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Biggest Plantation Drive in India: Adani Group to Plant 100 million Trees by 2030

Adani Group has pledged to plant 100 million trees by the year 2023 was registered on the 1t.org- the ‘Trillion Trees Platform’ of World Economic Forum.

Stuti Das
Adani Group to Plant 100 million Trees by 2030, pledged at 1t.org
Adani Group to Plant 100 million Trees by 2030, pledged at 1t.org

Adani Group has recently taken a pledge to plant 100 million trees by the year 2030 on 1t.org of the World Economic Forum with the motive of ‘Restoring and Growing, Enabling’ in India. The pledge includes 29.52 million trees which have already been planted by the company and has been pledged to be conserved.

The company aims at partaking in the Global Sustainability Agenda to plant native trees and mangroves to address the impending threat of climate change in the country and replenish the degraded biodiversity. Their pledge seeks to transform into a low-carbon to carbon neutral, gradually reaching a net-zero business.

The three main goals of the pledge are to be on the domains of Agroforestry, Mangrove Restoration and Urban Tree Planning, the company partnered with Corporate Agri Sustainability; the body will monitor targets set by the company as well as an internal horticulture audit team is to be appointed by the company for facilitating the targets. 

Along with the three main goals some supporting actions are aimed at nursery and seedling development, sustainability forest management, education and capacity building, community mobilization, youth engagement along with data collection, management and technological tools.

29.52 million trees have already been planted which consists a mix of mangroves and terrestrial trees. By 2030, 15 million mangroves trees and 55.66 million terrestrial trees have been targeted to be planted with a substantial target of total 56 million trees by 2025.

The new tree plantations of mangroves and terrestrial trees, will be audited using technology such as remote sensing or monitoring by drones and high-resolution satellite imagery, as well as IoT sensors by the end of 2025.

A total of 282 sites spread across 21 states in: Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal have been marked to be worked on.

Launched in 2020, the 1t.org is World Economic Forum’s work to fast-track and ideate the nature-friendly solutions to support the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration of 2021-2030. It has a total of 80 companies in three years that have pledged alliance with plantation drives around the world. There primal locations of work include the US, the Amazon Basin, the Great Green Wall and India.

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