Dharwad-based NGO Jan Sangram Parishat (JSP) has urged the Union and the state governments concerned to accept and implement the report of the Western Ghats Expert Panel submitted to the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests on August 31, 2011.

JSP convenor S R Hiremath said here at the weekend that the report submitted by the panel headed by scientist Madhav Gadgil had come out with concrete steps to preserve and conserve the Western Ghats which was facing the threat of serious ecological imbalance.