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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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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 ...
With the ministry of environment and forest goofing up big time on its order on Western Ghats, the Prime Minis...
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 ...
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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 ...
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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 .
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Sapkal Knowledge Hub is situated in Kalyani Hills, amidst beautiful Anjaneri Hills, which are a part of Western Ghats (Sahyadri Ranges) on Nashik -- Trimabak...
Kasturi Rangan Report - Issues in Karnataka. Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs T.B. Jayachandra, on Tuesday appealed to MLAs and MLCs to express their views on the K. Kasturirangan committee report on Western Ghats in the State Legislature session commencing in Belgaum from Monday. The report has been accepted ‘in principle’ by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests Mr. Jayachandra told presspersons here that the report, if implemented, would affect development activities in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Kodagu, Chikmagalur and Shimoga districts. The construction sector was already facing a shortage of sand and gravel, and the situation would worsen if the report was implemented. Even hydroelectric projects would also be affected. Mr. Jayachandra said the State government had been asked to submit its response to the report within 40 days, but before that, it wanted to elicit views of the legislators. He said that no village in these districts was out of the purview of the re ...
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
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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.
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...
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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
Ecological controls on Western Ghats come into force
he Kurubas are an ancient forest tribe indigenous to the __? [A]Andaman and Nicobar Islands [B]Western Ghats [C]Eastern Ghats [D]Western Himalayas
When the Jog falls beckon Jog is not limited to hosting India’s second highest falls. It also provides testimony to the foresight of a benevolent ruler and an able administrator in harnessing hydal power to light up the State. Nestled amidst nature that is beautifully dangerous, the region’s charm is eternal, vouches B V Prakash. Karnataka is indeed blessed with a major part of a long line of mountain ranges that form the Western Ghats. Running along the western coast parallel to the sea these mountainous tracts are where the south west Monsoon drains a copious rainfall enabling a dense growth of forests in the valleys. The greenery, the salubrious climate and a good watershed have all been conducive for the growth and sustenance of a great variety of flora and fauna which has earned the Western Ghats the distinction of being one of the top biodiversity hotspots of the world. A good number of rivers that originate in these mountains have not only been a lifeline for the people along their course but h ...
"WATER BODIES OF INDIA" India has around 14,500 km of inland navigable waterways.[30] There are twelve rivers which are classified as major rivers, with the total catchment area exceeding 2,528,000 km2 (976,000 sq mi).[14] All major rivers of India originate from one of the three main watersheds:[14] The Himalaya and the Karakoram ranges Vindhya and Satpura range in central India Sahyadri or Western Ghats in western India The Himalayan river networks are snow-fed and have a perennial supply throughout the year. The other two river systems are dependent on the monsoons and shrink into rivulets during the dry season. The Himalayan rivers that flow westward into Pakistan are the Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas, and Sutlej.[31] The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghana system has the largest catchment area of about 1,600,000 km2 (620,000 sq mi).[32] The Ganges Basin alone has a catchment of about 1,100,000 km2 (420,000 sq mi).[14] The Ganges originates from the Gangotri Glacier in Uttarakhand.[31] It flows southeast, ...
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The Western Ghats are naturally an important focus of sustainable development efforts. The protector of the Indian peninsula, the mother of the Godavari, Krishna, Netravathi, Kaveri, Kunthi, Vaigai and a myriad other rivers, Kalidasa likens the Western Ghats to a charming maiden; Agastyamalai is her head, Annamalai and Nilgiri the breasts, her hips the broad ranges of Kanara and Goa, her legs the northern Sahyadris. Once the lady was adorned by a sari of rich green hues; today her mantle lies in shreds and tatters. It has been torn asunder by the greed of the elite and gnawed at by the poor, striving to eke out a subsistence. This is a great tragedy, for this hill range is the backbone of the ecology and economy of South India. Yet, on the positive side, the Western Ghats region has some of the highest levels of literacy in the country, and a high level of environmental awareness. Democratic institutions are well entrenched, and Kerala leads the country in capacity building and empowering of Panchayat Raj ...
Agriculture in Goa is one of the important economic activities in the state. Located between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, Goa faces problems for enough cultivable land to feed its own population.The coastal areas are exposed to salinity and do not qualify as good agricultural areas, while the inland areas are not productive enough. So for its day-to-day needs of agricultural produce like vegetables, Goa is dependent on Karnataka andMaharashtra. However, approximately one-third of the total land in Goa falls under forest areas and yields substantial profits. The government, however, has done much to improve and develop agriculture in Goa to make it more productive, thus enabling the farmers to get a better return for their labor. Rice and fish being the staple diet of the people, paddy becomes the principal crop in the scenario of agriculture in Goa. The important crops, apart from paddy, are ragi, maize, jowar, bajra and pulses. Cash crops like coconut, cashew-nut, arecanut, mango, jackfruit, ba ...
Current Affairs …October 2013. [For all comptitiv xams. Just "SHARE"] • Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize on 10 October 2013 for literature. • Top English Premier League side Liverpool on 16 October 2013 launched a residential football academy in Pune. • Hilary Clinton was awarded the first founders’ award from the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York. • Arunendra Kumar was on 16 October 2013 appointed as Chairman of Railway Board (Ministry of Railways). • The Luminaries authored by Eleanor Catton became the longest ever book to win the Man Booker Prize 2013. Eleanor Catton, the New Zealand author, 28 years, became the youngest winner of the Man Booker Prize 2013 for her novel The Luminaries. • A powerful typhoon Wipha on 16 October 2013 caused landslides and flooding on Izu Oshima Island, South of Tokyo. • The Enviornment ministry decided to turn approximately 60 square kilometres of the Western Ghats into an Ecologically Sensitive Area. • India signed an agreement with Finland on 15 ...
Which site in India is included in the WorldHeritage Site List in 2013 (a) Western Ghats (b) Jantar Mantar, Jaipur (c) Elephanta Cave (d) Hill Forts, Rajasthan
Originally, Tipu Sultan named the place Farookhabad. This name changed into Feroke by the British.It is also assumed that Tipu Sulthan used Feroke as his capital in Malabar. Remains of Fort built by Tipu Sulthan is still in Feroke with a long tunnel to river.Authorities are trying to preserve the Fort remains as historical importance. The old bridge at Feroke was built by the British in 1883. . old road bridge. the bridge was completed in 1888. Even now it is serviceable. It is said that British engineers has adopted a special method of filling its pillars with molten lead to add strength and flexibility. Feroke is the cradle of the tile industry in Kerala, especially Tile Industry. The rapid rivers from the Western Ghats after passing through forests carry the clay which is the raw-material for tiles, pottery and ceramic wares. There are more than a dozen tile factories in Feroke alone. Feroke is also well known for wood and Timber industries. Cheruvannur and Feroke are predominant industrial areas of Ko ...
