Afforestation usually refers to the practice of planting saplings in areas which have been made devoid of forest cover in the hope of bringing back the natural foliage that existed there originally. The benefits associated with urban afforestation include better seepage of rainwater thereby maintaining ground water table, prevention of soil erosion and encouragement of growth of the natural habitat for flora and fauna. The adverse effects of deforestation are more in urban than rural regions. The concrete jungles had led to an increase in temperature, pollution and lowered rainfall within the city limits.
In this project, we will identify potential land owners who are willing to submit their land for afforestation for a minimum period of five years. The project will look for revenue models in which commercial harvesting for value added products from the same. An innovative tool of Miyawaki method of tree plantation is an ideal tool for urban areas. This method grows saplings ten times fast and the forest is thirty times denser. Under the approach, dozens of native species are planted in the same area, close to each other, which ensures that the plants receive sunlight only from the top, and grow upwards than sideways.