Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Ommen Chandy has said the State government has done whatever could be done in the matter of the implementation of the Kasturirangan recommendations.
“Our demand is to make amendments in the November 13 notification, not the withdrawal of it,” Mr. Chandy told reporters while briefing the Cabinet decisions.
“We don’t want the Nov 13 notification to be withdrawn as it would pave the way for the implementation of the Gadgil report. Because, we can in no way agree with the Gadgil report,” the Chief Minister said.
“The Kerala government’s stand is that to conserve the forests with the people’s participation,” Mr. Chandy said.
“The State government expects the Centre would consider Kerala’s demands in the issue,” he added.