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UNCHECKED TOURISM IN ECO SENSITIVE REGIONS WILL SPELL DISASTER, BE IT THE HIMALAYAS OR THE ARAVALLIS

The last few days of January 2023 has seen thousands of citizens from across India support and observe the climate fast called by the educationist and environmentalist Sonam Wangchuk to bring attention on how unchecked mass tourism and development is aggravating the impacts of climate change and threatening the survival of Ladakh. India is oneContinue reading “UNCHECKED TOURISM IN ECO SENSITIVE REGIONS WILL SPELL DISASTER, BE IT THE HIMALAYAS OR THE ARAVALLIS”

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OBJECTIONS BY LEADING CONSERVATIONISTS TO THE ZOO SAFARI PROPOSED IN THE ARAVALLIS

In April 2022, Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal Khattar announced plans for a safari in 10,000 acres in the Aravalli range in Gurugram and Nuh districts of India’s National Capital Region. Aravalli Bachao Citizens Movement along with leading conservationists of India have sent their objections regarding this project to the government and given recommendations.Continue reading “OBJECTIONS BY LEADING CONSERVATIONISTS TO THE ZOO SAFARI PROPOSED IN THE ARAVALLIS”

750 NCR SCHOOL CHILDREN MARKED 13TH DECEMBER 2022 AS ARAVALLI DAY

As India’s National Capital Region remains gripped in severe air pollution,750 school students from Gurgaon and Faridabad left their class rooms on Tuesday 13 December 2022 to celebrate “Aravalli Day”. The young ones were joined by their teachers, Dr Rajendra Singh popularly known as the Waterman of India, Diwan Singh from the Ridge Bachao Andolan,Continue reading “750 NCR SCHOOL CHILDREN MARKED 13TH DECEMBER 2022 AS ARAVALLI DAY”

ON CHILDREN’S DAY STUDENTS ASK GOVERNMENT TO FULFILL PROMISES MADE TO THEM FOR ARAVALLI PROTECTION

As India’s National Capital Region reels under the impacts of severe air pollution, more than 30 children left the Children’s Day celebrations in their schools to meet in the sacred Aravalli forest of Manger Bani on the Gurugram – Faridabad road and discuss what they should collectively do to demand their right for clean air.Continue reading “ON CHILDREN’S DAY STUDENTS ASK GOVERNMENT TO FULFILL PROMISES MADE TO THEM FOR ARAVALLI PROTECTION”

WILL THE GOVERNMENT LISTEN TO VOICES OF 2.4 LAKH CITIZENS ASKING FOR REVISION IN NCR DRAFT PLAN 2041

In the months of September and October 2022, letters and signatures from more than 2,40,000 citizens across all the 4 NCR states asking for removal of environmental dilutions in the ill conceived NCR Draft Regional Plan 2041 have been submitted to 8 government offices: Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change, MinistryContinue reading “WILL THE GOVERNMENT LISTEN TO VOICES OF 2.4 LAKH CITIZENS ASKING FOR REVISION IN NCR DRAFT PLAN 2041”

SCHOOL CHILDREN MEET GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES TO DEMAND PROTECTION OF ARAVALLIS AND REVISE NCR DRAFT PLAN 2041

100 children in the age group of 10 to 15 years from different cities in India’s National Capital Region left their schools over 2 days on 13th and 14th of September 2022 to go and knock on the doors of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs,Continue reading SCHOOL CHILDREN MEET GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES TO DEMAND PROTECTION OF ARAVALLIS AND REVISE NCR DRAFT PLAN 2041

CITIZENS DO A SERIES OF EVENTS IN THE ARAVALLIS TO PROTEST AGAINST THE ENVIRONMENTAL DILUTIONS IN THE NCR DRAFT PLAN 2041

1ST CITIZENS PROTEST DONE AMIDST HEAVY RAINS It was as though the rains came down in protest themselves as a group of thirty+ concerned citizens walked in the Aravalli hills near Bandhwari village in Gurugram district, Haryana to protest against the NCR Draft Regional Plan 2041 on Sunday, 7th August 2022. As the city experienced thunderstormsContinue reading “CITIZENS DO A SERIES OF EVENTS IN THE ARAVALLIS TO PROTEST AGAINST THE ENVIRONMENTAL DILUTIONS IN THE NCR DRAFT PLAN 2041”

CITIZENS PROTEST IN DIFFERENT AREAS OF DELHI TO MARK THEIR DISAPPROVAL OF NCR DRAFT PLAN 2041

1st EVENT: CITIZENS GATHER AT THE BANKS OF THE YAMUNA RIVER As a group of more than 100 men, women and children planted saplings close to the Yamuna river in Delhi to celebrate the nation’s 75th independence day on the 14th of August 2022, they could not help but wonder as to why the governmentContinue reading “CITIZENS PROTEST IN DIFFERENT AREAS OF DELHI TO MARK THEIR DISAPPROVAL OF NCR DRAFT PLAN 2041”

CITIZENS WRITE TO PRIME MINISTER TO REVOKE NCR DRAFT PLAN 2041

Dear Mr. Narendra Modi, Aravalli Bachao Citizens Movement is a non-partisan group of citizens from the National Capital Region and across India. Our aim is to save the Aravallis from destruction by dilution of protective laws, mining, real estate, illegal encroachments, toxic landfills and other such activities. We are writing to you on behalf ofContinue reading “CITIZENS WRITE TO PRIME MINISTER TO REVOKE NCR DRAFT PLAN 2041”

ILLEGAL MINING IN HARYANA ARAVALLIS IN VIOLATION OF SUPREME COURT ORDERS

Aravallis, the most distinctive and ancient mountain chain of Peninsular India, marks the site of one of the oldest geological formations in the world. The range acts as a natural barrier against desertification and prevents the expansion of the Thar desert into India’s National Capital Region. Extensive mining on a disproportionate scale without taking remedialContinue reading “ILLEGAL MINING IN HARYANA ARAVALLIS IN VIOLATION OF SUPREME COURT ORDERS”