Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022

Greening a barren hillock in West Bengal stops erosion, attracts birds

 

 

 

by Deepanwita Gita Niyogi

 

 

  • In Paharkol hamlet in West Bengal’s Bankura district, the locals have revived a hill, through reforestation, planting over 14,000 sonajhuri trees.

 

 

  • The work has been undertaken under the West Bengal government’s Usharmukti scheme, which targets land transformation in arid areas, with technical support from grassroots non-profit PRADAN.

 

 

  • The hill, also called Paharkol after the village, has sacred significance as the abode of a deity that is worshipped by the local tribal community and believed to be associated with good rainfall.

 

 

 

Source:

 

https://india.mongabay.com/2022/03/greening-a-barren-hillock-in-west-bengal-stops-erosion-attracts-birds/