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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You are commenting using your Facebook account. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The commission submitted the report to the Government of India on 31 August After implementing all these things come to EFL law implementation, then it will be practicable by providing complementary land for the farmers or market malayalwm.

Bandh in Kerala against Kasturirangan panel report on Western Ghats The report bans environment-damaging activities in villages across 12 districts in the state By M Suchitra Last Updated: Press Trust of India.

By this time a large section 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.

ESA under the EPA is the best option available wherein conservation can be ensured without displacing people. Presently, the sand mining and quarrying lobby hold the largest political clout in Kerala with many political leaders and legislators alleged to be having direct share and ownership over the large granite quarries operating in the heart of the Western Ghats districts. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. HLWG report has categorically stated that no more new townships and settlement areas will be allowed in the Western Ghats.

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.

Natarajan said that the recommendations would be looked into urgently so that action can be taken to address these challenges. The Catholic Church is strongly opposing the report, saying it is anti-farmers and, if implemented, it would affect the livelihood of farmers. You are commenting using your WordPress. Why the hue and cry? The courts can decide on the existing cases, suggests the panel.


Why the govt is not concerned with the unlimited use of ground water? This Act allows the Government to vest such a land from the owner and make it part of the Reserve Forest.

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 than 60 eco-sensitive villages fall in these districts. But many in Kerala where the maximum opposition to both the reports came in, think otherwise. The Act was formulated for the conservation and management of private land with forest cover contiguous to reserved forests, and minimising degradation of forest eco-system and biological diversity.

It states that as part of intensifying the protests, rallies and dharnas would be organised under the aegis of the Pashchimaghatta Jana Samrakshana Samithi Western Ghats People Protection Committee on November Adivasi and dalit organisations in Kerala have also strongly opposed the agitations.

Please advise the names of Please advise the names of villages in Malappuram district of Kerala affected by Kasturirangan? This has also affected the lives of adivasis and dalits, who have traditionally been living in the high range areas. Kannur and Mlayalam districts witnessed widespread violence on the 15 th November.

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter:. Baseless rumours are being reportt over how the report will affect repkrt high range population! Anonymous 5 years ago Reply. Events that are unfolding in Kerala hold significance for the entire country. If the Government had taken the pains to interpret the WGEEP report way back in when it was published and undergo the above processes, so much politically kastrui antagonism towards the WGEEP report, the destruction of public property and loss of crores to the public exchequer by an uncalled for bandh could have been avoided [4].

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It also says that many farmers who have settled in the high ranges are yet to get title deeds and implementation of the report will affect title deeds. Subscription If you are an existing Down To Earth subscriber, please log in to download digital archives.

However, repealing the legislation is not the solution to ranban problems, says he. In Kerala, the committee had identified villages across 12 of the 14 districts as eco-sensitive areas. Read 4 Comments Post a Comment.


The state panel points out that a lot of people in the Western Ghats districts expressed their fear that the ESA areas will later be declared as ecologically fragile land under the existing state legislation and will be taken over by the forest department without giving any compensation. Saturday 04 July There is I believe a typo or There is I believe a typo or data error in your article.

If you are not yet a Down To Earth subscriber, please click here to subscribe: New mlayalam and governance mechanism takes malqyalam to sink in jalayalam public mind and the development sectors that are used to work in silos.

Birth control Family planning Control Overpopulation Zero growth. The committee did not have a mandate to look into the EFL legislation, so the recommendation for repealing the Act seems to have been made for favouring the plantations that illegally keep the EFL land, says he.

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There is increasing realization that the WGEEP report has mooted a completely rwngan system of governance based on ecological limits and carrying capacity of a region, democratic decentralization and a futuristic perspective of inter-generational equity. While serving in Palakkad district, he had regained possession of 2, ha of EFL from 32 plantations in Palakkad district between Meanwhile the other states seem not too perturbed by the decision of the MoEF to accept the Kasturirangan Report.

There are disputes regarding the status of the EFL. The report submitted by the expert panel constituted by the Kerala government to review the Kasturirangan panel report on the Western Ghats has led to new controversies.

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The Kerala government had appointed a three-member committee to study the impact of the report. The watered down HLWG report and the OM does not contain any clause which would force the farmers of Idukki and Wayanad districts out of their land as alleged by the agitators.

Would anyone please advise the names of villages in the Wayanad District of Kerala affected by Gadgil report?

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