Dandakaranya - The Green Movement, is today one of the most significant movements in post-independence India. It is movement that demands the right of living a healthy and meaningful life.
The destruction of the environment is primarily the outcome of the moral degeneration and greed of mankind.
A peoples’ mass movement such as the Dandakaranya has the power to erase this social blot.
Ace freedom fighter Bhausaheb Santuji Thorat, fondly addressed as “Dada” by everyone, launched the Dandakaranya movement in year 2006 for saving environment of arid Sangamner region, his native place. At the ripe age of 84, he mustered a large workforce of the young & old & got 45 million seeds planted in a single month…………..Unbelievable but one hundred percent the truth. Since then, this movement continues each year during monsoons.
This movement which demonstrates the awesome power of mass participation does not have links with any political party, any religious or caste group. It has no financial support from the Government, nor from any Indian or foreign organization. It is one of the most significant movements for the conservation of nature in the history of independent India.