Western Ghats and the Bounteous Services Showered on the Planet has a lot of information about several topics like the formation of the Western Ghats, details of UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Sahayadris, Nilgiris and Annamalai Hills, along with the list of highest peaks in the Western Ghats. It delineates the rivers, barrages, dams and hydroelectric projects. Western Ghats are one of the thirty four biodiversity hotspots of the world and the lifeline of eight states in India. It also explains about the medicinal plants, coffee, tea, and rubber cultivations in Western Ghats, highlights of biosphere reserves and effect on ultra violet rays. During the summer season there is an acute shortage of drinking water in all the above states. Therefore this is a book that talks about preserving the pristine Western Ghats in India and can be used as a tool for imparting various aspects of environmental issues.
Mr D. Raveendranathan is a retired IFS officer. He was recruited as a Forest Range Officer in the year 1970 by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission. He was promoted as an Assistant Conservator of Forests in the year 1991 and further promoted as Deputy Conservator of Forests in the year 1999. He had been conferred IFS vide 01-01-2000 panel and the year of allotment was given as 1996. He retired from service as the Deputy Conservator of Forests. He has served as a Forest Range officer in many territorial ranges in Tamilnadu and was also in charge of four Social forestry ranges. On promotion he was posted as the Divisional Manager. He worked as an Assistant Conservator of Forests in the Forest Extension Centre, and was also the Divisional Forest Officer, Tirunelveli Social Forestry Division.