Disquiet in the Ghats

Print edition : September 30, 2016

A patch of Shola forest in the Western Ghats at Nelliyampathi, in Kerala's Palakkad district. Photo: K.K. Mustafah

Madhav Gadgil, chairman of the Western Ghats Ecology Panel. Photo: K.K. NAJEEB

K. Kasturirangan, who headed the High Level Working Group on the Western Ghats. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Oommen V. Oommen, who headed the expert committee that studied how the Kasturirangan Committee’s recommendations could be implemented in Kerala. Photo: S.Mahinsha

With the time frame for stakeholders to submit complaints and suggestions over the declaration of ecologically sensitive areas in the Western Ghats nearing its end, concerns are growing again in Kerala in anticipation of the final notification.

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