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Trees for Water™

Bhilwara, Rajasthan, India

Project Purpose
Trees for Water™

Location

The project involves plantation of trees on the community lands across 8 villages, namely, Nahargarh, Suras, Mehta Ji Ka Kheda, Chansen, Kathano ka Badiya, Kidmal, Kanti, Meno Ka Kheda, Biletha, Mediyan, Jhalra, Goga ka Khera, Itunda, Baroda, Pipliya, Ker ka Kheda, Neelwa, Gorana, Mataji ka Khera, Ragunathpura, Gopalpura, Khakhunda, Shyamgarh, Mala ka Khera, and Gulgav in Bhilwara, Rajasthan, India.

Aim

Groundwater

Recharge

Increase in

Green Cover

Control Soil Erosion

Conservation of

Water Table

Improvement of

Wildlife Habitats

Why trees?
The villages chosen for plantation activity face extreme water scarcity. Scanty monsoon fills up to 0.61% of the dam's capacity. As a result, the city receives less than 260 lakh litres of water daily against the demand of 513 lakh litres of water. Officials of public health engineering department supply water via train/ferry (up to 25 lakh litres of water). Plantation of trees in this drought-prone region is expected to improve the water table. The plantation of trees will hold the water with the help of its roots, preventing them both from percolating deep into the soil as well as getting evaporated, (Victoria State Government). The trees play an important role in the hydrological cycle of the forest ecosystems.  Barbara J Bond et al., in her article, ‘How Trees Influence the Hydrological Cycle in Forest Ecosystems.’ Mentions the role of trees in the forest hydrological system.

Social Impact
Trees planted will generate approximately over 18,800 workdays of employment for the rural communities and will offset about 4.6 million kgs of carbon every year upon maturity. Trees, especially drought-tolerant local species, will provide measures to tackle the consequences of drought. The trees in the desert have deep taproots that utilise deep capillary water and through transpiration maintain the moisture of the atmosphere, which in turn induces rainfall. Tree covers prevent evaporation from rivers, reservoirs, and gravitational and capillary water, thus, maintaining the groundwater table and saving water for agricultural purposes. Planting local trees will help in the sustenance of long-term benefits in Bhilwara.

Adoption Summary

Name of the Company Number of Trees Adopted Fiscal Year
Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd. 5,000 2021-22
Trent Limited 23,529 2020-21
HDFC Bank  50,000 2020-21
HDB Financial Services 25,000 2020-21
Bajaj Finance Limited 50,000 2019-20
Dhanuka Agritech Limited 20,000 2018-19
Agrawalla Timbers 25,000 2017-18
Other Contributors (Individuals) 23,000+ NA

 

Tree Species
  • Ber
    Common Name
    Ber

    Botanical Name
    Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.
  • Shisham, Sisu, Sheeshami
    Common Name
    Shisham or Sheeshami

    Botanical Name
    Dalbergia sissoo Roxb. ex DC.
  • Babool, Babul
    Common Name
    Babool

    Botanical Name
    Vachellia nilotica
  • Neem
    Common Name
    Neem

    Botanical Name
    Azadirachta indica
  • Amla
    Common Name
    Amla or Indian Gooseberry

    Botanical Name
    Emblica officinalis
  • Karanj
    Common Name
    Karanj

    Botanical Name
    Pongamia pinnata
  • Indian Elm
    Common Name
    Indian Elm

    Botanical Name
    Holoptelea integrifolia
  • Bel
    Common Name
    Bel

    Botanical Name
    Aegle marmelos
  • Khejri
    Common Name
    Khejri

    Botanical Name
    Prosopis cineraria
  • Kumtha
    Common Name
    Kumtha

    Botanical Name
    Acacia senegal
  • Khair
    Common Name
    Khair

    Botanical Name
    Senegalia catechu
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Planters

Audit for Bhilwara, Rajasthan

INDEPENDENT AUDIT
Bhilwara, Rajasthan

Excerpt

A total of 50,000 saplings were planted in Mediya, Goga ka Khera, Tikhi ka Badiya, and Rooppura villages of Bhilwara district in Rajasthan during 2019-20. Saplings are selected according to the ecological condition and observing the success ratio of the local species surviving there. The focus of Grow-Trees Planting Partner is to promote robust village institutions that can effectively address the degradation and low productivity of land. Grow-Trees planting partner, in few areas, has adopted the strategy of extra plantation, wherein extra saplings help to maintain the survival ratio of the local species that are planted. The success ratio of the plantation activity is 82.19%.

The planting has been carried out as per the plan and the approximate number of saplings physically verified is in agreement with the number of saplings planted (as per the report of Grow-Trees planting partner). We are of the opinion that looking to the steps taken by Grow-Trees planting partner, i.e., location of the site, encouragement to planting and positive response from the village to save the planting, the result of the activity will be affirmative.

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