Offsetting Carbon Footprint through Afforestation
Partner: Seva Mandir
One of the most effective ways to reduce carbon footprint is to grow more trees and protect them, and MakeMyTrip has shown unwavering commitment by partnering with us over the last decade to transform the terrain through green cover. One Million Tree marks an important milestone in our longstanding partnership which has also enabled the local community in regenerating and developing their common and private land.
- Ronak Shah, Chief Executive, Seva Mandir
They (Seva Mandir and MakeMyTrip Foundation) have undertaken a lot of plantation work in my village community at Hammerpal. The villagers have jointly taken its accountability and taken care of all the plants. This plantation activity is going to help us in many ways. It will protect our environment, help us conserve the soil and ensure regular rainfall. As a village, we have vowed not to cut any flourishing tree.
Prem Singh Rajput, Hamerpal village, Kumbhalgarh
Thanks to the plantation, we are now getting enough fodder. As per a community decision taken internally, we can cut the grass for Rs. 50 a day. This helps us to cut the grass and store it as fodder for the whole year. We also got enough firewood. We are also getting fruits like berries, custard apple, etc. This enables us to do small scale business. The community is getting benefitted in many ways!
Noji Bai, Kukda Kheth Hemlet, Rod Ka Guda village, Kumbhalgarh
With the guidance of Seva Mandir, all the community members from our village have planted many fruit trees such as Sitaphal (custard apple), Khakhra (palash), KhanBore. This has substantially raised our income and an alternative livelihood has been created for us. We have been able to collect grass and leaves as well and use it as fodder for our cattle. Our community has benefitted from the plantation in every possible way!
Sohan Bhil, Rod Ka Guda village, Kumbhalgarh