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Report has permitted uncontrolled quarrying in most parts of ghats

The Kasturirangan report has thrown open the ecologically sensitive areas of Western Ghats to mindless exploitation which would seriously hazard ecology, according to its critics.

The State government will file its views to a notification of the Ministry of Environment and Forests that proposes to declare 37 per cent of the Western Ghats as Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESA).

The notification seeks to ban mining, quarrying, thermal power plants and red-category industries in these zones after public consultations and discussions in the legislature.

The environment ministry has issued directions to six state governments prohibiting development activities, including mining and quarrying, in the 60,000 sq km ecologically sensitive area of Wester

Expert panel convenes meet to formulate State’s response to Kasturirangan report

Legislators representing constituencies falling within the Western Ghats region in Kerala have reiterated their demand to exempt populated zones from the Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESAs) demarcated by the Kasturirangan committee on conservation of the Western Ghats.

Haryana government has told the National Green Tribunal that 539 violations have been recorded in the Aravali region falling within the state.

Green tribunal says MoEFs can consider either of the reports

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday said that it was no longer mandatory for the Environment Ministry to refer to Gadgil panel’s report while deciding applications for clearance for projects in permissible areas of the Western Ghats.

Mumbai: The National Green Tribunal has directed the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) to take into consideration recommendations of the Madhav Gadgil committee and those mentioned in the

The National Green Tribunal has said that it is no longer mandatory for the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to refer to Gadgil panel’s report while deciding applications for clearance for projects in permissible areas of the western ghats.

The Central government in its notification on eco-sensitive zones, also known as buffer zones, around wildlife sanctuaries has asked the state government to prepare zonal master plans in consultati

Draft Notification declaring the area around Thol Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat as Eco-Sensitive Zone.

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