Volunteers will have the ability to participate in this afforestation programme to help increase green cover across India. The plantation is fun, engaging, and beneficial. Programme objectives are:

  • Restoring biodiversity by planting native, RET species
  • Creating nationwide nurseries 
  • Relieving farmer distress
  • Ongoing
  • Environment
  • Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pan India
  • https://heartfulness.org/en/green/
  • As per Availability
  • INR 50,000 to 1 lac
  • Sapling plantation, maintenance, geotagging, reports, refreshments for employee volunteers

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Last Updated On 07 June 2022

Volunteer Requirements

  • 40 Volunteers needed
  • All Age Group Preferred
  • Nothing specific
  • None required. “How to” guidance will be provided by Heartfulness.

To Contact

  • Kartik Ramakrishnan
  • CSR Coordinator

Forests By Heartfulness - Enhancing India’s Green Cover (Employee Plantation Programs)


Heartfulness Institute

Program Description

Volunteers & NGOs will perform this activity under the supervision of the local Heartfulness center. Efforts will be made to involve the public, students, and corporate volunteers using a “Shramdaan” model. Standard operating procedures (SOP) and necessary training will be provided to all volunteers. Volunteers and NGOs will also be enrolled to provide early care such as watering, fencing, weeding, and vertical growth support. The key goals of the programme are:

  1. Planting 30 million trees across 12 states in India over the next 5 years
  2. Ensuring 80 native, endemic and endangered species are planted across the chosen locations
  3. Ensuring livelihood support for 10000 farmers, indigenous communities, and micro-entrepreneurs.

The programme has multiple objectives. Some of them include:

  • Restoring biodiversity by planting native, endemic flora in the initial season followed by rare, endangered, and threatened (RET) species
  • Creating nationwide nurseries to grow highly resilient saplings that can compete and survive in hostile conditions while supporting livelihoods and micro-entrepreneurs
  • Relieving farmer distress by partnering with them to grow trees of economic value on their farm bunds, thus insuring them against crop failures and providing alternative income
  • Growing plants of medicinal value to address the supply-demand mismatch for medicinal plants in alternative treatments such as Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (AYUSH).

Besides nurturing the saplings, FBH plans to monitor their growth for three years using the latest scientific techniques such as geotagging, satellite imagery, and third-party audits. FBH partners with various entities to achieve the intended results:

  • Scientific community in the department of Forestry to select the right species and irrigation techniques
  • Nationwide nurseries supply saplings punctually and steadily
  • Forestry department and revenue officials to identify degraded forest land, community grazing land, and educational institution ground
  • Farmers to participate in the initiative and plant saplings along their land bunds thus benefiting from deep roots on their agricultural land
  • NGOs to perform plantation activities and monitor sapling growth for a minimum of 3 years.
Key Partners: Heartfulness (in-house), Corporate partners (Google, Bosch, Zensar, others have already done plantation programmes)

For more Info about the organization, visit Organization Website Link


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