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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Faculty Comments on Massive Erosion of Forests in Kerala

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 15:23 Source URL:

Ramabhadran, a professor at the department of civil engineering at Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, says the forest diversion should also be seen in the background of high levels of concretization the state is witnessing.“Kerala’s rainfall depends on the Western Ghats. Loss of forest cover on the Ghats, along with massive urbanization (from 9,510 hectares to 413,600 hectares) may have led to several undesirable conditions, affecting the rainfall pattern,” he said.

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