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Western Ghats

The Western Ghats, Western Ghauts or the Sahyādri constitute a mountain range along the western side of India.

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Interspecific associations of primates in the Western Ghats: A case study of the lion-tailed macaque
Nine beautiful new frogs found in India's Western Ghats
From the archives: Breathtaking view of the Western Ghats
Soak yourself in the beauty of Western Ghats
Soak yourself in the beauty of Western Ghats.
Not all those who wander are lost! Starting Mountain biking trip western ghats. Living a dream! — feeling crazy
Protect western ghats in coastal India.other wise the whole South India will face severe drought in a few years.
India day 5: Trekking the tea plantations of Munnar, giving us the perfect POV of the Western Ghats, @ 2695m
With waterfalls this gorgeous, who can escape the charm of Western Ghats?. Also, one 9"x11" Wall…
Illegal miners have field day in Western Ghats, via
Western Ghats are really beautiful. At Karjat for the weekend. :)
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Eco-sensitive zones to sink by 60% of Western Ghats?: Five states located along the Western Ghat... Gujarat Times
.Gadgil report must be implemented, otherwise Western Ghats to loose 60% of protected areas
First love: Himalayas. Second love: Western Ghats. No two ways about it!. Do you have an absolute…
The Western Ghats are home to thousands of animal species including at least 325 globally…
The scenic beauty of the Western Ghats is unparalleled.
The Biligirirangan Hills lies at the confluence of the Western and Eastern Ghats. WAPCO region…
The northern portion of the narrow coastal plain between the and the
The extend from the Satpura Range in the north, go south past through…
Infinity pool in the middle of Chorla ghats - on edge of western ghats in Goa https:…
Conquering the tallest peak of Western Ghats! .
Deep in the Western Ghats, nature has a surprise in store for scientists - Bangalore Mirror
Fresh draft notification on Western Ghats - Business Standard
Join rainforest camp in Agumbe for King Cobra in day & Slender Loris at night.
Kerala govt has given permission to start mining in western ghat region!Wonder what happened to Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats?
Imagine most of the Western Ghats destroyed. Gadgil says this is the apocalypse via
It appears our fears are very close to reality. "Activists denounce Western Ghats" decision
wonder if any more information has been shared about this: ‘Cut Western Ghats eco zone to 1/3rd of area in draft’
Western Ghats remains a trekker's paradise all year long! in
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1A I would like to take it to Western Ghats of Maharashtra.A Journey to Discover the Real Me
New species of tree frog named as Ghatixalus ... .
New species of tree frog named Ghatixalus magnus discovered in Western Ghats: Researchers have discovered a ne...
These kids (4th Std) from a remote village in the western ghats were just amazing (Couple of them are still in 2nd Standard!). This perform…
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Tamirabharani swells after rains near Western Ghats
A trip not to be missed. Visit the unexplored corners of and experience life.
The flora of Wayanad are characteristic of the Western Ghats, this sounds amazing to visit for sure
The Lion-tailed Macaque (Macaca silenus) is an Old World monkey that lives only in the Western Ghats
birds seen around western ghats and around Natures nest
Register for the Western Ghats trail and seek calm and unwind in mother nature’s lap.
Fall in love with picturesque view from the second highest peak of the Western Ghats at Suryanelli Messapulimala
depends on the area! Up North, definitely summer. In the western ghats, monsoon or early winter is perfect!
A beautiful, large, new species of Ghatixalus from southern Western Ghats, India. Ghatixalus magnus lives in...
Karnataka Government starts yettinahole river diversion. Smothers western ghats. Plans to sell it to developers.   10% Off
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Cu Spider of Western Ghats CU black and yellow spider in web, Western Ghats, India
A novel third species of the Western Ghats endemic genus Ghatixalus (Anura: Rhacophoridae), with ...
Today, More T showers for W-coast India all along eastern and western slopes W-ghats and some into interior zones
Like to shoot scenery of POWERFUL forts in the lap of western ghats known as SAHYADRI valley with the SHARP eyes of
Malshej Ghat, located in the Western Ghats range in the Pune district of Incredible India
Times Passion Trails has just launched a new Western Ghats Trekking trail, to Know More, visit
Splendid beach hotel in North Goa: Goa, sandwiched snugly between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats on the...
OOPs, I thought Pune and Mum are on 2 diff sides of Western ghats and 1 is leeward while the other is Windward
Wayanad the heaven of Kerala - Nestled inside the western ghats, there lays an ever beautiful destination...
was last month. Western ghats. Ah, feels like so long ago.
New post (Western ghats need to be protected: National Green Tribunal) has been published on
Planing to cycling in Western Ghats which is the life of Indian monsoon and Biodiversity.
Here is the list of top five trekking spots in western Ghats around Chikmagalur district of Karnataka in south...
New post (National Green Tribunal to pronounce its verdict on Western Ghats issue todayAsianet News Hour) has...
Principal territory of Cholas was south & along the course of Kaveri river. From western ghats thru Karnataka till its del…
Craving for a piece of Western Ghats!!
Abbey Falls is in Kodagu, in the Western Ghats in Karnataka, India: via
Mistic Mornings !! Mist engulfing the western ghats early morning from the kodachadri peak of Karnataka state of In…
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please may I print your photos for pupils to make climate change prayer cards? They will research the Western Ghats too!
village doorways in the Western Ghats India
Muniyara, Megalithic relics at Marayoor occupies a vast area on the slopes of the Western Ghats in Idukki district. http…
Going through a tunnel in the Western Ghats
It rains continuously in Meghalaya, Western Ghats. Perhaps city people need to learn how to live with Nature.
you love western Ghats but staying in videsh ...
Range of Western Ghats view from the birth place of river cauvery..
Lush green paddy feilds surrounded by Western Ghats
Malampuzha, a little township on the foothills of the Western Ghats takes its name from the River…
Satellite images show destruction of eco sensitive Western Ghats in India continues unabated
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Nangar Tas Waterfall, in the lap of Western Ghats
Western Ghats then and now. It's a shame.
Two hills in the western ghats. Good logo choice.
My answer to Which is the most unknown trekking valley in Western Ghats?
A breathtaking journey to the source of river Kali through evergreen forests of Western Ghats!
.Sir , Please give a time frame for implementing Gadgil rpt on Western Ghats!
Good. So now I want to know what is your stand on Gadgil report on Western Ghats? When will you implement it?
Pre-dravidian tribe of Kerala "A Journey to the Land of Kanikkars",wilds of the western ghats of Kerala
One quiet morning in the Western Ghats.
is a hill station on the Western Ghats, a range of mountains situated
The lifeline of south Western Ghats,needs saving ht…
We absolutely admire people who take up such initiatives! Clean-up crew goes in Western Ghats | Business Line http:…
No, friends, this is neither SHimla nor Mussorie nor our own Western Ghats, but Satpura in Central India!
