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