About Kerala On the southwestern coast of India, almost touching the tip of the peninsula, Kerala occupies the region known as the Malabar Coast. It is surrounded by the South Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Kerala is like a narrow strip of land lying between the Arabian Sea to the west and the hill ranges called Western Ghats . This geography defines Kerala's main identity as a green, rain-rich state filled with inland water bodies. The rain-laden southwest monsoon comes across the Arabian Sea to hit Kerala around 1st June, and expends much of its waters here. More than 40 rivers flow down the Western Ghats to meet the Arabian Sea forming, with the backwash of the sea, a complex of canals and lakes called the Kerala Backwaters. This combined package of beaches, backwaters and greenery is what the tourism department promotes as Gods Own Country, making tourism one of Kerala's main businesses. Kerala's history of being a progressive princely estate (Travancore) and long stints of Communist Party ...
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.
*India was named after the River Indus. What is Indus called in Hindi? Sindhu. The Persian word for India, Hindustan, also comes from Sindhu. The Indus flows through a relatively small part of India, since much of the land drained by the river is now a part of Pakistan. *Which is the largest peninsular river in India? Godavari. Indian rivers are generally divided into two major groups - Himalayan rivers and peninsular rivers. The Godavari rises from the slopes of Western Ghats in the Nasik district of Maharashtra. It is approximately 1500 km long. *Punjab is the name of a state in both India and Pakistan. The name literally means "land of five rivers". Which of the following is not one of these five rivers? Indus. The five rivers - Ravi, Jhelum, Chenab, Sutlej and Beas are all tributaries of the River Indus. These rivers have made the whole Punjab region, including both Indian and Pakistani territories, very rich and fertile. *Which of the following is one of the few major Indian rivers that flow towards ...
Wedged between the Western Ghats on the East and the Arabian Sea on the West, the narrow strip of land known as Kerala is a destination of a lifetime. The timeless beauty of the palm fringed beaches of Kovalam and Varkala, the majesty of the undulating hills of Munnar and Vagamon, the serenity of the pristine backwaters of Kumarakom & Kuttanad and the enchanting woods and forests of Thekkady and Silent Valley will have you bowled over. That such a small terrain can hold diverse geographical features and cultures is a wonder in itself. Come, explore and experience…
The Western Ghats come alive in the rains. Pictures of Hill Stations Near Mumbai In the Rains ---
Weekend was nice. I spent two day in Western Ghats
Leader talk, TWTW, Journey thru the western Ghats of Karnataka, India positive. Who said new channels are boring?
'Igatpuri' Nature’s new address, Nestled in Western Ghats, unspoiled forested hill station.
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What spectacular rain and thunder(with awesome lighting ) only matched in memory by the monsoons in the western Ghats of India
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save Western Ghats should be more than 30mins. Its too short time
been trekking in the western ghats on quite a few occasions! Never met one though!
Western Ghats have the highest density of king cobras in the world.
Boulders are always nice. Maybe he is finally taking to Geography. -shrug- Usko Western Ghats dikha. :p xD
The western ghats in Maharashtra is known as...?
opened up on June 1. It is still raining non-stop in my village, all over Western Ghats.Best Monsoon in recent times.
Saving Western Ghats was absolutely superb. Dealing with real animals surely better than trying to stop Bucks here!!
IBN's show on western ghats is absolutely brilliant. So informative and thought provoking.
its on at 12 noon and 9.30 pm today. Today on saving western ghats we take you to wondrous ktaka. Nature's magic
also try and re-telecast western ghats episodes on Sundays
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our Sun spls: music legends,indiapositive, save western ghats, CJ show, leader talk,are proof quality news tv still poss.
wonderful programme on Saving Western Ghats by Bahar Dutt. More coverage for such issues needed at all levels.
Bahar Dutt's, Barkha's sister, Saving the Western Ghats is pretty good. Wish they did more documentaries like this.
Goa Foundation files affidavit in SC. Says 50 percent of mines are in ecologically sensitive areas of western ghats.
Been driving up and down always, crossing the beautiful western ghats into Kerala. First time in train. Waiting for morning !
Naxals and western ghats go hand in hand.
3 weeks ago it was and next two days it's Western Ghats!
Forest Advisory Committee does not clear a dam project in Western Ghats of Nashik affecting nearly 1000 hectares of land, in the absence of…
Climate Change in Western Ghats and the destructive development in fragile regions
This monsoon, experience the rich biodiversity in the rainforests of the Western Ghats with your camera. Learn...
Kerala is nestled between the Western Ghats and the Lakshadweep Sea. The state has a total coastline of 590 km.
Prof. Madhav Gadgil on Western Ghats Ecology letter to karturirangan via
Strobilanthes kunthiana, shrub in the shola grasslands of the Western Ghats in India above 1800 metres
Yes !! though i could not make up to kodachadri (Western Ghats) but soon trip logs and video will be shared from current trip
In almost all temples in coastal and Malnad (western Ghats) of karnataka meals are served free for one and all
Exploring the wet western ghats and See the full at
Treks in western ghats visiting different forts
Need for people's movement to conserve western ghats stressed: There is a need to start people's movement to c...
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sir good 2 c ur concern about western ghats what about saving Indian families harased from legal terrorism.Do…
The elephant intrusions into the villages are a major threat to Villages close to western ghats. When will the govt react practically???
We can hear petitions on Western Ghats: Tribunal. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday passed an order...
Malshej Ghat is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range in the Pune district of Maharashtra, India.
How about the western ghats in Karnataka.
I would like to drive to western ghats and do compete with other SUV and show them where they are lacking
yes almost 300mm in a day. Western ghats foothills received. Rivers swelled consequently.
Want to take the to the Western Ghats and witness the sight of the sunset :)
;( The western ghats has created a wedge between the two peoples in terms of progressive ideas as well !
I'll take my Nissan 4 a discovery of secret heavens,in Western Ghats of Maharashtra, Aah! peace of mind,exuberance :)
Trust me I belong to your category only, but was trying to promote the western ghats :-) very honestly
TB dam filled with lot of silt. Western ghats facing similar issues. Govt in sleep mode.
The mesmerizing land of Periyar is located in the high ranges of the Western Ghats in Kerala. It i...
The Kumbharli Ghat is a mountain pass in Maharashtra, India cutting across the Western Ghats range. It connects the coastal Ratnagiri District Konkan region of Maharashtra with the Satara District Desh region on the Deccan plateau.
I will take it to western ghats becoz it will be a wonderful drive with this beauty
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Would love to go on a Western Ghats road trip
These programs shall begin from July and go on till November. In July we have Madhav Gadgil (Western Ghats ecologist) -/3
Its raining heavily along the western ghats. Very much tempted to go there.
