In the early s logging companies increased in Northern India. Forests in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh quickly declined due to the expansion of the industry and private investment of entrepreneurs interested in the newly accessible resource. Subsistence farmers, whose livelihoods were dependent on the forests, faced the consequences: massive erosion and landslides, reduced fertility of the soil, reduced access to firewood, degradation of fresh water supply and increased flooding. In , a group of local villagers came together to protest the felling of trees in the region of Uttar Pradesh by embracing the trees, physically placing their bodies between the loggers and the forest. In the district of Uttar Kannada, southwestern India, local villagers faced similar attacks on their trees.

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The Chipko-Appiko Hug the trees movement is a classical case in which the grass roots movement to protect the forests and natural resources gets national and international coverage in the media. Unfortunately it is also a classic case of the media playing to the tunes of the whims and fancies of the journalists who have tried to change the course of the movement and in the process have created rifts within the movement by distorted coverage.

The history of the Chipko struggle is also the history of how media coverage can have a negative impact on the movements. The launching of the movement by the hill women in the remote Himalayan village was first covered by the CQ Press Your definitive resource for politics, policy and people. Remember me? Back Institutional Login Please choose from an option shown below. Need help logging in? Click here. Don't have access? View purchasing options. Find in this title Show Hide Page Numbers.

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Appiko Movement (India)

The famous Chipko Andolan Hug the Trees Movement of Uttarakhand in the Himalayas inspired the villagers of the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka Province in southern India to launch a similar movement to save their forests. In September , men, women and children of Salkani "hugged the trees" in Kalase forest. The local term for "hugging" in Kannada is appiko. Appiko Andolan gave birth to a new awareness all over southern India. In , Uttara Kannada district forest covered more than 81 percent of its geographical area. The government, declaring this forest district a "backward" area, then initiated the process of "development". There major industries - a pulp and paper mill, a plywood factory and a chain of hydroelectric dams constructed to harness the rivers - sprouted in the are.


Indian villagers hug trees (Appiko) to stop deforestation in Karnataka, 1983-1990

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Panduranga Hegde

Panduranga Hegde is an environmentalist from Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka , India and is known as the person who started Appiko movement to protect trees in Western Ghats. He worked as Chartered Accountant at Delhi and later trained himself in Social work at Delhi School of Social Work [1] and spent four years in Madhya Pradesh among rural people with Damoh , a non government organisation. He was attracted by Chipko movement led by Sundarlal Bahuguna and got involved with protection of forests and environment. Panduranga Hegde is inspired by Sundarlal Bahuguna in the area of environmental protection and is known as disciple of the latter. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is an orphan , as no other articles link to it.

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