Noida Residents Say No to Eco-Park, Tie Rakhis to Save Trees
We don’t need no park. 
We don’t need no park. (Photo: Rahul Sanpui/The Quint)

Noida Residents Say No to Eco-Park, Tie Rakhis to Save Trees

As a form of protest the locals participated in The Quint and campaigner My Right To Breathe’s Raksha Bandhan’s campaign Vrikshabandhan.
As a form of protest the locals participated in The Quint and campaigner My Right To Breathe’s Raksha Bandhan’s campaign Vrikshabandhan.
(Photo: Rahul Sanpui/The Quint)

On Saturday, Noida residents organised their very own ‘Chipko Movement’. The locals tied a ‘Rakhi’ as a sign of protest against the Noida Authority who plan to cut around 3,000 trees to make city’s largest Biodiversity Park in Sector 91.

The move has not only angered the residents but also made them demand a justification from the authorities on their decision.

According to The Times of India, Noida Authority claims that the trees in the forest are very old.

As a form of protest, the locals participated in Vrikshabandhan – a joint campaign by The Quint and My Right To Breathe – and tied rakhis around trees.

To have a biodiversity park on the cost of reducing the forest area is not what the residents want.
To have a biodiversity park on the cost of reducing the forest area is not what the residents want.
(Photo: Rahul Sanpui/The Quint)
‘Please don’t take my forest away,’ says Triveni, resident.
‘Please don’t take my forest away,’ says Triveni, resident.
(Photo: Rahul Sanpui/The Quint)
“Thank you for everything,” says Yash, resident. 
“Thank you for everything,” says Yash, resident. 
(Photo: Rahul Sanpui/The Quint)
Triveni stands with a placard which she made.
Triveni stands with a placard which she made.
(Photo: Rahul Sanpui/The Quint)

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