Save Aravalli Hills Petition
- Susan Sharma
Gurgaon and Faridabad have seen Surajkund, Badkhal and Dumdama lakes disappear within the last 25-30 years, once vegetation in Aravalis was destroyed and hilllsides dug up for minerals/stones for
construction and/or levelled for putting up buildings. The ban by the Supreme Court on all mining cant restore those water bodies, they are gone for ever.
The Aravalis also consist of unspoilt forests like the Mangarbani. Besides the Bani being the preserve of fauna and flora endemic to the Aravalis (probably the only patch in Rajasthan-Haryana-Delhi, where Aravalis have survived in their original glory), this
unspoilt forest is most likely responsible for water recharging and safeguarding water veins underground. Destroy this vegetation cover, build on it and we could end up blocking/destroying any number of water veins under those impenetrable rock-systems.
Will the Gurgaon-Faridabad-Delhi residents let the unspoilt Aravalis in and around Manger Bani disappear? They could be destroying the most important water-recharge System/Preserve that could have sustained the coming generations by providing much needed elixir
of life 'WATER'
SAVE THE ARAVALIS THAT WE STILL HAVE------REHABILITATING THEM MAY BE BEYOND ALL OF US.
Tell Haryana Govt to modify the Sohna master plan and save the Aravallis!
- Zone Aravalli hills as water recharge zone and sanctuary - Sign the Petition! And forward to your friends
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Mangarbani is a village in the Aravalis, which is a living natural museum of endemic trees of the Aravalis. Read a blog on this village at