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Rural Livelihood Support Programs

Project Green Thar

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Trees planted- 120,000

Operational Model- Rural Livelihood Support Program

Geographical Coverage- Rajasthan

Plant Species- 20+ fruit, shade and fodder giving plant species

Tree survival rate- >95%

SankalpTaru Foundation is working in the districts of Barmer and Jaisalmer, Thar desert, Rajasthan to support the livelihood of poor farmers by growing trees of varied plant species like Pomegranate, Ber, Lemon and many more in the list. This way our contribution has not only created greenery in this arid region but has also gone a long way in providing livelihood to the poor farmers. We are also instrumental in planting trees in community land and schools located in the region. 

Beneficiary Speak:-

Dharma Ram (Farmer, Rajasthan)

“In the weather of Rajasthan where water scarcity is a big problem, SankalpTaru not only helped us make an orchard of pomegranate but also installed drip irrigation system for us and helped us maximum utilisation of water. Today by selling pomegranates we are having a better income than before..”

Tree Plantation Drive

Greenlam Laminates

Trees planted- 5,002

Operational Model- Rural Livelihood Support Program

Geographical Coverage- Thar, Rajasthan

Plant Species- Pomegranates

Tree survival rate- > 95%

With an aim of increasing green patch in the arid Thar desert, Greenlam Laminates associated with SankalpTaru Foundation to embark on a green mission. Under their Rural Livelihood Support Program, a total of 5,002 saplings of pomegranate were planted on the lands of 5 identified farmer beneficiaries from Dhaka village in Rajasthan. Our healthy plants rooted to sustain the living of poor rural farmers would eventually act as an essential asset for enhancing groundwater levels and soil fertility of the barren dry land of Thar, while rejoicing the vicinity with a wave of lush fresh greenery. 

Beneficiary Speak:-

Hansi Devi (Farmer, Rajasthan)

“Ever since I began helping my family in farming activities, my only aim was to plant as much as possible to not only greenify my land but also the surroundings. Though it is extremely difficult to sustain plants on the dry land of my village, yet the continuous support I am receiving from Greenlam and SankalpTaru team is efficiently helping me in fostering my pomegranate plants properly. Thanks to the supporters.”

Clean & Green School Programs

Project Prakriti

Teach for India

Trees planted- 200

Operational Model- Clean & Green School Program

Geographical Coverage- Delhi NCR

Plant Species- 5+ native species

Tree survival rate- > 95%

We collaborated with Teach for India and introduced a holistic environmental education program in their MCD schools across the NCR region. This project was a systematic attempt to sensitize the kids about growing environmental degradation and its repercussions. The vision was for them to grow up to be environmentally conscious citizens of the country – which is the need of the hour. It also educated fellows  (Teach for India teachers)  about how they themselves can contribute to mother nature. 

Beneficiary Speak:-

Aakriti (Teacher, New Delhi)

“SankalpTaru with Teach for India came to our school and taught us environmental science with so much ease and practicality. They used models to explain us the basic things like rain water harvesting and waste management. This has helped us to segregate waste in our home and school.”

Project Dettol SiTi Shield

RB

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Trees planted- 3,000

Operational Model- Clean & Green School Program

Geographical Coverage- Haridwar, Dehradun, Rishikesh

Plant Species- 8 native plant species

Tree survival rate- > 95%

Project Dettol SiTi Shield, a collaborative initiative by RB and SankalpTaru Foundation is a mission to create clean and healthy air for the nation and its natives. Under the aegis of this project, huge number of trees were planted in several schools of Haridwar, Dehradun and Rishikesh regions of Uttarakhand state to mobilize young kids about the importance of trees and greenery. Thus, through enthusiastic tree plantation drives we could inculcate in the young minds a sense of environment responsibility.  

Beneficiary Speak:-

Kavita Bisht (Student, Dehradun)

“As my grandmother had always taught me that nature is our true playground, I always felt a strong connect with trees. Through SankalpTaru and RB I could get a chance to plant trees in my school which was an amazing learning experience. I would now regularly foster my saplings and will grow them to healthy trees.”

Clean and Green School Program

TATA Power

Trees planted- 5,000

Operational Model- Clean & Green School Program

Geographical Coverage- Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh

Plant Species- 20+ native species

Tree survival rate- > 95%

TATA Power and SankalpTaru Foundation joined hands to plant 5,000 trees in various schools across 8 Indian states, involving around 6,000 students in the campaign. With every tiny sapling planted, the students are being educated about different ways of nurturing their plants to blooming trees, while keeping their school vicinity clean and green.