The most beautiful place I have put my foot in is _!!
by capturing panorama pics of The Western Ghats
'Plantations will turn Western Ghats into Uttarakhand’ - The New Indian Express via
'Plantations will turn Western Ghats into Uttarakhand’ -
'Plantations will turn Western Ghats into Uttarakhand’ warn IISc scientists
Why is Anand City Famous? The city of Anand is famous for being the Milk Capital of India. The milk revolution and establishment of Amul Dairy have brought the city to the limelight. Anand is home to Anand Agricultural University and the National Dairy Development Board of India. The city is also renowned for Karamsad and Vallabh Vidhyanagar, which is an academic community in the city. The city has witnessed speedy economic development in areas like Karamsad Road and Anand Vallabh Vidya Nagar. Anand is on the right course to getting the status of a Municipal Corporation with the annexation of different neighboring rural areas such as Lambhvel, Chikhodra, Bakrol, V. V Nagar, Mogri and others. Geographical features of Anand The geographical coordinates of the city of Anand are 22.57° North and 72.93° east.? The mean altitude of the city is 127 feet or 39 meters. The city encompasses a land area of 22.7 sq km or 8.8 sq miles. The metropolitan region of the city covers 172 sq km which incorporates 25 villag ...
Impact of Unesco tag on Western Ghats hard to find - The Times of India
Western Ghats, Starting from Gujarat and Maharashtra border to Kanyakumari. Explore and share with ‎
In terrains of western ghats in rain, in train!!!
Western Ghats also under threa it is no ordinary ecosystem.They constitute the water tower of peninsular India
Any "development" in fragile eco systems be it Himalayas or Western Ghats is the "biggest disaster"
we been there with eucalyptus and the Nilgiris in the western ghats
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The Western Ghats is the next big disaster in the making, Lavasa.
Stuck in the middle of Western Ghats (goa2mumbai), as the water has over taken the bridge.
Doodh Sagar is located in the altitude of approximately 650m as about 2100 ft above sea level in the Western Ghat. This place is surrounded by heavy wooded finest ever green forest & clean, fresh wester hles, rivers & water falls. Rainfall is app 210". The forest is rich in spices curry leaves in wild like peppper bay leaves cinnamon, cocoyam, shikakai etc. And it is also known for rare Ayurvedic herbs. The only approach is by train only .Nearest main station is Castle Rock, which is 14 kms from that water falls, But every train will stops (un-officially ,which we cant find that station during bookig) for 2 minutes. We traveled from Londa by Ernakulam Express ,(only Sundays) departs Londa At 9.15 AM and reaches doodh sagar station at 10.30 AM . If you have luck, you can go by goods train also. For return journey , you should catch the train Nizamuddin Express which comes at 5PM and reaches londa at 6.30. This is only and last train ,, if you missed it, you have to stay there at night. For much more ...
Did you catch Rick Stein tasting Kerala Pepper last night ? (The Western Ghats is...
is the Queen of Hill Stations located in the Western ghats at a height of 2240m. with Us...
Kudlu-Theertha Falls- A day off in the midst of the Western Ghats
Western ghats have the largest number of King cobras in the entire world ! Wanna go trekking anyone ?
Thank you, one of the prime reasons I love Western Ghats so much! :)
13 Pictures of Clouds beneath my feet in Western Ghats!
you mean Coorg or which place? All these hilly places in the state belong to western ghats only..
Nature’s Best Combination: West coast & the Monsoon I’m writing this small note after finishing my two amazing years in the forever young town called Manipal. As I’m heading to North, I realized it’s so hard to leave this terrain of India. These Dark hills of West coast have so much to share, serene forest, superb water falls, glossy green fields and the amazing back waters attracts me to move closer and indulge with them like a toddler. Coastal wind which carries aroma of wet rain is appealing me to stay here forever. The grey plateaus, fresh water splashes and the fascinating mist over them is view of lifetime. I found it incredible, God’s ultimate creation. Make Voyages! Attempt them…...there is nothing else. "We are all visitors to time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to explore, to learn, to grow, to love…. and then we return home.’’ Bye Manipal. Be amazing.
I have been to the Western Ghats. . Why does everything I type in innocence sound dodgy?
So was their popularity of these TV Serials that once a group of ladies protested in Mumbai because a character named Mihir in KSBKBT had been killed.
Chapter Two How deep his wound was he could not realize as his anger was stronger than the feeling of pain. When his anger would drop down to zero point, his pain would well up, and flood his heart. Would his anger burn his heart, his love to ashes? Would his pain make him come back to her overflowing the blocking stones? Would he be blocked by the stones? Or bounced back somewhere between ash and pain? Only time could say for sure. Bilas got on the crowded bus like a western storm through the open window, stepping over the helper. He squeezed through the people to find a little room to set his foot, held the rod, and hung like a helpless monkey nowhere to go. His little finger hurt while he was holding the rod. It was red and swollen. It took some seconds to make out why. The blow on her check was severe and violent. He felt sorry. Enough is enough, he thought. This chapter is closed forever. He could not let his life wander through sad smoky days. His life must not be tethered to the gloomy past. He wa ...
Let's get to know each other more.I will go first.my name is Collette I am a wife and Mum of 3 girls and 1 boy! (Miss 11, Miss almost 9 and Master and Miss 2 1/2 year old twins) . My entire family eat additive free due to our personal choice and also to the fact that it helps my Miss 8 with her behavioural issues. No one in my family is allergic to anything except for me. I am majorly intolerant to: Wheat, Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Corn, Tomato, Mushrooms, Peas, All berries, All melons, Grapes, Bananas, Pork, Red Kidney Beans, Preservatives, Additives and flavours (I avoid numbers in general for myself) In moderation I can eat: eggs, nuts, coconut, salmon, lentils, sesame seeds, garlic and olives. Your turn.
Q5: The western ghats in Maharashtra is known as...?. 1. Nilgiris. 2. Sahyadris. 3. Cardamon Hills. 4.
Athirappilly Waterfalls Athirappilly, the enchanting falls in Kerala, are often referred to as the Niagara Falls of India. It is situated on the Chalakudy river, which originates in the upper reaches of the Western Ghats They come falling down from a height of 80 feet. This area is the only place in the Western Ghats where four endangered Hornbill species are seen. The beauty of Athirappilly waterfalls have been used as a location for several Indian films Balachander's Tamil movie, "Punnagai Mannan", starring Kamal Haasan, Revathy and Rekha Mani Ratnam's Hindi movie "Dil Se",starring Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta Mani Rathnam's "Raavan (Hindi version)/Raavanan (Tamil version)" starring Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Vikram, Prithviraj, Priyamani Raj Kapoor's Hindi movie "Ram Teri Ganga Maili", starring Mandakini and Rajiv Kapoor Mani Ratnam's "Guru", starring Aishwarya Rai Tamil film "Iruvar", starring Mohanlal and Madhoo Tamil film "Mudhalvan", starring Arjun and Manisha Koirala and many other songs ...
How I miss the western ghats man... nothing in Delhi that even comes close...
