Gadgil panel report on rapid erosion of Western Ghats back in focus amid floods
- The Gadgil panel had recommended controls on mineral extraction and mining
- It recommended against building new large-scale dams and inter-basin diversions of rivers
NEW DELHI : Nearly eight years ago, noted ecologist Madhav Gadgil had warned about the impending natural disasters threatening coastal states, unless critical steps were taken to conserve the ecologically fragile Western Ghats.
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