Beneficiary Speak:-

Dhrub Iyer (Student, Punjab)

“We have always learnt about plantation in books and never did it on our own. But when SankalpTaru came to our school to implement the Tata Power project, me and my friends got really excited. They asked us to plant trees on our own and water them regularly. I will always take care of my tree and will always work towards protecting the environment.”

Tree Gifting Campaign

Godrej Appliances

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Trees planted- 2,000+

Operational Model- Rural Livelihood Support Program

Geographical Coverage- Rajasthan

Plant Species- 2 native species of Thar

Tree survival rate- > 90%

Godrej appliances and SankalpTaru joined hands to contribute their share towards creating green cover on the much beloved festival of lights. On this auspicious occasion of Diwali, every Godrej vendor received a greeting card and email with a personalized message, picture and geo-coordinates of their individual tree. Not only did this initiative serve as a unique gift, but in the future it will also act as a source of income for rural beneficiaries on whose lands the trees were planted. 

Beneficiary Speak:-

Durga Ram (Farmer, Thar)

“I usually grew one or two seasonal crops annually to earn a living, but the returns were never satisfactory.. But since SankalpTaru has helped me in growing healthy trees on my farm, I am now able to get a better produce which definitely has a high market value.”

Project Harit Udaan

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India

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100,000 Trees planted

Rural Livelihood Support Program

Gujrat, Rajasthan, Haryana & Karnataka

15+ native and fruit bearing plant species

95% Tree survival rate

Project Harit Udaan was a collaborative initiative with HMSI to offset their high carbon footprint through the plantation of 100,000 trees. The selected regions where plantations were carried out are geographically deprived of greenery and thus our mission is to increase their green cover, while also supporting rural farmers in earning a strengthened living who have been supported with fruit-bearing saplings.

Beneficiary Speak:-

Hardan Bhai (Farmer, Gujarat)

“Due to previous floods in my village, I and several other farmers had to face huge crop failure. But since Honda and SankalpTaru supported me with pomegranate saplings planted on my land, I am able to sustain my living. Also, SankalpTaru had been providing us with required skill set and trainings to nurture the saplings properly. Many thanks to Project Harit Udaan which has brought tons of delight to my family.”

City Plantation Programs

Tree Plantation Program

New India Assurance Co. Ltd.

Trees planted- 150

Operational Model- City Plantation Program

Geographical Coverage- Maharashtra

Plant Species- 3 fruit-bearing plant species

Tree survival rate- > 95%

With an aim of proliferating green delight in the state of Maharashtra along with supporting rural livelihood, employees from New India Assurance planted 150 trees on the lands of identified farmer beneficiaries with SankalpTaru team. As an employee engagement campaign, the aim was to reduce carbon footprints of the corporate officials, while enlightening them about the importance of trees through their green contribution. 

Beneficiary Speak:-

Hira Kamlya Nirguda (Farmer, Maharashtra)

“I am extremely delighted with the help provided to me by New India Assurance and SankalpTaru team. The healthy saplings of Lemon, Jackfruit and Chiku planted on my land will definitely turn around to become a great asset for sustaining my livelihood. Many thanks to the green contributors.”

Project Protect Earth

NEC Technologies India Limited

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Trees planted- 600

Operational Model- City Plantation Program

Geographical Coverage- Bangalore

Plant Species- 8+ native and fruit-bearing plant species

Tree survival rate- > 95%

Highly conscious towards sustainable development of the environment, NEC Technologies associated with SankalpTaru Foundation to make Earth more greener and cleaner through their Project Protect Earth. Thus, the teams carried out plantations of 600 fruit-bearing and native trees at Nirashrithara Parihara Kendra (NPK), a destitute center in Bangalore. Since its initial plantation, the project has come a long way in developing a self-sustainable and self-enthusiastic model for the inmates of NPK, while revamping environmental conditions of India’s Garden City. 

Beneficiary Speak:-

Jivathran Mangal (Inmate, NPK, Bangalore)

“This place has been a center of destitute for me and many tramps like me since a long time. But our lives got revamped when the teams of NEC Technologies and SankalpTaru planted fruit bearing trees with us which are being taken care by us and will eventually help in meeting our nutritional requirements. I am thankful to both the corporates for not only helping us in earning a good livelihood but also connecting us with the nature.”

Project Protect Green Cities

thyssenkrupp Elevator India Pvt. Ltd. (tkEl)

Trees planted- 2,000

Operational Model- City Plantation Program

Geographical Coverage- Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, Bangalore, Jaipur, Delhi

Plant Species- 10+ naive shade giving and flowering plant species

Tree survival rate- >95%

To maintain the business authenticity and a balance of economic, environmental and social imperatives, thyssenkrupp in collaboration with SankalpTaru Foundation took an oath of transforming Earth to a more greener and cleaner planet. With a commitment of reducing the environmental footprints of their products, tkEl strives to create a culture that fosters greener solutions for every aspect of their business. As an employee engagement activity, Project Protect Green Cities planted 2,000 trees in Hyderabad, Pune , Bangalore, Jaipur and Delhi.

