Tree Plantation Project By MUKTI at Raidighi, Sunderban across 3.5 Acre of Land

Tree Plantation by MUKTI

MUKTI has always had a dream to create a Botanical Garden at Sunderban, so that the local school students could get the opportunity to learn & study a wide variety of plants. This dream was finally initiated this year, when a tree plantation project was undertaken from 11th to 13th JULY 2015 by MUKTI’s Go Green team in Raidighi, Sunderban. During these three days, three separate plantation activities were undertaken:

(1) 3.5 acres of land were planted with 2500 plants that included more than 100 varieties of tropical fruits, flowers, and palms. The Go Green Team achieved this with the help of volunteers from the SAM project, Coaching Centre project, and local schools.

(2) Beautification of two ponds was initiated by introducing thousands of water Lily and Joba plants of more than five different varieties. 

(3) An Ayurveda garden was planted with a wide range of medicinal herbs. This is intended to address the great challenge of healthcare in the Sunderbans.

100% organic fertilizers were used in all these activities to complement SAM’s mission of encouraging organic farming.

The keen interest and the positive response of the local villagers, school students, farmers in the project were simply amazing. There were more than 300 people who actively participated in the plantation program to make it a grand success. To celebrate the occasion, MUKTI arranged a grand feast for all participants and all the villagers were invited too. We concluded the ceremony with an oath to nourish our own Botanical Garden, plant more trees to save our Sunderban delta, and our planet from global warming.

Some of the varieties that were planted are as follows:

Grafted Fruit Trees

Grafted Flower Trees

Palm & Other Trees

1) Alphonso and six more varieties of mango
2) Black Jaam
3) Golapjam
4) Three varieties of Jaamrul, including Red Jaamrul
5) Lichi
6) Aamloki
7) Dalim
8) Cherry
9) Cashew
10) Three varieties of Coconut

1) Chatim
2) Swarna Champa
3) Kanthali Champa
4) Gandharaj
5) Amaltas
6) Mahua
7) Palash
8) Simul
9) Jui
10) Sthal Padma

1) Lajjaboti Lata
2) X-Mas Tree
3) Erica Palm
4) Z

We heartily invite you to visit our Botanical Garden, and look forward to your visit.

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