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Deforestation

9 petitions

Decision maker responded 11 months ago

Petition to Office of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra

Urgently stop cutting of trees inside Mumbais aarey milk colony

Respected Sir,I hereby file my strong objections to the proposal of tree cutting inside the Aarey Colony Goregaon East. Mumbai. As per your advertisement in the newspaper, it is proposed to cut down 2702 trees for the Metro car shed and its allied activities. Aarey colony is the world’s only natural urban forest and the green lungs of Mumbai. The pollution and temperature of Mumbai is regulated by the trees of Aarey. I am unwilling to agree to the destruction of this green space. There are several alternatives at barren locations for this car shed or polluting service centre . The site is also a catchment area of the Mithi river. Any change in landscape, loss of trees will impact my health and my right to a clean environment as promised by the Constitution of India. It is my fundamental duty to protect flora and fauna. Cutting these trees needlessly cannot be called sustainable development. Please do not sanction any permissions to cut even a single tree in Aarey. Since tree cutting is already on at adjacent areas despite our objections last time, please look into this seriously.Also please provide us list of places and trees that have been successful transplantated We are aware that the tree cover of Mumbai is declining rapidly and the environment is being damaged.I hereby protest and submit my opposition to the proposal to cut trees in Aarey.Yours faithfully,

Rizwan Ashraffi
87,716 supporters
Update posted 3 years ago

Petition to Dr. Harsh Vardhan, national green tribunal, Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar, Principal Cheif Conservator of Forest

Save 75 Acres of Forest at Super Corridor Indore from Metro Rail Depot Construction

Recently District Administration of Indore, Forest Department had finalized the 75 Acres of Forest Land between Super Corridor and Chota Bangarda Village for the construction of Metro Rail Depot. This is the only remaining Forest Patch of the area which have more than 300 small and big trees, a grassland, 35 + species of birds, some species of wild animals and reptiles. This area also have  two water bodies.  The construction of Metro Rail Depot on this forest patch results into the destruction of  these trees and grassland, displacement of birds, wild animals and finally into the destruction of overall bio-diversity of the area as well as  the bio diversity of the city whose forests, wetlands and green belts are in constant pressure since last two decades. Also the amount of public money used in the Plantation, Maintenance, Labor and Salaries will go in vain. Government is allotting the land in lieu of this forest land in another district of Madhya Pradesh at the distance of more than 100 kilometers from this Forest Patch but it will not helpful in the conservation of environment of the Indore City. Government of Madhya Pradesh , District Administration of Indore, Indore Municipal Corporation, Indore Development Authorities, Narmada Project etc  are already removed innumerable trees in and around Indore City and also acquired large Forest Land for various Construction Projects. Alternate Plantation is already failed and climate of Indore City is badly effected, average temperature is rising, ground water level is declining, monsoon rains are also decreasing and getting irregular year by year, pollution level is also increasing in the city.   So this forest land acquisition must be cancelled for the betterment of city's environment and bio-diversity otherwise Indore will suffer  irreparable and permanent  loss of environment and biodiversity.  

Shariq Khan
10,970 supporters