Report of the high level working group on Western Ghats (Kasturirangan Western Ghats Report)

Report of the high level working group on Western Ghats (Kasturirangan Western Ghats Report)

Environment ministry accepts this crucial report on Western Ghats prepared by K Kasturirangan-led 10-member high-level working group and decides to declare the Ecologically Sensitive Area (ESA) over 37% of the Western Ghats under the Environment Protection Act, 1986. Download, read this report along with related documents, studies and more... The much awaited crucial report on Western Ghats prepared by K Kasturirangan-led 10-member high-level working group has been submitted to the environment ministry. It proposes protecting 90 per cent of the region's 'natural landscape' as ecological sensitive area.

High Level Working Group presents report on Western Ghats to MoEF; proposes protecting 90 per cent of the region’s ‘natural landscape’ as ecological sensitive area. The Western Ghats is a biological treasure trove that is endangered, and it needs to be “protected and regenerated, indeed celebrated for its enormous wealth of endemic species and natural beauty” – says the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest’s High Level Working Group, whose much awaited report on the Ghats was presented to Ms.Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister of State (IC) for Environment & Forests. The 10- member Working Group is headed by Dr. K Kasturirangan (Member, Planning Commission) and includes environmental experts and other professionals as its members.

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