There is still hope for Bengaluru’s green spaces
Green activists fighting to save the Turahalli forest from being converted into a tree park will meet Yeshwanthpur MLA and Cooperation Minister ST
The activists said that they will not rest until the decision to convert it into a tree park is not revoked. Earlier, Somashekar told BM that he was not aware of the tree park plan. He has already spoken to the forest minister and will also meet the activists along with forest department officials on the whole issue.
Meanwhile, many turned up on Sunday morning for the protest walkathon. As the crowd was huge, the organisers had to split it into three locations; Turahalli Tree park, Turahalli Minor Forest Gate and BDA Sculpture Park
Around 3,500 people from all age groups participated in it. Abdul
We didn’t expect so many people to participate. Because of the rise in number of registrations, we had to split a track into three different locations. This event was to create awareness about the government’s tree park plan
– Abdul Aleem, President, Changemakers of Kanakapura Road
“The department has forgotten that its basic mission is to protect the forest. However, the green community will continue with their efforts,” said
The other demands includes constituting a Joint Forest Manage-ment Committee to oversee democratic utilisation of the tree park, while developing the support for forest management activities like fire lines in the restricted site.