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Tree Plantation Program at Mukundapur village of Bolladi Gram Panchayat of Sonepur District, Orissa


Trees provide fuel, food for people and livestock, building materials, shade, soil fertility, and most importantly provide the oxygen for us to breathe in creating a lovely landscape and climate. We must accept that replanting trees is a national priority though many people are indiscriminately felling down trees due to greed of money. Every individual or organization should support tree planting for its environmental benefits. Association for Development of Human and Community Rebuilding (ADHAR) has no exception. The organization (ADHAR) has been planted fruit bearing plants and forest related plants over 5 acres of land during the FY 2010 - 2011 with the financial support of Wherever the Need India Services at Mukundpur village under Boladi Gram Panchayat in Sonepur block and district, Orissa as a pilot project. The main objective of this plantation was to demonstrate to the local community and other stakeholders in the area the success of tree plantation in drought prone KBK district.  Sonepur was earlier a part of Bolangir district is very much drought prone in nature due to low and erratic rainfall and high run off. Depending on the success of this plantation programme more over100 SHGs encouraged on plantation programme as a means of livelihood. In continuation of this programme there is a plan to cover 1350 SHG members of 100 SHG groups in next few years. 

The plants selected are of three types:Medicinal plants ( Neem, Amla, lemon etc),Fruit bearing (Guava, Mango, Black Jamun, Jack fruit),Woodlots (Shegun, Chakunda). 

Hand pump has been installed for proper watering the plants. The area of plantation is protected with fencing.  

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