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  project name ~ Vellore Hills Restoration Project 2011

category ~ Environment




  Project Name


Vellore Hills Restoration Project 2011



AID India









Tamil Nadu

  Budget Approved


Rs 810000


  Year Approved








  Chapter Coordinators


Sucheta Arora
Venktesh Kalyanaraman
Jahnavi Prasad
Ganesh Vijayakumar












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.





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





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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