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Women vow to save forests

In the small northern community of Lahaul Valley in the Himalaya, 139 ‘mahila mandals‘, women groups, in all but one of the 28¬†panchayat, or village councils, have vowed to save the forests. This gorgeous forest valley lies between 13,000 and 20,000 feet above sea level, and to ensure their continued survival, the community members have…

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