HCL Foundation will plant 10,000 trees in five years in partnership with Government of India’s National Mission on Clean Ganga and through its NGO partner Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH).
The Foundation signed a Tri-party MoU with NMCG (National Mission for Clean Ganga) and INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) to scale up the Afforestation movement of native species like Oak and Rudraksh.
The Foundation, through the MoU will also support conservation of these patches with active support from local stakeholders. It has already completed plantation of 500 saplings this year in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand.
Nidhi Pundhir, Director- CSR Head– HCL Foundation, said, “Our partnership is going to be very crucial for the Eco system of mid Himalayan range of Uttarakhand, where the Ganges takes shape. The Afforestation drive along the rivers Hindon and Yamuna has been key factor to the Clean Ganga project as these are two very important tributaries of river Ganga. Today’s MoU has been a step towards that direction.”