Save Madhya Pradesh Forest Against Diamond Mining

Save Madhya Pradesh Forest Against Diamond Mining

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Pulkit Gupta started this petition to Mr Narendra Modi (Prime Mininster) and

News has come out of a very large diamond reserve being found in the Buxwaha forest of Chhatarpur district in Madhya Pradesh. This ecologically rich forest spanning over 374 hectares is in danger because of the greed of some people. The government has given a 50-year mining lease to the Aditya Birla Group. But this mining process will have over 2 lakh trees cut down.

This forest is home to great wildlife consisting of Leopards, Bears, Tigers, Indian foxes, sloth bears, and many more. The mining operation will destroy the home of all these animals. The forest also contains many old and medicinal plants like Banyan, Teak, Peepal, Arjuna, Jamun, etc. These trees will be lost because of the mining operation. Additionally, many people who live around the forest are dependent on the forest produce for their livelihood. Buxwaha is located near Chhattarpur falls, a drought-prone area. The cutting of trees and mining will negatively affect the surrounding area and lead to massive ecological degradation in the forest.

Friends,
Let's come together to stop this senseless mining operation so that the wildlife, flora and fauna, and all the humans living in that part of the area can be saved. And it's not only those people who are impacted. All of us are impacted as well. Forests are the lungs of this earth. Without the forests, we wouldn't have enough oxygen in the environment. 

Please sign this petition to stop the mining. Diamonds can't help people breathe. Forests can.

Once we reach 1,000 signatures, we'll send an application to the Prime Minister of India with all the names to stop this mining operation.

#SaveBuxwahaForest

To get more information: https://www.newsclick.in/buxwaha-diamond-mining-resistance-movement-building-madhya-pradesh

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