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  • Title
    Report of the High Level Working Group of MoEF on Western Ghats
    Type
    Report
    Description
    A High Level Working Group to study the preservation of the ecology, environmental integrity and holistic development of the Western Ghats in view of their rich and unique biodiversity had been constituted by the Ministry vide order of even no. dated 17 August 2012. This is the report submitted by the HLWG to the Ministry and is available for public to comment until 20 May 2013.
    Attribution
    MoEF
  • Title
    Report of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel
    Type
    Report
    Description
    In view of the environmental sensitivity and ecological significance of the Western Ghats region and the complex interstate nature of its geography, as well as possible impacts of climate change on this region, the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, constituted, by an order dated 4 March 2010, a Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel. The Panel was asked to perform the following functions: (i) To assess the current status of ecology of the Western Ghats region. (ii) To demarcate areas within the Western Ghats Region which need to be notified as ecologically sensitive and to recommend for notification of such areas as ecologically sensitive zones under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. In doing so, the Panel shall review the existing reports such as the Mohan Ram Committee Report, Hon’ble Supreme Court’s decisions, recommendations of the National Board for Wildlife and consult all concerned State Governments. (iii) To make recommendations for the conservation, protection and rejuvenation of the Western Ghats Region following a comprehensive consultation process involving people and Governments of all the concerned States. (iv) To suggest measures for effective implementation of the notifications issued by the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment and Forests declaring specific areas in the Western Ghats Region as eco-sensitive zones under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. (v) To recommend the modalities for the establishment of Western Ghats Ecology Authority under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 which will be a professional body to manage the ecology of the region and to ensure its sustainable development with the support of all concerned states. (vi) To deal with any other relevant environment and ecological issues pertaining to Western Ghats Region, including those which may be referred to it by the Central Government in the Ministry of Environment and Forests. (vii) The Ministry has subsequently asked the Panel to include in its mandate (a) the entire stretch of Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts, including the coastal region, and to specifically examine the (b) Gundia and (c) Athirappilly Hydroelectric projects. (d) recommendations with regard to the moratorium on new mining licenses in Goa. Organisation of the Report: This report is divided in two Parts, Part I and Part II. Part I is the main report of the WGEEP which deals with all the terms of reference while Part II contains elaborate discussion on current status of ecology of Western Ghats and specific detailed write ups on various sectors such as Land Use and Human Settlements, Water resources, Agriculture (including Horticulture and Plantations), Forestry and Biodiversity, Industry – organized, Mining, Power and Energy, Tourism, Transport and Communication, Education, Science and Technology and Information Management on which the recommendations of the Panel made in the main report were based.
    Attribution
    WGEEP