The Nilgiri Bio-Reserve was established in the year 1986,as the first biosphere in India. It is located in the Western Ghats.
she --->was busy in the Western Ghats when Congress forcibly shutdown Ramdev's shivirs in
+ Splendid images of teeming life in the Western Ghats
New Brunswick Mainly overcast conditions are being reported across the province this morning. Bathurst has light rainshowers. Saint John and St. Leonard are foggy while Moncton is partly cloudy. Temperatures are mild with the highest being 18°C in Moncton, Bouctouche and Bathurst. The lowest is 12°C at Point Lepreau. The southwest winds are light although Mechanic Settlement is reporting gusts to 30 km/h. Cloud, fog, drizzle and isolated showers are on the morning menu today. The forecast is looking encouraging with skies expected to become variably cloudy by afternoon although there will be chance of a shower and risk of a thundershower. Rainfall accumulations could amount to1 to 3 mm, with higher amounts in localized showers. Mainly cloudy conditions will return tonight. Temperatures this afternoon will be 24°C to 27°C in the south except in Saint John where 18°C is forecast. In northern areas the thermometer should reach 23°C to 25°C. Overnight lows will range from 15°C to 18°C, slightly coole ...
From Western Ghats to Andamans we are playing a greedy, losing game (june 6 article) Posting in backdrop
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Capturing the monsoon in the Western Ghats, One of the world's most diverse havens of biodiversity.
Western Ghat is much more beautiful than i heard abt it. Early morning bird's singing, waterfall's music and cloud's gentle touch made this experience unforgettable...
The biggest Road trip of my life finally ended a complete 1394 kms of driving frm dwd to kuke subramanya along charmude ghats into the clouds,heavy rain,into the forest to the tip of charmudi montain to the clean n purist place dharmastala to side way of western ghat section towards kudremuka to sringeri into the streams n finally to the highly furnish beautiful sculpturs of belur,helabidu along wid tunga & badra sangam @ kudli Perfectly shaped Coffee n tea estats of chikkamangalore Cnt frgt those scenaries along the way Driving
Mahendragiri peak is situated in the- A. Eastern ghat B. western Ghat C. Shiwaliks D. Aravalli
On the windward side of the Western Ghats of Kerala there are a long chain of lush, mist-clad hill stations:
When world is busy blaming God, destiny and nature for recent natural calamities, some students, researchers are trying to study the scientific reasons behind them and explanation they give is quite disturbing. Encroachment done by humans over nature is one big reason. Diverted, blocked, and polluted flow of rivers. Construction on top of rivers, water flows is big concern. Lavasa, Amby Valley like projects where very big natural structures are altered are most vulnerable to such calamities. Big cities like pune Mumbai have already committed big atrocities on nature but Western ghat like eco sensitive areas are still within reach but under the name of so called development and to serve interest of few powerful we are destructing our own future.
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Slow train across the Western Ghats to Bangalore. Such a delightful, pretty ride this is turning out to be :)
Act on the Western Ghats to prevent another tragedy. My story: Grumbling over the Ghats | Cover Story
There is a strong but inconclusive theory that the Western Ghats of India contributed to extinction of dinosaurs. fact
The air conditioner in my truck went out this morning. I thought I could tuff it out until shift change but I couldn't do it. The mechanics at our shop jumped on it and had me going a couple of hours later. Works like a brand new one!
Since d beginning of d South West monsoon, rain has been heavy in Western Ghats,especially in d catchments.
New photography entry: Western Ghats: The Western Ghats or the Sahyādri constitute a...
PASHUPATI Pashupatinath Temple, with its astonishing architectural beauty, stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition. Regarded as the most sacred temple of Hindu Lord Shiva in the world, Pashupatinath Temple's existence dates back to 400 A.D. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga or phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come to pay homage to this temple, that is also known as 'The Temple of Living Beings'. Fast Facts Location :-5 km north-east of Kathmandu Category :-UNESCO listed World Cultural Heritage Site Era Prior to 400 A.D Unique Features :-Only four priests, appointed by the King, can touch the idol of Lord Shiva. The priests are always from South India. It is believed that this tradition have been started by Sage Shankaracharaya in 6th century. What to See Gold-painted images of guardian deities Chaturmukha (four-faced statue) Chadeshvar, an inscribed Licchavi linga from the 7th century Brahma Temple Dharmashila, a stone wher ...
Spread of Islam in West Africa (part 1 of 3): The Empire of Ghana Description:How Islam spread into sub-Saharan region of West Africa, and the great civilizations it established there, taking its inhabitants out of paganism to the worship of One God. Part 1: Islam reaches West Africa, and a history of the Islamic Empire of Ghana. Muslim geographers and historians have provided excellent records of Muslim rulers and peoples in Africa. Among them are Al-Khwarzimi, Ibn Munabbah, Al-Masudi, Al-Bakri, Abul Fida, Yaqut, Ibn Batutah, Ibn Khaldun, Ibn Fadlallah al-’Umari, Mahmud al-Kati, Ibn al Mukhtar and Abd al-Rahman al-Sa’di. Islam reached the Savannah region in the 8th Century C.E., the date the written history of West Africa begins. Islam was accepted as early as 850 C.E. by the Dya’ogo dynasty of the Kingdom of Tekur. They were the first *** people who accepted Islam. Trade and commerce paved the way for the introduction of new elements of material culture, andmade possible the intellectual d ...
Western ghats, which run for about 1600 kms from North to South, are one of the 8 Hot Spots of biological diversity in the world.
Ceylon frogmouth a rare bird of Western Ghats was found in Kayyeni eco-farm near Chittoor dam site in Attappady by two bird-watchers Manav Sajan and K. Shiraz.
Is Mumbai the main popular area where tourist visit to see temples etc. I am planning where I can travel this nov. ?
Enjoyed weekend at a small village, 120KM from Mumbai, near Ighatpuri, Western ghat.Lovely n beautiful place with river and waterfalls……. Walking with clouds and rain is a wonderful experience in life.
Every time I would drop food on the floor, my Nonna would tell me to eat it because germs didn't exist. According to her, the dirt made you stronger. What is the most outrageous myth your Nonni thought was a fact?
White people think because slavery was abolished and black people aren't being lunched in public anymore, that race isn't a big problem, and that laws that were once in place to prevent racial discrimination, are no longer need because of a few "nice acts"?! I don't think so.
Army Evacuates All Stranded people from Gangotri Three C-130Js Land at Dharasu Rescue Operations Intensify Following Fuel- Bridging A series of major breakthroughs were achieved by the Army and the Indian Air Force today, catalyzing thereby, the rescue and relief operations in some of the worst flash- flood affected areas of Uttarakhand. ARMY All the 500 people stranded in and around Gangotri have now been evacuated. Barring 25 people, Gagariya on the Hemkund axis has been evacuated. Weather permitting the balance 25 will be evacuated at the earliest. Army troops, skilled in mountain rescue operations, have established contact with more than 1000 persons stranded in mountain folds in Jungle Chatti between Gauri Kund and Rambara on the Kedarnath axis. Till reports last came in, Army helicopters have evacuated 350 people so far and search operations are continuing. Food and medicines have also been dropped. Two medical teams have now been established at Gauri Kund to treat patients. Besides, a compo ...