The Western Ghats are a beautiful mountains that run almost parallel with the western coast of the
Snails in the brightest hues are found only in the Western Ghats and need protection .
MLC proposes an alternative: The impending disaster of implementing the Yettinahole project along the Western Ghats…
Gorge on an array of tasty and healthy cuisines at our restaurant, amidst the scintillating views of the Western Ghats!
Wild.. Wild.. Western Ghats . BEEHIVES in the making inside the deep jungles
How will Modi allow their funding masters to make a loss? They will rather destroy western ghats to sustain bubble.
. Conquering the tallest peak of Western Ghats!
Touring Sakleshpur - Enjoying the Peace and Self-possessed of the Western Ghats...Nzae
Here's an interesting fact about the King Cobra found in the Western Ghats of India.
Thanks for the eye opener. Shrinking Bats diversity in the western ghats.
Find out how the sale of mushrooms is hurting the of the Western Ghats
We were greeted with splendid views during our day to peak in the western ghats of
Orchid Dendrobium Herbaceum: Orchid Dendrobium Herbaceum is endemic to Western Ghats and is often referred to ...
Because 'development' can upset the balance of one of the most biodiverse places on earth.
A new species of Cinnamomum (Lauraceae) from Nilgiris, southern Western Ghats, India.
Why bats in the Western Ghats prefer coffee over tea plantations In …
Given a choice, bats in the Western Ghats prefer plantations that grow coffee, not tea
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Supreme Court panel says no to mega rail link through Western Ghats
Australia saved Great Barrier Reef but who will save Okhla bird sanctuary and Western Ghats from Modi govt's disastrous environment policy?
Which among the following is regarded as a continuation of the Western Ghats?. a) Nilgiri Hills. b) Cardamom Hills...
Development threatens shortwings in the Shola of the Western Ghats,
Duncan Mascarenhas' Maruti Suzuki Swift on the way to the Western Ghats.
Environment Ministry gives June 15 deadline to states to mark eco-sensitive area in Western Ghats (1/2)
Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary is the northernmost wildlife sanctuary of Kerala, southwest India. located on the western slope of Western Ghats
The biodiversity in the Western Ghats is under extraordinary pressure
Kerala is a small state that lies in the south western part of India. This South Indian state abounds in natural beauty. To its west is the Arabian Sea, and to the east is the Western Ghats mountain range, that separates the state of Tamil Nadu from Kerala. Kerala can be accessed by air; the state has three major international airports. The state can easily be accessible by railway networks and road transport. Here is a video guide from Kerala Tourism for travellers on how to reach Kerala.
Sunset at its best in Western Ghats from Table Top at Panchgani
9 new frog species discovered in India's Western Ghats
Village walk and exclusive Bird watching in western ghats. Dear all we introduce a Village walk and exclusive 1.Bird watching in western ghats. We offer bird watching in valleys and wet lands. 2.A day with a farmer In this package you can experience all the activities in the village with the farmers. Package will inclusive of breakfast, lunch(ethnic kerala food from organic farms), and evening snacks arranged by the village people.The local interaction with the local people ,cooking class for kerala snacks. Feel the real life of wayanad with wayanad naturalists and Sijo Manuel Wayanad.
"Kalakad: 3 years in rainforest" a commemoration on time spent in southern tip of indias western ghats
Last two Kurinji flowers in the western ghats. We get to see these beauties only 12yrs later.
Being in NYC, I don't have trek through the jungles of the Western Ghats or venture down the Ganges river to find...
as small as your thumbnail found by grantee in the Western Ghats,
Check it out! 9 new species of frogs discovered in India!
Nine new species of which amphibians were discovered in the Western Ghats by scientists from the Indian Institute...
Nine new frog species found in Western Ghats
# Karnataka government should see to it that it protects the Western ghats . As the region is key to rainfall patterns!
Kasturirangan report: plea for fresh exercise to elicit public opinion: ‘Most people in Western Ghats…
Ask to intervene to stop the destruction of Western Ghats.
Flanked by the Eastern & Western Ghats, is in the middle of Peninsular India.
Yep in the Anamalai Tiger Reserve in the southern Western Ghats. Crazy powerful and it bit me - but what a stunner.
Frogs as small as a thumbnail found in the Western Ghats - CEPF-funded Grant to IISc
Nine tiny, beautiful new frogs found in India's Western Ghats
9 new species of bush frog have been found in India's Western Ghats. Some as tiny as a thumbnail.
Treasure trove of new frogs found in the Western Ghats of India!
Discovery! 9 species of bush found in Western Ghats, India,
Amazing! 9 beautiful new found in India's Western Ghats ~ via
Watch new films about participatory research and fruit trees in Western Ghats, India
News: Two films on participatory research and fruit trees in the Western Ghats 
Nine tiny new frogs add to Western Ghats inventory:
Watch two new films by about participatory research and native fruit in the Western Ghats
wow. Well said buddy. I would settle for shimla or even western ghats if it's in karnataka. :')
Nine species of bush frogs discovered in Western Ghats:. Nine new species of bush frogs were discovered in the Wester…
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INSubcontinent: New draft policy to save Western Ghats: INSubco...
Western Ghats is home to many species of frog, including 14 dancing frogs - covered in a Zootaxa
New draft policy to save Western Ghats:
Indian scientists discover 9 new species of `thumbnail size frogs` in Western Ghats. Read the Full Article:
Check out these gorgeous bush frogs, newly discovered in the Western Ghats in India
In the plains, dried ones are available, it is used instead of tamarind around Western Ghats and the Coast.
Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary :. * Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area in the Western Ghats, in Khanapur...
Hit the roads of Western Ghats with for a view of various types of forests, grasslands and hills on the
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A sea plane service connecting Mumbai to tourist destinations in the Western Ghats, an alternative for Mumbai-Pune expressway
FLORALMARVELS: Habenaria longicorniculata (Orchidaceae) commonly known as the Long-Tailed Orchid is a terrestrial orchid occurring on the grassy slopes of of the Western Ghats. The peculiar looking flowers are borne on long scapes and are fragrant.This orchid is propagated by tubers.The tubers are used as folk remedy and are also eaten by local tribes. Sighting:The Giris,Chikmagalur,Karnataka about 1800 msl. Date:21-09-2014. When two friends understand each other totally, the words are soft and strong like an orchid's perfume."Martin Luther King Jr.
Western Ghats. Older than the Himalaya mountains, Western Ghats runs along the entire west coast of India. The...
