Karnataka says ‘no’ to Kasturirangan report. Muralidhara Khajane. Bengaluru, August 22, IST. Updated: August 22, IST. Share Article. kasturirangan report. 1. BY NITHIN KB; 2. Western Ghats on the fringes of the west coast of India. Extending km. average. Environment ministry accepts this crucial report on Western Ghats prepared by K Kasturirangan-led member high-level working group and.

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This statement has again brought the debate — development vs environment — back into the mainstream. He knows me for last 30 kastyrirangan. As per the Gadgil report, it is km long and 48 to km wide, with an area of 1,29, square km. No one can oppose organic cultivation; use of chemical fertilisers needs to be strictly regulated.

In his letter, Dr. It proposes protecting 90 per cent of the region’s ‘natural landscape’ as ecological sensitive area. Now, according to the Gadgil report, the ESZ-1 areas add up to approximately 77, sq km 60 percent of kastufirangan, sq km.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress. V S Vijayan 2 Jan, Ramanath Rai, had recently urged the Centre against implementing the recommendations of the report noting that, implementation of report will have an impact on villages in 20, sq km of Western Ghats region in Karnataka. Dialogues were still on and the government had asked the state governments to submit their views on the report.

The MoEF recently came kasturlrangan with the order, and according to directions under Section 5 repkrt the Environment Protection Act,bars mining in ecologically fragile areas EFA not to be confused with ESAsetting up of thermal plants and restricts buildings kasturirangann less than 20, sq ft in villages mentioned in the K.

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Ground realities are eeport and the hills are slowly becoming unlivable. So, the mining lobby took advantage of this aspect and misled the people. But the HLWG miserably failed to do justice to these crucial aspects and, instead of addressing the concerns raised by the local residents and peasant movements which could have been done by accepting certain amendments and issuing clarifications, it made several amendments that only diluted the WGEEP recommendations.

People got really worried. Lines and paragraphs break automatically. As Kerala faces its worst floods in several decadesMadhav Gadgil, the author of a landmark report on the conservation of the Western Ghats created said that Kerala Floods are partly man-made.

Archived from the original on Retrieved 1 November This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat People have better living right than animals. August 22, As these need be protected, the MoEF must reject this recommendation. But there are tens of thousands of peasant families, including tribes, possessing agricultural land for decades in the Western Ghats region but they have been denied land documents; many thousand families are prevented from remitting the land tax.

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Dec 31, Thus many sensitive areas e. Sustainability accounting Sustainability measurement Sustainability metrics and indices Sustainability reporting Standards and certification Sustainable yield.

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THE consciousness that preservation of nature and environment is essential for the existence of human life is getting strengthened day by day the world over. Kasturirangan report got the tag as anti-environmental soon after its release.

Nalin Kumar Kateel, Dakshina Kannada MP, had said that if Karnataka did not respond by August 25, which is the deadline fixed by the Centre, then the demarcations recommended by Kasturirangan Committee would be deemed as final.

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Hence the MoEF must take steps to have a detailed survey with the involvement of the local people to identify and demarcate the ESAs. Now there are many leakages and there is a water shortage. Hence the MoEF kasturirabgan that nothing in its order would negatively affect the farmers is factually wrong. And remember that protests often are not due to love towards the environment, but often because of fear of eviction or loss of livelihood.

Window of opportunity for government 24 Aug, Down To Earth on Western Ghats. This was the immediate provocation for the agitation. Also, there are thousands of lease farmers who cultivate and get livelihood from forest land and this clause would be detrimental to them too.

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Notify me of new posts by email. All the rivers are running dry now. Then the matter is taken to the Delhi high court and only when the court passed an order, the ministry released the report!

Later, re;ort central government sought the opinion of the five states in implementing the report. Kasturirangan report of the state. Prohibition will negatively affect agricultural production and the income of peasant families. The people who stays in those areas are directly feared of their livelihood. Meghalaya man held for killing, eating protected monkey species. A study relort the southern region, comprising the states of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu, showed that about 40 percent of the original vegetation cover was lost or land converted to other uses between and