Value to the farmer
It is used for timber, resin, fodder, medicine, and dye. The wood is dirty white and soft. Being durable underwater, it is used for well-curbs and water scoops. Spoons and ladles made of this tree are used in various Hindu rituals to pour ghee into the fire. Good charcoal can be obtained from it. The leaves are usually very leathery and not eaten by cattle. The leaves were used by earlier generations of people to serve food where plastic plates would be used today. The leaves are used for making cups which are used for eating. It is biodegradable and can be used and thrown away. Due to its many uses, the farmers can sell many parts of the tree year on year and increase their income.
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.