The catastrophic monsoon floods in Kerala and parts of Karnataka have revived the debate on whether political expediency trumped science. Seven years ago, the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel issued recommendations for the preservation of the fragile western peninsular region. Madhav Gadgil, who chaired the Union Environment Ministry’s WGEEP, has said the recent havoc in Kerala is a consequence of short-sighted policy making.
The task before them is to initiate correctives to environmental policy decisions. This is not going to be easy, given the need to balance human development pressures with stronger protection of the Western Ghats ecology. The issue of allowing extractive industries such as quarrying and mining to operate is arguably the most contentious.
Source : The Hindu , Dt.25-8-18
My Opinion : On the basis of this reading I thought if we in the Eastern Ghat too were running towards such a disaster for the excessive mining of Bauxite ! Think and create impact at policy level to allow nature to breath Life for longer time in Koraput ….