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22 Nov Kasturirangan Report – a blueprint for political polarization in Kerala? . The state also plans to circulate the HLWG report’s Malayalam version. The Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP), also known as the Gadgil Commission The Kasturirangan report seeks to bring just 37% of the Western Ghats under the Ecologically Sensitive Area (ESA) zones — down from the 64% . 18 Dec The opinion of the people of Kerala will be gathered once the Union government’s notification on the Kasturi Rangan report is received by.

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Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter:. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. 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 member Working Group, headed by Planning Commission member Malaya,am, has environmental experts and other professionals as its members.

Deccan Chronicle Violent responses The incidents of violence and destruction of public property started off with the issuance of directions by the MoEF on the 13 th November under Section 5 of the Environmental Protection Act More and more farmers in malayyalam mountains are selling their land to quarry contractors.

Activists agree with the panel that there were lapses in implementing the legislation. You are commenting using your WordPress. Thursday oasturi September You can further help us by making a donation. Please advise the names of villages in Malappuram district of Kerala affected by Kasturirangan? Thousands of protestors took to streets, mainly from Idukki and Wayanad Districts. At present, to cut trees in private land, permission needs to be sought ni the government under the Kerala Preservation of Trees Act, a legislation enacted in to curb indiscriminate felling of trees.

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It also says that many farmers who have settled in the high ranges are yet to get title deeds and implementation of the kasguri will affect title deeds. Closed shops in Wayanad during the strike.


I mean ecologically sensitive.

Together we build journalism that is independent, credible and fearless. Kannur and Kozhikode districts witnessed widespread violence on the 15 th November. The Gagdil Committee report was criticised for being excessively environment-friendly and not in tune with the ground realities. They allege the committee has sidelined the objective of malayalzm biodiversity of the Western Reporr while protecting encroachments.

HLWG report has categorically stated that no more new townships and settlement areas will be allowed in the Western Ghats.

Kasturirangan Report – Malayalam PDF

Why the hue and cry? Chief Minister Ommen Chandy has decided to convene an all party meeting to seek opinion from the various political units of the state. Roughly 37 per cent of the total area defined as the boundary of the Western Ghats is ecologically sensitive. More kastuti 60 eco-sensitive villages fall in these districts.

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The Government of Kerala has meanwhile taken a guarded stance with respect to the Kasturirangan report instead of totally rejecting it. Retrieved 1 November The distressing state of the Western Ghats calls for stringent protection measures as well.

The concerns and anxieties of the local communities who have made the mountains their home since three generations when a new regulation is being ushered in cannot be ruled out. The committee did not have a mandate to look into the EFL legislation, so the recommendation for repealing the Act seems to have been rxngan for favouring the plantations that illegally keep the EFL land, says he. There is I believe a typo or Un is I believe a typo or data error in your article.

Why there is no compulsory law against this? Most of the notified land under this legislation was originally vested with the government under the Kerala Private Forests Vesting and Assignment Act of They have assured the people no decisions will be taken in haste.

The people living in the plains are being warned that they will have to bear the onslaught when lakhs of evicted farmers from the high ranges will settle in the plains! It also says sand can be mined from dams and reservoirs after holding sand auditing. Email required Address never made public. The Act was formulated for the conservation and management of private land with forest cover contiguous to reserved kastrui, and minimising degradation of forest eco-system and biological diversity.

Together katuri build journalism that is independent, credible and fearless. In Thamarassery, an angry mob gheraoed the district superintendent of police SP and deputy SP and set ablaze a police jeep. The panel has also recommended that the state government should take a decision that permission from the forest department is not needed kzsturi cut trees in private land, not only in the Western Ghats but in other parts of the state too.

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The committee has also recommended conditional permission for quarrying beyond metre from forest boundaries, while the Central Empowered Committee appointed by the Supreme Court has suggested mining should not be done within one kilometre around the protected forests.

Author By this time a large oasturi of population including the ruling party legislators in Kerala openly admit that the Kasturirangan panel report is a watered down version of the Gadgil panel report and is not going to bring in much changes in status quo conservation. The state panel also says the recommendation of the Kasturirangan report to maintain a 10 km buffer zone around the ESA is not practical since the areas are highly populated and declaring buffer zone will affect infrastructure development in these areas.

Bandh in Kerala against Kasturirangan panel report on Western Ghats

The panel points out that the EFL Act has been misused by the forest department and it has given a lot of trouble to small farmers. There is increasing realization that the WGEEP report has mooted a completely new system of governance based on ecological limits and carrying capacity of a region, democratic decentralization and a futuristic perspective of inter-generational equity.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Meanwhile the other states seem not too perturbed by the decision of the MoEF to accept the Kasturirangan Report.

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However, repealing the legislation is not the solution to the problems, says he. According to Kapikad, the Left does not have a strong base among the settled farmers.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. The chief minister had also appealed the Left not to spread unnecessary fears and jn the agitations, saying that the Union minister of state for environment and forests, Jayanthi Natarajan, had assured that the Centre would consider the concerns raised by all the states.