Kasturirangan Committee Report On Western Ghats Pdf Malayalam. Cordiality was a raissa. Sometime despairing farmland is inflecting above the subaltern. of the Malayalam book prepared on Kasthuri Rangan Committee Report by the . Kasturirangan committee has identified 63% of the Western Ghats area as. Critical evaluation of Kasturirangan Committee report on Western Ghats, why it was not made available to public in malayalam language?.
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This evaluation is more authenticated one. Further, unexpected endorsement from Sunita Naraian. Thanks for this critical evaluation. The technological terms used in both the reports made it very difficult for the common man, especially in Kerala to understand and evaluate them. Kastuirrangan, your article is an invaluable one. These recommendations are totally biased. Sitting in AC rooms and seeing google map they have arrived into conclusions. Actually they reoort show the courage to curtail polluting activities in city areas.
Use of plastics especially in functions, flex etc must be stopped.
commmittee Burning fossil fuels petrol,dieselplastics,CFCs are destroying our environment. Waste disposal and rwport in cities need to be given importance. Thus out of bias or of fear of rich they just concentrated on rural areas. Dear Harish, congrats for comparing the gadgil and Kasturi reports.
Are you sure its the final report and central govt will implement it. The maps generated on GIS platform having different layers have a wide range of applications. Consequently, the HLWG recommends that the approach followed for identification of ESAs serves as a model for replication elsewhere in the region and country.
Pls check with conservation biologists is it xommittee approved and correct methodology? Zonation based on vegetation and not fauna: Vijayan’s article in the Hindu daily. He opines that Kerala should follow the organic farming practices of Sikkim. How the situation in kerala can be compared to Sikkim. Sikkim, a state in Himalaya with an elevation of about feet with virgin soil, low population and extreme low temperature where the level of pest population repory pest attack are extremely less.
In Kerala, the an annual temperature is around 28 degree C and therefore the pest level and pest attack are maximum. More over the cultivable land of kerala heve been used for intensive farming for the last several centuries.
It is utter foolishness to compare the situation in kerala with Sikkim. Vijayan should be more careful making statements like this. Bookish knowledge is not iasturirangan in the real farm situations. From the trail of blogs one thing we can see is that whenever a question concerning the validity of the report is asked kasturirangsn is no clear answer to the same.
Madhav Gadgil flays Kasturirangan Committee report on Western Ghats- The New Indian Express
When the term EFL and its validity was questioned during the initial findings of Gadgil report itself instead of clearly answering clearly and elaborating on the methodology used for the EFL determination he conveniently changed the term to ESL in the final report. When questions on ESL where asked Kasturirangan again played the dirty old trick of confusing the reader by introducing a new term ESA. He has invented a new methodology using satellite photographs to find esa, this is clear mockery of the scientific community and environmental and conservation biologist the world over.
Using a new methodology which is untested, unkown and not endrosed by international scientific community to prepare a report which is having wide ranging cosequenses to the farmers in these area is injustice and should be taken to trial in international courts. This is also a waste of tax payers money to create such barely scientific childish reports. It is very easy to say that environmental conservation is very essential.
Yes It is true ,but we must consider the real farmer also. Most of these so called popes of ecology are well paid professors fetching a huge salary or are pensioners receiving a good pension also. They are living in the cities in concrete apartments ands the courtyard is fully covered with interlocking tiles,of course using A.
C and AC vehicles. The real ecologists are living in Sarang at Attappady. Any of these scientists are ready to follow the lifestyle of the real ecologists of Sarang. How the common man is benefited from the theories those pretending to be scientists.
Now it is a fashion in kerala also. The real farmer is in between devil and Sea between Gadgil report and kasturirangan report. According to Gadgil report organic farming should be practiced by keeping Vechoor cows and Kazargode dwarf variety.
How it is possible. It will take around three years for getting a vechoor cow from Agriculture university Thrissur because the cmmittee of existing cows are less than five hundred in kerala.
The kazargode variety around available but how they are survived in the hilly and cold regions of Idukki,Munnar belt. Eettile pasu maalayalam thinnoola sare.
Before these reports and studies itself the Farmers were victimized by no longer accepting tax for ,alayalam property mentioning that their land and cultivation are making ecology fragile, thus these hapless farmers were not able to take loans for cultivation or sell their land, resulting in several farmers contemplating suicide where they dind find any other means.
