Here’s a short story.
The story features a large patch of land, COVID-19 and thousands of animals,
migrants, daily wage labourers, and rural population.
This year COVID-19 has added onto the problems of labourers and their families
belonging to the rural areas. Most of the populace is affected badly and has been
disconnected from the urban centres which supplied them with earning opportunities.
This pandemic has been the worst for daily wage workers who have minimal to no
savings and have been forced to migrate back to their rural homes.
At this rate, it’s being predicted that many laborers will suffer the most, with
having no resources to earn. This is leading to massive economic downfall, with many
rural families losing their livelihoods.
Sounds disturbing isn’t it?
Here’s where the Adrija Foundation enters to change the course of the story.
We at Adrija Foundation are committed to
Uplift the rural & tribal population by creating self-sustainable economic
Prevent soil erosion and save the land for a longer period of time in a sustainable
Assisting both skilled & unskilled labor
The trio of all these problems are interlinked. Adrija Foundation is committed to
one of the game-changing solutions which we have identified is simple yet has the
potential to preserve the local environmental & economical & ecological (EEE Model)
system for a long time to come.
This innovative approach lies in mass-scale plantations. Various species of trees
have been proven globally to have its intrinsic economical value. In addition to
stabilizing soils, these species contribute organic matter, increase fertility,
microbial biomass and carbon content of soils as well as help in reducing carbon
But every plot twist needs an initiative and its own heroes.
Adrija Foundation’s PLANT ME project is an ambitious undertaking to not only prevent
soil erosion but to also create an economic development plan for rural & tribal
We extend our vision to the level of village communities having a revenue generation
model, which is not only sustainable but through which they can realize the
intrinsic value of plants, can harvest fully grown plants & trees and create revenue
for the rural population.
At the forefront of this initiative is Adrija Foundation which will not only
initiate to plant trees but we will look after the plants for three years till these
plants are fully grown and handed over to local communities.