Decision on Gadgil, Kasturirangan panels on June 4: Prakash Javadekar

Union Environment Ministry will take decision on reports prepared by the Madhav Gadgil and Kasturirangan panels on the Western Ghat at a meeting in New Delhi on June 4, the new Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said today.

1700 illegal quarries operating in Kerala`s ghats: Ecologist

Amid protests in Kerala over implementation of a controversial report on Western Ghats, eminent ecologist Madhav Gadgil on Sunday alleged that 1700 illegal quarries were operating in the crestline of sensitive areas of the hills in the state.

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.

Gadgil opposes ministry decision on Western Ghats

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.

Kasturirangan report against peoples interests: Gadgil

Kasturirangan Panel report on Western Ghat was not nature-friendly and was against the interests of people, Madhav Gadgil, who headed the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP), claimed today.

Western Ghats report has imperialist mindset: Ecologist

Ecologist Madhav Gadgil has picked holes in former ISRO head K Kasturirangan`s HLWG report on the environmentally sensitive Western Ghats.

Gadgil slams govt on setting up another Western Ghats panel

Madhav Gadgil, who led an ecology expert panel that reviewed the impact of mining and other development activities on Western Ghats, today slammed the Centre`s move to set up another committee to study its recommendations.

Western Ghat ecology panel to submit report

An expert panel constituted to to assess environmental impacts of various projects in ecologically sensitive Western Ghats will submit its interim report to the Centre on June 30.