Western Ghats: Importance The Western Ghats is an extensive region spanning over six States, 44 districts and taluks. It is the home of many endangered plants and animals. The Western Ghats acts as a huge water tank supplying water to six states. Now there are many leakages and there is a water shortage. All the rivers are running dry now.
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As development issues take a backseat in the high ranges, both candidates are really sweating it out to convince the masses. On a very hot day, Dean launched his campaign in Peermade from Chappath in an open jeep. People greeted the year-old lawyer at all stoppages and what was worth noticing was the young crowd of supporters.
The pilot vehicle, with a convoy of 10 bikers, has a standard announcement: "Vote for Dean who was born here, grew up here and studied here. At Pullumedu, Dean received a warm reception. The candidate wasted no time and met people at shops and nearby houses. However, his voice lacked the energy of his actions.
He added that the issuance of the new draft on the Kasturirangan report has allayed the fears of the people. After a short speech, he sipped some black tea offered by party workers.
He visited the nearby Sree Durgadevi temple and met the priest Mohanan. As the group headed to Anavilasam, Dean said: "My aim will be to bring more centres of higher education here.
Right now we have only very few. This is a fight for our land and our right to live. While travelling to Koothupara, he said the noon crowd support is a positive factor. He denied that the poll effects of Kasturirangan report is restricted to high range areas. In a way they are also affected by this report too," he said. In Koothupara, he cautioned his supporters about his namesake candidates.
My rivals are resorting to such tricks. Booth-level workers should inform each voter about this," he said.
Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel
As development issues take a backseat in the high ranges, both candidates are really sweating it out to convince the masses. On a very hot day, Dean launched his campaign in Peermade from Chappath in an open jeep. People greeted the year-old lawyer at all stoppages and what was worth noticing was the young crowd of supporters. The pilot vehicle, with a convoy of 10 bikers, has a standard announcement: "Vote for Dean who was born here, grew up here and studied here.
The Gadgil Commission report was criticised for being too environment-friendly. The answer to the question of how to manage and conserve the Ghats will not lie in removing these economic options, but in providing better incentives to move them towards greener and more sustainable practices," the HLWG report says. It had suggested three levels of categorization where regulatory measures for protection would be imposed and had recommended the establishment of the Western Ghats Ecology Authority for management of the Ghats. The member Working Group, headed by Planning Commission member Kasturirangan, has environmental experts and other professionals as its members. Natarajan said that the recommendations would be looked into urgently so that action can be taken to address these challenges. Kasturirangan said, "The message of this report is serious, alarming and urgent.
'The Kasturirangan Report is a disaster for the Western Ghats'
Topics covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats What to study?