Kerala is one of the smallest states in the Indian union. Its area 38.855 square kilometers is just 1.3 percent of the total area of India. The land of India comprises the narrow coastal strip bounded by the Western Ghats n the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. In the words of Sreedhara Menon “Its unique geographical position and peculiar physical features have invested Kerala with a distinct individuality.” Hence it has played a vital role in the commercial and cultural history of India. Kerala has been describes “as the favorite child of nature.” Like Kashmir in the north, Kerala in the south is famous for its breath-taking natural beauty. With its evergreen mountains, dense forests stately palms, swift flowing rivers, extensive backwaters and blue lagoons, it looks like a fairyland. This atmosphere of beauty and peace has nurtured religion and art in Kerala and enabled her to become a precious gem in the necklace of Indian culture. Indian poets of eminence have showered their praises for th ...
Topography The District may be divided into three well-defined Zones, Descending from the heights of the Western Ghats in the east, the land slopes towards the west, forming three distinct natural divisions-the high lands, the plains and the sea-board. The high lands are thickly forested whereas the palins ,which are fertile, are cultivated for food and cash crops. Trichur town is located in the midland regions
Tirunelveli : Water was released from Papanasam dam, one of the three major reservoirs of the district, for ‘kar’ paddy cultivation on Thursday, following copious monsoon rains in the Western Ghats and consequent inflow of water into all eleven dams in the district. Chairman of Tamil Nadu Housing B...
LET US HAVE PROPER PLANNING FOR FUTURE INDIA = Disaster in Uttarakhand has given enough lessons to our political class as well planners to think and sit plan draw to make India a hub of world class country with all kind of development inclusively .Let us stop all kind of dirty politics on development of India We should not only build Temples of faith in Sacred Debobhumi Uttarakhand but also world class 4 lane Himalayan hi altitude roads in entire state with top class weather and earthquake proof buildings for hotel ,lodge and residential complex and must take pledge not to fall prey to greedy opportunists people from all class including political class .Let us see a top class Uttarakhand with world class development in all sectors except carbon emission Industries . Let future India plan by taking lessons from Uttarakhand to create Industries actually needed to commensurate to keep serenity beauty eco friendly Uttarakhand and each and every state must build inclusive growth taking the advantage and disadv ...
From Nilgiri with Love. The Nilgiri region, situated in southern India, forms a high hilly plateau at the conjunction of the Eastern and Western Ghat mountains. More than 20,000 smallholders grow and pluck tea with some 90,000 hectares under cultivation. Most Nilgiri teas are used for blending, but there is a rapidly growing demand for the speciality tea of the area. Nilgiri has a bright amber colour and a refreshing, bright and delicate taste. Nunsch is a typical Nilgiri tea, large-leafed, which gives a fruity, bright and flavourful brew.
Excess Cauvery river water released from K’taka dams reaching TN border of Biligundulu Jun 25 The excess Cauvery river water released from Karnataka dams has reached the Tamil Nadu border of Biligundulu today. This water is expected to reach Mettur Dam by tomorrow morning. Heavy rain in catchment areas has led to copious inflow into Cauvery in Hogenekkal. However, Mettur Dam level remains precariously low at 15.51 feet. The inflow was 80 cusecs and outflow for drinking water purpose was 800 cusecs. Heavy rains in Western Ghat region in Tamil Nadu-Kerala border has led to rise in water inflow into dams in southern districts of Tamil Nadu Gundaru, Perunthanny, Sevalaru dams. The papanasam Dam water level has crossed 100 feet and that of Mullaperiyar dam has risen to 119 feet because of heavy rain in catchment areas.
***Mopa airport will affect western ghat ecology: NGO*** Times of India PANAJI: The haste in initiating land acquisition and other processes for setting up a second airport at Mopa without carrying out a mandatory environment impact assessment will have serious environmental implications for the region in the proximity of the western ghats, Goans for Dabolim only (GFDO), a NGO stated. "The rich biodiversity of this plateau forms a critical component of the ecology of this region, and hence the proposed airport will be an environmental disaster for Goa, and for the entire Western Ghats region," GFDO stated in a press note. The Mopa plateau slopes off towards five villages and provides water to the surrounding areas for agriculture and other activities. The Goa stretch of western ghats has been recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site. "It is highly regrettable that the Goa government is blindly pushing ahead with this project which will uproot thousands of indigenous tribals, poor farmers and other helpl ...
Tariq Jameel could have done very well if he was in Hollywood. Lol
WHO WILL SHED TEARS FOR ARMY THE BRAVE HEART = One chopper crashed while rescuing stranded people from the rubbles of disaster of uttarakhand killing most precise life of Jawans and pilot .BJP is busy doing politics on rescue taking credit of impossible 15000 Gujarati rescued alone by CM Gujarat .BJP ruled states want to rescue separately in Uttarakhand for taking political mileage .CM Uttarakhand has rightly refused such politically motivated rescue operation by already alienated from the people of India instead ask entire India to do such relief work via State Govt only because it is state matter . How state Govt can allow such individual rescue operation when India is facing terrorist gun shot .Who will be responsible if anything happened by any terrorist act ?? .Now Who will shed tears for the army Jawans who lost their life for saving those hapless people stranded in remote area of hilly inaccessible terrain of Uttarakhand .When entire India irrespective of any political affiliation jumping to help U ...
on the road.. in search of places for THIRA.. TamilNadu to Karnataka to Goa!
QUICK GETAWAY FROM BANGALORE: SAKLESHPUR & BISLE GHAT, 225 KMS, 5 HRS Sakleshpur is an adventure junkie’s best bet. Bisle Ghat is where you should head for small hikes in forests and drives to capture stunning views of Western ghats. Sakleshpur is especially alive during the monsoon season. One can visit the historic Manjarabad Fort or pay their respects at the Kukke Subramanya Temple here. The vast expanses of meadows make for exquisite pictures that look straight out of a postcard. The drive from Mugilu to Bisle Ghat is an enjoyable and pleasant one, because of the beautiful views along the way. One can opt for homestays in Mugilu and then continue to drive along Bisle Ghat. Scene struck: Keep your cameras ready to capture views of backwaters of Hemavathi reservoir on the way from Mugilu to Bisle Ghat.
M gnna crazy...hvng party n hil station ...!!!in the barish ...! its mazng..!!!
Aah...there I am...the beautiful western Ghat...and its raining...
had a Himsagor after 4 years.Thank you Rupa Mashi and Meso.
Uttarakhand next would be some where near Western Ghat...!!!Situations are same.. Power project, Mining( Mafia)...
