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The western ghats needs high attention in the sustainability aspect of whole india and especially south india. Kerala submits revised recommendations on business standard. Kasturirangan, a pioneer in the field of space research. The commission submitted the report to the government of india on 31 august 2011. There are unjustified human interventions in natural. Oct 26, 2016 there are 6 main controversies surround gadgils report on western ghats. The rainforest of india runs parallel to the arabian sea along with west coast of india and form one of the top ten hottest biodiversity hotspots in the world. Group on western ghats under kasturirangan to examine the gadgil committee report in a. This comes two days after the tribunal had warned of strict action if clarity was not provided on the issue.

Western ghats ecology issues to be based on kasturirangan. Gadgil report and kasturirangan report on western ghats. Principally, the studies on impact of climate change on western ghats have been undertaken on forests and crops grown in the region. Western ghats of india extends between 1156 1252 n and 7522 7611 e pascal and meherhomji 1986 fig. Madhav gadgil panel and kasturirangan panel for protection of. In particular, the level of endemicity for some of the 45,000. Both committees were formed during the time of united progressive alliance upa government. December 10, 2014 in a setback for the kodagu politicians who had started a disinformation campaign against the kasturirangan committee report on conserving the western ghats, a statelevel expert committee which visited kodagu recently to gather opinion on the report, has sought three months time from the. The government today junked the report on western ghats by environmentalist madhav gadgil and said it instead prefers the kasturirangan committee s report. At least 325 globally threatened species occur in the western ghats. The expert panel approached the project through a set of tasks such as. Kasturirangan report on western ghats replaced the propeople and.

It has four major forest types and 23 floristic types as well as the unique high altitude grasslands. Report of expert committee constituted to assess the carrying capacity of ecologically sensitive areas esas in the western ghats region of karnataka two hundred and sixtyeighth report on environmental issues of the nilgiris. Pdf kasturirangan reportwestern ghat conservation bill priju. In may 2014 national democratic alliance nda came to power and stated that it would take the recommendations of the kasturirangan committee over madhav. The western ghats contain exceptional levels of plant and animal diversity and endemicity for a continental area. Vijayan, member of the western ghats ecology expert panel wgeep. A look at some of the main recommendations of the gadgil report, how these were substantially relaxed by a subsequent committee led by space scientist k kasturirangan, and whether implementation of the first report would have made any difference to the kerala crisis. The ministry of environment and forests, government of.

A massive expert panel report on the conservation of the western ghats has caused a political stir in. The kerala government has submitted to the centre its revised recommendations on demarcation of ecologically sensitive areas esas in the western ghats in. Why india must protect the western ghats from getting lost it could become a model for the entire country. The central government on thursday came out with an order on the g. The kasturirangan report seeks to bring just 37% of the western ghats under the ecologically sensitive area esa zones down from the 64% suggested by the gadgil report. This report presents the findings and recommendations of the western ghats ecology expert panel wgeep, set up in 2010 by the then. List of villages in esa of the western ghats 307 polygons did not have an entry in the name field in the survey of india layer. The centre had sought the views of states on the esas for issuing the final notification based on the report of the kasturirangan committee, set. The role of informal protected areas in maintaining.

Kasturirangan committee report on recommendations of the western ghats ecology experts panel wgeep. Report of the western ghats, ecology expert panel pdf. Environment and forests moef comprising of 14 members and. How much does the kasturirangan committee understand about. Vijayan, member of the western ghats ecology expert panel wgeep said recommendations of the kasturirangan report are undemocratic and antienvironmental. Download kasturirangan malayalam report kasturirangan report malayalam pdf part 1 kasturirangan report malayalam pdf part 2. The commission is formally known as western ghats ecology expert panel wgeep.

Article pdf available in tropical ecology 452 december 2004 with 2,344 reads how we measure reads. Jun 25, 2018 the kerala government has submitted to the centre its revised recommendations on demarcation of ecologically sensitive areas esas in the western ghats in the state, chief minister pinarayi. Xiixxiii out of the estimated 164,280 km2 of the westernghats area, the natural landscape constitutes only 41 per cent. Sometime despairing farmland is inflecting above the subaltern. Kasturirangan panel report on western ghats, discuss.

