As per the parameters set by the ministries, of the coal blocks over , hectares, 49 per cent were declared no-go zone, where mining could be carried out in compliance with the environment and forest laws. The environment ministry re-examined the classification of coal blocks into the two categories. This time, But even after the revised study was appreciated by the committee chaired by B K Chaturvedi, a member of the Planning Commission, the coal ministry proposed that the zone classification should not be implemented. The Chaturvedi committee had recommended that the coal ministry gave alternative coal blocks to those allocated such blocks in the no-go zone. The ministry has suggested that this reserve can be considered for meeting urgent safety and security needs of the country.
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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.
Instead of ghatts total area ghxts Western Ghats, only 37 per cent i. Speaking to various regional media, Madhav Gadgil has rdport that irresponsible environmental policy is to be blamed for the recent floods and landslides in Kerala.
Would implementation of the Gadgil report have lessened the impact of the Kerala floods? It was only this part that the committee said needed to be classified as ecologically sensitive area ESA.
Why Kerala fears repeat of havoc in rainfall. Kerala has been facing unusually ghts rainfall since early August, which has led to statewide floods killing hundreds and causing severe damage. 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.
Kerala rain, floods LIVE updates: Alongside such biodiversity, the ghats also support about 50 million people. In another decade or so, Western Ghats are going to commityee devoid of forests and water and that will deprive the entire population of their livelihood. Retrieved 1 November Anthropocene Earth system governance Ecological modernization Environmental governance Environmentalism Global catastrophic risk Human impact on the environment Planetary boundaries Social sustainability Stewardship Sustainable development.
In Februarythe environment ministry had issued a draft notification accepting certain recommendations of the Kasturirangan report and called on the governments of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu to oversee their implementation. Ground realities are dismal and the hills are slowly becoming unlivable. Madhav Gadgil, expert who headed Western Ghats report https: Population density of certain states are high.
Even those who opposed the Gadgil Committee report now want it in place of the Kasturirangan Committee report. Kerala floods is man-made calamity: Madhav Gadgil Suggestions and comments were received from a number of others as well. And remember that commottee often are not due to love towards the environment, but often because of fear of eviction or loss of livelihood.
Red alert for 13 districts, PM Modi to visit flood-affected areas. The Kerala disaster essentially has been caused by extreme rainfall. The MoEF recently came out with the order, and according to directions under Section 5 of the Environment Protection Act,bars mining in ecologically fragile areas EFA not to be confused with ESAsetting up of thermal plants and restricts buildings to less than 20, sq ft in villages mentioned in the K.
Now, according to the Gadgil report, the ESZ-1 areas add up to approximately 77, sq km 60 percent of 1,29, sq km. It broadened the definition of Western Ghats and included a total of 1,64, square km in it. 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.
The member Working Group, headed by Planning Commission member Kasturirangan, has environmental experts and other professionals as its members. 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.
Kasturirangan report got the tag as anti-environmental soon after its release. 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. Due to these confusions between these two reports provided here are really suffered by people like me who stays in these said ESA. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.
In particular, Gadgil pointed to the increasing stone quarrying activity in Kerala, along with largescale construction. TOP Related Posts.
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