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Goa to seek scrapping of notification on Western Ghats

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 21:51

Goa`s BJP Government will ask the incoming Narendra Modi administration to scrap a notification issued on the basis of a controversial report that identifies a major part of the coastal State as ecologically sensitive area, where commercial activities are to be curbed.

Indian scientists discover 14 new species of `dancing frogs` in Western Ghats

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 21:42

In an exciting find, scientists have discovered as many as 14 new species of dancing frogs from the forests of Western Ghats in southern India.

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 00:31

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.

Now, Parrikar backs mining in Western Ghats

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 18:58

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar wants to "save" the Western Ghats, but not at the cost of mining.

Kasturirangan report not a law, says Janardhan Poojary

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 12:35

The recommendations of the Kasturirangan report on conservation of Western Ghats had not become a law and people need not unnecessarily worry about it, Congress candidate for Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency Janardhan Poojary has said.

Centre exempts 3,000 sq km fragile land in Kerala from ESA

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 22:36

Environment Ministry has decided to exempt over 3,000 sq km environmentally fragile land in Kerala`s Western Ghats region from the category of Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESAs) demarcated by a high-level central government panel.

Environment Ministry clears Kerala demand on Western Ghats

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 21:14

The centre has accepted the Kerala government`s recommendations to keep agricultural land, plantations, and habitations out of the ecologically sensitive areas (ESAs) identified by an expert committee on the conservation of the Western Ghats.

Environment Ministry clears Kerala demand on Western Ghats

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 15:56

The centre has accepted the Kerala government`s recommendations to keep agricultural land, plantations, and habitations out of the ecologically sensitive areas (ESAs) identified by an expert committee on the conservation of the Western Ghats.

Environment ministry accepts Kerala government`s demands

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 00:38

The union environment ministry Tuesday accepted the Kerala government-appointed expert committee`s recommendation.

Centre acceds to Kerala`s plea to keep agricultural land out of ESA

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 23:28

Acceding to Kerala government`s demand, the Centre today decided to keep agricultural land, plantations and habitations out of Ecologically Senstive Areas (ESAs) identified by a committee.

Kerala rules out compromise on Western Ghats report

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 19:14

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

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 18:26

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.