MADHAV GADGIL COMMITTEE REPORT PDF

What is the issue? The recent floods of catastrophic dimensions have ravaged the state of Kerala. This has proved the rejection of Gadgil panel report to be a costly error for people and environment. What was the Gadgil Panel on? It is a member panel under the chairmanship of noted ecologist Madhav Gadgil. It was tasked to look into measures to arrest the ecological devastation from human activities in the Western Ghats.

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Kerala government rejected the committee report. Extensive quarrying, forest land acquisitions are reasons for the recent calamity. Kerala has been facing unusually high rainfall since early August, which has led to statewide floods killing hundreds and causing severe damage. At least people have lost their lives and over two lakh people are in relief camps. The committee had suggested that , kilometres of the Western Ghats be classified in three zones as per the requirement of environmental protection in the areas.

In some areas, the committee recommended strong restrictions on mining and quarrying, use of land for non forest purposes, construction of high rises etc. The report was first submitted to the government in But the Kerala government rejected the committee report and did not adopt any of its recommendations.

Speaking to various regional media, Madhav Gadgil has said that irresponsible environmental policy is to be blamed for the recent floods and landslides in Kerala. He also called it a "man-made calamity".

He said that the committee report had recommended to protect the resources with the cooperation of local self governments and people, but those recommendations were rejected. He also pointed out that quarrying is a major reason for the mudslides and landslides. 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.

With inputs from IANS.

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Kerala government rejected the committee report. Extensive quarrying, forest land acquisitions are reasons for the recent calamity. Kerala has been facing unusually high rainfall since early August, which has led to statewide floods killing hundreds and causing severe damage. At least people have lost their lives and over two lakh people are in relief camps. The committee had suggested that , kilometres of the Western Ghats be classified in three zones as per the requirement of environmental protection in the areas.

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