New Delhi Saves 16,500 Trees

Grassroots organizers in New Delhi have saved 16,500 trees from being cut down.

One of the most polluted cities on earth has won a second chance to save itself after grassroots organizers successfully defeated a government initiative to cut down some 16,500 trees in the city.

The movement lasted a full month and included thousands of people who participated in demonstrations, vigils, sit-ins, tree-defense patrols and reforestation activities.

New Delhi residents filed lawsuits against the government which resulted in the high court ruling that it could “not allow Delhi to die at the cost of the redevelopment projects.”

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