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Prominent Environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna Succumbed To COVID-19

Prominent environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna died from COVID-19 on May 21 in AIIMS Rishikesh. An activist for his whole life, it was Bahuguna with whose efforts former PM Indira Gandhi banned the cutting of trees. Remembered for the slogan “ecology is the permanent economy,” Bahuguna  dedicated his life towards the conservation of forests and Himalayan region. Bahuguna and his wife also came up with the non-violent Chipko movement for forest… read-more

Fri, 21 May 2021 - 04:45 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Environmentalist, Chipko movement, Covid-19, himalayas

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Chipko Movement Revived As U'Khand Women Hug Trees To Stop Felling

The decades-old Chipko Movement has made a resurgence in Uttarakhand as Bageshwar district's Jakhni village women hugged trees to obstruct their felling. Reportedly, forest department has proposed the axing of matured trees like Banj Oak and rhododendron for a road's construction. Although the forest administration proposed to fell only 43 trees, the residents opposing the move have warned of committing suicide and called… read-more

Thu, 18 Mar 2021 - 11:44 AM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Uttarakhand, Bageshwar, Women, felling, Chipko movement, biodiversity, livelihood, water crisis

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Mann Ki Baat: PM Lauds Uttarakhand Farmer For Reviving Dead Spring

Taking inspiration from the Chipko Movement, a Uttarakhand-based farmer Jagdish Kudiyal has incredibly revived a dead spring by planting saplings. Reportedly, Jagdish hired several labourers to dig pits near the fountain that ultimately revived the spring back to life. Besides, he toiled for around 20 years in recharging the water level, which currently drenches 400 homes in nearby villages. Moreover, PM Narendra Modi also praised Jagdish in… read-more

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 - 09:42 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Uttrakhand, Mann Ki Baat, Narendra Modi, Chipko movement, Jagdish Kudiyal

Courtesy: Times of India