The Bad, The Ugly and The Not-So-Good

In the National Capital Region we are already battling the most polluted air in the world. On top of that our ground water levels are depleting at a rapid rate. The one thing critical for our air, water and health is our forests.

But Haryana govt. wants to convert one third of the forest land in the state for commercial use. By changing the PLPA (Punjab Land Preservation Act) they will be able take control of over 74,000+ acres of forest land. Even though Harayana has only 3.59% forest cover – one of the lowest in the country.

In March 2019, the Supreme Court (SC) placed a stay order on the provisions of the amendment of the Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA) by the Haryana legislature. The PLPA act protects the Aravalli hills, NCR’s last green lung as forests. But Haryana has still not withdrawn the amendment and we will lose our precious Aravalli forests soon.

It’s time to protect the future of our forests once and for all. Let’s stop the amendment of PLPA. #Aravallibachao #StopPLPAamendment

The Challenge

A small group of citizens are trying to raise awareness on the importance of Aravallis. There is urgent need for creative material that can take the message to more people. 

If you are a creative soul and concerned about this issue, please lend your talent to this cause. Last date for signing up is 16th Sept 2019, but if you are still keen to contribute please visit www.healingourcities.org/aravallibachao

Writers, musicians, poets, filmmakers, photographers, graphic designers, performance artists, social media influencers .. the list is endless. Every idea can make a difference.

We will send you more details on the issue and connect you to other creatives in the pool so you can team up and amplify your ideas. All content produced will be released under a creative commons license with proper attribution to the creators. 

Timelines

We have to start sending out information as soon as possible. The 2019 Haryana Assemble polls will take place in October 2019. We have less than a month to convince the decision makers as well as the citizens. Here are some links to follow and know more.
Facebook group | Twitter | Instagram | Blog

*This is entirely a citizen’s campaign. There are no donors, sponsors, or political parties involved. For more information and to get involved please visit: www.healingourcities.org/aravallibachao

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