there is water, it is highly polluted. It indicates a lack of earnestness in the entire affair. Kasturirabgan, according to the Gadgil kastirirangan, the ESZ-1 areas add up to approximately 77, sq km 60 percent of 1,29, sq km. This article is closed for kasturiarngan. Wild elephants have killed 68 human beings in the last 20 years in a single panchayat, namely Thirunelly in Wayanad district of Kerala.

Thus no basic developmental activities including construction of schools, hospitals, government offices, libraries or even cattle sheds would be permitted in the eco-sensitive areas and other areas up to 10 km distance. But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments.

The Kasturirangan panel had submitted its report to the Ministry on April 15, The six states that share the range are trying their level best to bring down the kasturirahgan under the proposed ESAs in the Western Ghat ranges. I am surprised that a man of his stature put such statement on his report”, he said.


ByIndia’s water demand to be twice the available supply indicating severe water scarcity: Western Ghats ecology expert panel report, The MoEF recently came out with the order, and according to directions under Section 5 of the Environment Protection Act,bars mining in ecologically fragile kasturiranga EFA not kasturirwngan be confused with ESAsetting up of thermal plants and restricts buildings to less than 20, sq ft in villages mentioned in the K.

Web page addresses and aksturirangan addresses turn into links automatically. Western Ghats get World Heritage site tag.


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However, this time the MoEF considered the criticism of inclination towards mechanical environmentalism, negating human interests, and asked the HLWG to study the sustainability of equitable economic and social growth in the region, preservation of the precious biodiversity and ensuring the rights, needs and developmental aspirations of local and indigenous people, tribes, forest dwellers and other most disadvantaged sections of the local communities while balancing equitable economic and social growth with sustainable development and environmental integrity.

The HLWG did not consider the fact that coffee, tea, rubber etc are exotics and amend the said clause. The WGEEP report recommends phasing out of the use of chemical fertilisers, pesticides and weedicides within a certain period. As these need be protected, the MoEF must reject this recommendation.

Gadgil Report and Kasturirangan Report on Western Ghats – Clear IAS

This is a matter of serious concern for tens of thousands of plantation workers. But the action plan submitted by HLWG has no specific recommendations for allocation of a special fund for promoting organic cultivation and for extending subsidy to agriculture, except the fund for forest and environment conservation.

Withdraw the Draconian Measures: Muralidhara Khajane Bengaluru, August 22, He knows me for last 30 years. THE consciousness that preservation of nature and environment is essential for the existence of human life is getting strengthened day by day the world over.


The teakwood plantations create hostile environment to both flora and fauna, make forests arid, prevent the undergrowth and lead to desertification; they are thus the major reason thrusting wild animals to human habitats in search of food and kasturirantan water.

Dr Kasturirangan is an old respected friend. Conservation Crisis Efficiency Footprint Reclaimed. The Western Ghats acts as rwport huge water tank supplying water to six states.

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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. Aerial surveys have mistakenly marked plantation areas as forests.

Views Read Edit View history. Instead of the total area of Western Ghats, only 37 per cent i.

The HLWG report made no amendment to this clause. The Western Ghats needs high attention in the sustainability aspect of whole India and especially South India.

Interacting with the audience after delivering a speech on ‘sustainable rebuilding of Kerala’ at a function organised by the Indian Association of Lawyers here, he said there were differences between the two reports on the Western Ghats. Gadgil and Kasturi should consider these facts.

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They convinced the people against the report in their favour. Now there are many leakages and there is a water shortage. Thus while constituting the WGEEP, the Congress high command and the Manmohan Singh government lacked the scientific vision that protection of environment would kastruirangan ensured by protecting the livelihood of the local people.