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.