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Project Purpose
Trees for Rural Communities

Location
Plantation of local tree species in this location
Aim

Project Purpose
Trees for Tribal Communities 

Location
This project involves planting 25,000 trees of local species on the common lands of K.Chintalguda and Chikuduguda villages in Koraput, Odisha, India

Aim

  • The regeneration of degraded forests in the area.
  • Improving tree cover on the uplands to reduce the effects of soil erosion and run-off of water.
  • Provide empowerment to tribal communities along with fruits, fodder and non-timber forest produce.
  • Incorporating sustainable livelihood opportunities for the community.

Flora  
The tree species planted here include Bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus), Asana (Terminalia tomantosa), Mahanimba (Azadirachra indica), Jamun (Sysygium cumini), Leucaena leucocephala, Karanja  (Pongamia pinnata), Jafra (Bixa orellana), Imli (Tamarindus indica), Panasa (Artocarpus heterophyllus).

Fauna
The animals found here include the elephant, bear, wild boar, porcupine, jungle fowl, hare, mouse deer and small Indian mongoose.
The avian species found here include the weaver bird, blue jay, common grey hornbill, blue-legged quail, woodpecker, cuckoo, crow pheasant, Malabar pied hornbill and parakeet; the short-nosed fruit bat also is found here.

Social Impact
The state has a scheduled tribe population of 9,590,756, the third highest amongst all states in India (census 2011). The Bhumia, Bhatra, Gond, Koya, Paraja, Kondh constitute above one hundred thousand each, while the population of 26 tribes is just around 1000 each (Dr Debashis Patra, Orissa Review, December 2011). 
The plantation will create 2000+ workdays of jobs in the nursery and planting activities alone. These trees will provide flowers, fruit, fodder and fuel to rural communities and living creatures, prevent soil erosion, improve water catchment, generate oxygen, reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, fight climate change, and benefit the tribal communities. The saplings planted will provide sustainable livelihood opportunities to the people of the area as the regeneration of the saplings will continue ensuring a steady supply of forest resources to the community.
A study by P.L. Bisoyi from the   S. B. Patil Institute of Management, Nigidi, Pune, India, in his article, ‘Economic dependence of tribal on forest: a case study in the Ganjam District of Orissa’, mentions that every part of a tree-like roots, fruits, flower, tubers, barks etc are used by the people and they form the major income source for the people of the region.

Adoption Summary:

Name of the Company Number of Trees Adopted Year
Blue Dart Express Ltd 25,000 trees FY 2016-17
SMI Coated Products Pvt Ltd 15,000 trees FY 2015-16

 

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