A plantation drive done some years ago in Sunderbans islands blossomed into a mangroves jungle, helping avert destruction due to frequent cyclones and high tides.. a powerful example of what a common act of plantation can achieve. People of Biridi block, Jagatsinghpur district (Odisha) also live in constant fear of cyclones and heavy rains, surrounded as they are by Devi & Biluakhai Rivers.
Every year farmers of Ukundara & Manguli community from here suffer immense losses due to floods.
Under Goonj’s ‘Cloth for Work’ initiative 45 people from the community along with a local club (Jivan Jyoti Youth club) planted saplings and fenced them around ponds and pathway while also committing to look after these plants in future. All participants received Goonj family kits as reward after two days of work. Partner organization involved; Basumata.