Malin is a tiny village in the midst of Western Ghats in Ambegaon taluk in Pune district. Heavy rainfall during the last days of July led to a massive landslide that brought down the entire hillock...
Good piece, although I can't believe they put a picture of 2 frogs at it - 7 vulnerable species at Western Ghats.
Several endangered species could be threatened in the Western Ghats.
The debate over the highly biodiverse India's Western Ghats heats up. No easy solution in sight.
I spent the morning bird watching in the Western Ghats, an area full of endemic species you can only…
SAVE THE WESTERN GHATS! Dams, mines and power stations-- three things that are being considered by the new Govt!
Bio-diversity threat at the Western Ghats via
Must-read -Opening the Western Ghats up for a free-for-all jamboree will have consequences - Hindustan Times
Sirimane Falls: Sirimane Falls is one among the many waterfalls of the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Sirimane Fa...
Today while trekking around the Western Ghats we came across a camp of a local tribe called the…
By virtue of its varied geography and long history, Karnataka hosts numerous spots of interest for tourists. There is an array of ancient sculptured temples, modern cities, scenic hill ranges, unexplored forests and endless beaches. Karnataka has been ranked as the fourth most popular destination for tourism among the states of India.[133] Karnataka has the second highest number of nationally protected monuments in India, second only to Uttar Pradesh,[134] in addition to 752 monuments protected by the State Directorate of Archaeology and Museums. Another 25,000 monuments are yet to receive protection.[135][136] 7-storey domed building with 4 domed corner towers Gol Gumbaz at Bijapur, has the second largest pre-modern dome in the world after the Byzantine Hagia Sophia. The districts of the Western Ghats and the southern districts of the state have popular eco-tourism locations including Kudremukh, Madikeri and Agumbe. Karnataka has 25 wildlife sanctuaries and five national parks. Popular among them are Ban ...
Here's some journalism: on the seven Western Ghats creatures that could soon be finished. via
NDA govt's new initiatives will destroy the Western Ghats
Dams, mines and power stations-- three things that may be a part of the
Seven animal species that could soon disappear from the Western Ghats.
To be read alongside on the endorsement of the decimation of the
Today's Beautiful, Misty, Rainy Morning to all from majestic Western Ghats galory district of Wayanad, Kerala.
'The Kasturirangan panel report on undemocratic' - Madhav Gadgil | Environment loses to 'development'
Cant prevent rains but yes damage can be contained if we do not over exploit banks of mountain rivers. Alarm bells for Western Ghats
What are they doing with western ghats in India again? As I said, the world bank gave carbon credit for coffee farms
There is nothing more beautiful than a trek in the western ghats in the monsoons. At Shilim peak a few days ago..
I'm an hunter. Now I'm just walking in the western ghats and searching dear for hunt.
A 255-km trekking trail along Western Ghats is in the works. If executed well, its a step in the right direction!
Western Ghats are magical in the monsoons.
White-bellied blue flycatcher - Male, is endemic to the Western Ghats (including the Nilgiris) of southwest India.
"'The Kasturirangan panel report on is undemocratic' - Madhav Gadgil |
Just back from the Western Ghats - cant imagine we will loose this and our relationship with nature
MAKING WAY FOR TIGERS IN SATPURA B.K. Singh, Deccan Herald, July 22, 2014 The Satpura Tiger Reserve is an important habitat of the Central Indian Highlands ecosystem. It is a unique area of rich biodiversity. On the Pachmarhi Plateau, Sal forests exist on Gondwana sandstones, whereas on lower plains, teak forests grow on basaltic traps. Species common to the Western Ghats and the Himalayas, along with endemic or endangered flora are found. The Reserve comprises Bori sanctuary, Denwa sanctuary and Satpura National Park, making the total protected area about 1,510 sq km. The entire landscape is vital for the survival of tigers, as it forms the largest tiger habitat in the world, covering an area of 10,000 sq km, spread over Chhindwara, Hoshangabad, Betul, Harda, Khandwa and Melghat. The area is important from an archaeological and evolutionary point of view. There are 50 rock shelters with beautiful paintings, which are 1,500 to 10,000 years old. The Reserve has corridor linkages with the Pench Tiger Reserv ...
A new species of mayfly was discovered in the southern Western Ghats of India belonging to the genus Labiobaetics.
SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA, SHRI PRANAB MUKHERJEE AT THE FIRST CONVOCATION CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF KERALA Kasaragod, Kerala: 18-07-2014 1. It is a happy occasion for me to be here today to attend the First Convocation of the Central University of Kerala. I am also delighted to visit Kasaragod, located in the Malabar region, which holds great socio-historical significance. It was an important centre of commerce during the medieval times, frequented by Arab and European traders. During India’s struggle for independence, this region produced prominent freedom fighters like Pazhassi Raja, Kelappaji – known as ‘Kerala Gandhi’ – and K.P. Keshava Menon. 2. Despite its glorious past, this region over the years has lagged behind the rest in terms of development. To restore its rightful place as a centre of growth befitting its legacy, one of the important initiatives was to establish this Central University in 2009. Flanked by the Western Ghats on one side and the magnificent Malabar Coast on the oth ...
Kochi – A lovely seaside city is flanked by the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. A...
The Muduvans are tribespeople who live in the dense evergreen forests of the High Ranges in the southern Western Ghats (Anamalais), along the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. One of the most fascinating traditions of the Muduvans are their dormitory system (unmarried boys and girls above the age of ten do not live with their parents, but in separate dormitories) and their weddings (the bride and her women friends hide in the forest and the groom and his party have to find them to initiate the ceremony). Their songs (which include lullabies, love songs and others to mark occasions and festivals) are beautifully musical.
Kerala, God's Own Country With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700 m in the east and networked by 44 rivers, Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. An equable climate. A long shoreline with serene beaches. Tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters. Lush hill stations and exotic wildlife. Waterfalls. Sprawling plantations and paddy fields. Ayurvedic health holidays. Enchanting art forms. Magical festivals. Historic and cultural monuments. An exotic cuisine... All of which offer you a unique experience. And what's more, each of these charming destinations is only a two hour drive from the other - a singular advantage no other destination offers. Kerala, India's most advanced society: With hundred percent literacy. World-class health care systems. India's lowest infant mortality and highest life expectancy rates. The highest physical quality of life in India. Peaceful and pristine, Kerala is India's c ...
dreathan-donn : . Western Ghats a biodiversity hotspot by Sandeep J Patil on Flickr.
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar for scientific study on the Western Ghats -
Goa CM bats for scrapping of Western Ghats report: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday that he will...
