Dehra Dun, April. 22 (PTI): Noted Chipko leader Sunderlal Bahuguna, along with scores of farmers, today extended his support to environmentalist Anil P Joshi in his endeavour against the special economic zones. Joshi, who started his ‘1000-km Cycle Yatra’ from Parthal village in Jammu and Kashmir to Uttarakhand on Economic Independence of Rural India on April 7, concluded his yatra here today. Bahuguna received Joshi here and presented him a shawl while pledging to carry forward his movement against SEZs.
Both, Bahuguna and Joshi opposed the entry of Walmart and other multinational companies into retail and other sectors in India. They expressed concern over the widespread acquisition of agriculture lands in India and asked for a comprehensive agriculture policy on the lines of Forest Act. [more]