Value to the farmer
It is one of the most useful trees in India. Its leaves contain large amounts of gallotannins and are used in India for tanning and firewood. The tree is the source of Indian gum, also known as ghatti gum, which is used for calico printing among other uses. The leaves are also fed on by the Antheraea paphia moth which produces the tassar silk (Tussah), a form of wild silk of commercial importance.
About the Project
Once the saplings are given to the farmers, they shall also be provided with the technical knowledge to grow the same. The project is a long term one and support to the farmers shall be given for 3 years. The farmers can be a part of the a group and they would be encouraged to grow them by explaining the details of benefits they shall be getting. The trees will be a part of the set that shall be given to the farmers for improving their economic status.
The trees are geotagged. The area boundary is marked using GPS. Farmer details along with the images. All the data is captured and stored through mobile apps directly from the field. Carbon fixing that is happening yearly is calculated by using the equations developed by the experts for different species in app and reports. Total transparency is maintained in getting the data, storing the data and analysing the data.
The impact that is being created by the project for wildlife and farmers is measured. All data is captured in regular intervals and the same is analysed by comparing with the previous data on the same parameters calculated a few months ago. The change is measured against the planned results.
The project reports are prepared and sent to the contributors. The report covers the following
1) Trees status as on the last visit made
2) Any mortality in the trees planted
3) Carbon fixed in MT from the start of the project
4) Economic impact on the farmers.
5) Ecological impact created.