As the Warje Urban Forestry has achieved its targeted goal successfully, TERRE is looking forward for new site for developing forestry. Mhalunge is situated near Pune, is also a barren hill area which comes under Forest Department.
As the world is facing environmental problems and tree plantation is one of the major need of time, various plantation drives are being conducted at different levels. TERRE Policy Centre, in collaboration with JSW Steel Ltd. and Forest Department has signed the first ever tri-party agreement in Maharashtra State. This project includes plantation of 28,000 saplings in 26 hectares of land. The parties signed the MOU on 3rd January and the project has started successfully on 12th February 2018. This project aims to convert the barren forest land into a forestry which and to reduce the carbon footprint from the surrounding.
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