Since long time, the media has been crying for the miserable condition of Aravali in Gurgaon, Faridabad and surrounding areas. Pity, nobody there to hear and take care. They have already destroyed Surajkund and Badhkal lakes, and now it is now time for the last lake - Damdama.
The revenue department in Gurgaon has almost completed the consolidation of plots on a hillock. (from TNN, Jun 21, 2010) They are selling (and already sold out!!) lands over the hills near the damdama lake... about 10 miles from Gurgaon.
The Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) had written to Haryana government in December 1992 mentioning that all the areas notified under Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA) are forests and such areas cannot be used for non-forestry activities without prior permission from the ministry.(from TNN, Jun 21, 2010)
Still the land is up for selling.
The so-called civilized and educated Delhities will now build some rich and "comfortable" mansions over there. And the nature will leave that place, the still beautiful lake will dry up, the area will be another despondent sight...
- Why we do not understand not to ruin the nature? What should be done to make us comprehend this?
- Why the government is not able to stop these activities, all these happening in spite of the order of no "non-forestry activities" on those areas? Why the government is so feeble there?