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The Khejri Trees

The Chipko Andolan

The name of the chipko moment originated from the word Embrace or Hugging. The Chipko movement started in the early 1970s in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, then in Uttar Pradesh with growing awareness towards rapid cutting of trees. Chipko movement aimed at protection and conservation of trees and forests from being destroyed.Major People in the Chipko Movement were Amrita Devi, Gaura Devi, Chandi Prasad Bhatt and Sundarlal Bahuguna.
This movement incorporated Gandhian methods of satyagraha and non-violent resistance, through the act of hugging trees to protect them from being felled.
Women were active participants in this movement
 In 1971, Amrita Dei Bishnoi sacrificed her life along with 363 persons for the protection of ‘Khejri’ trees in Khejrali village near Jodhpr, Rajasthan. In her memory, Government of India has recently instituted the award for wildlife conservation.

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