Bengaluru, Nov 04, 2015: DK District in-charge Minister and State Minister for Forest and Ecology B Ramanatha Rai has said that Karnataka has filed its second set of objections to the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) with regard to the Kasturirangan panel recommendations, seeking to exclude inhabited areas and sand mining and quarrying areas from the purview of eco-sensitive areas (ESAs).
Speaking to reporters here on November 3, Tuesday, Raid said the objections were filed on October 28.. The Kasturirangan Commission has recommended that the sand mining and quarrying activities should be banned in Eco Sensitive Areas in the Western Ghats. The Government however wants that these area should be regulated considering local development.
Here it is worth mentioning that November 5 is the last date for filing objections to the panel’s recommendations.