Tamil Nadu politicians are averse to invitation to Sri Lanka. West Bengal CM is boycotting the swearing-in ceremony and would never allow a deal with Bangladesh over the Teesta. The Congress is mocking at the invite to Pakistan PM. Why are other States silent? Let Uttar Pradesh and Bihar object to Nepal's representative. All States on the Western Ghats must say no to Maldives. The Northeast should be up in arms against Bhutan. Third Front constituents, looking for a job? Raise a din against Afghanistan! All this despite the fact that these are hardly bilateral engagements. They are a little more than a photo-op. We are not a nation. We are a joke.
Hill Tumeric plant native to Eastern & Western Ghats due to habitat loss & over-exploitation
Trivia for 5/16/2014: In what Asian country do you find the Eastern and Western Ghats? 1…
Indian scientists discover 14 new species of 'dancing frogs' in Western Ghats .
Mullaperiyar Dam The Mullaperiyar Dam is a masonry gravity dam on the Periyar River in the Indian state of Kerala It is located 881 m (2,890 ft) above mean sea level, on the Cardamom Hills of the Western Ghats in Thekkady, Idukki Districtof Kerala, South India. It was constructed between 1887 and 1895 by the British Government to divert water eastwards to the Madras Presidency area (present-day Tamil Nadu). It has a height of 53.6 m (176 ft) from the foundation, and a length of 365.7 m (1,200 ft). The Periyar National Park in Thekkady is located around the dam's reservoir. The dam is located in Kerala on the riverPeriyar, but is owned, operated and maintained by TamilNadu state. Although the Periyar River has a total catchment area of 5398 km2 with 114 km2 in Tamil Nadu, the catchment area of the Mullaperiyar Dam itself lies entirely in Kerala. Etymology Earlier known as the Periyar Dam as it was basically meant to dam the Periyar river,[ the present name Mullaperiyar is derived from a portmanteau ofMul . ...
GOAN MANGOES ARE THAT GOOD -- THEY REALLY HAVE TO BE TASTED TO BE BELIEVED... Like a drop of honey, Soft as a bride's lips, Our pride, our wealth, Is the Goan mango. -- Manoharrai Sardesai, Konkani laureate Even as the rest of the country drives itself into frenzies at the arrival of Ratnagiri 'hapoos' Alphonso, Goa remains unmoved, its collective taste buds readied for entirely different varieties of mangoes that remain unknown to the rest of the country because they're devoured in toto in-state: the Mankurad (from Malcurado), and its smaller but equally delicious cousin, the Hilario (also known as Mang'ilar). India's smallest state comprises a tiny fingernail of territory between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, but it possesses an outsized appetite for mangoes. Colonial records name 106 different varietals of Mangifera Indica in Goa alone, the cumulative result of enthusiastic experimentation encouraged by the European Jesuits who dominated Goa's administration after its conquest by Alfonso de A ...
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We're headed out to Goa tomorrow which revived some memories from our trip to bring in the New Year with a mad bunch of people! Check out this promo video and join us for the big party this winter on the beaches and hills :D Turn up the volume and watch the end, most riders will relate to the closing of the promo! ;) Longer edits soon to follow.. Write to infoor inbox us for details on the tours or to fix your own custom tour with family and friends. Goa and Western Ghats tours are open from October 2014 to March 2015. On motorcycles or cars, whatever you like.. Please feel free to share your feedback and suggestions.. April is ending well and have a super May everybody!
Geographical Significance of Gods Own Country Kerala at a glance Area - 38,863 Sq.Km Districts - 14 Talukas - 63 Panchayats - 991 Corporations - 3 Municipalities -54 (including townships) Rivers - 44 Longest River - Bharathapuzha (251.1 Km) Highest Mountain - Anamudi (2652.3 Meters) Climate - Summer - 35 to 22.5 degrees C Winter - 32 to 20 degrees C M.L.A's - 141 M.P's (Lok Sabha) - 20 M.P's (Rajya Sabha) - 9 Tucked away in the south west corner of India, Kerala is a narrow strip of land between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats. Lined by coconut trees and sinfully beautiful beaches, the coconut palms shade nearly the entire State from the tropical sun. Visitors can spend time riding small ferries through the backwater lagoons or watching elephants cavort in the wildlife sanctuaries. Kerala boasts of a rich tradition and a deep historical background. Long before Vasco Da Gama discovered India when he landed on the coast of Kerala, the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, and the Chinese had long since been sai ...
Chelonians for dinner: hunting threatens at-risk turtles and tortoises in India Chris Samoray April 23, 2014 WARNING: This article contains a graphic photo. - The extinction risk faced by mammals is often in the limelight. But it may be surprising to learn that next only to primates, chelonians—or turtles and tortoises—are the world’s most imperiled vertebrate group. “It is important to conserve chelonians as they are such a distinct group among reptiles [because of] their characteristic shells and [that they] are much older than the typical reptilian groups like crocodiles, lizards and snakes," said Arun Kanagavel of the Conservation Research Group at St. Albert’s College in Kochi, India. "Unfortunately, they are also one of the most endangered vertebrate groups in the world." Recently, Kanagavel and his team conducted research on two rare chelonian species of India’s tropical Western Ghats region, one of the world's most important biodiversity hotspots, with many species of amphibians, fish ...
Murudeshwar Murudeshwar is a temple town located in Bhatkal taluk of Uttara Kannada district. The temple here is dedicated to Murudeshwara, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. It is located at a distance of 165 km from Mangalore on the National Highway, attracting thousands of devotees and tourists to this place. Murudeshwar is a picturesque place, and it is situated between Honnavara and Bhatkal. Bounded by the Arabian Sea and rolling hills of Western Ghats, makes Murudeshwar as a favorite picnic spot. The sea is an intrinsic part of the temple scape at Murudeshwar. The sea on three sides surrounds the temple towering on the small hill called Kanduka Giri on three sides. Two life-size elephants in concrete stand guard at the steps leading to the temple. As one ascends the hillock, there is a shrine of Jattiga seated on a horse. Evening visit to see sunset at sun set point is real fulfilling experience. View of small boats and fishermen coming back to their houses from quite distances and from different sides i ...
COORG SUMMER PALCE HOMESTAY (9 photos) Coorg Summer Palace Home Coorg Summer Palace home stay is situated in the center of Western Ghats of Kodagu district. It is suitable for family holidaying, group touring, and echo tourism. The ideal time to visit this place is all over the year. During December to June the evergreen forest of Western Ghats will change its colour and make feast to the eyes and soul. There is an Beautiful water stream just at a dist of 500mts from the home stay. Coorg or Kodagu (originally called Kodaimalenadu) means 'dense forest on steep hill'. Dubbed as the Scotland of India, this district has a lot to offer to the tourist. Misty hills, lush forest, acres and acres of tea and coffee plantation, orange groves, undulating streets and breathtaking views are what make Madikeri an unforgettable holiday destination. Coorg is on the Western Ghats. Set amidst verdant valleys, imposing mountains and teak wood forests, this is one of the most beautiful hill stations you can visit. It lies on ...
