The Maharashtra State Wildlife Board (MSWB) on Wednesday approved a proposal to conduct a geo-technical survey for the construction of a tunnel below the SGNP, a vast forest cover in the midst of the city.
Says Nagpur-based Kishore Rithe, member of the State Wildlife Board and founder of Satpuda Foundation, "We can't take objection to a geo-technical survey but principally, we feel they should not consider any proposal under the SGNP." This proposal by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) should have also had two or three other alternative sites but at the meeting with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and other officials with the MSWB, no alternative site was mentioned, says Rithe.
The MSWB and MSHB can be seen as good integrators of climate variability at seasonal to interannual and decadal scales.
2012) demonstrated that 1) the observed references for the MSWB and MSHB terms (evaporation, precipitation, river runoff, Black Sea freshwater inputs, shortwave radiation, longwave radiation, sensible heat flux, and latent heat flux) are far from being accurate and 2) state-of-the-art RCMs still show large deficiencies in reproducing these terms at various scale (mean state, spatial pattern, interannual variability, and trends).