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Indian Environmental Movements List, Year, States



Major Environmental Movements in India to restore Biodiversity in the mainland before and after Independence

After Independence, there are several major Environment Movements took place in India across various states and biodiversities. Below is the list of important Environmental Movements of India that changed the course of history in India.

Sr.No. Environmental Movement Year Place/Region/State
1. Bishnoi Movement Around 1700 AD Khejrali, Marwar in Rajasthan
2. Chipko Movement 1973 Chamoli, Tehri-Garhwal District, Uttarakhand
3. Save Silent Valley 1978 Silent Valley, Pallakad Kerala
4. Jungle Bachao Movement 1982 Singhbhumi, Bihar
5. Appiko Movement 1983 Uttara Kannada, Shimoga District Karnataka
6. Narmada Bachao Aandolan 1985 A movement to save biodiversity linked to Narmada river linked to Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra
7. Tehri Dam Conflict 1990 A movement for saving Bhagirathi river in Uttarakhand.

Environmental movements played great role in national politics and shaping the future of biodiversity in the region.


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