A long-term plan for the conservation and sustainable development of the Western Ghats region will be initiated at a convention of stakeholders from six states located along the ghats.
The convention, to be held in Goa on August, will also discuss in detail the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) report. Madhav Gadgil, the architect of the report, will deliver the keynote address.
Gadgil said vested interests have been spreading false propaganda about the WGEEP report, stating that the report, if implemented, would adversely affect the livelihood of those living along the Western Ghats.
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