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.
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.
The book covers all the tourist attractions and famous sites of the district.
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.
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.
Sources in the Forest Department said that the Pollachi Forest Division has four forest ranges -- Valparai, Manampalli, Ulanthy and Pollachi.
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.
The Western Ghats region of Kerala has been in the news for recurring landslides and floods. What is the way forward?
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.
Many rivers on the state’s border with Maharashtra in spate putting lives at risk
Pettimudi was designated region of highest ecological sensitivity by Western Ghats panel
Rivers flow at danger mark; Downpour triggers landslides; Roads under water, traffic disrupted
Apart from infant in Bhadrak, a woman was killed in Mayurbhanj dist
The survey and drilling project area will be spread over 877.50 hectares of Sharavathi LTM Wildlife Sanctuary.
Over the years, the Ghats have been exploited for many commericial activities, says activist