Karnataka government had set-up a company named Karnataka Pulp Limited in the year 1984 and it had given 30,000 hectares of land to the company onlease almost free. That land was mostly used by the farmers as pastoral field. The company had implanted eucalyptus trees for making pulp to manufacturepaper.People had started a movement Kittiko-Hachchiko meaning pluckand plant useful saplings. It wasa non violent protest, where people plucked the eucalyptus plants and planted saplings of trees that wereuseful to thepeople.
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