Stop Illegal Brick Kilns near Bandhavgarh National Park (M.P., India)
  • Petitioned Collector Umaria Govt of Madhya Pradesh

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Collector Umaria Govt of Madhya Pradesh
Collector Umaria Madhya Pradesh

Stop Illegal Brick Kilns near Bandhavgarh National Park (M.P., India)

    1. satyendra  tiwari
    2. Petition by

      satyendra tiwari

      Tala, India

Illegal brick kilns in Madhya Pradesh are destroying forest and impacting the lives of resident villagers, removing the natural habitat and corridors of native wildlife in places like Village Tala.

Tala is the closest village to Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. Most of Brick kilns operating in the village and are run by a few locals (from October - June) to feed the ever increasing local demand of bricks, this is mainly because of the sudden increase in Wildlife Tourism. Majority of brick kilns are fired with illegal firewood collected from nearby forest or by cutting of trees in the village area (most of it from the revenue forest).

The Director of Tiger Reserve at Bandhavgarh National Park has confirmed that illegal brick kilns are a problem in the area. The Forest Reserve Department is worried about the cutting of trees for the kilns - even the local Government has expressed concern at the destruction. But the District Collector refuses to take any action on the issue.

It's time to tell the District Collector to take strict action against Brick Kilns and save what is left of the forest buffer zone in Village Tala . Sign this petition!

The Brick Kiln season starts in October. Let’s put pressure on the District Collector of Umaria that such illegal practices are unacceptable and need to be shut down.


 

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    News

    1. Collector of Umaria say's he'll take a decision on 15th

      tamseel hussain
      Petition Organizer

      Today, N.S. Bhatnagar confirmed that post 15th he'll take a decision and give a statement.

    2. Illegal Brick Kilns pose threat to Bandhavgarh Wildlife - Times of india

      tamseel hussain
      Petition Organizer

      "When contacted, Umaria collector NS Bhatnagar, said he received a letter and asked SDO revenue to find out and appropriate action would be taken if any kind irregularity or harm to timber wood was found out..." - Prakash Hatvalne

    3. Collector of Umaria receives our first call

      tamseel hussain
      Petition Organizer

      After making hundreds of calls to the Collector on 10th Oct.'11, he finally responded to one of them and said " This is happening in a small village and it's not a big deal..." .After being informed on the destruction of tiger corridor and vulture nesting trees, his immediate reply was " I ll update myself and get back to you tomm. (11th Oct.'11)".

    4. Reached 100 signatures

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    • Denny George BANGALORE, INDIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Pls put an end to this destruction & help save the tigers or what is left of them.

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    • Oindrila Ganguly KOLKATA, INDIA
      • about 3 years ago

      Forest land is already too little in our land. Don't you realise your duty to preserve our forests?

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    • Bittu Sahgal MUMBAI, INDIA
      • about 3 years ago

      Because Bandhavgarh is a national asset and turning its miraculous forests to bricks and what is worse, burning its trees to fire these bricks, is against the national interest. We need to give the villagers a dignified, financially viable option and stop this destruction.

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    • Chandrashekhar Pethe PUNE, INDIA
      • about 3 years ago

      It is destroying the nature and it is illegal.

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    • Ratnesh Malviya BOMBAY, INDIA
      • about 3 years ago

      wonder what the Ministry of Environment & Forests is doing in this matter. Satyendra, did you try contacting them?

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