Plantation at Dolvi site in collaboration with JSW Steel Ltd and Forest Department
Pune, February 2018 :
Mega tree plantation at Dolvi and Karavi, which is targeted as TERRE's flagship project of 2018 had kicked-off on 13th February 2018 by the ritual coconut-breaking ceremony onsite. The afforestation project is a tri-party agreement signed between TERRE Policy Centre, Forest Department and JSW Steel PVT Ltd in the month of January 2018. This has taken a step forward to achieve the target of planting 29,000 saplings with 10-12 feet height during the month of July in 13 crore tree plantation drive of Maharashtra State.
Inauguration ceremony was done in the presence of dignitaries from all the three parties: Dr. Vinitaa Apte-President TERRE, Mrs. Khandagale-RFO Walkhad and Mr. BK Das-VP JSW Steel Ltd. The parties are all ready to carry out grid-line survey, fencing, cleaning, grass cutting, digging pits by the month of June and in the month of July, the mega plantation drive will be taken at these site.
This project aims to increase the carbon sink of the Dolvi and nearby site, where the JSW Steel plant is situated. The project also involves community development of the area to generate economic opportunities for the local people in its various activities. Afforestation project will be focusing on the sustainable development of the selected area by covering environmental, economic and social aspects.
This Afforestation project of TERRE envisions a sustainable future by holistic approach in remote area by incorporating SDGs for India's better future.