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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There are, however, hopeful signs that the report’s message is getting across to the people. With the central government deciding to implement the Kasturirangan Committee report on the Western Ghats, there were several protests in Onn.

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.

He prescribed that the existing sanctuaries and ESZ-1 would together cover 60 percent of this landscape.

Though there are many who treat Kasturirangan report as a more practical report, the truth is that Gadgil report was not anti-farmer.

They attempted to first suppress and then subvert the report. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW. He never did”, Gadgil said. Kerala floods is man-made calamity: 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. Follow the instructions after that. Archived from the original on 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.

Even all species have same living rights like us so please coaprate to conserve our last bit of our breathing land rather than opposing it…….

Gadgil committee had eminent ecologists and their report too reflected that. People now fear that due to illegal mining they would get evicted madhsv.


Also, there are comments on a lighter note. People have better living right than animals. The report met with resistance from the governments of all six stakeholder states. 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. Madhzv of Kerala Mountains of Maharashtra. 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.

Environmentalists want their domain to be predominant while politicians and industry voice diametrically opposite view. As you all know, the need of the hour is sustainable development.

Extensive quarrying, forest land acquisitions are reasons for the recent calamity. Women’s Wall in Kerala: The Western Ghats needs high attention in the sustainability aspect of whole India and especially South India. Birth control Family planning Control Overpopulation Zero growth.

People realised they were going to be completely suppressed.

Kerala floods is man-made calamity: Madhav Gadgil

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. Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. Jet Airways announces flights to Kochi naval base. They may take some time to appear.

Following protests by various groups and political parties against its recommendations,the government constituted the Kasturirangan committee to examine the WGEEP report. Dr Kasturirangan is an old respected friend. He also pointed out that quarrying is a major reason for the mudslides and landslides.

The member Working Group, headed by Planning Commission member Kasturirangan, has environmental experts and other professionals as its members. And remember that protests often are not due to love towards the environment, but often because of fear of eviction or loss of livelihood. Connect with us Contact Us. Gwdgil Excellent comparison of these reports. Then the matter is taken to the Delhi high court and only when the court passed an ghatd, the ministry released the report!


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

The remaining 15 percent area would become ESZ But this report was tagged anti-development too by many who fear that their livelihood and interests will be affected. After protracted consultations with the state governments, the Environment Ministry last year notified some 57, msdhav km of the Western Ghats as an ecologically sensitive area, in which all mining activities, large constructions, thermal power plants, and highly polluting reoort were banned.

Gadgil said when he contacted Kasturirangan, he had claimed certain things in his database it was superior to the WGEEP database.

The Western Ghats acts as a huge water tank supplying water to six states. 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: Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment.

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Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines. Alex is the founder of ClearIAS. I am surprised that a man of his stature put such statement on his report”, he said. In ESZ-3, new mines could come up.

In its detailed report submitted inthe Gadgil panel had suggested measures for the preservation of the natural environment of the ecologically fragile Western Ghats region.