Council for Green Revolution (CGR) i conducts awareness programs, plantation drives and ecosystem restoration projects to sensitise the public on preservation and restoration of ecological balance. Under the Massive Tree Sapling Programme, CGR with students of different government schools has planted 2 million saplings in Andhra Pradesh. The students are encouraged to celebrate the birthday of saplings every year, to inculcate the moral importance of not just planting a tree, but nurturing it as well.
CGR’s programmes include:
Vanaprerana Udyamam: This is an initiative of CGR to educate children on various environmental issues. Each student is given 5 plantlets (3 fruit bearing and 2 shady trees) and is persuaded to grow the plants, which provides the child with a chance to know the importance of preserving and conserving nature.
Green Village Programme: This programme is conducted to transform barren land to a fertile one. Trees are planted ideally based on their features, e.g. medicinal trees having fragrance are placed near schools, shady bushes or shrubs are planted on the streets and so on. CGR has till date planted 16,310 saplings in 10 villages of Nalgonda, Ranga Reddy and Mahabubnagar districts of Andhra Pradesh.
Greens Alliance for Conservation Eastern Ghats (GrACE): GrACE is a concerted and inclusive macro-level conservation movement for the protection of the Eastern Ghats by involving all stakeholders. Its objectives include raising the Eastern Ghats to the status of a Global Biodiversity Hotspot, and ensuring its conservation.
Smruthivanam: As a token of honouring the ancestors, CGR organises ‘Smruthivanam’ a program through which people are motivated to plant trees as ‘memorial orchards/gardens’ in the memory of departed ones.
Prakruti-Samskruti (Nature-Culture): On the eve of Dassara, sacred saplings like Jammi, Maredu, Amla, Neem, Ravvi, Marri etc are distributed to the local people to highlight the importance of trees in Indian culture and traditions.
Income Rs47 lac
Expense Rs47 lac
Source : Audit Report 2013
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