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 or pollution of resources such as air, water and soil, which has caused an immense damage to our quality of life. To contribute to a healthy environment, Humana People to People Iindia runs Green Action – an environmental project that works with farmers, Government Departments and local industries since July 2009, to arrest the environmental problems of rural communities in 68 villages of Neemrana and Behror Block and 2 villages of Sikar district.
The Green Action projects mobilize the community to work together for better waste management, soil and water conservation, and sanitation and wasteland development. This is done through a list of parameters that deal 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.
The Green Action project also provides solutions that change the cropping patterns and improve the farm management practices for improvement in livelihoods. The project has successfully introduced some modern methods of agriculture to increase the production through demonstration plots and other practices.
Formation of 834 farmers clubs with approximately 10,008 farmers involved in organic farming and modern methods of agriculture.
12,870 Kitchen Gardens have been constructed.
14,50,000 trees have been planted; 184 roof top rain water harvesting structures, 33 water recharge systems in dried out dug-wells, and 17 ponds have been made for ground water recharge and water conservation for irrigation.
40 Eco San toilets have been constructed.
300 Biogas Plants constructed.