New Delhi: The final notification on Kasturirangan Panel report relating to the conservation of Western Ghats will be delayed, informed Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave.

The minister’s statement comes against the backdrop of Tamil Nadu failing to complete even the land survey in this regard.

With this, the deadline of the interim notification that ends on March 4, is likely to be extended.

Earlier, the Centre had said that the final notification will be issued before the end of the deadline of draft notification. However, Tamil Nadu is yet to initiate the preliminary proceedings.