TOP 10 ALLEGED INDIAN TREASURES, India was the richest country long before British rule and long after numerous conquests from outside invaders. Territories of most of the kings were larger than England, Spain, Portugal, France or Germany. The number of invaders that invaded India are too numerous to count and all through this some departed with the loot while others stayed here to rule. Most of the treasures belonging to royal families were seized after India’s Independence by Indian government. Here is a list of Top 10 Alleged Indian treasure that remain a legend, yet to be discovered and have become a part of the local folklore. 10. Sri Mookambika Temple (Kollur, Karnataka) Sri Mookambika Temple nestled in the foothills of Western Ghats of Kollur in Karnataka is a busy local pilgrimage. The temple sees a huge surge in the devotees in the nine-day Navaratri festival. A bizarre note to be made here is that over the last few years temple’s income hasn’t exceed 17 crores; however, the shrine board ha ...
WESTERN GHATS CLASSIFIED AS ‘ECO-SENSITIVE ZONE’ Kodagu to be worst hit, Kerala spared Madikeri, Mar. 20 - A total of 56,825 of forest area of Western Ghats lying in six States including Karnataka, has been identified as an ‘Eco-sensitive Zone’ by the Union Ministry of Environmental protection, in an order issued on Tuesday. However, some time ago, a high profile committee headed by K. Kasturirangan had submitted a report identifying 59,940 of forest area falling under the States of Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat in Western Ghats (37% of the Ghats stretching for a length of 1,600 km) as eco-sensitive zone. The above report had triggered a spate of protests in State, especially Kodagu district and in the neighbouring Kerala. It was also proposed to organise Kodagu bandh in protest against the report. Intervening, Kodagu-Mysore constituency MP H. Vishwanath had led a delegation from Kodagu to Chief Minister Siddharamaiah and Forest Minister Ramanath Rai and ...
The Sahyadri, with their rocky mountains and pinnacles, historic hill forts, huge lakes and extensive forest region are a virtual paradise for trekking, climbing and camping. The Sahyadris provide a wide choice of outdoor and adventure to all lovers of outdoor life. Stretching for over 1600 km from Gujarat to Kanyakumari, the Sahyadri mountain range is a trekker’s haven with its rugged topography, majestic hill forts, ancient temples, expansive forests and picturesque lakes. Sahyadris, or the Western Ghats, have been proclaimed as one of the ten ‘hottest biodiversity hotspots’ in the world. They offer numerous destinations and a wide range of outdoor adventure activities to nature enthusiasts and those seeking adventure. Since Sahyadri is not the archetypal mountain range, its highest peaks including Anaimudi in Tamil Nadu (at 2695 meters) and Kalsubai in Maharashtra (at 1200 meters) are formidable yet approachable even for the amateurs. It is because of its geography and easy accessibility that Sah ...
In the Spring issue out now! KERALA - Gods Own Country A Brahminical myth proclaims that Parasurama, an Avatar of Mahavishnu, threw his battle axe into the great sea and the land of Kerala arose, and was reclaimed from the waters. The spice trade between Kerala and much of the world was one of the main drivers of the ancient world economy. For much of history, ports in Kerala were the busiest (Muziris) among all trade and travel routes in the history of the world. An eclectic fusion of cultures, cuisine and architectural heritage; and where mosques sit side by side with churches, Hindu temples and synagogues, in perfect Zen-like co-existence. Lying between the sparkling blue Arabian Sea to the east and the rugged mountains of the Western Ghats, this land on the southwestern tip of India has been described as paradise on earth. Read this fascinating feature that takes you from Kochi to the Backwaters..along the Malabar coast and up to the spice and tea plantations. Fascinating festivals and incredible reso ...
Western Ghats of India does NOT belong to the Church. Congress yields to Church's demand on Western Ghats.
Trouble over Western Ghats report: Congress yields to Church's demand
Kerala church dismisses ministry order on Western Ghats report as gimmick
Centre accepts Kerala view to not label some Western Ghats parts as ecologically sensitive.. toes the church line ?
A 2 day workshop on protection and revival of springs in the Western Ghats on 20-21 March at Panchgani org by Gram Pari/Acwadam/Arghyam
We have been cruising the Konkan Coast, squeezed between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea. Each…
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Events 1. Differentiate between Aadhar and NPR. 2. Discuss the legal status of Aadhar. Is it compulsory to be a beneficiary for government schemes? 3. Discuss the main features of Communal Violence Bill. 4. UK based Tesco Plc., is the first global retailer to get FIPB clearance to enter domestic multi-brand retail sector. 5. Ecologically sensitive area notification on Western Ghats has been put on hold. 6. Tejas- The light Combat Aircraft, got its clearance for joining IAF after 30 years. 7. Lok Sabha Passes the Lokpal and Lokayukt Bill, 2013. 8. Maharashtra Assembly passes the Anti-Superstition Bill 9. Union Cabinet approves Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill. 10. The Prime Minister inaugurated the 8th Asia Gas Partnership Submit in New Delhi, during which he dedicated to the nation 1000 kilometer long Dabhol-Bangalore Gas pipeline which has been constructed by GAIL India Ltd. 11. The ISRO�s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV C-25) in its silver jubilee mission has put the 1350 kg Mars Orbite . ...
7,000 Trees cut in Eco-zone for One 'useless' Toll Plaza Banda village (Sindhudurg, MH): Around 7,000 trees across 32 acres (think 1.5 times the size of Oval Maidan in south Mumbai) of forest land have been cut down in an eco-sensitive zone of the Western Ghats between December 2013 and January 2014 to make way for a toll plaza on NH-17. If built, it will involve the flattening of hills on either side of a road. The issue is currently in appeal in the Bombay high court. The area, which falls within Banda village on the Mumbai-Goa highway, is a stone's throw from the Maharashtra-Goa border. A cursory glance at a map shows that the area is unsuitable for a toll booth as several roads around it can help bypass the spot. A high court petition against the project claimed mining is the real reason why the government wants to acquire the 1.3 lakh sq m land. A 2010 note by Maharashtra's Directorate of Geology and Mines said: "It is expected that the project area may incorporate substantial quantity of iron ore, s ...
Parrikar takes dig at MoEF over Western Ghats report Targeting the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests, th...
