Peer-review report Appendix 2: Changes in phenology are expected to occur in many species. It also discussed the problems of boundary demarcation in relation to Eastern Ghats, which meet Western Ghats Nilgiri , and the presence of eastern and Western spurs. NDVI has also been used as surrogate for vegetation or forest cover. It is also clear that this hydrological assessment is critical given the changes in rainfall patterns because of climate change.

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Based on the discussions held in the meeting and information presented in Chapter 5, the Committee made the following comments Appendix 1: Yes, Oommen V Wesgern Committee: The financial arrangement should be of the nature of a debt for nature swap. Feport capacity is expected to increase, but its share decreases from the total installed capacity by In the MoEF constituted a committee under the Chairmanship of Dr Pronab Sen the then Advisor in Planning Commission to work kastudirangan parameters for designating an area as ecologically sensitive which require special protection under Environment Protection Act EPA in a way that the processes of designation of such areas is objective, scientific and transparent.

As has been explained above under section 4. The HWLG has not proposed a complete ban on the construction of hydropower projects in the ESA, but its recommended conditions that balance the needs of energy with environment, must be followed.

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The Environment Assessment Committees will only consider proposals for individual projects after cumulative impacts have been studied. It is clear that forest clearance will need careful scrutiny and assessment to ensure that the area under ESA is not decimated or degraded further.

The desire to use the river for generating electricity cannot be at the cost of the value of the river. Alex is the founder of ClearIAS. The future lies in working on green growth strategies that build on the natural endowment to create a vibrant economy. Villages were selected on the basis of the proportion of ESA to the geographic area of the village.


Western Ghats — Tehelka. This is an area of research that can be carried out for several years involving some of the most brilliant minds.

Gadgil Committee

This scenario assumes kadturirangan innovations in energy technologies, which improve energy efficiency and reduce the cost of energy supply. The criteria adopted have also geological connation – northernmost talukas that beyond m in the east the WG springs from Deccan of Gujarat located on Plateau, on an average the mean elevation of WG all along its the south of Tapti river length from north to south is greater than m.

It is really sad. The high-level panel had recommended that the hill tracts with high population densities be kept out of the ESA ambit.

kasturirangan report on western ghats pdf

The reports were inadequate. It is obvious that the wind energy projects should be brought under the purview of environment and forest clearance EC and FC — which is currently not the case. Retrieved 14 March As people turned violent and started protests, Oommen Chandy, the then Chief Minister of Kerala set up an expert committee the chairman has same first name as CM, did you see that; though he made life of UPSC aspirants difficult by appointing another committee, he made things a little easy by selecting a chairman whose first name is same as his, so that UPSC aspirants can remember: This land of ours,has a complete green canopy and is so well blended to nature.


Annexure 8 givers responses received from State Governments and Central Ministries.

kasturirangan report on western ghats pdf

The locals including members of the local bodies and elected representative westetn categorical about specific issues such as translation of WGEEP Report in to local language and extension of time for.

Finally all protected areas and World Heritage sites spatial data provided by the Wildlife Institute of India are treated as Ecologically Sensitive.

Map of peninsular India kaxturirangan the boundary of Western Ghats Region and origin of major rivers, with Tapti river as the northern boundary of Western Ghats.

All the responses were further analysed for issues of concern and categorized under the above two major categories of responses.

Western Ghats, though a biodiversity hotspot, has fragmented forests in its northern parts. Currently, the city also does not pay for the ecological cost of conservation of the forests.

Gadgil Report and Kasturirangan Report on Western Ghats – Clear IAS

Taking this area as the Western Ghats, the Committee imposed it on the administrative maps of talukas and districts of the same scale and thus led to the inclusion of all areas with an elevation of m or above also which were contiguous to the higher altitudes and formed part of the administrative boundaries of the talukas. This is clearly unacceptable to the plantation owners.

Comments Excellent comparison of these reports. It is also clear that railways, while providing an environmentally sound transport option, can have major implications on wildlife, forests and biodiversity.