Chinthana Foundation, Ajjampura, Karnataka
Contact: Mr. Channappa
Dates: January 2022 – December 2023
Total Budget: Rs. 3,83,000
2023 budget: Rs. 176,500
Chinthana foundation has continued the implementation replanting and caring for 475 trees (about 30% of the trees planted in an earlier project) that were destroyed in closed schools during Covid crisis by livestock. The project activities were implemented in five schools in Arabala, Garagadahalli, Bhuthanahalli, Muguli and Bankanakatte villages.
They report good growth of trees planted in previous year. About 95% of survival was recorded in tree plantation. Even though they received about 40% of normal rain this year, trees were maintained through watering by drip and hose pipe method. Again, this year they had to replant 5% of tree saplings to make it to 100% of original 1525 plantings. Some of trees have started bearing fruits such as cherry, gooseberry, guava, drumstick, curry leaves, chikku and lemon. There are more than 25 varieties of tree plants growing in 5 schools.
This year, 18 college students studying social work and engineering disciplines spent time at Chinthana Foundation for their practical training in community development activities, tree plantation maintenance. They helped in planting and caring for trees and benefited from onsite practical training. They learned about different species of trees, hoeing, weeding, planting, watering and manuring along with the school students.