26 May PROTECTION OF WESTERN GHATS AND GADGIL REPORT Madhav Gadgil, Submitted to ‘The Ministry of Environment and Forests. Madhav Gadgil), which is formally known as Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP), submitted its report to concerned authorities in August In the. 31 Aug Report of the WGEEP iii. Panel Members. Prof. Madhav Gadgil. Chairman. Shri B.J. Krishnan. Member. Dr. K.N. Ganeshaiah. Member. Dr. V.S.

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Take a free mock test! In some areas, the committee recommended strong restrictions on mining and quarrying, use of land for non forest purposes, construction of high rises etc. Editorial – edit epw.

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Also, there are comments on a lighter note. 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.

The remaining 15 percent area would become ESZ This page was last edited on 30 Septemberat EPW looks forward to your comments. 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.

Gadgil Report and Kasturirangan Report on Western Ghats

The commission submitted the report to the Government of India on 31 August As you all know, the need of the hour is sustainable development. Kerala floods is man-made calamity: A Play in Five Acts. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW. Who bothers to read a page report, that too in English, uh! At least people have lost their lives and over two lakh people are in relief camps. One boy had reprot in that incident.

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Instead of the total area of Western Ghats, only 37 per cent i. And remember that protests often are not due to love towards the environment, but often because of fear of eviction or loss of livelihood. The Gadgil report had pointed out that many reservoirs in the Western Ghats states, especially those in the steep valleys, were silting up prematurely due to massive encroachment and deforestation gqdgil catchment areas.

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Kasturirangan report of the state. He writes on Environment, Clim This was the immediate provocation for the agitation. He knows me for last 30 years.

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Download now Best-selling IAS books: Dr Kasturirangan is an old respected friend. The report was first submitted to the government in Your email address will not be published. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The Kasturirangan committee, which submitted its report inseverely watered down the recommendations repprt the Gadgil panel, effectively suggesting that only a third of the Western Ghats be identified as being ecologically sensitive.