MADHAV GADGIL REPORT ON WESTERN GHATS PDF

The Panel was asked to perform the following functions: To assess the current status of ecology of the Western Ghats region. To demarcate areas which need to be notified as ecologically sensitive and to recommend for notification of such areas as ecologically sensitive zones under the Environment Protection Act, To make recommendations for the conservation, protection and rejuvenation of the Western Ghats Region. To suggest measures for effective implementation for declaring specific areas in the Western Ghats Region as eco-sensitive zones under the Environment Protection Act, These are outside the existing protected areas. Since Western Ghats is spread in six states, treat Western Ghats regions of each state separately.

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Academic career[ edit ] Gadgil was born on 24 May [7] to Pramila and Dhananjay Ramchandra Gadgil , a Cambridge scholar, [8] economist, former director of the Gokhale Institute and the author of the Gadgil formula , [9] in Pune , in the western Indian state of Maharashtra and graduated in biology from Fergusson College of the University of Pune in Initially intending to do research under Mead, Gadgil later changed subjects by hearing lectures of E.

After his retirement from IISc, he went back to Pune in to resume his association with Agharkar Research Institute [10] and holds the Damodar Dharmanand Kosambi chair of the visiting research professor at the University of Goa. He held the chair till His life story has been recorded in a biographical book, Vidnyanyatri — Dr. Madhav Gadgil, written in Marathi by A. One of the major contributions of Gadgil is his effort towards the preservation of ecology of India.

His early researches in the s have helped in the identification of the Nilgiris as the first biosphere reserve in India. His researches have been documented by over scientific articles, [10] published in various journals and magazines. Seshagiri Rao, in Madhav Gadgil, Ramachandra Guha ISBN Madhav Gadgil, P. Seshagiri Rao Nurturing Biodiversity: An Indian Agenda.

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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.

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Gadgil Report and Kasturirangan Report on Western Ghats

Some idea of it may be formed by imagining mountains succeeding mountains, three or four thousand feet high, covered with trees, except in places where the huge, black, barren rocks are so solid as to prevent the hardiest shrub from finding root in their clefts. All over the world, such mountains, endowed as they are with high levels of environmental heterogeneity, are treasure troves of natural diversity. Thus, in the Western Ghats the annual rainfall ranges from as much as mm in the south-western corner of the upper Nilgiris to a mere mm in the Moyar gorge just 30 km to its east. In contrast, the annual rainfall spans a range of no more than mm over hundreds of kilometres across the Deccan plateau.

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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.

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