Environment Ministry seeks views of states in Western Ghats region
Il grande albero Online Clearance Deal on Sale 2014 CHEAP Il grande albero Online Clearance Deals Review , Buy Now and Save More! - grande albero A New Frog Species From Western Ghats The term amphibia implies dual method of everyday living. Just like the title the associates of course Amphibia are tailored for living both equally on land as well as drinking water. Salamanders, frogs and toads are the critical customers of this class loaded with impressive characteristics that allow these creatures to endure in various array of environments. Frogs and toads are quite intently connected but have placing dissimilarities. The purple frog is an astounding species of frog put in the household Sooglossidae. Scientifically this species is identified as Nasikabatrachus sayhyadrensis which prefers to dwell in the Western Ghats of India. The typical names of this frog are purple frog, Indian purple frog and pignose frog. Il grande albero. Quest for Id in The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison There is a fantastic impact of ...
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Environment Ministry has issued directions to six state governments prohibiting development activities including mining and quarrying in the 60,000 sq km ecologically sensitive area of Western Ghats.
‘Ban on fresh mining, industries in Western Ghats still in effect’: Environment Ministry contradicts Moily’s statements
Tipu Sultan was Responsible for Elimination of Hinduism and Christianity from Major Portions of Western Ghats !
ABOUT PAZHASSIRAJA COLLEGE; Pazhassiraja College was established in the year 1982 in the picturesque wonderland of Wayand District of Kerala situated on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats. The College is affiliated to the University of Calicut and was founded by the ‘Pazhassiraja Education Society’ which was formed to cater to the needs of the local people in Higher Education. The founder Manager of the college is late Mr.T.U. Jacob, the then President of the Society. The college started functioning on the 20th of October 1982. In the month of July 1992, the Management of Pazhassiraja College was transferred to the Malankara Catholic Diocese of Bathery. The fast development of the college owes much to the foresighted vision of His Excellency Dr.Cyril Mar Baselios, the Manager and Patron of the College, the first Bishop of the Diocese and the first Major Archbishop and Catholicos of the Malankara Catholic Church. In 1995 His Excellency Dr. Geevarghese Mar Divannasios became the manager and Patron ...
Black Magic! Upto 10% of leopards in Western Ghats may be melanistic like this one!
What is biodiversity? Oh, the beauty of a forest! The pleasure of walking through it, enjoying the smells of the flowers and the wild; watching the insects flitting about and listening to the birds chirp - how we all love it and wish to return to it again and again. It is this biodiversity that we have to protect and take care of in order to enjoy the joy of it all. But what is biodiversity? Biodiversity is the variety and differences among living organisms from all sources, including terrestrial, marine, and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are a part. This includes genetic diversity within and between species and of ecosystems. Thus, in essence, biodiversity represents all life. India is one of the mega biodiversity centres in the world and has two of the world's 18 ‘biodiversity hotspots’ located in the Western Ghats and in the Eastern Himalayas (Myers 1999). The forest cover in these areas is very dense and diverse and of pristine beauty, and incredible biodivers ...
The Ceylon Frogmouth inhabits dense tropical rainforest. It is found only in the Western Ghats of southwest India and Sri Lanka. By Gaurav Mathur Photography
The Kasturirangan report has thrown open the ecologically sensitive areas of Western Ghats to mindless exploitation which would seriously hazard ecology, according to its critics. According to member of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) V.S. Vijayan: the report has in a way permitted uncontrolled quarrying in most parts of the ghats regions of the State. Those protesting against the report in Kerala were indirectly demanding quarrying rights in 123 villages too, which were earmarked as ecologically sensitive areas. While the WGEEP report wanted illegal mining and quarrying to be stopped immediately in the ghats, the Kasturirangan Committee permitted mining and quarrying in 63 per cent area. It was estimated that around 17,000 mines, including the reportedly illegal ones, were operating in the ghats region of the State, he said. The Shah Commission, which inquired into the operation of mines in Goa, revealed that the State government had lost Rs. 35,000 crore to illegal mining. It was high tim ...
23 November: TOP 10 CURRENT AFFAIRS Saturday at 07:52pm 1. India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile from a naval ship off Odisha coast on Saturday. 2. Vietnam has offered to give ONGC Videsh Ltd five offshore oil and gas exploration areas in South China Sea and its Kossor block in Uzbekistan without bidding, the Indian company said. 3. The Prakruthi Samrakshana Samithi, a leading environmental organisation here, has said that undiluted implementation of the Gadgil committee report is the only solution for the protection of the Western Ghats. 4. The death toll from two huge blasts caused by a leaked oil from a ruptured pipeline in an eastern Chinese port city has risen to 44 with 166 injured in one the country’s worst industrial accidents of the year. 5. Viswanathan Anand era ends as Magnus Carlsen is new king of chess. Norway’s Magnus Carlsen taking the crown after a hard-fought draw in the 10th game of the World Chess Championship match. 6. The Reserve Bank of India ...
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In the January 2014 issue of Yojana , Ritambhara Hebbar, an Associate Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Science in Mumbai who has written several articles on tribes and also authored a book on Jharkhand titled “Ecology, Equity and Freedom” talks in her article “Reflections on Marginalization of Tribes in South India” about why the tribes and tribal issues are not at the forefront of social justice concerns in South India , the recent developments in the Western Ghats and the ensuing politics marginalizing tribal livelihoods. Also, B.K. Konwar, Vice Chancellor, Nagaland University, discusses in his article “Economic Sustainability of the Himalayan Ecosystem” the various ecological aspects of the Himalayan region such as biodiversity conservation, agriculture base, the fragile ecosystem, the mineral resource base, economy of the region and the Action Plan on Climate Change (APCC) for sustaining the regional ecosystem.
20-21 December 2013 – Daily Current Affairs Western-Ghats 1) The Ministry of Environment and Forests announced on 20 December 2013 that the ecologically-sensitive Western Ghats will remain off-bounds for mining, quarrying, sand mining and other industrial activities. This move comes after a high-level working group recommended that all destructive industrial activities, that include mining and thermal power plants, should be banned in the region. Who headed this group? – K. Kasturirangan, Member (Science), Planning Commission (The group recognised about 37% of the Western Ghats, covering about 60,000 square km, to be ecologically sensitive) 2) Two Indian peacekeepers working under the United Nations (UN) were killed when attackers stormed a UN base in an African country on 19 December 2013. This incident took place in which country which is presently undergoing through a huge round of violence and civil war? – South Sudan (This incident took place when about 2,000 rebels stormed a United Nations bas ...
Very recently, the environment minister passed an order which affected large sections of Kerala with over 30,000 Christians likely to be displaced in the Western Ghats. The entire Congress party including Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ramesh Chennithala were up in arms and the order was rolled back just two days ago .
