The Chipko movement was a non-violent agitation in 1973 that was aimed at protection and conservation of trees. It originated from an incident in a remote village called Reni in Garhwal. It was started by a woman named Sunderlal Bahuguna.
The Chipko movement quickly spread across communities and media, and forced the government, to whom the forest belongs, to rethink their priorities in the name of forest produce. This movement is very important especially for the Indians. This is a movement studied about this today because of the significance it holds. A lot of innocent people died during this movement.