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To: Manohar Lal Khattar, Chief Minister of Haryana
Save Aravalli hills!
Repeal the amendment of the Punjab Land Protection Act (PLPA) and protect the Aravalli hills from destruction.
Why is this important?
Update - July 9, 2019
A July 2019 news report states that the amendment to PLPA will be sent to the Supreme Court for approval. The apex body had put a stay on the amendment in March 2019, calling it "obnoxious" and "contemptuous".
AirVisual, an air quality monitoring company recently released a list of most polluted cities in the world. In the first place, beating every city in this world, was Gurugram.1
Despite this, the Haryana government has gone ahead and amended the Punjab Land Protection Act, an Act that prevents the destruction of green hills. Why did they do this? To start unnecessary construction activities in the Aravalli hills.
Haryana has the lowest forest cover in India and Aravalli hills is one of the oldest and last remaining green hills in Gurugram. With this amendment, more than 60,000 acres of green cover can be replaced with more dusty and polluting construction. Air pollution has caused 27% of heart attacks in our country and it is reducing our life span by 5 years.2
While the global community is focussing on greener, renewable and sustainable ways of living, Haryana is going backwards and putting India to shame. Sign the petition to save our Aravalli hills.