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.

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

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.

Green Tribunal seeks MoEF`s reply on plea on Western Ghats

The WGEEP in its report to MoEF dated August 31, 2011 has designated the entire Western Ghats as an Ecologically Sensitive Area.