Save 21,4502 Trees from being Chopped for a Hydroelectric Project in Ujh Kathua Jammu

Save 21,4502 Trees from being Chopped for a Hydroelectric Project in Ujh Kathua Jammu

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Aanchal Sharma started this petition to Manoj Sinha and

Respected Lieutenant Governor Sir,

Save 21,4502 trees from being chopped for a Hydroelectric Project in Ujh forest kathua Jammu. 

The project envisages construction of a 116-metre dam and needs diversion of 4,350 hectares of land, which includes about 680 hectares of forest land and clearance of 214,502 trees.
This area comes  in the ecologically sensitive area. 

The Main tree species are Bamboo, Chir, Khair and other broad leaved species. Broader leaved trees give out more Oxygen. According to survey, the Kathua Forests are rich with 178 plant species, 10 species of wild animals, 71 bird species and a large No. of speices of snakes and lizards exist there. 

Cheetal (Spotted Dear) is the Key Mammal species. Barking Dear, Wildboar, Rhesus Monkey, Jackal, Porcupine pine include the most common species of the area.

Avifauna Red Jungle Fowl, Peafowl, Jungle Bush Quail are among the principle bird species. Other species include Green Pigeon, Blue Rock Pigeon, Black Partridge, Wood Peckers and Bablers.
Water Fowl. During the rainy season Ujh barrage attracts a number of water birds. They include Mallard, Pin Tail, Gadwal, Common Teal, Wigeon and common pochard etc.
Reptiles Python, Cobra and Lizard are reptelian denizens. 

Already the Air quality of Jammu and Kashmir is degrading everyday.  

Jammu and Kashmir comes in the seismic zone V. That means extreme it has a good potential of a high intensity earthquake. The Dam construction on a sensitive area can cause calamities of higher degree. 

We need to find alternatives. We need Sustainable Development. 

Not deforestation in the name of Development which is Destruction for us and our biodiversity. 

 

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