Chipko movement leder to visit Goa tomorrow

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Panaji, Sep 2 (UNI) Leader of the internationally acclaimed Chipko movement, Sunderlal Bahuguna, will visit Goa tomorrow to find out the status of environmental degradation in the tourist state.

Kundain-based NGO, Peaceful Society, is coordinating the visit of Mr Bahuguna. He will meet social activists and gram sabha members who have been fighting against environmental degradation and striving for preserving the unique identity of Goa through the village panchayats.

Besides visiting various sites and meeting the local people whose traditional livelihood and identity is being threatened by modern developments, Mr Bahuguna will address a rally, organised by Gaon Ghor Rakhonn Manch (GGRM), at Benaulim.

On the occasion, he will release a report on the 'Status of the Western Ghats', compiled by Pandurang Hegde, leader of Appiko, which is responsible for stalling tree felling in the Western Ghats.

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