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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Gadgil Committee

If Gadgil report laid too much importance to the environment, Kasturirangan report was biased towards development. 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 Kasturirangan report only more or less talks about government controlled forests and how to protect those.

People asked for a copy, but the ministry said it could not be given. The commission submitted the report to the Government of India on 31 August Then the matter is taken to the Delhi high court and only when the court passed an order, the ministry released the report!

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It was not available for public discussion as expected by Gadgil committee members. That is a reduction of 17, sq km in the top priority segment. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments. It was only this part that the committee said needed to be classified as ecologically sensitive area ESA. The Parambikulam forest in Kerala is a part of the Western Ghats. This post is longer than most of our previous articles but read till the end to get your basics right. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment.

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:. Home Explained Kerala floods: In particular, Kerala had objected to the proposed ban on sand mining and quarrying, restrictions on transport infrastructure and wind energy projects, embargos on hydroelectric projects, and inter-basin transfer of river waters, and also the complete ban on new polluting industries.


There are unjustified human interventions in natural processes which need to be stopped. It proposed that this entire area be designated as ecologically sensitive area ESA. The Kerala disaster essentially has been caused by extreme rainfall. Yes, Oommen V Oommen Committee: Gadgil said a major difference was that Kasturirangan panel made an ‘unconstitutional statement’ in his report, saying “that the local community in the hills cannot have any say in economic decision making.

It is tough to achieve a perfect balance. File Photo of the Western Ghats. He never did it. Home India Kerala tragedy partly man made: Sadly, reality is yet to catch up.

Read After 6 days of deluge, help reaches marooned mental health home with patients. 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 of catchment areas.

Later, the central government sought the opinion of the five states in implementing the report. The same happened with both these fommittee. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. This statement has again brought the debate — development vs ghzts — back into the mainstream.

Archived from the original on Population density of certain states are high. August 18, This is provide added coverage to the Western Ghats as a landscape and make legal recourse available in case of infringements. People got really worried. He also pointed out that quarrying is a major reason for the mudslides and landslides. Ob the Western Ghats Keep Conservationists at Loggerheads With Policymakers The landscape needs to be viewed in its entirety — and this is exactly what conservationists working in the region hoped ecological reports on landscape-based conservation efforts in the Western Ghats would bring forth.


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

Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Gallery Australia says ‘Happy ‘ as rest of the world awaits New Year. By and large, they gave no special attention to water resources”, he said. The people who stays in those areas are directly feared of their wewtern.

To the notice of all future committees and commissions! None of the six concerned states agreed with the recommendations of the Gadgil Committee, which submitted its report in August its official public release was cancelled. The Kasturirangan panel, on the other hand, adopted the criteria followed by the Western Ghats Development Programme of the Planning Commission and identified talukas as its Western Ghats committee, which worked out to 1,64, sq km.

Chinnappa, a forest officer who has worked extensively in the Nagarahole National Park and is now the president of Wildlife First, a conservation NGO working to preserve biodiversity in the Western Ghats region.

The reports were reoprt available in the public domain nor the opinion of states was asked. Ministry of environment and forests kept the Gadgil report in safe custody for eight months with them. When he started I thought it is proper scientific courtesy since his work was to take our repor further he would ask.

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.

Retrieved 14 March It is commonly called 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.