PROJECT SANJEEVANI - PHASE I

In a bid to increase green cover in the state, a massive tree plantation drive was undertaken on 7th June 2018. The project coincided with World Environment Day, aimed at the planting of 5000 saplings around the villages of Sonipat and Panipat districts of Haryana. More than 150 people, including school students, youths, farmers, Self-help group members, Kisan club members, and officials of various departments and NGOs, took part in this plantation drive at ARF R&D Centre of Chidana, Sonipat.

Various individual groups were responsible for maintaining the health of the plants, and Mobius Foundation monitored each group’s progress with a well-structured monitoring system. The whole objective of this project was to create awareness of the environmental benefits of trees among students and farmers.

Key Stakeholders:

  1. Local Schools (8-10 No.)
  2. Local NGOs 3. Kisan Clubs (8-10) &  SHGs (10-20)

Key Output:

  1. Plantation of 5000 saplings
  2. Engagement of 5000 villagers: students/youth /women/farmers to protect trees for creating a healthy environment.

Participation of Dignitaries:

  1. SDO, Agriculture
  2. SDM, Gohana
  3. KVK Scientist, Panipat
  4. DDM, Panipat (NABARD)
  5. President of 33 Farmer Clubs
  6. Sarpanch, Village Chidana, Sonepat
  7. Sarpanch, Village Kakrana, Sonepat
  8. Sarpanch, Village Shamdi, Sonepat

Plantation Survival Rate:

  • OM Public School, Gohana: 1147 (Survived-613, Survival Rate-53%)
  • Govt. School, Sirsad: 454 (Survived-233, Survival Rate-51%)
  • Durana Govt. School: 200 (Survived-120, Survival Rate-60%)
  • Mandi Govt. School: 554 (Survived-312, Survival Rate-56%)

PROJECT SANJEEVANI - PHASE II

On the occasion of celebrating the successful completion of the Sanjeevani Project (Phase I) at Chidana (Sonipat) on 5th April 2019, Sh. Pradip Burman, Chairman of Mobius Foundation, has inaugurated Phase II of this project. Many prominent guests from various govt. functionaries graced this occasion. Students from different schools performed cultural programs and decorated an exhibition to mark this occasion.

Plantation drives were organised with active participation from various stakeholders. SATHI has adopted the following process. This initiative has created awareness among the community in this region, besides enhancing the green cover. In Sanjeevani Phase II, SATHI has worked on the gaps identified during the earlier phase.

Key Highlights:

Total Saplings Planted: 5005
Villages Covered: 18
Schools Participated: 11
Survival Rate: 65-70%
Other Stakeholders: SHGs, FPOs, Sarpanch, Govt. Functionaries, etc.

Project Outcome:

  • Community participation in plantation drives has increased.
  • Local community has become more aware of the importance of plantations for environmental sustainability.
  • Community ownership of trees planted has increased the survival rate.
  • Students’ roles and participation in environmental campaigns have increased. The reach and scope of the Sanjeevani Project have increased.

PROJECT SANJEEVANI - PHASE III

Forest has been the natural habitat for all terrestrial species, including humans. All of them have sustained in this natural habitat except humans. Humans are continuously trying to control the earth to exploit its natural resources. The unscrupulous exploitation of natural resources, including continuous deforestation, has led to shrinking resources and caused natural calamity and havoc.

Sanjeevani Project was started with the noble cause of healing the earth by increasing green cover through the plantation and environmental awareness. Phase III was launched on 5th June 2020 to mark World Environment Day. SDM, Gohana, and Sonipat inaugurated phase III by planting trees at the R & D Centre of Ayurvet Limited. Since then, we have plated 3504 saplings in 15 villages.

Key Outcomes:

  • Sapling Planted: Neem, Jamun, Pomegranate, Amla, Guava, Moringa
  • Total Saplings Planted: 3504
  • Villages Covered: 15
  • Schools Participated: Schools closed due to Covid-19
  • Survival Rate: 81% (1st Survey in Sep.2020)
    74% (2nd Survey in March. 2021)

Key Stakeholders:

  • SHGs, FPOs, Sarpanch, Govt. Functionaries, etc.
  • Selected community representatives along with staffs of SATHI & ARF
  • Villages Covered: 15

Note: Due to COVID-19, there was no participation from schools this year.

Plantation Survival Rate:

  • Farmer’s Fields: 1123 (Survived-984, Survival Rate-88%)
  • Jal Ghar Premises: 340 (Survived-333, Survival Rate-97%)
  • Temple Premises: 424 (Survived-284, Survival Rate-67%)
  • Stadium: 267 (Survived-137, Survival Rate-51%)
  • Other Places in Villages: 1350 (Survived-882, Survival Rate-65%)

Project Outcome:

  • Survival Rate has been highest at Jal Ghar with 97%, followed by farmer’s field with 88%
  • Enhanced community ownership and care of saplings planted
  • Improvement in the survival rate of trees
  • Increased participation of the Community in the plantation drive
  • More awareness about environmental protection
  • Local people came forward to take care of the trees

PROJECT SANJEEVANI PHASE IV LAUNCH

We are witnessing one of the worst heat waves in India this year. With the rising temperatures due to climate change & global warming, it becomes imperative that we increase our green cover and turn to nature for help.

To make efforts in the same direction, we undertook another phase of Project Sanjeevani. The project aims to increase the number of plants & trees to counter the greenhouse emissions and improve the quality of the air we breathe.

This year too, our team of Mobius Foundation, along with the SATHI, planted 5000 saplings in Sonipat & Panipat. The plantation drive was conducted in public areas under the direction of fifteen gram panchayats of each zone.

In light of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, our organisation will also plant medicinal plants in 22 schools under the direction of our chairman Mr Pradip Burman.

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Sanjeevani Phase-IV was launched on 5th June 2021 to mark World Environment Day. Selected community representatives along with the staff of SATHI & ARF participated in the event. The plantation drive started in July 2021 at the onset of the monsoon. The objectives of the project are-

1. Restoration of the Ecosystem
2. Promote Environmental Sustainability
3. Sensitise Community about the importance of the Environment in Human Life
4. Engage Students and make the future Environment Leaders
5. Increase Green Cover through Plantation of Trees

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Total Saplings Planted : 6252
  • Villages Covered : More than 25
  • Survival Rate : 77% (December’22)
  • Stakeholders : SHGs, FPOs, Sarpanch, Govt. Functionaries etc.
  • Sapling Planted : Neem -700
    Jamun – 607
    Lemon – 500
    Curry Patta – 500
    Amla – 1049
    Guava – 1000
    Bel Pathar – 350
    Banyan – 303
    Giloy – 1243
PROJECT OUTCOME:
  • Survival Rate has been 77%
  • Fruit-bearing trees will be useful for caretakers in the long run
  • Enhanced community ownership and care of saplings planted
  • Improvement in the survival rate of trees
  • Increased participation of the Community in the plantation drive
  • More awareness about environmental protection
  • Local resource persons came forward to take care of trees
CONCLUSION:

From Phase I to Phase IV of the Sanjeevani Project, over 20000 tree saplings were planted in over 30 communities. The project successfully encouraged people to join in the plantation effort, and we’ve begun planting fruit-bearing trees to pique their curiosity as part of this endeavour. This programme has inspired many members of society to step up and take on the responsibility of caring for trees. The project was effective in increasing green cover and encouraging people to participate in environmental conservation initiatives. Plantation, on the other hand, should be a continuous process, with ongoing work required to promote ecological sustainability. We hope that the Mobius Foundation, dedicated to environmental sustainability, will continue to fund such efforts.