Thiruvananthapuram, 4 March, Sreeparvathy K.: Kerala Chief Minister said that Government is not going to compromise on its demands on Kasturi Rangan report. The Government want to conserve the forests by people participation and leaving people out of their homes in the name of environment protection cannot be tolerated. He announced this after the cabinet meeting in Thiruvananthapuram.
Chief Minister also added that Government had done every possible means in this matter and rest is up to the central government. He also said that Kerala is not demanding to revoke Kasturi Rangan report, only to make certain amendments in it. He added that if the Kasturi Rangan report is withdrawn, then Gadgil report will be implemented, which Government cannot agree at all.
Chief Minister also said that it is unfortunate that only Kerala had asked for amendments in the Kasturi Rangan report. He demanded that the inhabited areas, agricultural lands and estates should be considered separately from forest land while considering Ecologically Sensitive Areas.