As the monsoon sets in, Xento’s CSR organizes its annual tree plantation drive at Loni Kalbhor, on the 1st & 22nd of July 2017. Along with the Maharashtra forest department, who are celebrating an entire week of tree plantation in the State, Xentians plant over 9500 saplings on this barren land.
Being a fulfilling and enriching experience amidst nature, a lot of families and friends also joined in. The drive began at 7.30 in the morning and went on till 7 PM! We had over 150 participants on both days who joined the initiative. The volunteers also enjoyed some hot-hot vada-pav’s and fresh sandwiches from our live station put up!
Different saplings including neem, babul and imli were planted. The land identified by the forest department itself was a vast expense with no vegetation at all. With the help of this activity, this area will definitely benefit by recharging the groundwater level, prevent erosion and improve soil conditions.
Trees play a vital role in climatic changes, regulation of the impact of storms and floods, harbour diverse ecosystems, and provide shelter, jobs and security for forest-dependent populations. Within the cities, they help purify the air and ground water, regulate temperatures and provide shade.
Planting a sapling also has a symbolic benefit; it is a belief in a greener, healthier future. It not only brings a community together but also closer to mother nature. It is indeed the best gift we can leave for our future generations!
So with the first stage completed, we now await good showers to help these saplings grow into a beautiful and dense vegetation. Our volunteers will also visit the spot regularly to ensure watering of these plants.