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Help Us Rejuvenate a Himalayan River

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A dry barren land with cactus growing is all that is left of an ancient river in Dehradun district today. Indian Himalayan Region is at the brink of an unprecedented water-crisis. Out of 16,000 villages in Uttarakhand, 8,800 have been declared water scarce. In a region, out of the 360 natural water spring, only 60 remain today. A woman in an Uttarakhand village today walks up to 10 Kilometers over 4 hours to fill just enough water, and collect fuel and fodder to last her household for a day. Alaap is transforming a barren riverside land in Dehradun into a lush green native forest, so that the river can start flowing again. Your donation will directly go towards creating a forest and providing employment to the local community which is fighting water scarcity, desertification and other devastating impacts of climate change.

Location: 1 hectare of degraded riverside land in Lachhiwala Range, Dehradun  
Timeline: April – September 2019
Impact:
  • 17,000+ trees on a degraded riverside land
  • 100+ local community members employed during reforestation (Over 50% women)
  • Training for 30+ direct stakeholders for sustainable reforestation of the riverside ecosystem
  • ₹1,00,000 projected monetary addition to local economy through direct purchases
Letter of Agreement from Forest Authority
Letter of Agreement from Forest Authority
Letter of Approval for the project
Letter of Approval for the project
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Rs.2,000 raised

Goal: Rs.1,500,000

Beneficiary: Alaap Peoples F... info_outline
Only INR donations accepted

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Anonymous donated Rs.2,000

Love the work you are doing. Bringing back ancient forests and rivers, and helping poor people to earn is HIS work. God Bless, and all the best!!