Jamshedpur, Sept. 16: Rotary International District 3250 has embarked on Project Vasundhara to spread green cover in its operational areas. The drive was launched by Governor Rajan Gandotra and Anju Gandotra in presence of Pratim Banerjee, Suchanda Banerjee, Dr. Amit Mukherjee, Alpana Shukla, Anjani Nidhi, Alokananda Bakshi and CEO of Grow-Trees.com, Bikrant Tiwari.
To plant 1.2 million trees in District 3250 of Rotary International comprising the states of Jharkhand and Bihar, India started a drive from July 1, 2020 that will end on June 31, 2022. Plantation will be undertaken as per size of land, in minimum batches of 50000 trees.
According to the officials of the club land has already been allotted for 400000 trees in East Singhbhum – for Chandpur Panchayat 150000 Trees, including 50000 at Dholadih where we have started, and Tetla Panchayat will accommodate nearly 250000 plantations. The first 400000 saplings are ready at the nursery of Grow-Trees.com and the plantation of the first 50000 has started.
The project was a brainchild of Rotary Club of Jamshedpur West, D 3250, Jharkhand, India – they have been working to support the tribal community in East Singhbhum since the last 12 years. Starting July 1, 2020, President Anjani Nidhi with his core team of Secretary Alpana Shukla, PP Dr. Amit Mukherjee, Assistant Governor Amitava Bakshi, Spouse Banashree Nidhi and other members of the club started working on a massive tree plantation project to plant 200000 trees at Chandpur Village during 20-21.
The project received a further boost when District Governor, 3250, Rajan Gandotra, picked up the project and decided to scale it to the next level and bring it to the entire district, roping in DGE Pratim Banerjee and DGN Sanjeev Thakur into the team.