A meeting would be called after getting the report of the Expert Committee appointed by the state to look into the Kasturirangan panel recommendations, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told reporters after a cabinet meeting.
The Committee was scheduled to hold a sitting and elicit the opinion of people residing in the hill regions from November 26 to December 5, he pointed out.
It was expected to submit its views to government soon after the sitting and it would be placed at the all-party meet, he said, adding that government would finalize state's stand on the recommendations based on the feedback at the meet, Chandy said.
Reassuring the people living in the high ranges that no one would be evicted on the basis of the report, he said that the state was confident that it would be able to convince the Centre to delete those recommendations that would adversely affect the people.
Stating that there is extensive negative propaganda about the report, Chandy said that the government would launch an awareness campaign by publishing the report in Malayalam language.
Kasthurirangan committee had adopted remote sensing technique to demarcate Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESA) and due to this erroneous method, plantations in the state have also come under that category, he said.
Land demarcated as ecologically fragile land was different from ESA, Chandy pointed out.


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