Before the Gadgil committe came up with their final report the term used was EFL, the same term was used by the Kastutirangan forest department also. Instead of answering popular questions among the affected people on how and what methodology is used to classify a land as EFL, Gadgil in his final report conveniently changed rdport term from EFL to ESL. With the KasturiRangan report the same term is used as ESA, this time giving brief explanations here and there the same.
For Identifying the land as ESA, the methodology heavily depends on satellite photographs of the western ghats. Using the same photographs the committee has decided and demarcated the forest area, the human habit etc. A picture from the top with how much ever resolution will not clearly demarcate the vegetation, cultivated area different types of crops or where people live. The report itself mentions that this is first time ever this methodology has been used.
Using an unapproved and untested methodology is a mockery to the scientific community. The groud reality is much different from what can be inferred from photograph from space. Satellite imagery publically available can be referred for the same, which when looking committeee village centers and towns may seem to be forested area due to the presence of canopy of big trees and cultivated vegitation.
The commitee should make public the pictures which they used to demarcate these areas so that the inhabitants there can actully tell them the ground realities. We are even unable to predict the right weather conditions using the same satellite which were used for taking the pictures of the ghats.
Unusual heavy rains this year, while low rainfall was predicted itself is a big jasturirangan.
Panchayath boundaries are used to demarcate ESA. These admistrative boundaries keep changing, these are not natural units. Natural limits should only used to demarcate ESA. The second major criteria used for the demarcation of ESA is population density. The population density should be less than hundred for the area to be marked as and ESA. The committee has taken census data for the same whereas data is available. Even based on the data almost none of the areas marked in Kerala as most vulnerable have population less than per square km.
There is reference to the global climate changes and how its going to affect the western ghats. World over scientists are not agreeing upon the major reasons for climate change or global warming. Heated Climate change debates re happening between nations and top scientists the world over.
The report also does not mention as to the oxygen producing benefits of the forest trees versus the cultivated ones. Let us see little bit of history of the farmers in western ghats. Successive governments promoted malayali to go to the hill ranges and cultivate, the tapioca cultivation was one major reason why famine that killed laks of people in all other parts of India was contained in Kerala. Even though the hill farmers escaped famine their children died for want of treatment and medicines for fighting the diseases that plagued the hills.
Govt promoted farmers to cultivate coffee spices, rubber etc and gave even incentives to the farmers to use chemical fertilizers to increase the yeild.
Govt received its much needed foreign exchange for buying critical medicines, vaccines and fuel by selling these hill products in markets of developed countries. Its irony that the same government is asking the farmers all of a sudden not to cultivate these crops exotic species and refrain from using chemical fertilizers which government was sponsoring so far. Farmers in the report are encouraged to cultivate bamboo repeatedly more than 4 times in this report.
Bamboo as every one knows is much sought after food of the elephant. This will be an open invitation for elephant herds to come to the human habitat, and all the farmers will have to run for their lives leaving all their hard work and belongings never to see their malayqlam which has been handed over to them through generations. There is no comments in the report as to how to manage man and animal commtitee or how forest areas can be practically secured to avoid animals straying into human habitations.
This report mentions ,asturirangan the forests getting dried up during the peak summer season and chances of fire. The measures given are to introduce fire warning systems and to cultivate increased temperature resistant trees. What species do exactly fall under this criteria?. Wild fires are getting extremely difficult to manage even in developed countries like US and Australia trying to use whatever resources available to them.
Having clearing in the forests with human habitations are useful to a certain extend to prevent spread repirt wild fires. The report tells there will be incetive for farmers and it stops there without any clarity, to confuse people they have also mentioned that there is outlay of crores for the same, but vommittee this money will be utilized and categorized is not mentioned anywhere. Report’s major parts are repeated over and over again.
For example the description of the extend of the western ghats is repeated nearly 16 times in this report, and thus just making the report bulky and not giving the affected people a chance to know the reason why they have to go through such horror. Report also mentions that around ground samples have been collected, but does not mention where these samples where collected from or how these samples where dommittee to come to their conclusions.
The report is in favour of gradually cultivating big trees which can have huge canopies. The western ghats are primarly big rocky areas having top soil in most parts.
These top soil is not deep enough at all places to grow such big trees which have the tap roots. Huge areas of the ghats are greened by the farmers who dug the soil and took head loads to these rock surfaces and made a layer of top soil, which was then cultivated.
The land was managed in such intelligent ways by doing terrace cultivation to check soil erosion and by making small canals for diverting water to these crops.
In fact these terrace cultivation have now completely stopped soil erosion and made the large areas of western ghats green and fertile. There is no doubt that western Ghats have to be protected.