write the main characteristics of chipko movement

Asked by gganga | 21st Jul, 2016, 02:22: PM

Expert Answer:

  • The Chipko movement started in Garhwal region of present Uttarakhand in 1870s.
  • Women and men in this region came together to protest against the indiscriminate felling of trees by the contractors.
  • They were opposed to the use of forests for commercial gains.
  • Gradually, the protest turned into a movement.
  • The government imposed a 15 year ban on felling green trees in the Himalayan forests.

Answered by Social Science Expert | 22nd Jul, 2016, 12:28: PM

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