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'That was a natural disaster but the huge devastation was due more to local factors. If you build a hotel or a house near a flood plain, a disaster like this is likely, explained NDMA vice chairman M. Shashidhar Reddy
Anaerangal Lake MUNNAR, KERALA It is one of the attractions that contributed to Kerala's popularity as a travel destination among domestic and foreign travellers. Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams - Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala, and perched about 1600 m above sea level, the hill station of Munnar once used to be the summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in South India. This hill station in marked by vast expanses of tea plantations, colonial bungalows, rivulets, waterfalls and cool weather. It is also an ideal destination for trekking and mountain biking. Let us now explore some of the options in and around Munnar that would provide travellers ample opportunities to enjoy the captivating hill station of Munnar. Eravikulam National Park One of the main attractions near Munnar is the Eravikulam National Park. Located about 15 km from Munnar, this park is famous for its endangered inhabitant - the Nilgiri Tahr. Located inside the Eravikulam National Park is the Ana ...
150+ Facts About India 1. India is the seventh largest country in the world in terms of area. 2. Indian mainland extends between latitudes 8 degree 4' and 37 degree 6' north, longitudes 68 degree 7' and 97 degree 25' east and measures about 3,214 km from north to south between the extreme latitudes and about 2,933 km from east to west between the extreme longitudes. 3. India has land frontier of about 15,200 km. The total length of the coastline of the mainland, Lakshadweep Islands and Andaman and Nicobar Islands is 7,516.6 km. 4. Countries having common border with India are: Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar and Bangladesh. Sri Lanka is separated from India by a narrow channel of sea formed by the Palk Strait and the Gulf of Mannar. 5. Aravalli, Vindhya, Satpura, Maikala and Ajanta are prominent hill ranges that lie between the Peninsular India and the plains of Ganga. 6. The Eastern and Western Ghats meet at the southern part of the Indian Peninsula which is formed by the Nilgiri H . ...
12. MAX MULLER (EUROPEAN) . 13:Which indian place was introduced to world heritage sites last year?
Photo: A new wild ginger discovered from the evergreen forest of Western Ghats of South India on We Heart It...
Me and my colleague at blood bank. Apr 17th 2013.
Nothing happens in my country before a disaster and after a disaster. Except middle class donating money post disaster and the drama goes on.
a glimpse of Dhoot sagar was a treat to eyes while traveling Goa to Bangalore via a train.
In 13 villages around Arasapatti near Tirumangalam in Madurai district, cotton is more than just a crop. It's a symbol of life and livelihood for farmers in the black-soil belt, who have silently engaged themselves in a revolution to change the environment for the better. Nearly 400 farmers in the region have adopted organic cotton farming, saying a strict no to the usage of pesticides in their fields. From here the organic cotton cultivation extends into Mahalingam hills and the Western Ghats in Rajapalayam in Virudhunagar district and parts of Sivaganga and Ramnad districts. "The farmers follow rain-fed cotton farming that involves multiple-cropping technique. It's a short-staple cotton variety coming from indigenous seeds," explains N. Muthuvelayutham, Secretary, Covenant Centre for Development (CCD) -- an NGO working with cotton farmers around Madurai since 2006 to inculcate organic practices. "Organic cotton farming is labour-intensive and not lucrative. The farmers have to be encouraged to continue ...
Incredible India Hill Resorts Travel to Incredible India's hill resorts, and experience a vacation like no other. The British or the local rulers developed Hill resorts in different parts of India, as vacation destinations where they could travel in summer, to escape the heat of the plains. Relax in the cool green hills of Auli, Dalhousie, Dehradun, Mussoorie, Nainintal, Shimla, Manali and Dharamsala in North India. View the majestic Kanchenjunga from amidst the green tea gardens of Darjeeling, in the North East. Enjoy feeling the mountain mist on your face as you leave the tropical plains of the south and ascend to the hill resorts of Munnar, Ooty, Kodaikanal and Coorg in South India. Feel nestled in the lap of the Western Ghats as you travel to Panchgani, Panchmarhi and Mahabaleshwar in Western India. Each hill resort has its own unique character and charm. Many of them retain a laid back colonial ambience with a flavour reminiscent of the British Raj. Others have embraced activities such as camping, tr ...
wikipedia.org Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 52,211 people like this topic 39,603 people have been here 1,026 people are talking about this topic Haze 79°F RecommendEdit AboutGhatkopar Public Places & Attractions · Neighborhood · Residence & Other Ghatkopar is a suburban neighbourhood of eastern Mumbai. It is also a railway station serviced by Central Railway line of the Mumbai suburban railway. History[edit] See also: Vidyavihar Ghatkopar was a quaint village in 1920’s and 30’s. It came under Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. It was not a part of Mumbai. Mumbai's limits were up to Sion only and Ghatkopar came under district Mumbai Suburban. Like all small community centres, Ghatkopar also had just one principal road connecting it to Mumbai on the Southside and Thane in the north i.e.; Agra road. It was surrounded by creeks and hills. There are two popularly known theories for the name Ghatkopar: It derived its name from the fact that it was the Kopara (Marathi for "Corner") of Western Ghats - G ...
Western Ghats and Wild Life Preservation P K Sujathan “What I would like to say is scripted by God in trees, flowers and clouds. So, I will not desist from planting trees for fear that the universe is nearing its end.” Martin Luther King Western Ghats , a s t h e n ame implies, refers to the impregnable Ghats located at the western side of India. It is the beautiful, critical and invaluable bounty of nature. It is believed that Western Ghats is roughly 500-700 lakh years old i.e older than the Great Himalaya. It is the habitat and biological hotspot of 5000 flora, 16 never ever seen endemic birds, 179 omnivorous species and 191 pure water fishes. It is 1600 km in length and 900 meters in height and stretches from Thapthi river of Gujarat to Kanyakumari of TamilNadu. It is pervasive throughout 6 states of India viz Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The toppest peak of Western Ghats is Anamudi found in the Idukki District of Kerala. The major seven clusters of Western Ghats ar ...
The Chipko movement or Chipko Andolan is a movement that practiced the Gandhian methods of satyagraha and non-violent resistance, through the act of hugging trees to protect them from being felled. The modern Chipko movement started in the early 1970s in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, then in Uttar Pradesh with growing awareness towards rapid deforestation. The landmark event in this struggle took place on March 26, 1974, when a group of peasant women in Reni village, Hemwalghati, in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, India, acted to prevent the cutting of trees and reclaim their traditional forest rights that were threatened by the contractor system of the state Forest Department. Their actions inspired hundreds of such actions at the grassroots level throughout the region. By the 1980s the movement had spread throughout India and led to formulation of people-sensitive forest policies, which put a stop to the open felling of trees in regions as far reaching as Vindhyas and the Western Ghats. Today, it ...
DHARMASTHALA SRI MANJUNATHA TEMPLE Dharmasthala is perhaps the most highly revered and best known temple town in Karnataka. Located amidst the picturesque Western Ghats on the banks of the Netravati River, it is about 100 kms. from Udupi. Devotees of all caste and creed visit this holy place well known for charity. Everyone enjoys generous hospitality without any distinction whatsoever. On an average the flow of pilgrims is about 10,000 people everyday. A mechanized and clean kitchen provides free food for all pilgrims can feel comfortable at the guest houses, which have all modern amenities. Dharmasthala symbolizes the true essence of religion and stands out as an oasis of peace and harmony. Here, one can witness a happy confluence of three faiths co-existing in complete harmony. While the presiding deity is Lord Shiva, the priests who conduct the daily rituals are Vaishnavaite Brahmins and the Dharmadhikari of the temple is a devout Jain. Thus religious tolerance and a spirit of oneness, which are the p ...
