Over the years Kashmir is facing many problems like pollution, unemployment, terrorism, warfare but the most destructive problem that Kashmir is facing from the decades is DEFORESTRATION.
Kashmir is gifted by the God not only for Kashmiris but for the whole humankind to enjoy its mesmerizing beauty. The beauty of Kashmir lies in its high altitude glaciers, sky high mountains, deep rivers, cold streams, and dense forests.
But this unended pleasure would be gone in a blink of eye, if our feeling remains the same towards the destruction of the nature. Over the decades, there has been a significant rise in deforestation. Owing to the ginormous advancement achieved by the industries, factories, wooden craft plants and many more. Forests are made targets and are trimmed down at an alarming speed by the careless humans. And this inhumane behavior towards forests would turn out a major health hazard both for the present and future generations. We have 8128 Square kilometers of forest area with multi type forests, but we dont have an adequate quantity of plants in forest area because the people always plunder forests for the sake of money. These ignorant people are curse for the society.
This Deforestation leads climatic diversities, soil erosion, disturbance in heat equilibrium, hence in a simple term deforestation leads to global warming. Due to these factors the condition of the affected people becomes more miserable. Deforestation impairs wild life, which causes the disturbance in food chain. If food chain gets disturbed that means whole species of the region gets disturbed. Forests are the green gold means wealth of the country, glory of the God, beauty of the nature, and weapon for the cleaning of the environment. Unfortunately the Green Gold looted by the ignorant. They might not be aware how much these forests mean to our day to day life. They would be only aware through the programs by the schools, colleges, universities, public programs, even our religious preachers should deliver a lecture about the importance of forests. We must realize that we are the products of nature not the owners of the nature.
The state government should take part to prevent the forests from the ignorant and corrupt officers as they easily give permission to the people who trim down our wealth for the sake of money. It is our responsibility to save them. As rightly said by Sheikh Noor-Ud-Din-Wali (RA) ANN POSHI TELI YEL WANN POSHIFood will last as long as forest last.
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