The Western Ghats, also known as Sahyadri (Benevolent Mountains), are a mountain range that covers an area of 140,000 square kilometres (54,000 sq mi) in a stretch of 1,600 kilometres (990 mi) parallel to the western coast of the Indian peninsula, traversing the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the eight.
The area of the Western Ghats is ecologically sensitive and was declared an ecological hotspot in 1988. The mountain range is home to over 5,000 species of flowering plants, 139 mammal species, 508.
S.O. 5135(E) (03.10.2018) Fourth Draft Notification dated 03.10.2018 on ESA for Western Ghats; Minutes of the meeting to discuss the Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESA) of the Western Ghats held on 15th February, 2019. Dahanu Taluka Ecofragile Area: DAHANU ESA (17.7 KB) DTEPA Notification (283.32 KB) Dahanu Court Order dated 31.10.1996 (115.82 KB).The Western Ghats are a mountain range that covers an area of 140,000 sq km spread across six states including Kerala, and runs parallel to India’s western coast. “We have not decided yet. First.Ecological Unusually Sensitive Areas (Eco USA) This Ecological USA data is from 2018. Previous versions of the data are not available. Download the Great Lakes Ecological USA data here. About Ecological USA. Ecological USA are defined.
In comparison to the eastern side, the western side of the Western Ghats is area of high rainfall because the mountains intercept the rain-bearing westerly monsoon winds. The dense forests also contribute to high orographic precipitation. The climate is humid and tropical in the lower reaches tempered by the proximity to the sea. Elevations of 1,500 m and above in the north and 2,000 m and.
Map of prominent mountain ranges in India, showing Aravalli in north-west India. The Aravalli Range, an eroded stub of ancient mountains, is the oldest range of fold mountains in India. The natural history of the Aravalli Range dates back to times when the Indian Plate was separated from the Eurasian Plate by an ocean. The Proterozoic Aravalli-Delhi orogenic belt in northwest India is similar.
The HLWG recommended an area of 17,340 sq km with 2,159 villages as ecologically sensitive. After its own assessment and verification of land records, the western state submitted a proposal to.
A few of the regions which have borne the brunt of the Kerala flood fury had been declared as ecologically-sensitive zones by the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel, also known as the Gadgil.
The environmentally sensitive Idukki was represented in the outgoing Lok Sabha by Joyce George, a lawyer associated with High Range Protection Council, an organisation formed by apolitical vested interests exclusively to lead agitations against the implementation of both the Madhav Gadgil Committee and Kasturirangan Committee reports for the conservation of the Western Ghats. Conservation of.
Kasturirangan had made some changes in the zonal classification and reduced ecologically sensitive areas to 37% from 64%. But still many states opposed it saying people living in the fringe areas.
Untouched and unexplored by the outer world till later part of 19th century, the ecologically-sensitive mountain region of Munnar-Devikulam which presently forms a major share of Idukki Lok Sabha.
Kanjirakolli is a hill station that lies on the foothills of Western Ghats bordering the forest-clad hills of Coorg in Karnataka has always attracted ecologically sensitive people who are on the look out for nature in its prestine charm.The Scenic beauty Kanjirakolly is a tourist hotspot due to the lush green plains, blue hills, meandering rivers, gushing waterfalls, fresh and breezy air and.
A flooded area of Malappuram district, Kerala. (AP) Damage to Western Ghats makes Kerala floods worse 3 min read. Updated: 13 Aug 2019, 12:11 AM IST Nidheesh M.K. Experts say if destruction goes.
Western Ghats for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Unjustified projects when better options exist Parineeta Dandekar Himanshu Thakkar Mumbai Metropolitan Region is planning and building over 12 dams in the ecologically fragile, biodiversity rich Western Ghats region. This is a predominantly tribal belt. By very conservative estimates, these dams will submerge more than 22,000 hectares land.
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