The Hindu [Delhi Edition]   International Affairs/Bilateral/Neighbourhood No retroactive immunity for Devyani [diplomatic row and Vienna convention] pg 1 The tragic situation of the Promised Land [west Asia peace process] pg 11 Oil driving South Sudan flare-up? [internal crisis in the new nation] pg 14   Polity/Law/Administration Centre moves apex court for review of section 377 [how review is done, rules and guidelines] pg 1 Public favours formation of govt says AAP [Government Issue in Delhi] pg 1 A cure worse than the malady? [Lokpal bill analysis, CBI] pg 10   Health CGHS not possible says health care providers [about the scheme and why not possible] pg 4   Internal Security and Defence Tejas an ideal replacement for MiG [induction, facts] pg 6   Space/Sci/Tech ISRO gearing up for space capsule recovery experiment [new programs] pg 9   Ecology/Environment Counting tigers more accurately [tiger conservation about?] pg 10 Western Ghats protection draft notification coming [the panel, report and co ...
TOP - 10 HEADLINES - 21.12.2013 * 1. Noting that development of a nation is fashioned by its technological power, Prez Mukherjee called upon engineers & scientists to leverage knowledge infrastructure. 2. Thirty years after it was conceived, India's indigenous light combat aircraft Tejas - the lightest military jet in its class - got initial operational clearance, paving the way for its induction into the Indian Air Force (IAF). 3. The government moved the Supreme Court with a review petition seeking re-examination of its verdict on Section 377 of IPC, reviving the penal provision making *** sex an offence punishable with life imprisonment. 4. Environment Ministry withdraws in-principle approval granted to Kasturirangan panel report prohibiting mining in Western Ghats. 5. Ivan Ivanov, a defender in Swiss club Basel, has won the 53rd "Best Bulgarian Football Player of The Year" award. 6. A sweeping defence Bill that authorises Pentagon spending has been passed by Congress, assuring funding through 2014 ...
Sapkal Knowledge Hub is situated in Kalyani Hills, amidst beautiful Anjaneri Hills, which are a part of Western Ghats (Sahyadri Ranges) on Nashik -- Trimabak...
The opposition to Western Ghats protection from Kerala's political parties is for just votes in the Christian belt of central Kerala.
The Kerala govt is repeating mistakes after mistakes through their ill-thought decisions on Western Ghats.
Going to finish a journey from western India to eastern india . which I started from a point somewhere in between western ghats hills named pune and now crossing eastern ghat hills. Need to spend 6 more hours to end this journey. Feeling awesome by experiencing 3 cultures of 3 different Indian communities!
dude he is not in goa.. He lives smewhr in western Ghats.. Whch noway is Goa.. 😁😁😁
The pull of the falls gets stronger: Arippara waterfalls, nestled in the lap of Western Ghats near...
The Western Ghats is a treasure trove of natural diversity
Aligning with Church for electoral reasons is in Congress partys dictionary
We are protesting as our lives would be affected if the Kastrurirangan panel report is implemented |
Saving the Western Ghats reaches the 'Land of Coconuts' Kerela. Tonight at 8:30.
Root extract of a plant endemic to the Western Ghats effective against viper venom
Root morphology and mycotrophy of Disperis neilgherrensis. (Orchidaceae) from Western Ghats, southern India: T...
Diverting Nethravati will have negative impacts on Western Ghats say conservationists.
they're trying to develop an antidote for Viper venom from that plant, seen in Western Ghats. :D
Swami Sharanam-just back from the annual pilgrimage to the holy adobe of Lord Ayyappa in the dense Western Ghats(Periyar Tiger Reserve)
True. I meant the ecosystem is not balanced as it should be given the natural diversity of the Western Ghats.
there are lot's of places for mammals. But a few places have the kind of biodiversity that the western ghats offer!
not any more? I've seen them all over the western ghats, but I saw the males for the first time in Agumbe...
They are slyly polarizing votes in south by crimes like in Kerela also Western Ghats case... Telengana issue.
Nilgiri Tahr: An endangered species of goat endemic to the Western Ghats in You can go for a mild trek...
T.S. Subramaniya Raja who fights tirelessly for the protection of the Western Ghats.
IAS Mains G.S PAPER-1 Q1. Though not very useful from the point of view of a connected political history of South India , the Sangam literature portrays the social and economic conditions of its time with remarkable vividness. Comment. 10 marks-200 words Q2a. Discuss the Tandava dance as recorded in the early Indian inscriptions. 5 marks, 100 words. Q2b. Chola architecture represents a high watermark in the evolution of temple architecture. Discuss. 5 marks, 100 words. Q3. Defying the barriers of age, gender and religion, the Indian women became the torch bearer during the struggle for freedom in India. Discuss. 10 marks-200 words Q4. Several foreigners made India their homeland and participated in various movements. Analyze their role in the Indian struggle for freedom. 10 marks-200 words Q5. In many ways, Lord Dalhousie was the founder of modern India. Elaborate. 10 marks-200 words Q6. Critically discuss the objectives of Bhoodan and Gramdan movements initiated by Acharya Vinoba Bhave and their success. ...
Sources say that vested interests are spreading misconceptions about K Kasturirangan reports on western ghats. (1 of many)
The Soligas of Western Ghats combat monsoon sickness with leafy vegetables
Greens demands support for farmers to protect the western ghats. Wonderful position. It should break the deadlock. featured in NBC s Science of Love
Kerala Paristhiti Aikya Vedi moot support system for small farmers in Western Ghats...
People come from all over the world to climb the western ghats of India and I live 50 kilometers away? OH YEAH SATURDAY
Madhav Gadgil has made a very valid point about Western Ghats
Malshej Ghat. Nestled in the majestic peaks of the Western Ghats is the Malshej Ghat, a popular weekend getaway...
If a collector stands against illegal mining mafias, he would be transferred to an insignificant post immediately. We have seen such transfers a number of times. The writing on the wall is clear. No one can question any illegal activity, especially if it is done with the help of politicians in power. Rulers can transfer or dismiss any civil servant if he disobeys his elected masters. (Otherwise we should have officials like the character played by Mammootty in the film The King!). Illegal mining or quarrying is unstoppable in many parts of the state. If anyone breaks silence over this, he/she would be silenced again. The alarming level of quarrying has, of course, put the lives of people residing near the affected areas under risk. Nature is, too, affected by this. It is a question that what we need indeed a development of this kind or sustainable development. The Madhav Gadgil committee has recommended some control over human involvement in Western Ghats. We make derisive statements against Mr Gadgil fo ...
