Western Ghats

Forgotten lessons

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A stone quarry in Malappuram district, a June 2018 photograph. Photo: Shaju John

At a culvert near Cheruthoni town, Idukki district, that was was washed away by the floods in August. Photo: H. Vibhu

The Union Environment Ministry’s recent order diluting the restrictions on activities such as sand quarrying in the ecologically sensitive areas of the Western Ghats is a cause for concern, especially in the context of the floods that devastated Kerala in August.
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