Western Ghats

by Western Ghats Aam Aadmi Project(WGAAP)

www.westernghats.org
WGAAP
Introduction
• Western ghats also known as Sahyadri
• UNESCO World Heritage Site. One
among 8 hottest hotspots of biodiver...
Location

Locating….
Located

• Country – India
• Coordinates:- 10°10′N 77°04′E
• Width - 100 km (62 mi) E–W
• Area - 160,...
Location:- Gujarat, Maharashtra,
Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu
Formed during the break up of
Gondwana before 1500 mil...
Lake and Rivers
• Many big lakes are mainly in Tamil Nadu.
• Pookod lake in Wayanad and Devikulam in
Munnar are the ones f...
Climate
• The climate is humid and tropical in the
lower reaches.
• Temperatures touch the freezing point
during the winte...
Flora and Fauna

• Many species: 5000
species of flowering
plants, 139 mammal
species, 508 bird species
and 179 amphibian
...
Gadgil and his
report……………..
• Madhav Gadgil, an eminent
ecologist.
• He was assigned to prepare a
report on Western Ghats...
What Gadgil says:
• Gadgil report considers the whole
Western Ghats region as ecologically
sensitive area.
• He divides WG...
MAJOR
RECOMMENDATIONS
• Major recommendation is the
establishment of Western Ghats Authority.
• Genetically modified crops...
………….
• Forest land should not be taken for other
uses(Z1)
• Roads and constructions only after study
of environmental con...
………….
• No large scale hydroelectric projects(Z1,
Z2)
• Encourage non conventional energy.

• For more details, visit
www....
KASTURI AND HIS REPORT
• Dr. Kasturi Rangan is the former ISRO
Chairman.
• He is an expert in Nuclear Sciences and
one of ...
KASTURI SPEAKS……
• Different from the terms of
reference, he made a new
report.
• The report divides WG into 2:
Cultural l...
Recommendations
• To ban activities which harm the
environment.
• Mining and Quarrying activities completely
restricted.
•...
FAULTS IN THE REPORTS
 Kastoori Rangan report found
unscientific .
While it has made deep analysis, its
recommendations ...
Gadgil against farmers?????
 Gadgil is actually helpful for farmers
See some of his recommendations:
1. Implement water ...
Are people fool???
• What is the justification of denying
Gadgil report without any reasonable
reason????
• Why is it urge...
The answer is simple…..
Thanks for viewing

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This presentation is a quick glance of Gadgil Commitee and Kasturi Rangan reports of Western Ghats. Prepared by WGAAP under the banner Ahmad and Associates(A&A). Contains the brief sure shot contents of both the reports.

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  1. 1. Western Ghats by Western Ghats Aam Aadmi Project(WGAAP) www.westernghats.org
  2. 2. WGAAP
  3. 3. Introduction • Western ghats also known as Sahyadri • UNESCO World Heritage Site. One among 8 hottest hotspots of biodiversity • Block rain fall to Deccan plateau. • Separates Konkan from Deccan plateau. • Home to thousands of plants and animals.
  4. 4. Location Locating…. Located • Country – India • Coordinates:- 10°10′N 77°04′E • Width - 100 km (62 mi) E–W • Area - 160,000 km2 (62,000 sq mi) • Period - Cenozoic
  5. 5. Location:- Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu Formed during the break up of Gondwana before 1500 million years. Starts near the border of Gujarat and Maharashtra, south of the Tapti river, ending at Kanyakumari, at the southern tip of India. Includes Sahyadri, Nilgiri and Anamalai mountain ranges and also 34 peaks.
  6. 6. Lake and Rivers • Many big lakes are mainly in Tamil Nadu. • Pookod lake in Wayanad and Devikulam in Munnar are the ones from Kerala. • Rivers include Godavari, Krishna and Kaveri,Periyar, Bharathappuzha, Netravati, Sharavathi, Mandovi and Zuari.
  7. 7. Climate • The climate is humid and tropical in the lower reaches. • Temperatures touch the freezing point during the winter months. • During the monsoon season, the heavy, eastward-moving rain-bearing clouds are forced to rise and in the process deposit most of their rain on the windward side.
  8. 8. Flora and Fauna • Many species: 5000 species of flowering plants, 139 mammal species, 508 bird species and 179 amphibian species.
  9. 9. Gadgil and his report…………….. • Madhav Gadgil, an eminent ecologist. • He was assigned to prepare a report on Western Ghats. Head of Western Ghats Ecological Expert Panel(WGEEP). • Commission submitted the report to the Government of India on 31 August 2011.
  10. 10. What Gadgil says: • Gadgil report considers the whole Western Ghats region as ecologically sensitive area. • He divides WG into 3 zones based on ecological sensitivity(ESZ1, ESZ2 , ESZ3).
  11. 11. MAJOR RECOMMENDATIONS • Major recommendation is the establishment of Western Ghats Authority. • Genetically modified crops not allowed. • Ban plastic within 3 years. • No new hill stations. • Public land should not to be used for private purposes • Green building code . • Water resource conservation plans.
  12. 12. …………. • Forest land should not be taken for other uses(Z1) • Roads and constructions only after study of environmental consequences. • Red and orange industries not allowed in Z1 and Z2. • Forest rights act to be strictly followed • Ban chemical fertilizers. • Large scale mining prohibited.
  13. 13. …………. • No large scale hydroelectric projects(Z1, Z2) • Encourage non conventional energy. • For more details, visit www.westernghatsindia.org
  14. 14. KASTURI AND HIS REPORT • Dr. Kasturi Rangan is the former ISRO Chairman. • He is an expert in Nuclear Sciences and one of scientific advisers to the PM of India. • He was assigned to analyse the WGEEP Report and to give guidelines to the govt. and to formulate an implementable action plan.
  15. 15. KASTURI SPEAKS…… • Different from the terms of reference, he made a new report. • The report divides WG into 2: Cultural landscape and Natural landscape.
  16. 16. Recommendations • To ban activities which harm the environment. • Mining and Quarrying activities completely restricted. • No new thermal power plants. • Hydroelectric projects can be initiated obeying terms and conditions. • Industries in red category not allowed. • Building around 20,000km2 can be allowed..!?
  17. 17. FAULTS IN THE REPORTS  Kastoori Rangan report found unscientific . While it has made deep analysis, its recommendations do not match with its analysis. Gadgil report had been criticized that it is against farmers and its recommendations are too extreme and it does not consider human
  18. 18. Gadgil against farmers?????  Gadgil is actually helpful for farmers See some of his recommendations: 1. Implement water resource protection programes at panchayat level. 2. Stop agriculture using chemical fertilizers and gradually convert it to organic farming. 3. Provide incentive payment to farmers who maintain agriculture and cattle farming using primitive varieties of seeds and cattles.
  19. 19. Are people fool??? • What is the justification of denying Gadgil report without any reasonable reason???? • Why is it urgent to implement Kastoori Rangan report when it faces a lot of controversies? • How come a nuclear expert know deeply about environmental issues?
  20. 20. The answer is simple…..
  21. 21. Thanks for viewing A&A Copyright Ameen Ahmad Limited

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