Trees for Tribals™

Bastar, Chhattisgarh, India

Adopted by Tree-Nation for FY 2019-22

Project Purpose
Trees for Rural Communities™


Plantation of ecologically valued local trees is to be initiated on community lands across 5 village ranges viz. Sandhkarmari, Aanwarabhata, Jaitgiri, Badalawand, and Kakalgur within the administrative district of Bastar in Chhattisgarh, India.


Enhancement of


Carbon Sequestration

Increase in

Green Cover

Generation of

Rural Employment

Conservation of

Water Table

Why trees?
Forests play an important role in the lives of indigenous communities. The population in the area primarily consists of tribals, whose mainstay consists of agriculture and collection of forest products. According to an NGO that works toward improving the livelihood capabilities of rural families in the state, agriculture is a major source of income for the rural households in Chhattisgarh and income from agriculture is supplemented by income from wage labour, forest produce, and livestock. Forests are a source of food, fuelwood, medicine, material for housing implements and construction, and livelihood security through the collection, sale, and use of non-timber forest produce. Widespread poverty and lack of opportunities add to the underdeveloped state of the area as reported by the District Administration of the State. "The situation is worsened by the chronic soil erosion due to heavy rainfall, loss of trees and negligence", mentions a study by Ravinder Singh et al. titled “Soils of Chhattisgarh: Characteristics and Water Management Options”. A study by New Zealand tells us how different types of plantations act as protecting agents against various soil problems. This shows that tree plantation is mandatory in order to bring under control the problems of the area and improve the conditions of the tribal community. 

Social Impact
The plantation of valued local trees will aid the forest-dependent communities in the region toward building a sustainable rural economy. The project will generate approximately 8,200 workdays of rural employment, especially for the local women residents of the region. The plantation of trees will also help secure and enhance wildlife habitats by providing additional food within the forests for herbivores/omnivores, limiting their movement within the forest ranges, which will reduce crop degradation and incidents of human-wildlife conflict, strengthening a sensitive agriculture-based local economy.
Trees have carbon sequestration capacity which will aid climate change mitigation in the long term. 100,000 trees are expected to absorb approximately 2 million kgs of atmospheric carbon annually, upon maturity. Additionally, the extended afforestation project would complement the National Mission for Green India by enabling local level action which aims at protecting and restoring the degraded forest land and engaging local communities in key roles for planning, decision making, implementation, and monitoring during plantation.

Adoption Summary

Name of the Company Number of Trees Adopted Fiscal Year
TreeNation 50,000 2021-22
TreeNation 25,000 2020-21
TreeNation 25,000 2019-20




Tree Species
  • Semal, Shalmali
    Common Name
    Semal or Shalmali

    Botanical Name
    Bombax ceiba L.
  • Mahua, Mahwa, Madhuka1
    Common Name
    Mahua or Mahwa Tree

    Botanical Name
    Madhuca longifolia
  • Arjun
    Common Name

    Botanical Name
    Terminalia Arjuna
  • Baheda
    Common Name

    Botanical Name
    Terminalia bellirica
  • Jamun
    Common Name

    Botanical Name
    Syzygium cumini
  • Bamboo
    Common Name

    Botanical Name
    Bambusa vulgaris
  • Banyan
    Common Name

    Botanical Name
    Ficus benghalensis
  • Peepal
    Common Name

    Botanical Name
    Ficus religiosa
  • Chironji
    Common Name

    Botanical Name
    Buchanania lanzan
  • Jam
    Common Name

    Botanical Name
    Acacia acuminata
  • White Teak
    Common Name
    White Teak

    Botanical Name
    Gmelina arborea
  • Jeedi
    Common Name

    Botanical Name
    Semecarpus anacardium
  • Karra
    Common Name

    Botanical Name
    Cleistanthus collinus
  • Hawar
    Common Name

    Botanical Name
    Dolichandrone falcata
  • Kudi
    Common Name

    Botanical Name
    Holarrhena antidysenterica
  • Ceylon Oak
    Common Name
    Ceylon Oak

    Botanical Name
    Careya arborea
  • Pengu
    Common Name

    Botanical Name
    Celastrus paniculatus
  • Foot Creeper
    Common Name
    Foot Creeper

    Botanical Name
    Bauhinia vahlii
  • Shefali
    Common Name

    Botanical Name
    Nyctanthes arbor
  • Kailari
    Common Name

    Botanical Name
    Bauhinia purpurea
  • Kosam
    Common Name

    Botanical Name
    Schleichera oleosa
  • Saaj
    Common Name

    Botanical Name
    Terminalia alata
Target Completed



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