A railway trek to Dudhsagar Falls The monsoon is slowly building to a peak, and this is the time to explore the magnificent Dudhsagar Falls on the Goa-Karnataka border. Three railfanners took, quite literally, the railroad less travelled to explore this route. For those unfamiliar with railfanners, they are to trains and railways what birdwatchers are to birds. They are enchanted with the minutest details of the railway -- from locomotives, stations and carriages to rakes, signals, cabooses... you name it. Over three days, these intrepid enthusiasts planned a unique "trek" to Dudhsagar Falls in the Western Ghats. They met at Hubli, Karnataka and boarded the Haripriya Express to Londa, and then hailed an auto-rickshaw to Castle Rock. From there they trekked along the jungle-fringed track, lashed by monsoon downpours, to Caranzol. The weather being unkind, the station master advised them to head back to Castle Rock or Londa for the night. On the second day, they went to Dudhsagar and spent the day at the fa ...
Khandala is a hill station in the Western Ghats in the state of Maharashtra, India, about three kilometres from Lonavala and seven kilometers from Karjat. Khandala is located at one (top) end the Bhor Ghat, a major ghat (meaning valley in Marathi) on the road link between the Deccan Plateau and the Konkan plain. The ghat carries an extensive amount of road and rail traffic. The Mumbai-Pune Expressway, the main link between the major cities of Mumbai and Pune, passes through Khandala. Due to the ease of accessibility from nearby cities, Khandala is a common area for hiking. One destination is the nearby peak of Duke's Nose, which offers a panaromic view of Khandala and the Bhor Ghat. The route near khandala sunset point and khopoli has been there since centuries used to connect the coastal cities like Sopara to Pune, The transport from base of khopoli was by carts both hand pulled and horse drawn, which was tarred during British time somewhere in 1840. The railway route from karjat to Pune was started u .. ...
My company worked with Sandesh Kadur to roll out a blended-media iPad app for his award-winning documentary & book on India's Western Ghats. His film and book were part of the submission that helped convince UNESCO to name the Western Ghats a World Heritage site. If you think your friends/family would enjoy experiencing one of the world's hottest biodiversity hotspots in an all new way, please do share the post. You can download it here:
The Indian Election Commission works extremely hard to ensure that voters in the remotest of areas are able to exercise their franchise. This is not an easy task in a country of huge geographical variations. Here are some of the examples (2009 elections) - * A polling booth was setup in the remote village of Banej, far into the Gir forests of Gujarat, for a single voter. * Other such polling stations - Marambo polling booth, Dibang Valley district and Upper Mudoideep, Changlang had three voters each, while Malogam in Anjaw and Sikaridong in West Kameng had four voters each. Lamta, East Kameng district:5, Matkrong, Anjaw and Dharampur-II, Changlang district:7, Punli booth:9. (all in Arunachal Pradesh). * These are inaccessible areas with no motorable roads. The polling officials had to trek in hilly terrains for two days to reach them. * This year, Karnataka assembly elections, 10 polling booths in remote areas of the Western Ghats can be accessed through boats only. The EC made the required arrangement .. ...
THE GLOBAL BAZAAR AND ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION Three images remain in my mind from my recent visit to South Asia. First, the explosive software revolution in the Southern city of Bangalore has been a boon to the region, or at least to a select few, who have become enormously wealthy. Second, the silk industry of Mysore has been almost destroyed since the region joined the World Trade Organization. Third, the coffee industry in the Western Ghats is similarly on its way to decay and disappearance. The story of software, silk and coffee is the story of the modern Global Bazaar. While, it is shifting wealth in the direction of a new group of technocrats, it is destroying the old aristocracies, creating in its wake unprecedented social change and social havoc. Silk was introduced into Mysore by Tippu Sultan, that stalwart soldier who resisted the expanding British Empire for forty years. It is said that after his victory over the British armies at the Battle of Pollipur, he sent a delegation to China to further tr ...
Sun-kissed, surf-swept... always Shack owners at the pristine golden beachesof Gokarna come together to address environment issues to protect their area from going the way of other overcrowded polluted seafronts Rarely does anyone encounter a brawny-looking reptile unknowingly interrupting one’s morning chore in the toilet. But such a pleasantly shocking brush with nature is what one expects when nestled in the lap of the Western Ghats. Gokarna, meaning ‘cow’s ear’, is a little town situated in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. Serene blue sea, clean beaches, coconut trees lining up the mud-smeared metalled streets bordered by traditional tile-roofed brick houses, Gokarna resembles any small coastal town with fishing boats and trawlers bobbing in the backdrop. A town of contrasts with a history as ancient as its name and the mythological tale spun around it, Gokarna is fast being recognised as a popular destination for those who are possessed with that acute sense of exploration, adventure ...
ILAYARAJA - PROFILE Born on 2nd June 1943 in Pannaipuram, a little hamlet at the foot of the Western Ghats in Madurai district of Tamil Nadu State, South India. In 1970 appeared for the examinations of the Trinity college of Music, London in Classical Guitar and came out with a Gold Medal. In 1976 got his first break as Music Director for the Tamil film Annakkili. Since then , as of October 1994, has composed music for 700 feature films in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi and English. Apart from background score has composed nearly 3500 songs for the films. Has won the National Award as the Best Music Director three times for his musical score in Sindu Bairavi(Tamil), Sahara Sangamam(Telugu) and Rudhra Veena(Telugu). Has won the State government awards as the Best Music Director many times from the governments of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Was conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the Annamalai University of Chidambaram, India in April 1994, by the World University of Ar ...
Answers to Previous Questions (Friday - 31st May 2013) Who is the Minister for Environment and Forests of India? - Jayanthi Natarajan Where is the famous Virupaksha temple located? - Hampi Cape Canaveral, the site from which space shuttles are launched is located on the coast of -Florida Which one of the following has been named the National Aquatic Animal of India? - Ganges river dolphin Of the following types of chemical compounds, which one is key ingredient in the formation of photochemical smog? - Nitrogen oxides In which part of the human body is the smallest bone found? - Ear The lion-tailed macaque is naturally found in - Western Ghats of Kerala Which one among the following is the largest exporter of small arms in the world? - The United States Excluding stoppages, the speed of a bus is 54 kmph and including stoppages, it is 45 kmph. For how many minutes does the bus stop per hour? - 10 The ratio between the speeds of two trains is 7 : 8. If the second train runs 400 km in 4 hours, What is the th ...
