Letter to the Editor
Rescue forests for lives
The decision by the Madhya Pradesh Government to hand over the forests of Buxwaha located in Chhatarpur district to a private company for mining diamonds creates a big challenge for the environment along with local residents.
Buxwaha’s forests have been leased for diamond digging, but protests have also begun against it. If this happens then 2.5 lakh trees in this area will be cut down. The forest is an important part of the environment and provides food for thousands of families living in the villages of the Buxwaha region in addition to being the habitat of wildlife.
People of all classes and age groups have joined the campaign to save the Buxwaha forests and are trying to give the message that they will not allow forests to be cut. This is a laudable initiative aimed at protecting the environment and the natural habitat of birds and animals.
The state government should talk to all stakeholders and consider abandoning this project because development must not be accepted to the detriment of the environment. People need to be aware of environmental issues and act to save forests with other natural resources for a brighter future.
Amit Singh Kushwaha, Satna (MP)