Western Ghats


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Western Ghats

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Western Ghats

pl n
(Placename) a mountain range in W peninsular India, parallel to the Malabar coast of the Arabian Sea. Highest peak: Anai Mudi, 2695 m (8841 ft)
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West′ern Ghats′


n.pl.
a low mountain range in W India, along the W margin of the Deccan plateau and bordering on the Arabian Sea. ab. 1000 mi. (1600 km) long.
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It is appropriate to recall the Gadgil Committee's Report which made far-reaching proposals to rein in unplanned and reckless construction in the Western Ghats, most of which is declared ecologically sensitive.
Summary: Shivamogga (Karnataka) [India], July 2 (ANI): The inflow of river Tunga raised following the copious rains in the Western Ghats region on Monday.
Curdi was then located between two hills in the Western Ghats with the Salaulim river, a tributary of one of the major rivers in Goa, running through it.
The light is lit after the sundown atop the mountain on the Western Ghats where around half a million devotees arrive to have a glimpse of it.
The paintings do not focus on individual plants but instead aim to conjure up rich bio-diverse zones of predominantly hill and mountain flora and fauna--focusing on rare balsams, orchids and ferns--particularly areas around my home in the Western Ghats and in remote parts of northeast India, often referencing digital images to ensure accurate depictions of botanical species.
In new research, an international team of scientists studied the effects of wind turbine use in the Western Ghats, a UNESCO-listed range of mountains and forest spanning India's west coast region and a global "hotspot" of biodiversity.
Recent research indicates that rising temperatures have led to huge fluctuations in the monsoon winds carrying moisture from the Arabian Sea, resulting in heavy-to-extreme rains over the Western Ghats and central India, lasting for two to three days.
Gadgil is the lead author of a 2011 government-commissioned study written by the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) -- commonly called the Gadgil committee report.
Located in the Western Ghats mountain ranges, this coffee-growing district, about 270 km from Bengaluru, is the worst-hit due to the south-west monsoon rains since June first week.
Mavis was raised in Igatpuri, a Hill Station in the Western Ghats of India, and at 16 met her Manchester-born husband who was serving in the forces.
Their topics include understanding nomads in contemporary India, Sikh identity formation and its contestations, natural disasters and relocation in India, environmental governance and conservation of Western Ghats, the plight of the Adivasis in Kerala, local governance and disaster risk reduction, and non-governmental organization and the protection of human rights in India.

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