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  • Forest Dept finds 15 farmhouses inside Asola-Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary in Delhi

    Hundreds of acres of precious forest land have been lost to illegal farmhouses. The forest department has found at least 15 sprawling farmhouses and other such structures inside south Delhi’s Asola-Bhatti wildlife sanctuary.The farmhouses must have taken years to come up but no case was ever lodged. Ravi Agrawal, a former member of Delhi’s ridge management board, said, “It is high-value land. No land-grab happens without the government’s knowledge.”

    Political compulsions have already allowed Sanjay Colony, a 128-acre illegal settlement housing around 40,000 people, to stay put in the sanctuary despite eviction orders from courts.
    In Asola-Bhatti, Delhi’s lone wildlife sanctuary, these farmhouses with gates and huge boundary walls also have approach roads, besides electricity and water supplies.
    Source:
    Hindustantimes
    This is the reality of our nation.
    Powerful people violate law with impunity.
    Poor people manage by becoming vote banks.In both the instances,law suffers and forest suffer.Eventually the nation will suffer.
    Normal people run around and bribe to get even the authorised electricity connections,but how illegal connections come up so easily.
    What about forest checkposts?
    Total failure by a flop government.
    WEAK kneed government is failing on all fronts.
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    Re : Forest Dept finds 15 farmhouses inside Asola-Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary in Delhi

    Originally posted by vaibav123 View Post
    Hundreds of acres of precious forest land have been lost to illegal farmhouses. The forest department has found at least 15 sprawling farmhouses and other such structures inside south Delhi’s Asola-Bhatti wildlife sanctuary.The farmhouses must have taken years to come up but no case was ever lodged. Ravi Agrawal, a former member of Delhi’s ridge management board, said, “It is high-value land. No land-grab happens without the government’s knowledge.”

    Political compulsions have already allowed Sanjay Colony, a 128-acre illegal settlement housing around 40,000 people, to stay put in the sanctuary despite eviction orders from courts.
    In Asola-Bhatti, Delhi’s lone wildlife sanctuary, these farmhouses with gates and huge boundary walls also have approach roads, besides electricity and water supplies.
    Source:
    Hindustantimes
    This is the reality of our nation.
    Powerful people violate law with impunity.
    Poor people manage by becoming vote banks.In both the instances,law suffers and forest suffer.Eventually the nation will suffer.
    Normal people run around and bribe to get even the authorised electricity connections,but how illegal connections come up so easily.
    What about forest checkposts?
    Total failure by a flop government.
    WEAK kneed government is failing on all fronts.
    Everything is happening due to politician-builder-bureaucrat nexus.
    Illegal colonies are allowed to come up & subsequently regularized.
    Govt. can enact laws to convert illegal to legal.
    [I][/I]BOLO MERA BHARAT MAHAAN
    Dil Jawan Hai To Jahan Hai

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    • #3

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      Re : Forest Dept finds 15 farmhouses inside Asola-Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary in Delhi

      When the fence starts eating the grass,nobody can help protect the nation.
      Poor may encroach as a matter of survival,but the rich doing it is greed and selfishness.

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        Re : Forest Dept finds 15 farmhouses inside Asola-Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary in Delhi

        You can uproot the fence by VOTE
        Dil Jawan Hai To Jahan Hai

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          Re : Forest Dept finds 15 farmhouses inside Asola-Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary in Delhi