Courtallam , Spa Of South India, is a panchayat town situated at a mean elevation of 160 m (520 ft) on the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu, India. Many seasonal and a few perennial rivers such as the Chittar River, the Manimuthar River, the Pachaiyar River and the Tambaraparani River originate in this region. The numerous waterfalls and cascades along with the ubiquitous health resorts in the area have earned it the title the Spa of South India.[1] The falls carry a good amount of water only when there is a rain on the hills. So it is better to see the weather forecast, when plans to come Kutraalam. From June to September, South West Monsoon will gift the fantastic season that is the cold breeze with mild temperature, which is available only in Kutraalam. From October to December North East Monsoon sets over in Tamil Nadu and the climate is cold and the rains are very heavy sometimes. Sometimes the falls get flooded and people are not allowed to bath during floods.As of 2001 India cens ...
JRF @ Amala Cancer Research Centre, Thrissur Advertisement for JRF (BRNS-DAE): Applications are invited to work on a research project funded by BRNS, DAE, Govt of India. Name of project: ‘Enhancement of the production of promising anticancer agent, baicalein through gamma irradiation in cultures of Scutellaria species seen in Western Ghats of Kerala and its pharmacological validation’. Name of post: (01): Junior Research Fellow (JRF). Project duration: 2 years and may be upgraded to SRF for third year if extended. Essential qualification: M.Sc. in Bio-chemistry or Biotechnology with at least 60% marks. Research experience in small animal handling and cell culture is desirable. Age limit: 30 years (Relaxation as per Gov.). Consolidated fellowship: As per BRNS rules and regulations. Application deadline: 15 days from the date of publication of this advertisement. Applications with bio-data may be sent to Dr T. D. Babu, Asst. Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Amala Cancer Research Centre, Thrissur 6 ...
LETTER FROM HEMANTA NAIK TO PROFESSOR GADGIL Dear Prof. Madhav Gadgil, Fantastic write up. Entire Western Ghats should be declared as Sacred Grove, as all plants are important for the nation as if its people matter. Since my childhood I was falsley brainwashed building Dams across the Kali River is development, Starting a Plywood Industry, Mining and Processing Mining Ore, Cutting and Crushing the Bamboo to make the PAPER that we use is called development. Building a Kaiga Nuclear Power Plant in the Rain Forest of the Western Ghats is DEVELOPMENT. But I have not seen the FRUIT of Developments. It is just killing several hundred thousands ( Several Lakhs of ) traditional jobs. Replacing this jobs with very few Industrial Jobs , in few hundreds and few thousands is not a real replacement. I have understood, one thing , in the past 5 decades span of my Life is Development is putting more and more people into the act of slavery and make them more and more poor , who one day become Below Poverty Line ( BPL ) . ...
I have thrived the Eastern Ghats and had survived the Western Ghats. Maine bhi Ghat-Ghat ka paani piya hai :P
Er..As per my minimum intellect tea gardens themselves are result of deforestation of Western ghats. Huge loss to biodiversity 2/2
Funny..that says "lush tea gardens of the Western Ghats are home to many valuable elements of biodiversity" 1/2
What a lovely drive through the Western Ghats!!
Fragmentation and desertification of the Western Ghats in India (Gooigle / The Times of India)
Sad to read the piece written by Madhav Gadgil on western ghats...when will the loot stop..!
Ecologist Madhav Gadgil has picked holes in former ISRO head K. Kasturirangan's high-level working group (HLWG) report on the environmentally sensitive Western Ghats, saying it endorses "exploitation" of the region's natural resources. Gadgil, a Padma Bhushan awardee, added that the report also fav...
"local communities can have no role in economic decisions." // Whither "sustainable development"?
Shocking betrayal on Western Ghats. Madhav Gadgil's Open Letter to Kasturirangan via
Catch millions of fireflies light up the Western Ghats with Story in today's
Not even 1 Cu Cm should be mined from Western Ghats. SAVE from political/business vultures. Pl RT/pass onNeed to start movement-RT/Twt o ...
'Shocking betrayal on Western Ghats' - An open letter from Madhav Gadgil, Chairman WGEEP via
Read Dr Madhav Gadgil brilliant article on th Western Ghats. If UPA continues there will be no Western Ghats left
Shocking betryal of Western Ghats - an open letter from Madhav Gadgil to Dr Kasturirangan
Catch the Western Ghats come alive fireflies and mark the start of the monsoon. Trips by Story in
Rampant development may spell doom for Western Ghats
Malabar civet may have become extinct: The Western Ghats' rarest and most threatened mammal, Malabar civet, may...
Purple frogs are found in India in the Western Ghats. Purple frogs burrow and one was found as far as 8 meters...
An open letter from Madhav on Shocking betrayal on
'Rampant development may spell doom for Western Ghats': The partitioning of about one-third of natural landscapes…
TH Shocking betrayal on Western Ghats: An open letter from Madhav Gadgil says Kasturirangan panel report will ...
Trekking through the western ghats.
Western Ghats' rarest and most threatened mammal – the Malabar Civet may have become extinct: Zoological Society of London
British conservationists say the Malabar Civet may have become extinct: Western Ghats' rarest and...
Western and Eastern Ghats are the densely forested rolling BR hills.
is the town situated at an elevation of 160 meters (520 ft) on the Western Ghats in Tiruneveli District in Tamil Nadu.
rope walk in Vizag, camping in Western Ghats, round trip of Karnataka on student's budget, & I twitpic 'em all.
Gone are those days, where I carried salt to feed the leeches in Western ghats. Got used to them a decade back
pitched tent in the middle of nowhere in Western Ghats with one other person. Twitpics available, of course. ;)
Western Ghats Portal (are holding a Citizen Science workshop in Goa tomorrow. Do attend -
Surrounded by the Western Ghats, Atithi Parinay offers eco friendly huts, traditional food and warm local hospitality
"I am happy to know that Goa's forests department has proved the existence of tiger in Goa's forest through the camera trap," said Mike Pandey.
Some beautiful flowers of Indian province Kerala. Shot in Kanjirappaly, Thekkady, Munnar, Allepey, Mararikulam.
DMO in the water of deep forest in the western ghat
Excellent monsoon footage from central India's Western Ghats region. Mahabaleshwar is a city and a municipal council in Satara district in the Indian state o...
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Maharashtra, like most states of India, is rich in biodiversity and thus a potential destination for real eco-tourism. But as compared to the industrial growth and “land of opportunities” story, the wild side of Maharashtra is not so well known. The wildlife (including birdlife) of the state has not been documented as much in detail as compared to other states. Moreover, within Maharashtra the wildlife and forests of Konkan region, especially the southern districts of Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg, survive unknown to the outside world. The forested tracts of Konkan are largely privately owned and till now stand as a good example of successful community conservation with a background of deep cultural, spiritual and sustainable livelihood concepts. The forests ranging from tropical semi-evergreen and moist deciduous to mangrove and a mixture of plantations and natural vegetation support a range of birds that are rare and endemic to Western Ghats or Sahyadri. Over the years, I have visited most talukas of Rat ...
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