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During the 50s, after proclaiming Independence, the Indian government launched so called “development plans” in the Western Ghats of. The Chipko-Appiko(Hug the trees) movement is a classical case in which the grass roots movement to protect the forests and natural resources gets national. Appiko Movement in India (Useful Notes)!. According to Vandana Shiva, the people’s struggle against commercial forest policy has come to light in the region of.

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This has also resulted in the destruction of livelihood of forest dwellers. Click here for free trial login. Started in Sirsi, the Appiko movement spread across the western Ghats, including in places outside Karnataka.

Basically, changes in the forest policy came inin the early phase of the movement. The Chipko and Appiko Movements.

Dispatches from the Frontline: The Chipko-Appiko Hug the trees movement is a classical case in which the grass roots movement to protect the forests and natural resources gets national and international coverage in the media.


In the process of felling these eight trees, as many as five trees had been damaged. Good Journalism, That’s all Chapter Environment, forests not a priority for youth: I feel we have achieved quite a lot. But being declared a ‘backward’ district, the area was selected for major industries—a pulp and paper mill, a plywood factory and a chain of hydroelectric dams constructed to harness the rivers.

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But it stops there. Writing about the Birds and the Bees Chapter 7: Panduranga Hegde, the founder of Appiko Movement says that this movement has become a part of the culture in the western ghats and has saved the very sensitive eco sphere.

The Appiko Movement has created awareness among villagers throughout the Western Ghats about the ecological destruction of forest wealth. The results can be seen in the forests of Jardhar and Piplet in Uttarakhand or the forests near Mendemane and Gubbigadde villages in Karnataka.

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The regions rainforests have been undermined by logging for the plywood and paper industry, conversion of forest to monoculture plantations and the construction of large hydro-electric dams for power generation. What is the Appiko movement?


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Environmental Journalism in India movemfnt South Asia. Their non-violent protest movement has compelled the forest department to movejent the policy against felling of forests in eco-sensitive region. Also the movement resonated all over the state and beyond.

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