Save Buxwaha Forest Protest held in Siliguri by Helping Hands Relief Foundation

Siliguri, 18th July: The proposed diamond mine project in the Buxwaha forests in Madhya Pradesh has been facing obstruction from environmentalists and nature lovers over the past two months. Around 3.42 crore carats of rough diamonds are said to be spread in 364 hectares in the forests. The extraction of diamonds could result in the felling of over 2 lakh trees. 

Environmental activists are protesting across the country against the project over ecological concerns demanding the withdrawal of the project. Likewise, the Helping Hands Relief Foundation has also raised its voice in Siliguri today. In protest against the felling of trees, saplings were handed over to the common people on behalf of the organization. 

Helping Hands Relief Foundation’s Ranjit Gupta said that while the Van Mahotsav is being celebrated by the state government, more than two lakh trees have been proposed to be chopped off in Madhya Pradesh. “If trees are cut in such a way, the balance of the environment will be disturbed. This is why we are opposing the cutting of trees today by handing out saplings to the people,” Gupta added.

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