Therefore Madav Gadgil panel has recommended not to construct dam on Gundia river. Contro 2: R. Government must stop all existing mines in Zone 1 by Government must stop illegal mining activities immediately. And no Government wants to swallow thanks to powerful mining lobby of South West India with deep pockets and political connections.
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Kerala government rejected the committee report. Extensive quarrying, forest land acquisitions are reasons for the recent calamity.
Kerala has been facing unusually high rainfall since early August, which has led to statewide floods killing hundreds and causing severe damage. At least people have lost their lives and over two lakh people are in relief camps. The committee had suggested that , kilometres of the Western Ghats be classified in three zones as per the requirement of environmental protection in the areas. In some areas, the committee recommended strong restrictions on mining and quarrying, use of land for non forest purposes, construction of high rises etc.
The report was first submitted to the government in But the Kerala government rejected the committee report and did not adopt any of its recommendations. 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. He also called it a "man-made calamity". He said that the committee report had recommended to protect the resources with the cooperation of local self governments and people, but those recommendations were rejected.
He also pointed out that quarrying is a major reason for the mudslides and landslides. Other environmentalists also point fingers at the extensive quarrying, mushrooming of high rises as part of tourism and illegal forest land acquisition by private parties as major reasons for the recent calamity.
With inputs from IANS.
GADGIL COMMITTEE REPORT ON WESTERN GHATS PDF
Western Ghats: Importance The Western Ghats is an extensive region spanning over six States, 44 districts and taluks. It is the home of many endangered plants and animals. The Western Ghats acts as a huge water tank supplying water to six states. Now there are many leakages and there is a water shortage. All the rivers are running dry now. And wherever there is water, it is highly polluted.
[Western Ghats] Gadgil report: Why Controversies, Athirappilly, Gundia Projects: Explained
Kerala government rejected the committee report. Extensive quarrying, forest land acquisitions are reasons for the recent calamity. Kerala has been facing unusually high rainfall since early August, which has led to statewide floods killing hundreds and causing severe damage. At least people have lost their lives and over two lakh people are in relief camps. The committee had suggested that , kilometres of the Western Ghats be classified in three zones as per the requirement of environmental protection in the areas.
Gadgil Report and Kasturirangan Report on Western Ghats
Akisida 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. This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat Western Ghats — Tehelka. As you all know, the need of the hour is sustainable development. The Expert Panel approached the project through a set of tasks such as:. It is commonly rreport the Gadgil panel for its head, Madhav Gadgil, an ecologist who founded the Centre for Ecological Sciences, a research forum at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. Dr Kasturirangan is an old respected friend. The panel was asked to make an assessment of the ecology and biodiversity of the Western Ghats and suggest measures to conserve, protect and rejuvenate the entire range that stretches to over km along the coast, with its footprints in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu.
Kerala floods is man-made calamity: Madhav Gadgil
As Kerala faces its worst floods in several decades, the author of a landmark report on the conservation of the Western Ghats said Sunday that the scale of the disaster would have been smaller had the state government and local authorities followed environmental laws. In its detailed report submitted in , the Gadgil panel had suggested measures for the preservation of the natural environment of the ecologically fragile Western Ghats region. 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. The report met with resistance from the governments of all six stakeholder states. The Kasturirangan committee, which submitted its report in , severely watered down the recommendations of the Gadgil panel, effectively suggesting that only a third of the Western Ghats be identified as being ecologically sensitive. Read IMD gives hope, situation set to ease as rain intensity falls After protracted consultations with the state governments, the Environment Ministry last year notified some 57, sq km of the Western Ghats as an ecologically sensitive area, in which all mining activities, large constructions, thermal power plants, and highly polluting industries were banned. Of the area that was finally notified, only 9,