Saturday, 20 October 2012

One more Rain Forest under Threat in Kerala

It is heard that the Eranakulam district administration has identified 1,000 acres at Kuttampuzha panchayat in Kothamangalam for the proposed naval armament depot (NAD) and a recommendation for the same will be forwarded o the state government for approval.

The administration identified the 2 km stretch of forest land between Kuttampuzha bridge and Annathara after visiting four sites in the district following the Union governments directive.The other places under consideration were Ayyampuzha,Bhoothathankettu and Edakkattuvayal.The proposed area is very near to the Historic Bhoothathan Kettu Dam and a good Rain forest.

The recommendation identifying Kuttampuzha will be sent to the state forest department for approval.It is up to the state government to take a final call on it.

It is also heard that only 15% of the land will be utilized for the project in the initial stage and the main construction activities will be underground.

As per the reports comes out if it is true one more rain forest will lost us for ever.....


  1. how can state govt decide on this ? don't they have to get permission from MoEF?

    1. For using forest to non forestry purposes certain loopholes are there.One is Compensatory afforestation.That for using forest the same extend of area to be handover to forest dept and cost of afforestation expenses also to be paid to the dept.Here it is heard Brahmapuram a 1000 acre is suggested to this....
      Anyway loss is loss...
      It cannot be retained....
      Experience reveals this.....