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താമരശ്ശേരി ബിഷപ്പും തീ തുപ്പുന്നു

കോഴിക്കോട്: കസ്തൂരിരംഗന്‍ റിപ്പോര്‍ട്ടിനെതിരെ അതിരൂക്ഷമായ അഭിപ്രായ പ്രകടനവുമായി താമരശ്ശേരി പിതാവ് രംഗത്ത് വന്നു.കഴിഞ്ഞ ദിവസം ഇടുക്കി ബിഷപ്‌ മാര്‍ മാത്യു ആനിക്കുഴിക്കാട്ടില്‍ നടത്തിയ പരമാര്‍ശം വിവാദമായിരിക്കെയാണ് അതിര് കടന്ന അഭിപ്രായ പ്രകടനവുമായി താമരശേരി ബിഷപ്‌ രംഗത്ത് വന്നിരിക്കുന്നത്

റിപ്പോര്‍ട്ട് നടാപ്പാക്കിയാല്‍ രക്തച്ചൊരിച്ചില്‍ ഉണ്ടാകുമെന്ന് താമരശേരി ബിഷപ്പ് മാര്‍ റമിജിയോസ് ഇഞ്ചനാനിയില്‍ പറഞ്ഞു. പശ്ചിമഘട്ട സമരസമിതി ഏകദിന ഉപവാസത്തില്‍ സംസാരിക്കുകയായിരുന്നു അദ്ദേഹം. കര്‍ഷകരെ ബുദ്ധിമുട്ടിലാക്കി ഒരു റിപ്പോര്‍ട്ടും നടപ്പിലാക്കാന്‍ അനുവദിക്കില്ല. റിപ്പോര്‍ട്ട് നടപ്പാക്കാന്‍ ശ്രമിച്ചാല്‍ ജാലിയന്‍വാലാബാഗ് ആവര്‍ത്തിക്കും. താമരശേരിയിലെ അക്രമ സംഭവങ്ങള്‍ക്ക് പിന്നില്‍ ഇടത്-വലത് സംഘടനകളല്ല. റിപ്പോര്‍ട്ടിനെതിരായ സമരം തുടരുമെന്നും ബിഷപ്പ് വ്യക്തമാക്കി.

താമരശേരി ബിഷപ്പിനെ പിന്തുണച്ച് വയനാട് എം.പിയും കോണ്‍ഗ്രസ് നേതാവുമായ എം.ഐ ഷാനവാസ് രംഗത്തെത്തി. ബിഷപ്പിന്റെ തീരുമാനത്തിനൊപ്പം നില്‍ക്കുമെന്നും ഷാനവാസ് പറഞ്ഞു. കസ്തൂരിരംഗന്‍ റിപ്പോര്‍ട്ട് വായിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ടോ എന്ന ഹൈകോടതിയുടെ അഭിപ്രായ പ്രകടനം ശരിയായില്ലെന്നും ഷാനവാസ് കൂട്ടിച്ചേര്‍ത്തു.

2 Responses to താമരശ്ശേരി ബിഷപ്പും തീ തുപ്പുന്നു

  1. jaison Reply

    November 21, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    yes the govt has to kill the poor farmers as the britsh did against poor indians ok

  2. Joy Abraham Reply

    November 22, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    The Kasturirangan committee was appointed “to suggest an all-round and holistic approach for sustainable and equitable development while keeping in focus the preservation and conservation of ecological systems in Western Ghats.”

    But what Mr. Kasturirangan has suggested is “how to stop any type of economic development in the Western Ghat Area”

    Read Kasturirangan Report Recommendations below and you will not disagree and you may even share this on Facebook (My hope and request)

    1. Define boundaries of Western Ghats –Is this a suggestion for an all-round and holistic approach for sustainable and equitable development? I don’t think so. Anyway it is a harmless recommendation.

