Delhi's Chipko Andolan could help more than just pollution

Trees can make it rain in Delhi

Recently, Delhiites protested to save 16,000 trees from being razed

They believe cutting them will worsen the city's air pollution

But there are other reasons that trees are important in Delhi

In the Amazon, trees were found to trigger rainfall

And scientists believe this process could help drought-affected areas

Delhi is facing a looming water crisis

For every 127 litres consumed by Delhiites, only 100 litres of groundwater gets refilled

Tree cover can help recharge groundwater levels

So will Delhi’s ‘Chipko Andolan’ to save 16,000 trees be enough?