Drive India Enterprise Solutions Ltd, a TATA group company specializing in logistics, conducted a tree plantation drive in Jarandi, a village in rural Maharashtra. The tree plantation drive is a part of the village adoption program initiated by DIESL last year. The initiative was carried out with the dual objectives of environmental sustainability as well as improving the economic condition of the villagers.
The drive enabled the plantation of over a 1000 saplings. The saplings included Mango, Clustered Apple, Guava, Papaya and Drumstick in an area of over 1 acres. In the past DIESL has conducted Bund Construction, recharge of 2 bore wells, compost pit, kitchen garden, backyard poultry and health camps in Jarandi.
The village adoption program was initiated to deal with problems like health & hygiene, water scarcity, low productivity, obsolete farming methods, lack of awareness, employment, malnutrition etc due to absence of sustainable livelihood, basic amenities and infrastructure. The purpose of the project is to enrich smallholder farmers through a more holistic and self reliant method not only in terms of improvement of income, employment and nutritional status but also in terms of fostering community development, gender empowerment, protection of environment and health awareness.