Delhi’s own ‘Chipko Move­ment’ saves 16,000 trees – for the time be­ing

Governance Now - - BRIEFINGS -

a redux of the 1970s ut­tarak­hand’s ‘chipko move­ment’ has saved the life of over 16,000 ful­ly­grown trees in delhi. cit­i­zens from all age groups took to the streets near saro­jini na­gar in cen­tral delhi and hugged trees in an at­tempt to stop felling of over 16,000 trees to make way for gov­ern­ment of­fi­cers’ houses and a com­mer­cial com­plex. They even formed groups around large trees, hold­ing plac­ards with mes­sages such as ‘save Trees, save delhi’. act­ing on a pe­ti­tion to stop the project, the Delhi high court has or­dered to put off the project till July 4. not leav­ing any op­por­tu­nity to tar­get the cen­tre, the aam aadmi Party also joined the peo­ple’s cause and even or­gan­ised a press con­fer­ence against the felling of trees. so far, over 3,000 trees have al­ready been cut in parts of the city like nau­roji na­gar and ne­taji na­gar for south delhi re­de­vel­op­ment project.

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