Saturday, November 14, 2009

Forest is mother of rivers: Bahuguna

Gangtok,Nov14: Propounder of Chipko Andolan against construction of dam at Tehri garwal, Uttarakand , and mass deforestation in the 70s, environmentalist Mr. Sunder Lal Bahuguna is here at the capital with a message “Save Himalaya, Save Water, Save Lives”. He has come here with his wife Bimla Bahuguna and Kishore Upadhaya, another environmentalist from Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing a press conference Thursday he said, “No Himalayas, no water, no water no life”. He voiced against construction of big dams and mass deforestation. Small dams should be constructed so that environment and wildlife can be saved. Priority should be given to solar energy and wind energy, he said. Forest is mother of all rivers so they must be protected as river recharges ground water table, he said.
He had earlier met the governor in the morning and had discussions.

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