A million-tree plantation programme was completed in Dolvi and Karav site by TERRE Policy Centre in collaboration with Tata Motors and JSW Steel Ltd. Around 35,855 tree plantations was completed in the month of June and July 2019.
Despite the challenges due to heavy rainfall and sudden climate change with difficult terrain, TERRE Policy Centre completed the plantation process within the estimated timeline. It has been a successful agreement between TERRE Policy Centre, JSW Steel Ltd. Dolvi, Tata Motors and Maharashtra Forest department, but the major milestone were achieved by the real heroes i.e. ‘Local Communities’. Their hard work has no doubt been the most important for the successful million tree plantation. In high mountain ranges, the local communities used to carry the plants of 10 to 15 feet height with bag size of 18*18. This was indeed a strenuous task for them in difficult climatic conditions, such as scorching heat and monsoon with an average rainfall of 2345mm.
TERRE Policy Centre has planted 29,200 plants in Dolvi and 6635 plants in Karav site near Alibag, which includes 25 different indigenous species.