Rise Foundation and ONGC Videsh establishing pocket urban forest to boost biodiversity and fight climate change

On 10th June 2022, Team Rise Foundation, ONGC Videsh and RWA & Residents of Sec 40 , Noida established first Miyawaki Forest at C block – Green belt of Noida Authority in Sector -40 with the help of many fantastic volunteers. The forest, which is the first example of a Miyawaki Forest in the area , was the site of a fantastic gathering. It was wonderful to see the community come together in the spirit of restoration and stewardship.

The project is sponsored by ONGC Videsh under Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav. Ms Renu Madhok and Ms Sangeeta Duggal were instrumental to do this project.Rise Foundation established pocket urban forest with 100+ plants using native species of Delhi NCR. The main plants are Amaltas, Parijat, Bamboo, Neem, Jatropha, Indica, Gudahal, Ratrani, Kaner, Mogra, Kadipatta etc.

Whole process included:

Site selection – 550 Sq ft area is identified for 100+ saplings plantation

Soil Preparation : Soil is prepared with Rice Husk, Cocopeat and Organic Manure to take load of the plants.

Plants Procurement : Plants collected along with Anup and Naveen from nursery.

Plantation : Site planning and plantation done with the help of wonderful volunteers.

There was small session on Plastic waste and Ecobricks is also delivered by Inderjeet Singh Sir and Mr. Madhukar Varshney.

We want to thanks and show our gratitude towards RWA President Mr. A.K Sehgal, Vice President Mr. K.L. Narsimhan, General Secretary Mr. Rajnish Kumar Sharma, Mr. Ashok Sharma, Mrs. Poonam Sharma, Mrs. Rashmi Nigam.

Mr. Anand Mohan (Deputy Director ) and Mr. Jha from Noida Authority also joined the occasion.

Rise Foundation team will maintain this forest for next 3 Years with the help of RWA team. We look forward to more such pocket forest establishment in Delhi NCR to improve biodiversity and fight climate change.

The Miyawaki Forest is an ultra dense, biodiverse pocket forest that recreates the complexity of natural forests and the relationships and processes that help them grow strong and resilient. By giving home to a vast array of native species, they boost the biodiversity of the area and nurture pollinators, supporting and restoring ecosystems. They sequester carbon in the soil, reduce air pollution and soil contamination, improve water absorption to buffer against flooding and erosion, and cool the surrounding area to mitigate the urban heat island effect.

If any one is interested to plant Miyawaki Urban Forest, please feel free to reach us at 9717764262 (Madhukar Varshney) or mail2risefoundation@gmail.com

Published by RISE Foundation

NGO Working in Waste Managament, Environmrnt Protection and Women Empowerment

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