Rajasthani village plants 111 trees every time a girl is born

From The Hindu:

For the last several years, Piplantri village panchayat has been saving girl children and increasing the green cover in and around it at the same time.

Here, villagers plant 111 trees every time a girl is born and the community ensures these trees survive, attaining fruition as the girls grow up.

Over the last six years, people here have managed to plant over a quarter million trees on the village’s grazing commons— including neem, sheesham, mango, Amla among others.

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But this village of 8,000 did not just stop at planting trees and greening their commons. To prevent these trees from being infested with termite, the residents planted over two and a half million Aloevera plants around them. Now these trees, especially the Aloevera, are a source of livelihood for several residents.


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. (Hat-tip: C’mon, Let’s Plant a Tree)

About Dave Bonta

I live in an Appalachian hollow in the Juniata watershed of central Pennsylvania, and spend a great deal of time walking in the woods. My books of poetry include FAILED STATE: HAIBUN, ICE MOUNTAIN: AN ELEGY, BREAKDOWN: BANJO POEMS, and ODES TO TOOLS.

Posted on April 17, 2013, in Anthropology and culture, Tree planting and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Grow Trees had taken up a tree plantation project at several places in Rajashtan, including a 100,000 tree planting project at Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan. The main aim for this project was to directly support rural livelihoods through improved soil conditions, water protection, fuel-wood and grazing lands. The initiative taken by Piplantri village panchayat is a great effort in promoting tree plantation and saving a girl child.

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