The Hedge that keeps the Friendship Green

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MSSRF to plant site-specific-plant species that belongs to Rare Endemic and Threatened (RET) category in the fallow lands.

In an initiative, MSSRF has launched a special programme to green the fallow lands in the Wayanad district. Site-specific plant species that belongs to Rare Endemic and Threatened (RET) category will be planted in fallow lands to green and protect the soil and water. This programme is being implemented in partnership with NABARD, NGOs and Village Watershed Committees formed in various parts of the district.

Scientists and Botanists of MSSRF will decide which species of plants would come better in the chosen sites while the selection of places will fall under the capacity of the Village Watershed Committee. Maintenance and protection of the plants will also be taken care of by the people in the respective area under the supervision of Village Watershed Committees. Researchers and Botanist’s of MSSRF will also assure the survivability of the planted seedlings through regular field visits and timely advice to the people.

Major NGOs operating in the district like Wayanad Social Service Society ( WSSS) Women Welfare Association (WAA), JEEVANA, SHREYAS & MIRROR extended their wholehearted support to implement this programme. They also assure to monitor the survivability of the planted seedlings through regular visits.