It's rightly said that every cloud has a silver lining. During the tough lockdown phase as we all stayed home, the Earth had started to heal, how clear the sky was and how fresh the air was. Come winters and we might get to see the toxicity of the air rise again.
'Save Aravali', is a volunteer group working for the betterment of Aravalli. Apart from various significant activities carried out by them, last year they did afforestation on a 3-acre land. This year they plan to extend the forest area by another 5 acres near Pali Bani on Gurgaon-Faridabad road This is in collaboration with the Haryana forest department who has provided the land. The area near to Pali Bani on Gurgaon-Faridabad road is being aforestated.
This year it is planned to sow 2.5 lac seeds, and seeing the past trends, 87,500 trees are expected to survive. The forest would compose of all native trees such as Babool, Pasaindu, Amla, Imli, Goolar, Sheesham, Seeras, Peepal, Pilkhan, Neem, Desi papdi etc. Due to the shortage of funds, the activity beyond land preparation has been paused.
The seeds need to be sown before monsoon sets in, which is the first week of July. While the seeds have been purchased, funds are required for upkeep. Gardeners & care caretakers will be hired to maintain the land. Your support will help create a sustainable green belt for decades to come.
IT COSTS INR 3000 PER DAY TO MAINTAIN A 5 ACRE LAND. THIS WILL INCLUDE SEED GERMINATION, WATERING, WEEDING, PROVIDING COMPOST, PROTECTION AGAINST WILD ANIMALS.
I am Sunaina Chauhan Dutta, Grade 10 student at Lotus Valley School, Gurgaon. I am an avid reader of various genres, love to swim and am a strong believer of taking care of our planet. I have involved myself in saving the environment by being involved in afforestation activities, cleaning up of natural habitats invaded by humans, saving wildlife and helping animals in distress.
The Earth is our only home, it is our duty to take care of it. My current aim is to help in the betterment of Aravali – the oldest mountain range of India. With your support, we can truly make the planet a greener, brighter place to live, one tree at a time!
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