Newsletter

March 2017

Peeping through the window to discover our future, we at SankalpTaru have been blessed as the WSA Mobile and Youthaward Winners. Among 40 winners SankalpTaru Foundation represented the richness and diversity of digital content globally. Our innovation is considered to make society more inclusive and efficient and contribute to a sustainable knowledge society. We, at SankalpTaru Foundation firmly believe in creating a wide socio- environmental impact by planting trees at the places where it... Read more
A Green School Initiative taken by Philips India in collaboration with SankalpTaru Foundation has enhanced our sustainable environment for a green future. The collaboration has widened its perspective by not only planting trees but also educating the young minds by involving school children in green activities and planting drive in their school. A total of 150 trees have been planted in Government High School, Chikkabanavara, Bangalore, as part of the green school initiative. The enthusiasm of... Read more

February 2017

If children could design their own play spaces – what would they look like? A ‘Green Mound’ in Garal School, Barmer, Rajasthan was developed by the students of the school. This innovative idea of having a self-constructed small hill like green mound is a smashing hit in the district with a novel message. SankalpTaru has helped these little ones in fighting back the topographical challenges and water resource management problems the place faces like water shortage and hence, micro- drip... Read more
Well, with SankalpTaru it is not just the development of farmers but it is the development of their whole family. Development in terms of growth, knowledge, financial support and of course happiness. Our “Green Champions” are the kids of our farmer beneficiaries from Banaskantha, Gujarat who are aware about growing their own plants, protecting their saplings and nurturing them as well. They are well trained for supporting a green life and hence growing their own food. These kids are not mere... Read more
Project Prakriti aims at teaching school kids the necessity of our environment by general green activities. The need for a sustainable environment and a green future is most impactful in school students as they become the torch bearers of tomorrow. Focusing on the concept of traffic lights kitchen garden vegetables were provided colors like Red for ‘Stop and Think’, Amber for ‘Go Slow’ and Green for ‘Go,’ which actually specified three colors of the traffic light. This science based activity... Read more
Transmuting the conventional farming methods, Thangaraj-our farmer beneficiary from Gudalur Village, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, was distressed due to low yield of cultivated silver oak trees on which pepper climbers grow. SankalpTaru has helped him by providing avocado saplings and has given him guidance and lessons on horticulture techniques along with several other skills. These skills will help him in carrying out farming scientifically and it has lately helped him enhance his livelihood by... Read more

January 2017

You might have seen continuous, greasy railway crossings but ever seen a garden providing a fantastic backdrop creating an ideal spot to watch the World go by. With outstanding commitment and passion, Sadanand, a railway gate operator at Kuchavaram station in outskirts of Hyderabad has grown and maintained a beautiful garden at backyard of the guard’s cabin. The sight of these beds, packed with traditional garden plants is amazing. Not only he appreciates the gift of nature in a beautiful... Read more
Trying to grow an orchard in the desert might sound like a funny, fruitless, idea but with strong determination and perseverance, SankalpTaru foundation has worked against the odds, in India’s Thar Desert, planting thousands of Pomegranate trees that are bearing fruits. It may come as a surprise that pomegranates are being grown in the harsh climatic conditions of Thar Desert, Rajasthan, where temperatures swing from extreme highs to low. The adverse climate conditions and water scarcity means... Read more
On the occasion of 68th Republic day, residents of Essel Towers, Gurgaon Sec-28, planted trees to celebrate India’s glory. In an effort to promote greenery, SankalpTaru Foundation gifted these saplings and elderly residents shared their experiences of green self-initiatives and pledged to take care of the saplings they planted. A society grows great when old men plant trees. Older people derive considerable pleasure and enjoyment from viewing nature, being and doing in nature which, in turn has... Read more
Mr. Purushottam, a progressive farmer from Baramati district, Maharashtra grows guavas that are not only giant but extremely sweet. While it is natural to see a water melon weighing more than 1kg, a guava that weighs more than 500gms surely comes as a surprise. He has planted nearly 7000 guava trees in 10 acres of land using Ultra High Density Plantation technique. Due to its size and sweetness, this variety of guava is fast becoming popular among many fruit growers. To transform the... Read more