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Chipko Movement: Know All About The Movement Which Started in 1974 With Women of Reni Village Hugging Trees


On at the present time in 1974, Gauri Devi and 27 different ladies of Uttarakhand’s Reni village (That point a part of Uttar Pradesh) led the Chipko Motion. Because the information unfold to close by villages, extra individuals joined. The Chipko motion was a non-violent agitation, which was aimed to guard timber from being mercilessly destroyed by forest contractors. Nonetheless, it was Sunderlal Bahuguna who gave course to the motion.

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Bahuguna is a famend Garhwali environmentalist and Mahatma Gandhi’s follower. He gave the slogan, “Ecology is the permanent economy.” The thought of the Chipko Motion was seeded by his spouse and was put into motion by Bahuguna himself. He used Satyagraha ways to succeed in his targets. Each female and male activists, together with Gaura Devi, Suraksha Devi, Sudesha Devi, Bachni Devi and Chandi Prasad Bhatt, Virushka Devi and others, participated within the motion. Chipko Motion: Know About Amrita Devi, The First Activist & Sunderlal Bahuguna,The Fashionable Day Chipko Andolan Architect.

Within the early Seventies, villagers of the hilly area of Uttar Pradesh (Now a part of Uttarakhand) began to lift their considerations in opposition to the insurance policies of the forest division because it was giving a contract to huge contractors normally from the plains. These contractors utilizing carry with them expert labourers giving solely menial jobs to locals. Along with this, because of the inflow of individuals from different areas, ecological steadiness of the realm was in peril.  Notably, the realm witnessed floods within the Seventies as a consequence of deforestation actions.

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The flashpoint started when the federal government introduced an public sale scheduled in January 1974 for two,500 timber close to Reni village, overlooking the Alaknanda River. Villagers, on the course of Bisht, protested in opposition to the actions of the federal government by hugging the timber. On March 24, 1974, began chopping timber as the boys of Reni village and DGSS staff had been in Chamoli. A neighborhood lady knowledgeable Gaura Devi, the pinnacle of the village Mahila Mangal Dal, at Reni village concerning the incident.

Gaura Devi led 27 of the village ladies to the location and confronted the loggers. The loggers began to shout and abuse the ladies and even threatened them with weapons. The ladies then resorted to hugging the timber to cease them from being felled. They stored an all-night vigil guarding their timber. The subsequent day ness of the motion unfold to close by villages, and extra individuals joined in. The contractors left after a four-day confrontation.

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A committee was arrange by the then Chief Minister Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna to look into the matter, which dominated in favour of villagers. It turned a turning level within the historical past of eco-development struggles within the area and around the globe.

(The above story first appeared on SociallyKeeda on Mar 26, 2021 10:16 AM IST. For extra information and updates on politics, world, sports activities, leisure and life-style, go browsing to our web site latestly.com).

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