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Correct flaws in Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats: Chandy

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 20:18

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Kasturirangan panel report on Western Ghats should be amended, correcting procedural lapses and giving practical exemptions considering ground realities.

All-party meet to discuss Kasturirangan report: Chandy

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 22:21

A report reflecting the concerns of people about the fallout of the implementation of recommendations of the Kasturirgangan committee on the ecology of the Western Ghats shall be submitted to the Centre, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Wednesday.

Kerala shuts down over Western Ghats environment order

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 23:37

The dawn-to-dusk state-wide shutdown Monday, called by the Left opposition to protest an order on implementation of the Kasturirangan panel report on conserving Western Ghats environment, has virtually confined people indoors.

Kerala shuts down, suffers Rs 900 crore loss

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 19:21

A dawn-to-dusk state-wide shutdown Monday, called by the Left opposition to protest an order on implementation of the Kasturirangan panel report on conserving Western Ghats environment, brought Kerala to a grinding halt and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said it cost the state Rs 900 crore.

Kerala shuts down over Western Ghats environment order

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 12:47

The dawn-to-dusk state-wide shutdown Monday, called by the Left to protest an order on implementation of the Kasturirangan panel report on conserving Western Ghats environment, has virtually confined people indoors.

Cong, CPI(M) playing vote bank politics over Western Ghats: BJP

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 18:43

BJP in Kerala came down heavily on the ruling Congress-led UDF and CPI(M)-led opposition LDF for creating panic among people and violence in the name of Gadgil and Kasturirangan panel reports with their "eyes on the vote bank".

Church threatens to protest against Western Ghats` report

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 18:21

Adding to the controversy over the central government`s order based on the Kasturirangan panel`s Western Ghats report, the Kerala Catholic Bishops Conference (KCBC) Saturday also threatened to launch a protest.

No question of implementing Kasturirangan report in haste: Chandy

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 11:49

With the Centre`s decision to implement key suggestions of the Kasturirangan panel on Western Ghats conservation triggering protests in the state, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said there was no question of implementing it in haste.

Western Ghats: Chandy urges protestors to shun violence

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 15:23

Responding to the violence in parts of the Kerala after the central government`s order on the Western Ghats report, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday urged the protesters not to resort to violence.

Prince Charles visits Western Ghats

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 18:22

Britain`s Prince Charles, a strong votary of environmental preservation, visited Western Ghats and showed a keen interest in ongoing efforts to preserve the flora and fauna there.

Gadgil report not mandatory for giving clearance in Western Ghats: NGT

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 18:38

The National Green Tribunal Tuesday said that it is no longer mandatory for the environment ministry to refer to Gadgil panel`s report while deciding applications for clearance for projects in permissible areas of the Western Ghats.

Gadgil opposes ministry decision on Western Ghats

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 21:11

Madhav Gadgil, who headed a committee that authored a study on the Western Ghats, Friday criticised the decision of the union ministry of environment and forests to create "ecologically sensitive areas" in the area.