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NDTV: Uttarakhand’s green man inspires many

Tania Saili Bakshi
NDTV, Tuesday, June 5, 2007 (Garhwal)

Environment activist Vishweshwar Dutt Saklani has single-handedly regenerated once-barren hills in and around Pujargaon in Uttarakhand into lush green forests.

Nestled deep in the Garhwal hills of Uttarakhand the Pujar village echoes with the voice of the ‘Tree Man’ as Saklani is popularly known, as he goes into a trance and sings an ode to his trees.

Now in his late 80s and his vision failing, Saklani remembers a time when the hills were not so green. [more]