Beneficiary Speak:-

Ankit Shekhawat (tkEl employee, Jaipur)

“It was superbly an amazing experience to plant trees to reduce my carbon footprints. A huge heartfelt thanks to our organisation and SankalpTaru team for making this possible and helping tkEl to connect with the environment.”

Tree Plantation Campaign

Kotak Life Insurance & Kotak Mahindra Bank

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Trees planted- 25,000

Operational Model- City Plantation Program

Geographical Coverage- Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune

Plant Species- 15+ native plant species

Tree survival rate- > 95%

The plantation campaign had a sole aim of combating striking pollution levels of India’s rapidly developing cities by rooting a total of 25,000 trees in several residential societies. The mission was to mobilize city dwellers about environment conservation, while fostering environmental stewardship within them to nurture plants regularly. Our enthusiastic initiative is successfully creating green lungs in the respective cities to sequester high carbon from the atmosphere. 

Beneficiary Speak:-

Beena Sharma (Resident, Mumbai)

“Over few years since industrialization has taken our country into its grip, pollution became a major concern. Thus, it is always required to take initiatives for preserving the environment and tree plantation is certainly the best solution. I am extremely thankful to KLI, KMB and SankalpTaru for planting healthy saplings in our society to make it a more greener paradise.”

Breathe Clean Campaign

Philips India Ltd.

Trees planted- 10,000

Operational Model- Clean & Green School Program

Geographical Coverage- Rajasthan, Karnataka

Plant Species- 10+ native plant species

Tree survival rate- > 95%

Phillips collaborated with SankalpTaru Foundation to initiate a massive tree plantation movement. This breathe clean campaign had a sole aim of bringing lush greenery at some of the highly barren and polluted locations of India by not only educating the populace about environment conservation, but also promoting eco-friendly living. Plantations were carried out at several schools to aware the young kids about importance of trees for a healthy living and also they were taught how to foster the saplings regularly.  

Beneficiary Speak:-

Divya Sethi (Student, Karnataka)

“Though environmental studies had always been my favorite subject, I couldn't get to do anything practical to serve Mother Nature. Therefore, I am extremely grateful to Breathe Clean Campaign under which I and my friends could plant trees in our school to create a green and beautiful play ground for us all. ”

Project Green Deccan

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Trees planted- 50,000+

Operational Model- Rural Livelihood Support Program

Geographical Coverage- Andhra Pradesh

Plant Species- 10+ fruit bearing and native plant species

Tree survival rate- >95%

SankalpTaru Foundation is working in the village of Talupula in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh because this village suffers from frequent droughts and adverse weather conditions for growing crops. The region faces a high agricultural related suicide rate because of failed crops and drops in the market process. Our Project Green Deccan is therefore successfully providing rural livelihood support through this agroforestry approach to improve the villagers’ livelihoods and provide a sustainable income for their families.

Beneficiary Speak:-

Kokkanti Krishnamma

“Due to drought in my village, I and several other farmers had to face huge crop failure. But since SankalpTaru supported me with healthy saplings planted on my land, I am able to sustain my living. Also, SankalpTaru had been providing us with required skill set and trainings to nurture the saplings properly. Many thanks to Project Green Deccan which has brought tons of delight to my family.”

Community Plantation Programs

Project Bhavnam

Rio Tinto

Trees planted- 2,000

Operational Model- Community Plantation Program

Geographical Coverage- The Aravallis Range, Manesar, Deli NCR

Plant Species- 5+ native plant species

Tree survival rate- > 95%

The Aravallis are a vital ‘Recharge Zone’ for Delhi NCR which are being aggressively exploited to create concrete jungles, while its green foliage is being tarnished into barren land. Perturbed by the destructive plight of Aravallis, Rio Tinto and SankalpTaru Foundation collaboratively initiated Project Bhavnam to restore the greenery by creating green-lungs in this eco-sensitive region. 2,000 saplings of varied native plant species have been rooted on the rugged mountains of the Aravallis Range to strengthen the natural infrastructure around Delhi NCR. As our plants are growing healthily, they are becoming an essential green source for filtering pollutants from the atmosphere, while increasing the green cover to freshen environment.

Beneficiary Speak:-

Anwar Singh (Villager, Manesar)

“The rising pollution of Delhi NCR is truly a great threat to all of ours health and subsequently the way Aravallis are loosing its green cover, it has become an alarming situation. I am very happy with the initiative SankalpTaru and Rio Tinto teams have taken to plant trees on this hilly terrain to transform it into a green forest. I and the other villagers will definitely take charge of preserving these trees form any kind of destruction.”

