About Us

"SankalpTaru… A solemn pledge to plant and nurture trees."



SankalpTaru Foundation is a non-profit organization that initiates, develops and manages reforestation and environmental conservation projects across India. We work with an ambitious goal to plant and care for trees and help people reduce their carbon foot print while simultaneously generating livelihood options for rural farmers.

It is inclusive and open to everyone, from governments and businesses to community groups and individuals.

Where We Started :

At the time of when global warming was widely recognized as the alarming issue of our era, SankalpTaru Foundation came into being, to empower the global citizens , to protect our planet . SankalpTaru Foundation has evolved into an organization of strength that nurtures the environment and brings greenery to the areas devoid of it. Our projects directly empower people to work by providing them with sustainable income opportunities.
We assist our Corporates in their Green CSR Programs by not only executing their Projects on ground but also applying unique methods of internet marketing as well as cellular applications.

While our foundation works in various sites across India, it is organized in cyberspace. SankalpTaru Foundation aims to tie two extremely vast sectors yet utmost necessary Nature and Technology into a tight knit. Our online portal is to help professionals to not only be humane about giving back life to Nature, but also aims to form a strong bond through our tracking tools, and tree profiles with the help of our state of the art patented GPS satellite technology.

It is an initiative to link people, trees and the environment.

BECAUSE WE DON’T JUST PLANT.

 

SankalpTaru is on the mission to create a cleaner, greener and better planet. To achieve this, we believe in planting trees in those areas that are devoid of them. Along with our greening efforts, we strive to uplift and assist the rural communities.

We at SankalpTaru aspire to bring people, trees and the environment closer through technology.We provide our planters an online platform to plant and track their trees while supporting socio- environmental causes. We endeavour to provide convenience, transparency and clarity through our technology platforms.
  Our vision is to develop a lush-green and a bio-diverse, sustainable world for the future generations. We intend to create a world where everyone is enthusiastic about planting trees, which would create a repository for a rich ecological bio diverse planet.

Through planting of trees we aspire to bring economic sustainability to poor rural communities and empower them with livelihood opportunities.We are working towards creating a just and sustainable society .To take a step ahead, we invite more corporates and individuals to partner with us in initiatives that make a tangible difference to the environment, rural livelihoods and the education of children.

Our journey

Meet Our Team


Wishy

Brand Ambassador
Wishy is the Brand Ambassador of SankalpTaru. She can be seen hopping around SankalpTaru forest and is the driving force behind to make your wishes come true.

Apurva Bhandari

Founder
In-charge of Operations,Marketing & Alliances. MBA in Oil and Gas Management, UPES. A born traveler with a green thumb is on his mission to make planet greener.

Bhalchandra Bhat

Co-Founder & Advisor - Technology
In-charge of Strategy and Technology. MBA, IIMA. He is passionate about using and integrating technology to address social issues.

Priyanka Negi

Director, HR
Plays various roles at SankalpTaru. She has travelled across India and is a voracious reader.

Kanupriya Bhagat

Program Manager
Designs and manages the Corporate Social Responsiblity Projects. She is passionate about working for environment.

Ravi

Operations Manager
A go getter, an amazing chef and loves to drive on highways. He has grown several forests in middle of Thar desert.

Ankit Negi

Technical Architect
A multi-skilled personnel having experience of designing and developing architectures for web applications.

Bhavna Malik

PR and Communication Specialist
Designs and manages PR and Communication strategy. A nature lover who loves to travel.

Kiran

Creative Designer
An artist at heart. Her creative insights can be seen through her innovative web designs.

Arjun

Operations Coordinator- Karnataka & Tamil Nadu
A great sportsperson, our green panther is determined to restore the ecological balance

Dheeraj

Operations Coordinator- Delhi NCR & Haryana
An enthusiastic learner who wants to explore the beauty of nature and is passionate about music.

Naresh

Operations Coordinator- Telangana & AP
Committed towards environment, his interests are gardening and learning innovative technologies.

Dayakar Reddy

Operations Coordinator- Telangana
Dayakar comes from a farming background and is committed to make the planet greener. He is an awesome biryani chef.

Dorjey

Operations Coordinator- Leh Ladakh
Diploma in horticulture, he is passionate about growing forest in the cold desert of Ladakh.

Shridhar Singh Rathore

Operations Coordinator- Rajasthan
Joyful, sporty and cheerful, he is adamant for bringing a change in rural livelihood.

Akshay

Operations Coordinator- Maharashtra & Madhya Pradesh
An explorer who loves to visit historical places and a voracious reader.

Dhan Singh Ghariya

Volunteer
Also known as “Pedo wale Guruji” he is always self-driven and is one of the torch bearer of our programs in the hilly terrain.

 

'Take Care Take Charge' is an initiative by the Times of India and Garnier for a greener planet. The campaign provides a huge platform to the youth to contribute innovative ideas and viable and sustainable alternatives for a cleaner environment and a greener, healthier planet. We are proud to say that SankalpTaru landed the position of first runner up for our efforts to expand the green space on earth and our initiative to help plant trees online.

 

Spark the Rise is a unique online platform for change makers across India to connect with one another, collaborate and exchange ideas, procure volunteers and donors, and to compete for monthly grants from Mahindra.
This was another feather in the proverbial cap as we swept away the judges by our efforts and benefits not only to the environment but also to the farmers who help us throughout in our venture.

 

Vista is a festival that caters to both young managers and members of the corporate community and industry experts to ensure a perfect environment for the cultivation of innovative approach and novel ideas. 
Bzzwings is the open theme contest at the Vista that shortlists teams to the final round. The teams are then allotted mentors to assist them in their preparations.

 

 

iDiya is a competition that aims to stimulate, enable and develop high-impact, self-sustaining social businesses in India.
SankalpTaru won this competition and was invited to ISB for an intensive boot camp where industry experts, ISB faculty and local and national entrepreneurs trained us to face all the future challenges. 

 

SankalpTaru recently won Silicon Valley Challenge 2015 organized by Action for India at Infosys Bangalore Campus. The second edition of the Silicon Valley Challenge, saw over 300 applicants of which 10 finalists competed for the coveted chance to visit Silicon Valley, exposing them to some of the world’s top social business incubators like StartX (Stanford) and SkyDeck (Berkeley), to exchange ideas with technology experts and to meet with social impact investors.

 

 

mBillionth Award is a dedicated platform to explore the latent potential of mobile & telecom sector across 8 countries in South Asia. It recognizes the best practices for social development via Mobile as a first screen. SankalpTaru was recognized as a special mention in m-Agriculture & Ecology category. 

 

The eNGO Challenge aspires to create an ecosystem of NGOs who are using Information Communication Technology (ICT) and digital media tools for good governance and practices benefiting societies and communities at large. The Challenge seeks to recognise, salute and honour NGOs using these mechanisms. The eNGO Challenge is a joint initiative of Public Interest Registry (PIR) and Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF).

 

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