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Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP)

Kerala overlooks environmental aspects of proposed small hydropower plants

Author(s): Abhinav Goyal
Issue Date: Mar 29, 2013
Last October, the Kerala government launched a scheme to construct 62 small hydro power projects to increase electricity generation in the state by 262 MW.

Western Ghats get World Heritage Site tag

Issue Date: Jul 2, 2012
UNESCO's World Heritage Committee inscribed the Western Ghats of India as a world heritage site on July 1. The decision will ensure the mountain range, spread across seven states, gets international support for its conservation. The Western Ghats extend from Dang in Maharashtra-Gujarat to a place near Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, along the western coast; it is spread over 7,953 sq km.

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Issue Date: May 10, 2012

Experts' panel red flags power, mining projects in Western Ghats

Issue Date: Mar 7, 2012
A panel appointed by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to recommend measures to protect the Western Ghats has objected to proposed power projects in the region.
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