Their positioning makes the western ghats biologically rich and biogeographically unique a veritable treasure house of biodiversity. The kasturirangan report had said 123 villages fall under the esa purview. Kasturirangan committee report on western ghats pdf. The report has steered clear from demanding a strict ecological control over the western ghat complex requiring changes and regulations on agricultural practices the. The western ghats is a biological treasure trove that is endangered, and it needs to be protected and regenerated, indeed celebrated for its enormous wealth of endemic species and natural beauty says the union ministry of environment and forests high level working group, whose much awaited report on the ghats was presented to ms.

In recent times, we have seen two panels under madhav gadgil and kasturirangan for protection of the western ghats. Ministry of environment and forests of india set up in march 2010 an expert panel gadgil commission to find a strategy for conserving these ghats madhav gadgil committee report on the western ghats. Kasturirangan panel report on western ghats, discuss by. The committee will also advise the government on the stand it should take on recommendations given in the report. Read more about western ghats ecology issues to be based on kasturirangan report on business standard. Explore kasturirangan committee profile at times of india for. Kasturirangan committee report on western ghats pdf malayalam. The recommendations report intended to be a starting point in a long and what could be an eventful odyssey to understand the manenvironmental relations through the eyes of western ghats which in the view of its creator can be a gift or a curse depending on how we judge and act was given a goahead by goi but has met with widespread. An allparty meet, convened by kerala chief minister oommen chandy on october 21, has decided to constitute an expert committee to study the kasturirangan committee report on conservation of western ghats. Status and distribution of four species of hornbills from north and central western ghata report barid baran dutta and rengasamy sakthivel zoological survey of india, mblock, new alipore, kolkata700 053 introduction the western ghats is one of the globally recognized hot spots for biodiversity in india mayers, 1990. The controversial kasturirangan committee report on western ghats has snowballed into a political issue in kerala ahead of the lok sabha elections.

Western ghats also known as the great escarpment of india is home to wide ranges of wild animal and bird species. Preface ii iv constituted a western ghats ecology expert panel wgeep. Members of parliament from kerala, along with other mps, protest against the recommendations of the k. Report of the high level working group on western ghats. Apr 24, 20 excerpts from hlwg and wgeep report on western ghats. Report of the western ghats ecology expert panel 2011 madhav. Kerala to form new panel to study kasturirangan report on.

Though the western ghats have shrunk by 25% over the past two decades, the environment. Madhav gadgil the western ghats ecology expert panel by the ministry of environment and forests of the the report embodies. Issues related to monoculture plantations and agriculture page 126175 pdf of report vol. The kerala government has submitted to the centre its revised recommendations on demarcation of ecologically sensitive areas esas in the western ghats in the state, chief minister pinarayi vijayan told the state assembly today. Concerned over the difficulties that implementation of the kasturirangan report on protection of the western ghats would pose to. Dec 06, 2014 farmers strongly oppose the panel report. The panel,headed by dr oommen v oommen,chairman of kerala s biodiversity board,was asked to study the madhav gadgil and kasturirangan reports on western ghats in the wake of widespread protest from the public.

Nov 04, 20 assessment of climate change impacts, and vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, requires a wide range of physical, biological and socio economic models, methods, tools and data. Their positioning makes the western ghats biologically rich and biogeographically unique a. The gadgil panel went by forest types above a certain altitude and defined the western ghats landscape across 1,29,037 sq km. Apr 18, 20 the report has steered clear from demanding a strict ecological control over the western ghat complex requiring changes and regulations on agricultural practices the way gadgil committee report. Gadgil report marked out 60 percent of the western ghats as the highestpriority ecologically sensitive zone esz 1.

Pdf wet evergreen forest types of southern western ghats. Xiixxiii out of the estimated 164,280 km2 of the western ghats area, the natural landscape constitutes only 41 per cent. The committee has submitted a report in this regard. Kasturirangan panel report on western ghats, discuss by arun. The commission submitted the report to the government of india on 31. Environment ministry accepts kasturirangan report on western. Kasturirangan committee report on western ghats pdf download.

