"Learning humility, purity and simple-living from those who don't take too much from the earth...
Targetting the problems of hunger, disease and oppression that sadden their lives...
Inspiring in each other trust, confidence and support for one another..."

back    »  documents

  project name ~ Vellore Hill Restoration

category ~ Environment




  Project Name


Vellore Hill Restoration



Exnora Green CrossAID Chennai









Tamil Nadu

  Budget Approved


Rs 1134000


  Year Approved







1   2   3   4  

  Chapter Coordinators


Somu Kumar
Kartik Gopal
Satyam Godasi


San Diego
College Park
Bay Area





Exnora Green Cross Office in Vellore





The project will support salaries of 7 Exnora Green Cross volunteers per hill range for one year. The goal is to dig and de-silt percolation ponds on the hill, protect the area from fire, patrol the hill range to prevent grazing and other destructive activities, and plant saplings.





Project has not yet begun.





1. Digging percolation ponds ( 1500 feet above the ground level) in suitable places to trap rain water and strengthening soil bunds with suitable vegetation. 2. Preserving and multiplying all type of native species in that Hill range.( seed collection, Nursery development through cuttings., etc.,) 3. Protecting the hills from fire, deforestation, cattle grazing, Hunting, etc., 4. Taking necessary steps to control soil erosion 5. Planting fruit (Wild) trees in all necessary spots to attract birds and animals and enriching the soil condition. 6. Spreading the coir and manure on the rock sheets to create initial vegetation ( Grasses, Shrubs etc.,) 7. Guiding the college and school students (N.S.S) coming for village camps. 8. Creating awareness in the public



 Copyright © 2003. Association for India's Development. All Rights Reserved