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  project name ~ Vellore Hills Restoration Project 2011

category ~ Environment

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Vellore Hills Restoration Project 2011

  NGO

 

AID India

  Category

 

Environment

  District

 

Vellore

  State

 

Tamil Nadu

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 810000

 

  Year Approved

 

2011

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

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  Chapter Coordinators

 

Sucheta Arora
Venktesh Kalyanaraman
Jahnavi Prasad
Ganesh Vijayakumar

 

Austin
Austin
Austin
Tempe
Boston

 

  Caption

 

 

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  Summary

 

 

With so many developmental facets being focused, more than not, the environmental aspect of development gets pushed down in the order of importance and often compromised. The IGF is committed to look at all developmental activity primarily around environmental issues. It is created to through non eco-friendly and systems.

The ecological degradation of the area is caused by many factors, lack of solid waste management, unemployment , overgrazing, logging, and lack of awareness. Our organization identified these needs being members of the local community.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

Over 1000 percolation ponds have been dug, over 6500 saplings planted and ~100% control of forest fire have been achieved in the past year 2009-2010

 

  Goals

 

 

Over the course of 12 to 15 years, to increase the water table, bring down the average temperature in vellore area, regreen the hills, and provide sustainable eco-friendly solutions for waste management, and related activities. All local community, particularly rural areas around hills of Vellore, Shepherds and farmers, will benefit from the project. The goal is to create fully self-sustaining systems, which create employment, break the eco-unfriendly practices and improve the environment.

 
 

  


 
 
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