PROJECT SANJEEVANI - PHASE I
In a bid to increase green cover in state, a mass tree plantation drive was undertaken on 7th of June 2018. The project was to mark the occasion of World Environment Day, with the plantation of 5000 saplings around the villages of Sonepat and Panipat districts of Haryana.
Mobius believes that adopting clean energy is a must to reduce pollution. The need of the hour is to make eco-friendly sources of energy, like solar, wind and geothermal energy, as they are more accessible and affordable for the masses.
Project Sanjeevani is a part of many ecological conservation projects undertaken by the Mobius Foundation for environmental sustainability. As many as 150 persons, including school students,youths, farmers, Self-help group members, Kisan club members, officials of various departments and NGOs took part in this plantation drive, at ARF R&D Centre of Chidana, Sonepat.
Individual groups have been made responsible for maintaining the health of the plants. We will be monitoring the progress of each group with the well structured monitoring system. The final assessment will be after two years.
The whole objective of this project was to create awareness of the environmental benefits of trees among students and farmers. The tree plantation will be monitored by the Mobius Foundation, to measure the success rate of the drive.
- Local Schools (8-10 No.)
- Local NGOs 3. Kisan Clubs (8-10) & SHGs (10-20)
- Plantation of 5000 saplings
- Engagement of 5000 villagers: students/youth /women/farmers to protect trees for creating a healthy environment.
Participation of Dignitaries:
- SDO, Agriculture
- SDM, Gohana
- KVK Scientist, Panipat
- DDM, Panipat (NABARD)
- President of 33 Farmer Clubs
- Sarpanch, Village Chidana, Sonepat
- Sarpanch, Village Kakrana, Sonepat
- Sarpanch, Village Shamdi, Sonepat
Status of plants planted in Phase 1: Average survival of plants: 50-60%
|S. No||Location||No. of Plantation||No. of Survived Plants||Survival %|
|1||OM Public School, Gohana||1147||613||53%|
|2||Govt. School, Sirsad||454||233||51%|
|3||Durana Govt. School||200||120||60%|
|4||Mandi Govt. School||554||312||56%|
PROJECT SANJEEVANI - PHASE II
The easiest way to help create a greener India is planting trees. This reduces air pollution and reverses the effects of deforestation.
To back our vision of a clean and green India, Mobius Foundation initiated a mass tree plantation drive on June 7, 2018 (World Environment Day).
On the successful completion of Phase I, we immediately decided to launch the next stage. On April 8th, 2019, Mr. Burman launched Phase II of Project Sanjeevani with the same goal of environmental sustainability. The launch event was attended by guests from various government departments and environment organisations in Haryana and other states.
Many significant dignitaries supported the cause, including SDO, Agriculture; SDM, Gohana; KVK Scientist, Panipat; DDM, Panipat (NABARD); President of 33 Farmer Clubs and Sarpanch of villages Chidana, Kakrana and Shamdi in Sonepat. An essay competition among nine schools was also held as a part of the initiative.
On the successful completion of Phase I, Mr. Pradip Burman, Chairman & Founder, Mobius Foundation addressed the gathering. Amongst those present were eminent dignitaries, such as Mr. M. J. Saxena (MD, Ayurvet Limited), Dr. R. S. Khanna (Chairman – Kwality), Dr. A. C. Varshney (Director General – ARF), Dr. Vijay Pal Singh (Dy. Director – FSSAI), Major General M. L. Sharma (Chairman – National Academy of Vet. Sc.) and Mr. Vijay Pratap Singh (CHRO – Ayurvet). Guests from various government departments included Shri. Sanjay Kumar, Dr. JK Mandal, Dr. Rajbeer, Mr. Rajesh Hooda, Dr. Dalal, Dr. Satish and Mr. Yadubeer Singh.
Under Project Sanjeevani, 5000 saplings were planted in the villages of Sonepat and Panipat districts of Haryana, primarily to create awareness about the environmental benefits of trees among students and farmers. With the launch of Phase 2, we hope to plant more and expand our reach.
The ‘Phase 2’ launch event opened with a review of the Environment and Sustainability Exhibition by students, followed by insightful speeches, dance performances and three special award ceremonies – for winners of the essay competition, for students who participated in the cultural programme and science exhibition, and for schools that participated in the drive.
PROJECT SANJEEVANI - PHASE III
Forests have been the natural habitat for all terrestrial species, including humans, since the inception of Earth. But the unscrupulous exploitation of natural resources, including continuous deforestation, is shrinking our natural resources and causing havoc and disasters.
In order to restore the green cover in our country, Mobius Foundation had started Project Sanjeevani in 2018. To continue our forest revival efforts, Project Sanjeevani Phase III started on 5th June 2020 to mark World Environmental Day.
Since then, we have plated 3504 saplings in 15 villages.
- 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)
- 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 Vill. : 1350 (Survived-882, Survival Rate – 65%)
- 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.
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
- 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
- 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
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.