    2. Central government should immediately notify the ESA area, (Environmentally Sensitive Area) demarcated by Kasturirangan Committee in public interest. In this notified area, development restrictions as recommended in this report will apply. – Is this a suggestion for an all-round and holistic approach for sustainable and equitable development? On the other hand as clearly stated, this recommendation is actually putting restrictions on all development.
    3. Put the map of ESA on internet – How can recommendation contribute for an all-round and holistic approach for sustainable and equitable development.
    4. A prohibitory and regulatory regime in ESA is recommended for those activities with maximum interventionist and destructive impact on the ecosystem. All other infrastructure development activities, necessary for the region, will be carefully scrutinized and assessed for cumulative impact and development needs, before clearance. – This recommendation also is putting prohibitions and restrictions on economic activities and development instead of making suggestions for sustainable and equitable development. Instead of positive approach the Government asked, the committee has taken a completely negative approach.
    5. Complete ban on quarries and sand extraction – Is this a suggestion for an all-round and holistic approach for sustainable and equitable development? On the contrary this recommendation is actually destroying the development achieved in this sector.
    6. No thermal power projects should be allowed in ESA. Hydropower projects may be allowed but subject to conditions. – Is this a suggestion for an all-round and holistic approach for sustainable and equitable development? This recommendation is also anti-development.
    7. Wind energy projects also should obtain environmental clearance – Being clean development, wind energy does not require environmental clearance now in India. So this recommendation is also putting obstructions even for environment friendly and sustainable development – totally against the terms of reference set by Government to the Kasturirangan committee.
    8. All ‘Red’ category industries should be strictly banned – Some relevant examples of red category industries are tyre retreading, petrol pumps, latex gloves, soap, any small scale chemical factory, coconut oil extraction, workshops doing painting, slaughter house, lime manufacturing (kakka neetal in Malayalam), beedi factory, fire crackers, milk dairy, hospital. – No comments required!
    9. Construction projects of 20,000 m2 and above should not be allowed. Townships and area development projects should be prohibited. – Is this a suggestion for an all-round and holistic approach for sustainable and equitable development? Or just the opposite?
    10. All other infrastructure and development projects/schemes should be subject to environment clearance under Category ‘A’ projects under EIA Notification 2006. -Category A clearance means that the project must be approved in advance by the Central Ministry of Environment. According to Wikipedia, roads, bridges, water supply, sewers, electrical grids, telecommunications, and so forth, and can be defined as infrastructure projects. Getting an approval would require as a minimum Environmental Impact Assessment Study which takes normally one year to complete. Once the application is submitted to the Ministry it would take months and years for processing. For small projects this cost could be higher than the cost of the project like a rural water supply scheme. THE RESULT IS THAT IF THE KASTURI REPORT IS IMPLEMENTED, ALL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN THE UNFORTNATE 123 VILLAGES IN KERALA WILL COME TO A STANDSTILL FOR YEARS. Is this a suggestion for an all-round and holistic approach for sustainable and equitable development? Or just the opposite?
    11. Additional safeguard for forest diversion in ESA should be introduced – Finally one recommendation that helps to preserve the forests and ecology of Western Ghats. The people of Kerala by and large accept that forests should not be destroyed except for hydro electric projects.
    12. All development projects, located within 10 km of the Western Ghats ESA and requiring Environment Clearance (EC), shall be regulated as per the provisions of the EIA Notification 2006. – This recommendation also does not support the idea of an all-round and holistic approach for sustainable and equitable development.
    13. Recommendation for a framework for governance and regulation of Environmental Sensitive Area+ Recommenation that existing regulatory institutions and processes for environment and forest clearances and project monitoring would need to be greatly strengthened for the governance framework to be enforced and monitored effectively – Smart guys in government and politics could use this recommendation to constitute another self-government body like Municipality and exploit the people more through their power and corruption.
    14. The recommendation that the villages falling under ESA will be involved in decision making in the future projects. All projects will require prior-informed consent and no objection from the Gram Sabha of the village. + The recommendation The State Governments should also ensure consultation with local communities while planning for protection of wildlife corridors. – Could be good or bad depending on whether the elected Panchayat members are good or bad.
    15. The last recommendation – State Governments should immediately put in place structures for effective enforcement of development restrictions and ensuring sustainable development in ESA. Hats off to Mr. Kasturirangan – State government should ensure sustainable development. In these six words Mr. Kasturirangan has done at least partially what the Central Government asked him to do – “to suggest an all-round and holistic approach for sustainable and equitable development while keeping in focus the preservation and conservation of ecological systems in Western Ghats.”

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