Madhya Pradesh: Operation “Guerrilla-Green” Going Into Second Phase

Adivasies of Betul and Harda in action; on the face of all odds continuing with a unique solution to environment degradation and hunger.

Malnutrition and hunger deaths are not new to Adivasies’, they have been struggling with it for many decades now, and none of the government’s welfare schemes could ever solve it. To add to the injury is ever increasing degradation of environment which has direct telling effect on them. Adivasi of Betul & Harda district of MP has found a unique solution to both their problems in an operation “Guerrilla-Green”, a new kind of green revolution. Under the operation, they have resolved to plant a hundred thousand of saplings of fruit bearing trees every year alone in any barren- degraded land be it government, forest or private or Panchayat land.


Author: Intercultural Resources

Intercultural Resources is a forum for research and political intervention on issues related to the impacts and alternatives to destructive development. Our effort draws upon the social, cultural, material and intellectual resources that have been generated in the course of dialogues between people of different cultures on questions of social justice, development and self-rule. We are of the view that dialogue can sustain plurality and open possibilities for recovery of the ground lost on account of inter-cultural alienation, which is manifest in a variety of forms of violence that we encounter everyday at different levels of social life. Intercultural Resources is based in Delhi, India. Email:

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