How misfortune befell a woman, once hailed as a conqueror, and a village that tried to protect its forests.

Though women were the primary participants in Chipko, men and children were also involved in the movement at various levels.

The Parvatiya Van Bachao Andolan aims at protecting Kumaon forests from all tree fellers not just those from outside.

The state uses all the right words. But its actions don't match its rhetoric, unfortunately