          News from Mumbai university,that the highly educated faculty cut trees which were habitat of bats.The reason : bats are noisy.
          What is the value of education,PHDs and double degree etc?In an act that has been called a “brutal murder of trees”, Mumbai University has hacked the branches of 15 trees on its Kalina campus as the noise created by a colony of bats residing in them reportedly disturbed the sleep of some faculty members. The hacking started on Sunday and continued till some students requested top officials to intervene.
          Students said the trees, which had lined the road, not only added to the beauty of the campus but also housed many bird species. The bats were, in fact, the subject of research for zoology students. ‘Can’t we learn to share space with wildlife?’ Students Upset After MU Hacks Tree Branches
          Mumbai: Expressing disappointment over the indiscriminate hacking of trees on the Mumbai University campus opposite the Western Regional Instrumentation Centre, the Students’ Joint Action Front, University of Mumbai, organized a protest rally on Wednesday. “The act of the administration is contradictory to what students are taught in the classes—to be environment-friendly in every possible way,” the students complained to the registrar in a letter.
          Professor Neeraj Hatekar of the department of economics, who is also the convener of the Joint Action Committee for Improving Higher Education, was part of the rally that began at the spot where only the stumps remain and proceeded to the administration department (Ambedkar Bhavan). “Is the hacking of
          trees, where they roost, our only response to this complex phenomena of urban wildlife? Should bodies like universities not find more intelligent and sensitive solutions to the problem? Can we not learn to share space with wildlife that is forced to be with us even if that means some inconvenience?” Hatekar wrote to the registrar. Pointing out that the bats would perhaps settle on the neighbouring trees, he said, “Are we going to do this ugly thing to all the trees on the campus? Hacking trees like this cannot be a solution.”
          Taking a dig at the vice-chancellor’s garden, Hatekar added, “The Mumbai University administration prides itself on being green. Being green is not only planting mango and gauva orchards but also managing the environment and the ecosystem of the campus in a sustainable fashion. The whole situation arising from the noisy bats could have been dealt with in a much more sustainable fashion.”
          Besides an official explanation, the students have demanded that additional trees be planted on the campus to compensate for the irreparable damage caused.


          ’BRUTAL MURDER’ IN KALINA
          Really I wonder at attitudes of selfishness among our educated "elite"
          Source of info: times of India epaper Mumbai edition.

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            Re : Forest Dept finds 15 farmhouses inside Asola-Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary in Delhi

            Greenpeace's Junglistan ad: Awareness campaign or corporate battle? | Firstpost
            corporates will dig up the jungle,denude the soil and water supply and leave devastation for the nearby living public,while singing songs about CSR.
            Top honchos will enjoy in Switzerland while making the forest empty of wild life and precious trees.
            This project needs to be stopped to preserve our few remaining forests.
            Most of our rivers originate from forested areas.
            Are we going to eat coal instead of drinking water.
            We need forest simple as that.

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            • #7

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              Re : Forest Dept finds 15 farmhouses inside Asola-Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary in Delhi

              Demolition drive starts in Delhi's wildlife sanctuary - Hindustan Times
              Extract:
              Demolition started at 12.30pm and it took about four hours to raze a 528-metre-long and 11-foot-high wall.

              "Today we targeted a plot spread over 232 bighas (about 93 acres) in Asola village. We used two earth-moving JCB machines to raze a 528-metre-long and 11-foot-high wall," said conservator of forests Suneesh Buxy.

              The chief wildlife warden, AK Shukla, told HT, "We're on the job. We will not rest till the entire forest land currently under illegal occupation is retrieved".

              The team was equipped with encroachment details provided by the revenue department. A geographic information system (GIS) expert also helped them in the exercise.

              Buxy said: "We started with the boundary walls. Our drive would target rooms in the illegal farmhouses. We're issuing notices. Those who don't respond will face demolition and also bear the cost".

              The demolition had been necessitated after the NGT criticised the forest department for the large-scale encroachments in the ridge, of which the sanctuary is a part.

              My view:
              Let the jungles reamin safe from our greed.

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                Re : Forest Dept finds 15 farmhouses inside Asola-Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary in Delhi

                Govt presses on with demolition at Asola Bhatti, house owners cry foul | The Indian Express
                Extracts:
                On Thursday, 500 metres of boundary wall of a farmhouse in khasra number 1724 was demolished. On Wednesday, the department demolished the wall of a farmhouse in khasra number 1728.
                The department said so far it had reclaimed more than 100 acres of land after removing encroachments.
                The wildlife sanctuary is home to over 250 species of plants, 200 species of birds, 150 species of butterflies and large mammals such as the nilgai, mongoose fox, hyena, jackal and porcupine.

                My view:
                We must stop encroachments into forested areas.

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                  Re : Forest Dept finds 15 farmhouses inside Asola-Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary in Delhi

                  Government officials-mining mafia nexus exposed in Rajasthan


                  Read more at: Government officials-mining mafia nexus exposed in Rajasthan : North, News - India Today

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                  • #10

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                    Re : Forest Dept finds 15 farmhouses inside Asola-Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary in Delhi

                    There is mafia every where.
                    Kis kis ko royen
                    Dil Jawan Hai To Jahan Hai

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