Project Protect Himalayas

State Bank of India Foundation

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Trees planted- 14,300

Operational Model- Community Plantation Program

Geographical Coverage- Uttarakhand

Plant Species- 10+ native species of fruit, fodder and shade giving plant species

Tree survival rate- > 90%

SBI Foundation partnered with SankalpTaru to plant native trees in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand to compensate for the forest fires that took place in the region during the year 2016. This program was designed to address the locals’ needs, while preserving and growing trees suitable to protect and increase biodiversity. Ever since its execution, the project has come a long way in revamping the natural aura of the Himalayan region and has also enlightened the natives to prevent incidents of forest fires. 

Beneficiary Speak:-

Nauma Devi (Villager, Uttarakhand)

“Most of our forest has been destroyed due to forest fire. We are grateful to SBI Foundation and SankalpTaru in taking this rigorous step of planting trees and protecting the source of our survival, Himalayas. They have planted native species of the Himalayas, replacing pine, thus reducing the probability of fire and therefore saving our lives.”

Project Sanjeevani

GIC Re

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Trees planted- 16,000

Operational Model- Community Plantation Program

Geographical Coverage- Leh Ladakh and Rajasthan

Plant Species- 23+ fruit, fodder and shade giving plant species

Tree survival rate- > 95%

GIC (General Insurance Corporation of India) in collaboration with SankalpTaru Foundation initiated Project Sanjeevani, a Rural Livelihood Support Program in the cold desert of Leh Ladakh and in the arid Thar desert of Rajasthan. Under the initiative, a total of 16,000 trees of several fruit-bearing, shade and fodder giving trees were planted on community land and on the fields of several farmers from the respective regions. This concept promotes involvement of community members in nurturing the foliage around them, while working on the theme of “Gaanv ka jungle, gaanv ke liye” (i.e. a forest by villagers, for the village). Since its initial plantation, the project has come a long way in revamping the living of the natives and empowering women by associating various women beneficiaries to the project.

Beneficiary Speak:-

Tudup Dorjay (Villager, Leh)

“It is very cold here and growing anything is very difficult but with the help of SankalpTaru we are fortunate enough to paint Leh green. They have provided us saplings of apricot and apples, and also helped us plant these trees in our community. ”

Project Dettol SiTi Shield

RB

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Trees planted- 200,000

Operational Model- Community Plantation Program

Geographical Coverage- Agra, Kanpur, Uttarakhand and tributaries of River Ganga & Yamuna

Plant Species- 20+ native plant species

Tree survival rate- > 95%

To create green patches along the tributaries of River Ganga and Yamuna while developing green lungs and supporting rural livelihood through agroforestry, RB along with SankalpTaru Foundation instigated Project Dettol SiTi Shield. The aim is to plant 2 Lakh trees in Ganga Grams of Tehri, Haridwar and Pauri districts of Uttarakhand state and in the most polluted cities of Agra and Kanpur. As the project heads enthusiastically, our teams are striving towards generating a socio-environmental impact by inculcating a sense of environmental responsibility in communities and propagating the idea of having healthy air without pollution, alongside.

Beneficiary Speak:-

Reena Negi (Resident, Tehri)

“Though Uttarakhand Himalayas are highly blessed with greenery, yet these mountains face severe issues of forest fires and soil infertility. Project SiTi Shield is truly being proved beneficial as the initiative is replacing forest fire causing Pine trees with several fruit and fodder bearing ones. This will eventually help the local villagers in procuring fodder for their livestock and enhancing the Himalayan allure.”

Project Sabujoday

TechnipFMC

Trees planted- 12,500

Operational Model- Rural Livelihood Support Program

Geographical Coverage- Maharashtra

Plant Species- 8+ native plant species

Tree survival rate- > 95%

Project Sabujoday is a green mission instigated to develop healthy environment, while strengthening the agricultural conditions of Satara and Buldhana districts of Maharashtra. With the plantation of 12,500 trees on the lands of identified rural farmer beneficiaries, our project is successfully encouraging the natives to practice extensive agriculture. As our trees rooted under this initiative would grow healthily through regular fostering, they will not only beautify the vicinity with greenery, but will also enhance water table levels and soil fertility of the semi-arid regions. 

Beneficiary Speak:-

Subhadra Sukhadev Khilari

“I am a poor farmer and thus agriculture is the main source of living for me and my family. Despite this huge dependency on our land produce, we often face crop failures due to fluctuating weather conditions. Drought is no doubt a severe issue for me and several other farmers of my village. I am really thankful to Technip and SankalpTaru teams for helping me with fruit bearing trees to cultivate my land more effectively.”