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Goa NGO to challenge govt move on Ghats

Panaji, Aug. 28 (PTI): A Goa-based NGO has decided to contest the Centre’s decision to junk the recommendations of the Madhav Gadgil Committee for protection of the eco-sensitive Western Ghats before the National Green tribunal.

In an affidavit filed before the NGT yesterday, the Union environment ministry had said it would go along with a subsequent report by former Isro chairman K. Kasturirangan.

“It is unfortunate that the environment ministry has given up an ecologically well developed reportů and replaced it with the report (Kasturirangan)...,” Goa Foundation’s director Claud Alvares said.