Q. “Appiko movement” was started in which of the following states?

[A] Himachal Pradesh

[B] Nagaland

[C] Karnataka

[D] Tamil Nadu

Answer: C

The famous Chipko Andolan (Hug the Trees Movement) of Uttarakhand in the Himalayas inspired the villagers of the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka Province in southern India to launch a similar movement to save their forests.  

  • In September 1983, men, women and children of Salkani “hugged the trees” in Kalase forest. (The local term for “hugging” in Kannada is appiko.)  
  • Appiko Andolan gave birth to a new awareness all over southern India. 

Source: NCERT