Kozhikode: CPI-M on Saturday demanded cancellation of the central government notification on the Kasturirangan panel report on Western Ghats and assured the people of its support in resisting its implementation.
"The central notification on Kasturirangan panel report should be cancelled. People should unitedly resist the implementation of the report and CPI(M) will support them," party's state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan said here today.
He said protection of the environment is important but it should be done by taking into confidence people living in those areas.
Vijayan was speaking at a protest meeting against the report, convened by the party at nearby Kodencherry in the district.
He alleged eight ministers from Kerala in the central cabinet are unable to comprehend the difficulties of people in the hill areas.
Vijayan said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's assurance that all concerns on the report would be solved should have been considered before the notification was issued. "The present assurance is only to deceive people," he said.