6 May 2013

The much awaited report of the high level working group on Western Ghats

The much awaited crucial report on Western Ghats prepared by K Kasturirangan-led 10-member high-level working group has been submitted to the environment ministry. It proposes protecting 90 per cent of the region's 'natural landscape' as ecological sensitive area.
High Level Working Group presents report on Western Ghats to MoEF; proposes protecting 90 per cent of the region’s ‘natural landscape’ as ecological sensitive area. The Western Ghats is a biological treasure trove that is endangered, and it needs to be “protected and regenerated, indeed celebrated for its enormous wealth of endemic species and natural beauty” – says the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest’s High Level Working Group, whose much awaited report on the Ghats was presented to Ms.Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister of State (IC) for Environment & Forests. The 10- member Working Group is headed by Dr. K Kasturirangan (Member, Planning Commission) and includes environmental experts and other professionals as its members.


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