Rebuttal to objections raised by Dr C P Vibhute by WGEEP (Dr Madhav Gadgil Committee)

A Pune based environmental consultant for industries, Dr. C. P. Vibhute, has termed the report on Western Ghats by the committee of experts headed by Dr. Madhav Gadgil, as incomplete, erroneous and technically faulty and has demanded that it be scrapped. 

Dr. Vibhute has released a Press Note (in Marathi) consisting of 16 objections against the WGEEP Report. Dr. Madhav Gadgil and other members of the panel have prepared a point by point rebuttal of objections raised by Dr. Vibhute.

We present below, English translation of Dr. Vibhute’s objections together with the clarification to each of the points, released by Dr. Madhav Gadgil, on behalf of the WGEEP (Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel), constituted by the Ministry of Environment & Forests’ (MoEF) of the Central Government.


“Dr C P Vibhute, who has made a number of baseless allegations against the report of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel, has apparently failed to grasp much of significance that is stated in the report. For instance, in his point 2, he states that there is no mention of the opinion of the experts who have studied bio-diversity. Pages 227-235 of Part II of the Report lists names of 80 experts invited to write Commissioned Papers. Some 44 of these are experts in biodiversity, others are experts in a variety of fields including geology, history, economics and law. Most of these experts contributed Commissioned Papers; all these papers have been available on the Panel’s website. The report also has details of a number of brainstorming sessions the Panel organized with record of names and opinions of the experts.

Now to take up each of Vibhute’s points……..”

Please read the entire clarification at the link below.

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If you have any doubts or suggestions, do note them down in the discussion cell below this article. We shall request Dr. Madhav Gadgil to respond to them.

– Amrutyatri Team


P.S. If you are interested in knowing further details, please refer to the articles below.

1. In order to force the government to seriously consider the recommendations made in the WGEEP report, we have to take certain follow up action, the details of which are given in the article at the following link.

Please go through the suggested follow up points in the above article and urgently provide your feedback to the address given below. (You can send your response by letter, fax or email also.)

Dr. Amit Love, Deputy Director,

Address: Room No. 539, Paryavaran Bhavan, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110 003.

Telephone: 011-24362827,

Telefax: 011-24364594, Email: ,


2. For more details about the WGEEP report, you may please refer to the following link.


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