PIL in Supreme Court Seeks to stop cutting of 2.5 lakh trees in the Bakaswaha Region (MP)

A PIL (Public Interest Litigation) has been filed in the Apex Court seeking a stay on the MP government’s project in Chhatarpur’s Bakaswaha region, where 2.5 lakh trees would be cut down to extract diamonds.

The government has given this project to the Aditya Birla Group and is said to be worth about 2500 crores. The PIL has been filed by Neha Singh through Advocates Preeti Singh and Sunklan Porwal

Further, the plea states that it has been filed against ESSEL Mining and Aditya Birla group, which are planning to cut down approx 2,15,875 trees to mine for diamonds.

It is stated that earlier, the petition had moved the NGT, Bhopal Bench, but the case could not be listed.

It is stated that the Court should stop the respondents from vandalising the natural resources of the nation in the name of development.

Further, It has been states that the petition was filed with an intention to combat the issue of various climatic changes due to deforestation, which eventually creates a negative impact on humankind.

The petition points out that by permitting deforestation, the government has violated Environmental Laws, and the fundamental rights of the people have also been violated.

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Such an act of cutting down trees was irreversible and would hurt the Buxwaha Protected Forest region.

Diary No- 9829/2021

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  1. Nature also follow Newton’s 3rd law if you damage nature, nature will damage humans Corona is reaction of our previous actions. I also stand for Saving the forest.

  2. Diamonds can be created artficially in labs .Lets not buy real diamonds ..
    Nature & bio diversity cannot be produce in labs.
    Let save what we have &build more forest.
    Please save our forest which takes years to make..

  3. A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.

    Who doesn’t know that forests are the biggest reason for oxygen in the air.
    If the deforestation keeps happening then the day is not far when we’ll be carrying oxygen cylinders with us the way we carry water bottles.
    In a bid to extract diamond, the Centre & state government are paving way for the felling of over 2 lakh trees for a project by BJP cronies.

    #SaveBuxwahaForest #DiamondNahiOxygenChahiye


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