The Chipko Movement   

Forest cover in India was 30% in 1947. Now it is less than 10% and shrinking daily in the endless search for fuel for cooking.

In parts, the Himalayas are denuded. In the popular mind this causes soil erosion and massive floods in the plains below.

In the 1980s, some villagers decided to take matters into their own hands and fight back against mindless deforestation of their hills, and thus was born the CHIPKO movement.

MP3 #1: Pink Gold, Chipko, Green Revolution
MP3 #2: Narmada Dam



The Lure of Pink Gold

The Chipko Movement

The Green Revolution

Narmada Dam Parts 1 - 3

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