‘Western Ghats is dotted by unnecessary dams’

BENGALURU: Three years ago when there was fear that a growing glacial lake behind south Lhonak Glacier in Sikkim could touch off glacial outburst floods, it's the Divecha Centre for Climate Change

Kochi: In a bid to boost agriculture sector, finance minister Thomas Isaac has announced projects worth Rs 2,500 crore in the budget with focus on value-added products from rice, rubber and coconut

It will be a platform to engage the Government, political parties and the youth in conservation

Perennial streams were found in regions that have greater than 70% of forest cover, showing the link between ecology and hydrology with land use

Organisers enlighten people on the need for protecting the Ghats

Over 56,000 kilometres of ecologically sensitive areas (ESA) in the Western Ghats could not be earmarked as ‘no-go’ zones due to State governments’ ‘insensitivity’, a parliamentary committee has sa

The ministry prepared its notification after coming under fire from the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for not finalising the ESA in the region.

PUNE: Eminent ecologist-scientist Madhav Gadgil on Monday urged the state government not to suppress the Zoning Atlas report, especially for the Konkan region that is witnessing an industrial boom.

With Karnataka rejecting the draft notification, the Centre had asked the state to form a state-level committee to readdress the issue.

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