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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They do westen represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress. Retrieved from ” https: Kerala tragedy partly man made: According to environmentalists, the committee’s recommendations were strong enough to protect the sensitive Western Ghat region. Kerala has been facing unusually high rainfall since early August, which has led to statewide floods killing hundreds and causing severe damage.

Mountains of Kerala Mountains of Maharashtra. Since the Uttarakhand flooding, such extreme rainfall gagil have led to one disaster-like situation in India every year. Gadgil also said the Kasturirangan report did not give special attention to the water resources in the Western Ghats. With the central government deciding to implement the Kasturirangan Committee report on the Western Ghats, there were several protests in Kerala.

For example, while no mining would be allowed within ESZ- 1, existing mines could continue in ESZ-2 with a moratorium on new licences.

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Hence, daily flow fluctuations created by peak and offpeak operations of reservoirs in dammed rivers have led to upstream-downstream conflicts in many river basins. Views Read Edit View history. According to Bhargav, the environment ministry has the power to finalise the conmittee notification, so any delay points to a lack of intent and, possibly, to a wariness of the public resistance it continues to face.


However, conservationists had issues with the ghwts in the Kasturirangan report. The Kasturirangan panel, on the other hand, adopted the criteria comittee by the Western Ghats Development Programme of the Planning Commission and identified talukas as its Western Ghats landscape, which worked out to 1,64, sq km.

It broadened the definition of Western Ghats and included a total of 1,64, square km in it. As you all know, the need of the hour is sustainable development. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.

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 man-made.

Gadgil committee had eminent ecologists and their report too reflected oh. The report had recommended that the entire Western Ghats, spread over six states, including Kerala, be declared ecologically sensitive — and had assigned three levels of ecological sensitivity to regions within the Ghats.

Red alert for 13 districts, IAF comes to rescue. Terms Privacy About Us Subscribe. The Western Ghats acts as a huge water tank supplying water to six states. The panel recommended that no new dams with large storage capacities were to be permitted in ESZ 1.

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

The Gadgil report was submitted in o Don’t need RBI’s reserves to meet fiscal deficit: I am surprised that a man of his stature put such statement on his report”, he said. Express Explained Kerala floods. Suggestions and comments were received from a number of others as well. Speakers pointed to threats to the ecosystem from construction, mining, industries, real estate, and hydropower.

Kerala tragedy partly man made: Madhav Gadgil, expert who headed Western Ghats report

The Kasturirangan committee, ghqts submitted its report inseverely watered down the recommendations of the Gadgil panel, effectively suggesting that only a third of the Western Ghats be identified as being ecologically sensitive. 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.


Sadly, reality is yet to catch up. This committee submitted its report in April Read Leading rescue, fishermen who braved Ockhi. The Parambikulam forest in Kerala is a part of the Western Ghats. Why was the Gadgil Committee set up? We vadgil your thoughts and views!

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Considering that the Kasturirangan report was strong on the science as gargil as policy, the government could have spread some awareness about it and its recommendations by commissioning a people-friendly version, Krishnan said.

He prescribed that the existing sanctuaries and ESZ-1 would together cover 60 percent of this landscape. Retrieved 1 November The 25 commttee lowest priority areas would be marked as ESZ-3 to allow all developmental activities with precautions. Western Ghats — Tehelka. There are unjustified human interventions in natural processes which need to be stopped.

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The Kasturirangan report was submitted to the environment ministry in and was quickly met with resistance from politicians as well as members of local communities.

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