Karnataka accepts Kasturirangan report to stop mining, but not quarrying, sand mining

Karnataka said it has accepted the Kasturirangan committee report on the Western Ghats to stop mining but said it would not stop quarrying and sand mining in the ecologically sensitive area.

Kerala rules out compromise on Western Ghats report

With the Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats conservation becoming a poll issue in the state, the Congress-led UDF government today demanded that the state`s suggestions for changes in the report should be accepted by the Centre.

Western Ghats: LDF strike hits normal life in upland districts

A day-long strike called by CPI(M)-led LDF in upland Idukki and Wayanad districts of Kerala against implementation of Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats conservation hit normal life on Saturday.

Two Kerala districts shut down over Kasturirangan report

The hilly districts of Idukki and Wayanad in Kerala are observing a dawn-to-dusk shutdown on Saturday called by the CPI-M led Left Democratic Front to press for the withdrawal of G Kasturirangan committee`s recommendations.

Kerala toughens stand against Kasturirangan report

With apprehensions over the Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats conservation turning into a hot political issue ahead of Lok Sabha polls in Kerala, Congress-led UDF Government will be taking a strong stand against implementation of the report in its present form at the meeting of states concerned in Delhi tomorrow.

Chandy to discuss Kasturirangan report with Moily

Asserting that farmers` rights would be protected, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday said he would leave for Delhi tomorrow to discuss the Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats conservation with Environment Minister Veerappa Moily.

LDF MLAs protest against Western Ghats report

Thirteen MLAs belonging to CPI-M led LDF Opposition in Kerala today staged a sit-in in front of the Assembly complex demanding rejection of the anti-farmer recommendations of the Kasturirangan report on Western Ghat conservation.

Environment Ministry yet to get letter from Goa on Western Ghats report

The Environment Ministry Tuesday said it is yet to receive any letter from the Goa government on the controversial Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats and will "look at it" once it comes.

All-party meet to discuss Kasturirangan report: Chandy

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.

LDF hartal over Western Ghats report hits normal life in Kerala

Normal life was affected across Kerala by the dawn-to-dusk hartal called by LDF today to protest the Centre`s move to implement key recommendations of the Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats conservation.

Church threatens to protest against Western Ghats` report

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.

Don`t panic over order on Kasturirangan report: Chandy

The union government`s order on the G. Kasturirangan committee report on recommendations of the Western Ghats Ecology Experts Panel (WGEEP) was no cause for panic, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Thursday.

Church slams reports on Western Ghats, circular read out during mass

Catholic Church in Kerala has again come out strongly against Madav Gadgil and Kasturirangan report on conservation of Western Ghats, warning of strong resistance to implementation of recommendations.

Western Ghats report: Chandy seeks consensus

Though the opposition LDF is likely to boycott the meet, the Front would later give in writing its view on the issue, which has caused anxiety to the people living in upland districts like Idukki and Wayanad.