About the State
Situated in the western part of India, Maharashtra features the lush Western Ghats teeming with diverse flora and fauna, including bison, tigers, leopards, and numerous bird species. Despite being highly industrialized, the state faces increasing threats to its forests and water resources due to a growing population and industrial demands. Project Green Maharashtra actively focuses on elevating farmer income and safeguarding forest and tree cover.
Contributions will be allocated to agroforestry for farmers and planting forest trees to maintain forest cover. Trees planted on community lands and near forest borders will provide vital habitats for birds and animals. Agroforestry will empower tribals and farmers, providing fruits, bark, medicine, etc., for consumption and sale. Join this project to preserve the state’s biodiversity and enhance the lives of tribals and farmers. Each contribution ensures the fixation of at least 0.25 MT of carbon.
Impact in Numbers
We will plant 200,000 trees in Project Green Maharashtra.
Carbon Fixed 250 Kgs per tree.
CO₂ reduction from the atmosphere by 900 Kgs per tree.
The positive impact will reach 5000 farmers.
To safeguard Maharashtra’s incredible wildlife, experts are actively selecting trees and plants based on soil conditions, water availability, temperature range, and indigenous species. The strategic planting of diverse trees ensures ample food and shelter for animals and birds. Additionally, each unique tree contributes to preserving the state’s biodiversity, sustaining the lives of its diverse wildlife. Selective planting further aids in enhancing and maintaining the overall biodiversity of Maharashtra.
- The trees planted shall help in controlling the soil erosion. Floods are common in the state during monsoons.
- The project shall be able to increase the number of trees that are less in number in the state. The trees that have been harvested for timber or are very small in number.
- Increase in the overall green cover of the state. The state has a forest cover of 16%. This needs to be increased to mitigate the growing pressure of the population.
Positive impact on farmers
- Farmers get high-quality saplings to plant on their lands adjacent to the forests. Fruit trees, Timber trees, Medicinal plants.
- Increase in the farmer income by 10% over 10 years.
- Better economic conditions for the farmers help in getting education for the children, and nutrition for the family.
About the Project: Green Maharashtra
Project Green Maharashtra is an ongoing project to help achieve increased greenery in the state. In this project, we identify sites and reach out to farmer groups to plant trees on their lands near forest areas. We identify high-quality seedlings of fruit trees, timber trees, medicinal plants, and forest trees, and then plant them on the farmers’ lands. Furthermore, we explain to the farmers how to raise them, providing insights into best practices and the benefits they will receive in the next 2, 5, 10, and 20 years.
Furthermore, experts make periodic visits to monitor progress and guide the farmers. We record the current condition of the farmers and forest cover on a platform, updating it during every visit to track improvements. The project continually identifies new sites and farmer groups to spread the benefits to all.
Furthermore, the project team actively geotags the trees, ensuring precise tracking of their locations. GPS technology is utilized to mark the area boundary accurately. Notably, farmer details, including relevant images, are diligently captured and securely stored through mobile apps directly from the field. This comprehensive data collection process enables the project to maintain a robust database.
Additionally, the project calculates the yearly carbon fixation by employing expert-developed equations specific to different tree species within the app. Integrating these calculations into detailed reports offers valuable insights into the project’s environmental impact. Throughout the entire data acquisition, storage, and analysis process, the project maintains total transparency, ensuring the reliability and integrity of the information collected. This commitment to transparency allows for informed decision-making and effective monitoring of the project’s progress.
Particularly, the project team actively measures the impact it creates for both wildlife and farmers. Regularly capturing data at defined intervals ensures a comprehensive assessment of the project’s effects. We meticulously analyze this data by comparing it with the previous data collected on the same parameters calculated a few months ago. The team precisely measures the observed changes against the planned results, enabling an accurate evaluation of progress and effectiveness.
Furthermore, this systematic monitoring allows for a deeper understanding of the project’s outcomes and facilitates informed decision-making. By comparing the current data with records, the project can identify trends, successes, and areas for improvement. This process ensures that the project remains on track and enables the necessary adjustments to achieve the desired 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) Quantity of fruits that are being produced by the planted trees
5) Economic impact on the farmers.
6) Ecological impact created.
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Greenverz Solutions Private Limited is a Land Restoration and tree plantation company that is involved in tree plantations in rural areas as well as urban areas and cities. The tree orders that are placed by the customers are planted and details are shared of the location where the trees have been planted. The locations can be anywhere in the country depending on the availability of sites and trees. We do not sell any physical products like tree saplings, leaves, branches, etc. All orders of the trees are planted and no tree saplings orders can be physically sent to any person or entity. We strive to make India greener and sustainable.
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