The Karanja tree is a remarkable plant with numerous benefits. From its medicinal properties to its use as a natural fertilizer, this tree has proven to be a valuable resource. Its seeds contain oil that is used for various purposes, including soap making, cooking, and even as a biofuel. Additionally, the Karanja tree has been used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments, such as skin diseases, fever, and ulcers. Its leaves and bark are also used to boost immunity and aid in digestion.
Overall, the Karanja tree is an essential plant that deserves recognition for its many benefits. is a multipurpose tree that adds many benefits to the environment and the people who grow them. A deciduous tree and a native of South Asia, this tree quickly takes root and grows fast. It’s a large tree and gives shade to a very large area. Additionally, the tree becomes a spot for animals, birds, and insects to grow and thrive. For a farmer, the tree brings many benefits. For the environment, the tree fixes carbon on a large scale with its tree trunk, branches, roots, and leaves. It keeps the temperature in its shade low thereby reducing the temperature of the surface. This helps in reducing evaporation. Giving this plant to a farmer and taking care of it certainly increases economic prosperity.
Impact in Numbers
Carbon Fixed 700 Kgs.
CO2 reduction from the atmosphere by 2500 Kgs.
Increase in farmer income/cost savings in fuel, fodder by 2000 INR per cubic foot after maturity.
Tree Dimensions on Maturity.
|Maximum height of the tree (m)||20|
|Tree canopy spread (m)||20|
|Tree trunk diameter (inches)||30|
Economic value to the farmers
The tree boasts numerous applications. Its seeds serve as a source of biofuel, which farmers can sell for added income. The oil cake derived from the seeds is valuable for animal feed. By selling seeds and oil, farmers can enhance their income without incurring extra expenses within a few years.
About the Project – Plant a Karanja Tree
Upon receiving the saplings, farmers will also receive comprehensive technical knowledge of their cultivation. This long-term project aims to provide continuous support to farmers for a duration of 3 years. Additionally, farmers will have the opportunity to be part of a group. They will be encouraged and educated about the benefits they can expect from growing these trees. Furthermore, these trees will be an integral component of a larger set distributed to farmers, contributing significantly to the improvement of their economic status.
The project utilizes geotagging to track the location of the trees. GPS technology is employed to mark the area boundaries accurately. Furthermore, farmer details, along with corresponding images, are recorded and documented. All the relevant data is efficiently captured and directly stored through mobile apps, facilitating real-time field data collection. Moreover, the process includes calculating the yearly carbon fixation, using expert-developed equations for various tree species in dedicated applications and reports. The project ensures total transparency throughout the data acquisition, storage, and analysis processes.
The team actively measures the impact project generates on wildlife and farmers. Regular intervals are set for capturing all the relevant data, which is then analyzed by comparing it with the previous data collected on the same parameters, calculated a few months ago. Moreover, the observed changes are carefully measured against the planned results, enabling a comprehensive assessment of progress and effectiveness. Additionally, this data-driven approach ensures that the project’s impact can be accurately evaluated and necessary adjustments can be made to achieve the desired outcomes.
The project reports are prepared and sent to the contributors. The report covers the following
1) Trees status as of 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.