ATTRACTIONS IN WAYANAD . Wayanad, the green paradise is nestled among the mountains of the Western Ghats, forming t…
Gadgil on economy of Western Ghats and beyond: Towards an economy of mutualism - The Hindu
View of western ghats from Hart point, Matheran (y)
Please support coservation of our pecious Flora and Fauna.Be in passionate love like Gangettan Thalavil towards these cute and heavenly angels.Help save our Western Ghats and it's unique eco-systems...Ee pranikaleyum chedikaleyum nassippichu avarude avasa vyavastha nassippichal chumma kaiyyum ketti irunnu kshamichennu parayan Daivathinu pattilla.Please protect the treasure house of bio-diversity,our Western Ghat Forests.Salute to Gangettan
Debates on conservation, a welcome spin-off of Western Ghats reports: Gadgil and Kasturirangan reports have...
Beauty is a small word to describe 'Coorg'. Situated on the Western Ghats in Karnataka, india
New bush frog species discovered from Western Ghats of Maharashtra.
What could IT do for the western ghats and the people live there other than helping the government to survey from top?
The forests of the Western Ghats are magnificent: those who are struggling to preserve them need our support
Gadgil on protection of Western Ghats: Towards an economy of mutualism - The Hindu
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Today I attended the 4th lecture of ‘Explorations into the Horizon of Faith’ conducted by Vichara, at Sophia Centre, Kottaym. Fr. Dr. K. M George made the presentation on the theme “Divine Economy and Human Economics”, in which he made a comment that ‘had government of India taken steps to protect the Western Ghats at least 50 years ago we (Keralite) wouldn’t have faced the present ecological crises’. Thank God, some church leaders are raising their voice for Western Ghats. And I am proud of my Bishop the Rt. Rev. Thomas K. Oommen, the first church leader who called for the implementation of Madhav Gadgil Committee report on Western Ghats.
Rahul to take up issue of panel report implementation in Western Ghats
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Wayanad Wayanad District in the north-east of Kerala, India, was formed on 1 November 1980 as the 12th district by carving out areas from Kozhikode and Kannur districts. Kalpetta is the district headquarters as well as the only municipal town in the district. The region was known as Mayakshetra (Maya's land) in the earliest records. Mayakshetra evolved into Mayanad and finally to Wayanad. The Folk etymology of the word says it is a combination of Vayal (paddy field) and Naad (land), making it 'The Land of Paddy Fields'. There are many indigenous tribals in this area.It is set high on the Western Ghats with altitudes ranging from 700 to 2100 m. It is the least populous district in Kerala.According to archaeological evidence, the Wayanad forests have been inhabited for more than 3,000 years. Historians are of the view that human settlement existed in these parts for at least ten centuries before Christ. Much evidences of New Stone Age civilisation can be seen in the hills throughout the present day Wayanad ...
Shocking betrayal on Western Ghats - Madhav Gadgil writes an open letter to Kasturirangan
"The Torn Canvas Cloth " Forced by a compelling mood I reached the woods, Crossed many hurdles, jumped over several bushes , At last stood by the side of a boisterous forest brook, Placed my easel and took out my palette and brush, I was hit by the wild walking style of the water girl , It was flowing, running, walking, jumping and singing, My mind was moving with its various flowing styles , The mind blowing sloppy plateau of Western Ghats. Wild shrubs ,thorny bushes were adding attractions, My soul started to scribble several sweet sonnets , I was capturing the flow ,moves and the landscape, Slowly the landscape was blooming in the canvas , Suddenly I was disturbed by a crude cutting sound , Some base men were cutting a lovely forest tree, I lost my balance , I hit the canvas with my brush , Walked towards home with the torn canvas cloth. Poem by P. Babu Manoharan[Rights Reserved].
Malshej Ghat, Western Ghats range in the Thane district of Maharashtra, Incredible India
PRESERVE WESTERN GHATS* *Western Ghats occupies 5 % land of Our nation * 27% Biodiversity of entire Nation occupies in this region *Precious Ayurveda medical plants only in western ghat
FEW PAPER CUTS FROM TIMES OF INDIA ON WESTERN GHAT Experts and scientists have sounded a warning bell that the fragile Western Ghats in Shimoga ecosystem may turn into another Uttarkhand if the government continued to allow the cultivation of monoculture plantations and destruction of forest land. Gadgil's WGEEP had submitted a report on the protection of western ghats in August 30, 2011 and the central government kept under wraps till May 24, 2012. He said opening up cultural landscapes to development has spawned scams like the Rs 35,000 crore illegal mining in Goa. "This (partitioning and opening to development) amounts to attempts to maintain oases of diversity in a desert of ecological devastation. Such fragmentation would lead, sooner, rather than later, to the desert overwhelming the oases," Gadgil stated. Gadgil sounded a warning that the approach of Kasturirangan's high level working group (HLWG) to reject a graded approach with a major role for grass-roots level inputs for safeguarding the ecolog ...
CHURCH RISES AGAINST SAVE-W GHATS REPORT The Catholic Church in Kerala has toughened its stand against recommendations of the Madhav Gadgil and Kasturirangan committees for the protection of the Western Ghats and its ecology, saying that implementation of the proposals would put the farmers in the State’s high ranges into peril, including their massive displacement. A pastoral letter issued by Mar Mathew Anikkuzhikkattil, Bishop of the Idukki Diocese of the Syro-Malabar Church on Sunday and read out in all the parish churches under the diocese after the Sunday Mass asked farmers and people of the high ranges to deal with political parties and leaders supporting the panel reports in an organised manner. Observers interpret the stand of the Church, which has so far been supportive of the Congress-led UDF Government in Kerala, and the pastoral letter on Sunday as indications of a change in its approach towards the current regime and parties in it. The CPI(M)-led Opposition LDF has already held shutdowns in ...
That's why I accept Madhav Gadgil repot...quarry seen from ecologically sensitive areas of Western Ghats., Chathurangappara village..Idukki District...! how feel u..?
“In 2012, the Western Ghats was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Welcome ! The caves are excavated inside a picturesque and hilly ravine surrounded by forests. The forest area is home to select wildlife such as tiger, deer, wild boar, black bear, peacock, rabbit, mongoose, monkeys, etc. The particular stretches of the ghats (slopes of Deccan plateau) in which the caves are carved were named Indhya Mountains by the makers of Ajanta. Indhya is a part of the Sahayadri range of Western Ghats. Throughout the Deccan plateau the slopes of the ghats are home to a number of ancient monastic sites of India. A majority of rock-cut architecture is found on these slopes. The Deccan plateau was formed through volcanic eruptions in remote past. It was possible earlier for the visitors vehicle to go right up to the caves. However, all such vehicle must now stop at the tea-point developed by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC). From tea-point you will have to board the governments (diesel run) buses to reach to the cave site. Hotel New K. P. Park is situated 3 km from te ...
Muslim league's opposition to Madhav Gadgil report tell much about the stake the ir folkshave in mining and quarrying in the Western Ghats
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