But the Kerala government rejected the committee report and did not Ecologist, Madhav Gadgil had suggested environmental protection in. Gadgil, who headed the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel, said that the recommendations of the Kasturirangan committee contains. The Gadgil Committee submitted a report in that predicted a flood situation in kerala. However, the report was rejected by government.

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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.

ET EnergyWorld A one stop platform that caters to the pulse eeport the pulsating energy. The member Working Group, headed by Planning Commission member Kasturirangan, has environmental experts and other professionals as its members.

Gadgil Report and Kasturirangan Report on Western Ghats – Clear IAS

The erstwhile Digambar Kamat-led government had roped in Gadgil to assess the impact on environment due to mining activity in the coastal state. 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.

Comments Excellent comparison of these reports. Notify me of new posts by email. Speaking to various regional media, Madhav Gadgil has said that irresponsible environmental policy is to be blamed for the recent floods and landslides in Kerala. The ghost of past environment policy returns A total ofpeople have been living in 1, relief camps all through this 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.

Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines. Roughly 37 per cent of the total area defined as the boundary of the Western Ghats is ecologically sensitive.

Madhav Gadgil flays Kasturirangan Committee report on Western Ghats

Western Ghats — Tehelka. Unusually high rainfall since early August in Kerala has led to statewide floods taking several lives and causing severe damage. Natarajan said that the recommendations would be looked into urgently so that action can be taken to address these challenges. So, the mining lobby took advantage of this aspect and misled the people.


Due to these confusions between these two reports provided here are really suffered by people like me who stays in these said ESA. The government is willing to work with the UN and the Red Cross to frame projects to be funded by them.

This was the immediate provocation for the agitation. Gadgil committee had eminent ecologists and their report too reflected that. The Gagdil Committee report was criticised for being excessively environment-friendly and not in tune with the ground realities.

Saudi Aramco’s Rs 3-trillion India project: I am surprised that a man commitee his stature put such statement on his report”, he said. 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 madhwv. 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.

Later, the central government sought the opinion of the five states in implementing the report. 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. They convinced the people against the report in their favour. Anthropization Anti-consumerism Earth Overshoot Day Ecological footprint Ethical Over-consumption Simple living Sustainability advertising Sustainability brand Sustainability reporh myopia Sustainable Systemic change resistance Tragedy of the commons.

Oommen Chandy 30 Jan, Whenever we study environment, the evergreen topic of debate is between environment and development. 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.

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It is tough to achieve a perfect balance. As one of the pioneers in online civil services exam coaching, his notes, strategies, guidance, and mock exams have been helping thousands of candidates clear various stages of UPSC Civil Services exam, every year. Press Trust of India. For example, while no mining would be allowed within ESZ- 1, existing mines could continue in ESZ-2 with commithee moratorium on new licences. Kerala government rejected the committee report.

Union Environment Ministry will take decision on reports prepared by the Gadgil and Kasturirangan panels on the Western Ghat on June madhhav, Javadekar said. Kerala rain, floods LIVE updates: Latest Don’t need RBI’s reserves to meet fiscal deficit: Western Ghats region prone to disaster if conservation is delayed: As you all know, the need of the hour is sustainable development.

Instead of the total area of Western Ghats, only 37 per cent i. August 18, Environmentalists want their domain to be predominant while politicians and industry voice diametrically opposite view.

Chandy is against implementation of the Gadgil panel report as he fears it would hit the livelihood of millions of people living on maddhav hills. 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: TomorrowMakers Let’s get smarter about money.

But the Kerala government rejected the committee report and did not adopt any of its recommendations. Ministry of environment and forests kept the Gadgil report in safe custody for eight months with them.

Following protests by various groups and political parties against its recommendations,the government constituted the Kasturirangan committee to examine the WGEEP report.