Green Action aims to turn around the environmental degradation cycle in rural communities from being out of balance with nature to become a model of environmental sustainability
A healthy environment represents an ecosystem where a symbiosis between the physical environment and the living beings supports the biodiversity. Exploitative human activities have deteriorated the environment through depletion of resources such as air, water and soil, which has caused a threat to existence of the living being. To contribute to a healthy environment, HPPI runs environmental projects called Green Action, which aims to turn around the environmental degradation cycle in rural communities from being out of balance with nature to become a model of environmental sustainability.
The Green Action projects mobilize the community to live up to demands within waste management, soil and water conservation, and sanitation and wasteland development. This is done through a list of parameters that deals with changing degraded soil to become alive again by use of organic fertilizers; getting water back into the wells through ground water recharge from roofs, slopes and ponds; bringing about a reduction in the use of water by implementing new agricultural practices; reducing use of firewood and thereby lowering indoor pollution; planting of trees to improve green cover and healing the environment in general. The projects also set up demonstration models of various low cost equipment produced with local material such as rope pumps, drip irrigation systems and Eco Sanitation toilets.
Formation of 450 farmers clubs with approximately 7,000 farmers involved in organic farming and modern methods of agriculture.
100 farmers have been trained on nursery management and 40 have started their own nurseries for vegetable and fruit production.
A total of 100,000 saplings of vegetables and fruit trees including green chilies, brinjal, cauliflower, tomatoes, amla, lemon and papaya and have been planted in 100 model gardens and fields. 535 kitchen gardens have been established in households and, 175 vermiculture units have been established.
25,000 trees have been planted; 17 roof top rain water harvesting structures, 16 water recharge systems in dried out dug-wells, and 8 ponds have beenmade for ground water recharge and water conservation for irrigation.
35 Eco San toilets have been constructed.