Western Ghats

Plea in SC against Centre's notification demarcating Western Ghats ESA

Challenging the constitutional validity of the draft notification, the plea also sought directions to the Kerala government to not implement the recommendations of the Gadgil Committee.

published on : 9th November 2020

Plea in SC against Centre's notification demarcating 56,825 sq km in 6 states as Western Ghats ESA

The NGO said that though the Gadgil committee report was theoretically eco-friendly, factors such as population, practicality in displacement and source of livelihood were not considered.

published on : 8th November 2020

‘Dazzling Dharwad’: Tourism Department turns focus on district

The book covers all the tourist attractions and famous sites of the district.

published on : 28th October 2020

NGT directs MoEF to finalise notification of eco-sensitive zone in Western Ghats by Dec 31

Even if lockdown period is to be excluded, there is no justification for continued delay merely because the States have sought exclusion of area from eco sensitive zone.

published on : 1st October 2020

Brew and biodiversity: Over to small coffee farmers

The study reveals that cultivation of all varieties of arabica coffee encourages tree species diversity which is so necessary for sustaining wildlife and its habitats.

published on : 27th September 2020

ATR officials to enumerate Lion Tailed Macaques

Sources in the Forest Department said that the Pollachi Forest Division has four forest ranges -- Valparai, Manampalli, Ulanthy and Pollachi.

published on : 21st September 2020

Forest department scours Western Ghats for drug fields

The official admitted that earlier, intensive drives would be undertaken, but they died down because of a lack of interest and rise in other crimes. But now, with rising cases, it has to be resumed.

published on : 18th September 2020

Towards a carbon neutral Wayanad

 The Western Ghats region of Kerala has been in the news for recurring landslides and floods. What is the way forward?

published on : 26th August 2020

Flood grips 20 mandals in East and West Godavari districts

Taking stock of the Godavari flood situation through a video conference, CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy directed the Collectors of East and West Godavari districts to take up rescue operations.

published on : 18th August 2020

It’s raining misery across Mumbai-Karnataka region

Many rivers on the state’s border with Maharashtra in spate putting lives at risk

published on : 18th August 2020

Kerala paying price for disturbing eco-sensitive zones: Ecologist Madhav Gadgil

Pettimudi was designated region of highest ecological sensitivity by Western Ghats panel

published on : 11th August 2020

Rain fury sweeps Western Ghats, Malnad

Rivers flow at danger mark; Downpour triggers landslides; Roads under water, traffic disrupted  

published on : 7th August 2020

Gram Panchayat members have doubts about Kasturirangan Report: BSY

Apart from infant in Bhadrak, a woman was killed in Mayurbhanj dist  

published on : 22nd May 2020

KPCL applies for geotech studies for Sharavathi project in Western Ghats sanctuary

The survey and drilling project area will be spread over 877.50 hectares of Sharavathi LTM Wildlife Sanctuary.

published on : 25th February 2020

‘Goa’s beaches may vanish if Western Ghats are not protected’

Over the years, the Ghats have been exploited for many commericial activities, says activist

published on : 21st February 2020
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