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‘Chipko Movement’ started from
1. Jaunpur
2. Reni
3. Jakholi
4. Ghuttu

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Reni

The correct answer is Reni.

  • Chipko movement was a forest conservation movement in India.
  • Chipko movement is also called 'Chipko Andolan'.
  • The movement was started in 1973 at Reni village in the Chamoli district of the Garhwal region in Uttarakhand, then a part of Uttar Pradesh
  • The Chipko Movement was launched by Chandi Prasad Bhatt and Sunder Lal Bahuguna against large-scale cutting of trees by timber contractors in the Uttarakhand hills.
  • Sunder Lal Bahuguna has spent a large portion of his life fighting for the preservation of forests in the Himalayas. 
  • Local hill women from villages were organized and made aware of the ecological threats in the hills. They actively participated in the campaign.
  • They embraced or hugged the trees when the timber contractors reached and forced them to leave.
  • Due to the participation of local people, it led to the efficient management of forests.

 Uttarakhand

  • Foundation Day: 9 November 2000(carved out from Uttar Pradesh on this date and became the 27th state of the Republic of India).
  • Capital: Gairsain(Summer), Dehradun( Winter).
  • Chief Minister: Tirath Singh Rawat.
  • Governor: Baby Rani Maurya.
  • State Animal: Alpine Musk Deer.
  • State Bird: Himalayan Monal.
  • State Tree: Buransh.
  • State Flower: Brahma Kamal.

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