The lama gazed placidly up-stream, where in long, smudged perspective the ceaseless columns of smoke go up from the burning- ghats
by the river.
Over the past few weeks, the forest department has constructed several buildings inside the Bhagavathi nature camp area in the Kudremukh National Park in Western Ghats
, identified by the Unesco among one of the 25 biodiversity hotspots of the world.
The Kasturirangan report has recommendations mainly aimed at the protection of the Western Ghats
, part of which runs through Kerala.
In Varanasi, several ghats
are under the water as water level in Ganga continued to rise.
Indian corporates, NRIs and PIOs in UK have committed more than 5 billion dollars for the development of amenities like ghats
, river fronts, crematoria and parks as part of the Namami Gange Mission.
Thiruvananthapuram: After days of sporadic violence across Kerala over the federal government's decision to declare large tracts of the Western Ghats
as ecologically fragile, the state was brought to a standstill today by a shutdown called by the opposition Left Democratic Front to protest the federal government's move.
New Delhi, July 3 ( ANI ): India's Western Ghats
have been added to the prestigious list of the United Nation's cultural agency, UNESCO's world heritage sites.
As the urban development minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, Jagmohan had worked for the beautification of ghats
Part of the ghats
run through Kerala, and local residents are apprehensive that their livelihoods will be affected if the Kasturirangan report recommendations are implemented.
Washington, Mar 21 ( ANI ): Indian botanists have discovered a new species of pipewort in the foot hills of the Western Ghats
She added that while existing ghats
in the State will be renovated, new ones will also be constructed.
IN a sharp U- turn from its long- held stand of being in favour of implementing the Gadgil committee report on preserving the ecology of Western Ghats
, the NDA government on Wednesday clarified that it is not in favour of adopting its recommendations.