Connecting everyone to the nature, sharing love, care and happiness.
The initiative has also helped the town’s economy. To keep termites away from the trees, many of which bear fruit, the village has planted more than 2.5 million Aloe vera plants around them. Gradually, the villagers realized that Aloe vera could be processed and marketed in a variety of ways. So the community now produces and markets aloe-based products like juice and gel, among other things.
Local volunteers, most of them women, plant the trees; they receive a small stipend from the government for their efforts. Today, bright forests flank the village, and some of the crops, like aloe vera, have been remarkably profitable. Soil quality has improved, rendering difficult-to-farm land increasingly tenable
Total Trees planted
With Piplantri panchayat earning a name for itself through environment-friendly initiatives, it is bound to attract tourists with its herbal medicine park, watershed model, gram-swaraj, alcohol-free status, nirmal-gram, and more.