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MUMBAI: Allcargo Logistics, through its in-house NGO Avashya Foundation has successfully executed an extensive tree plantation drive in Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Gorai village of Mumbai. In collaboration with NGO Jaag, the team has planted over 200 trees in Sanjay Gandhi National Park and 250 trees in Gorai in the first phase of their environment sustainability plan.
This conservation project of planting 450 fruit bearing plants is likely to benefit 180 families across Patachepani, Aakrachebhati, Kalmacha Fonda, Devipada, Barikpayri, Appapada, Babarpada, Jamzadpada, Dongripada, Borkhadapada and Mundapada hamlets. Voluntary engagement of 14 senior employees of Allcargo Logistics including Chief Operating Officer, HR Head, Legal Head, Vice President, Sr. General Manager among others was the highlight of the event, who were personally doing the ground-level work.
In addition to addressing the problem of soil erosion in the region through green plantations, one of the underlying motives of this drive was to provide supplementary source of income to the beneficiary tribal families. Allcargo Logistics is also supporting pre-school & education support programmes in Sanjay Gandhi National Park and distribution of solar lamps to provide access to light to tribal students and create conducive study environment.
Commenting on the successful execution of the first phase of this initiative, Executive Director of Allcargo Logistics Mr. Adarsh Hegde said, “As we are aware that the tribal community and nature are very closely linked with each other and any positive effort directed towards one has its spillover benefits on the other. Over 75% of the tribal population still depends on the forest resources for their various requirements and unfortunately have very limited fertile land which can be useful for their livelihood.
This is the reason why under the Avashya Foundation initiative we partnered with Jaag to plan tree in the reqion which will benefit the tribal community as a whole over a period of time. I would like to congratulate the entire team of Allcargo who made this possible along with our partners at Jaag. We shall continue our support in spreading more green in the phase II of this programme and other such social initiatives.”