Article Panduranga Hegde -helps tribal farmers restore their land and re-establish

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Panduranga Hegde -helps tribal farmers restore their land and re-establish - Founding activist and leader of Appiko Andolan Movement helps farmers of self-supporting agriculture

“Western Ghats of Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka State, the gateway of monsoon, covered 82% of the land in 1952 but it got reduced to only 20% by end of the year 1982 due to deforestation for the teak plantation. It resulted in soil erosion, climate change and jeopardized the entire natural ecosystem. Whatever lost could not be brought back but definitely further destruction could be stopped by protest and it led to Appiko Movement. Our efforts paid off with the change in forest policy...
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