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Help Mission Prakriti - Bring Nature back into your city!

21 Lakh Trees in 21 Cities by 2021.



The first ever collaborative effort between BuzzOnEarth, Corporates and veterans of the Indian Army, Mission Prakriti aims to enhance the quality of life for all stakeholders including Planet Earth. A living example of sustainable land use, Prakriti focuses on lakes and river rejuvenation, rapid afforestation and regeneration of biodiversity.

Prakriti will employ ex-Defence personnel and provide livelihood to local communities with support from the state governments, leveraging the sincerity, hardwork and discipline of military rigor to grow City forests as well as to revive Lakes and rivers. As a positive outcome it will help generate a supply of exclusive herbs, fruits and vegetables locally within the cities.
We invite you to be an integral part of this noble transformation to beautiful cities, Pollution free air, cleaner water bodies, healthier citizens, and prosperous communities.

Become a part of Mission Prakriti by signing up as an ambassador or Corporate signatory or champion for any of the following campaigns –

  1. Grow a city forest
    City Forest: City forest is a small yet lush mini forest and carbon sink grown inside a campus or a public area to foster carbon sequestration. It also aids in improving the rainfall and water quality ecosystem of the locality.
    Food Forest: Food forest is a special version of city forest that grows food products and thereby attracts rich biodiversity. Ultimate aim is to prove this model’s efficacy to the farmers in terms of reduced physical and material inputs and better returns. Once it is adopted by the farmers en mass it will also ensure sustainable land use and healthier vegetables and fruits for the community.
  2. Seedball Campaign
    Seedballs or Earthballs are tiny balls of clay containing a variety of different seeds mixed with compost. This is an fun and excellent way of doing massive afforestation engaging your own communities (employees and families) in the process. Once ready, the seedball can be scattered in identified areas and city outskirts.
  3. Rejuvenate a Lake/River
    Lakes and rivers are the heart of any city and business continuity depends heavily on them. As part of Prakriti, this is a prime focus area where we engage corporate for funding, technology and volunteering.
  4. Plant a sapling for blessings, wellbeing or in gratitude:
    Prakriti will plant saplings on individual names and the whole process of planting, growth and upkeep can be tracked through a chip by the donors.
  5. Tie-up with corporate buying program for Food Forest Produce
    • Employee Benefit – Campus Store
    • Employee Benefit – Online buying
    • Bulk buying for Campus Cafeteria

FUND UTILIZATION:

The funds raised will be utilized for growing City forests, Food forests and in reviving natural water bodies in cities. It involves following Cost heads -
Food Forests:
1. Digging pits and soil preparation
2. Cost of Plants and saplings
3. Labour
4. Mulching
5. Irrigation
6. Maintenance and Security

Lakes:
1. Desilting (includes excavation by JCBs)
2. Bund formation (Ring bunds and tracks)
3. Plantation along embankment
4. Maintenance 
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29th June 2020
Update 1:
The first parcel of land that we have got confirmation on is 40 Acres of barren land in central Madhya Pradesh, which is owned by Tribal villagers there. Since this is in Narmada river belt, we are calling it Narmada Valley Food Forest. This is one of the most special projects under Mission Prakriti, given the enormous potential for creating impact that is multi-dimensional.
This is a village near Jabalpur, with farmers owning lands that are arid and unproductive.  This area was once a part of Kanha Reserve Forest. Due to mono-cropping, the lands have lost fertility and Farmers are struggling.
We plan to set up a 40 Acres Food Forest, which is going to cater to 22 farmer families from Tribal communities. This will eventually help revive the soil fertility and reclaim the forest patch which was once a part of Kanha reserve that has turned barren due to deforestation over years. This will be done in conjunction with reviving the Narmada River which is adversely impacted due to the deforestation in this belt.
Thus, with this initiative we aim to address all the issues together and in doing so, also solve the problem of reverse migration (Covid related) and create livelihood for the local communities.
Update 1:
The first parcel of land that we have got confirmation on is 40 Acres of barren land in central Madhya Pradesh, which is owned by Tribal villagers there. Since this is in Narmada river belt, we are calling it Narmada Valley Food Forest. This is one of the most special projects under Mission Prakriti, given the enormous potential for creating impact that is multi-dimensional.
This is a village near Jabalpur, with farmers owning lands that are arid and unproductive.  This area was once a part of Kanha Reserve Forest. Due to mono-cropping, the lands have lost fertility and Farmers are struggling.
We plan to set up a 40 Acres Food Forest, which is going to cater to 22 farmer families from Tribal communities. This will eventually help revive the soil fertility and reclaim the forest patch which was once a part of Kanha reserve that has turned barren due to deforestation over years. This will be done in conjunction with reviving the Narmada River which is adversely impacted due to the deforestation in this belt.
Thus, with this initiative we aim to address all the issues together and in doing so, also solve the problem of reverse migration (Covid related) and create livelihood for the local communities.
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Rs.12,600 raised

Goal: Rs.6,000,000

12 Days to go

Beneficiary: BuzzOnEarth Media info_outline

Supporters (5)

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Anonymous donated Rs.2,500
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Harisharad donated Rs.6,000

My parents have spent their life nurturing lives around them...be that of humans, animals or plants or trees. This is a humble tribute to their spirit of nurturing life! Bring back nature, nurture life!

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Shanti donated Rs.2,000

My Grandmother loved her plants. She even had a garden setup on our porch. She literally had rose plants aged over 20 years. This is for her