Afforestation Initiative- CSR Projects India
 
 
 
 
 
 

CSR Project By:  ITC Ltd
Project Budget: INR 9.24 Cr

 

Project

Afforestation Initiative  (2017-18)

 
 

Project Sector

  • Environmental Sustainability
 
 

Implementing Partners

CII–ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development
 
 

Project Description

Company’s pioneering afforestation initiative through the Social Forestry programme is currently spread across 17 districts in six States covering 2.95 lakh acres in 4,900 villages, impacting over 1,09,000 poor households. Together with Company’s Farm Forestry programme, this initiative has greened over 6.83 lakh acres till date, and generated about 124 million person days of employment for rural households, including poor tribal and marginal farmers. Integral to the Social Forestry programme is the Agro-Forestry initiative, which currently extends to over 101,900 acres and ensures food, fodder and wood security.

Besides enhancing farm level employment, generating incomes and increasing green cover, this large scale initiative is also contributing meaningfully towards the nation’s endeavour in creating additional carbon sinks for tackling climate change.

In addition to the above, the Social and Farm Forestry initiative of Company, through a multiplier effect, has led to improvement in pulpwood and fuelwood availability in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. This initiative is also contributing meaningfully towards the nation’s endeavour in creating additional carbon sinks for tackling climate change.

During the year, Company’s Social Forestry programme was scaled up in West Tripura district, Malkangiri district (Odisha) and Sukma district (Chhattisgarh). In Tripura, your Company plans to promote bamboo plantations covering an area of 5,000 acres over the next five years. In addition, Company aims to promote 20,000 acres under Agro-Forestry in Malkangiri and Sukma districts in order to provide livelihood opportunities to small and marginal farmers.

 
 

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