The committee proposed a western ghats ecology authority to regulate these activities in the area. The panel,headed by dr oommen v oommen,chairman of kerala s biodiversity board,was asked to study the madhav gadgil and kasturirangan reports on western ghats. Gadgil report and kasturirangan report on western ghats clear ias. Make recommendations for the conservation, protection and rejuvenation of the western ghats region following a comprehensive consultation. Gadgil committee report on western ghats pdf 31 aug panel members.

May 26, 2016 the recommendations of the kasturirangan report are undemocratic and antienvironmental, said v. The report by the kasturirangan panel had said that 37% of the total area of the western ghats is ecologically sensitive, covering about 60,000 sq. Kerala also submitted a report of an expert committee justifying the states stand and based on that, the centre in a draft notification issued in 2014 declared 9993. Gadgils western ghats western ghats landscape across 1,29,037 sq km. The planning commission should create a special western ghats sustainable development fund, as proposed in this report. Nov 15, 20 the central government on thursday came out with an order on the g. Kerala chief minister pinarayi vijayan file photo the kerala government has written to the centre to exclude 886. Wet evergreen forest types of southern western ghats, india. The kasturirangan report had said that 37% of the total area under western ghats is ecologically sensitivecovering about 60,000sq. The western ghats is an evolutionary ecotone illustrating out of africa and out of asia hypotheses on species dispersal and vicariance. The date for the draft notification of the western ghats report will expire on march 4. Why india must protect the western ghats from getting lost.

Govts decision comes two days after the national green tribunal had warned of strict action if clarity was not provided on the issue. The western ghats ecology expert panel wgeep, also known as the gadgil commission after its chairman madhav gadgil, was an environmental research commission appointed by the ministry of environment and forests of india. Vijayaraghavan committee report, honble supreme courts directions, recommendations of the national board for wildlife, and consult all the concerned states. Kasturirangan report on western ghats has made several profarmer recommendations, including the exclusion of inhabited regions and plantations from the purview of ecologically sensitive areas esas. The kasturirangan report is a disaster for the western ghats. Recommendations to save indias western ghats creates. The formal network of protected areas the forest reserve in the region consists of three wildlife sanctuaries and one national park, which stretch continuously along the. Concerned over the difficulties that implementation of the kasturirangan report on protection of the western ghats would pose to kerala, chief minister oommen chandy. Environment ministry accepts kasturirangan report on. Mar 17, 2014 western ghats are home to over 5000 species of flowering plants, 9 mammal species, 508 bird species and 179 amphibian species, many undiscovered species lives. Kasturirangan report on the western ghats, at parliament house in new delhi.

This kasturirangan committee was set up to study the gadgil committee report on the western ghats. Kasturirangan report blogs, comments and archive news on. Green politics and greener pastures oddeven formula. Latest and breaking news on kasturirangan committee. Kasturirangan report latest breaking news, pictures, videos, and special reports from the economic times. Gadgil slams kasturirangan report on western ghats the hindu. Will it be a disaster for the western ghats if the kasturirangan committee. The western ghats 40 the western ghats the western ghats also known as the sahayadaris, is one of the worlds ten hottest biodiversity hotspots. May 28, 2016 madhav gadgil, chairman of the western ghats ecology expert panel, has rolled up his sleeves and slammed the kasturirangan report. December 10, 2014 in a setback for the kodagu politicians who had started a disinformation campaign against the kasturirangan committee report on conserving the western ghats, a statelevel expert committee which visited kodagu recently to gather opinion on the report, has sought three months time from the government to enable the. Jun 25, 2018 the centre had sought the views of states on the esas for issuing the final notification based on the report of the kasturirangan committee, set up to suggest measures to conserve and protect the.

Environmental activists and a section of the political leaders strongly oppose a few of its key recommendations. Explore kasturirangan committee profile at times of india for photos, videos and latest news of kasturirangan. Kerala to approach centre on kasturirangan report india. Western ghats on the fringes of the west coast of india. Jan 03, 2016 down from the 64% suggested by the gadgil report, kasturirangan report sought to bring just 37% of the western ghats under the ecologically sensitive areas esas. About the western ghats the hill ranges of the western ghats, a global biodiversity hotspot, extend along the west coast of india from the river tapti in the north to the southern tip of india. The centre on wednesday told the national green tribunal it would pursue the implementation of the kasturirangan committee report on western ghats, not that of its precursor, the madhav gadgil panel.

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