Initially, it was villagers from nearby areas who used to go to the forests and then collect the fallen twigs and to the most, pull branches for their firewood. But, now, builders and the property dealers are asking them to chop and clear the forests as well. ''These dealers are doing to build farmhouses, which would also lead to colonizatoion,'' added Vivek. This definitely points towards commercialisation of the area.
The activists have been trying their best to put a stop to it, but have not been able to do so. Vivek said, ''We have filed cases in the National Green Tribunal and we are happy with the response we have received so far. In fact, National Green Tribunal is our last hope.'' The tribunal is a special fast-track court to handle cases pertaining to environmental issues.
are fighting to save the Aravalis green, as it may have a huge impact
on the society as well. ''The water levels will decrease rapidly.
There will be restriction on the movement of the wild animals.
Everybody has the right to live in a good environment.''