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Trees – The Lungs of Our Planet

Tree PlantationWe all have been witnessing a deficient monsoon this year. Most parts of India have received very less showers and hence the threat of drought and effective price rise is looming large over our agrarian economy with ever growing population and needs. In the days to come, it would be a real challenging task for the authorities to manage supply of the already deficient stock of water. This question is so serious that if not handled well it may disturb the social harmony in a large way.

To find a last minute solution to scanty monsoon, authorities has now prepared a plan to conduct Cloud Seeding experiment in Maharashtra. On 1st September 2012, Cloud Seeding would be conducted in the catchment areas of reservoirs supplying water to Mumbai, the most populous city of India which would make clouds precipitate synthetically resulting in some possible rainfall.

Sadguru Bapu (Aniruddhasinh) always stresses that we, as a part of Society and responsible individuals (Shraddhavan) should contribute in reducing the problems faced by the society at large. Even on this issue of water shortage and scanty rainfall which has economic, social and national implications, Bapu (Aniruddhasinh) has given his practical guidance.

It is an accepted fact that the deforestation results in less rainfall. Therefore, mass plantation of trees is a very effective remedy for bringing effective rainfall and in preventing soil erosion, desertification and, of course, global warming.
Tree PlantationHence under the guidance of Bapu (Aniruddhasinh) major initiatives have been launched and successfully implemented for tree plantation and its conservation. Aniruddha’s Academy of Disaster Management, Ahilya Sangh, and many other groups affiliated to Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation have been carrying out mass tree plantation programmes at regular intervals which is a form of social forestry. Bapu (Aniruddhasinh) has also urged every shraddhavan to plant and conserve atleast one tree in his lifetime. It was just last Sunday that Ahilya Sangh conducted a tree plantation programme at Kalina, Mumbai, wherein 58 saplings were planted. 
Even a small step taken at the individual level does have repercussions at social and national level. Accordingly Bapu (Aniruddhasinh) has guided all the shraddhavans urging and making them understand that “every ‘plant’ cultivated in the space available – be it a pot in our window sill, is equally important”. Accordingly, Tulsi (Indian Basil), Rose, Mogra, Ginger, Curry Leaf plant and Zipri plants are being planted by shraddhavans at their homes. To demonstrate this and drive home a point that these plantations can also be carried in even the smallest possible area, Nandai herself has cultivated a small garden on the terrace of Happy Home and has planted many such trees and shrubs there.
It is indeed a matter of great pride for us that, with the encouragement and guidance of Bapu (Aniruddhasinh) and Nandai, more than 1,00,000 saplings have been planted till date in several parts of the country under the auspices of our sanstha, with initiative being taken in particular by the various Upasana Centres, as also by Aniruddha’s Academy of Disaster Management and Ahilya Sangh. It is further heartening to know that the success rate of trees planted by us is in the region of 75%. We must continue to maintain the momentum and, in the process, also try to create and spread the awareness regarding the importance of aforestation amongst the people at large.
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  1. दादा, अत्यंत महत्त्वाच्या विषयावर तुम्ही प्रकाश टाकलाय. त्याबद्दल श्रीराम!

    वृक्षारोपण आणि त्याचे संगोपन हे ह्या घडीला अत्यंत आवश्यक असून जर आता त्याकडे मानवाने दुर्लक्ष केले तर आपले शत्रू आपणच!आपल्या मुला-बाळांच्या सुरक्षित आणि चांगल्या भविष्यासाठी आपण गुंतवणूक करतो, इन्शुरन्स काढतो, पण जर पुढील काळात त्यांना पाण्यासाठीच जर झगडावे लागले तर ह्या सर्वाचा काय उपयोग! आज लावलेले छोटसे रोपटे, हि उज्ज्वल भविष्यासाठी केलेली गुंतवणूकच आहे. जिथे नंदाई स्वतः बाग फुलवते, तिथे आपणही जोर लावून खारीचा वाट उचलायलाच हवा.बापुनीही अगदी ग्रंथराजात वृक्षारोपणाचे महत्त्व सांगितले आहे.
    आपल्या संस्थेच्या माध्यमातून केलेले वृक्षारोपणाचे कार्यक्रमही कौतुकास्पद आहेत, आणि त्याचे संगोपनाचे प्रमाणही खूपच आहे, श्रीराम!

    वृक्षवल्ली आम्हा सोयरे, वनचरी!

  2. Hari Om. Dada. Trees – The lungs of our Planet . Really an APT title !!! Our Sadguru Bapu and Nandai always teaches us importance of Trees, and hence insisits on mass trees plantation.
    In Bapu's Ramrajya 2025 dicourse , He taught us that at individual level every one must plant at least 5 trees i.e. Tulsi, Rose, Zipri, mogra, Ginger and curry leaves plants at one's house.
    under Nandai's guidance, at many places such mass trees plantations are carried out regularly from Ahilya Sangh .
    Your article reminds me here about great Saint Tukaram's words -
    वृक्षवल्ली आम्हा सोयरी वनचरे
    पक्षी सुस्वरे आळविती || ध्रु ||
    तुका म्हणे होय मनासी संवाद
    अपुलाची वाद आपणासी || ४ ||
    How true are these lines that Trees are realatives of human beings.
    It has been noticed that every big tree inhales approximately 2250 Kg of CO2 and exhales approximately 750 Kg of Oxygen (O2)Because trees remove carbon dioxide from the air as they grow, hence they play a vital role in purification of air. It has been proved that tree planting can be used as a geoengineering technique to remove CO2 from the atmosphere.
    To teach this importance Bapu has guided us in various levels. Bapu asked to discuss in detail importance of Tree Plantation even in AADM 's lecture of Natural Disasters also.
    Deforestation is observed as a main man-made cause for drought. Actually out of total land, 33% of land must be occupied by forests to keep Ecosystem balance in nature. But today in our country this % has decreased to approximately 19.5% only. So it is today's basic need to increase this % so as to fight against drought effectively.
    In our Govidyapeetham Seva at Kothimbe , we stress on Tree Plantation.
    Shreeram Dada, for covering this topic and explaining importance of Tree Pantation.
    Suneetaveera Karande

  3. Hari om Dada. Many experts feel it is a drought year but there are some technical definitions which need to be satisfied in order to be classified as one. Be as it may,there is a serious problem indeed and the last thing our country needs at this stage.

    At the individual level, your guidance on how each one of us can help by planting saplings has been noted and we have done the same at our home. It is amazing to know that 1 lac saplings have already been planted by the sanstha all over the country; all this work goes on silently and surely.
    While the supply of water is a constraint, we can also help by reducing the consumption. Even if each one of us consciously uses just 10% less water in a day, there is going to be a huge savings. There are many ways to do this, it just requires awareness

    hari om
    sunilsinh bahl

  4. Shyamkant Matondkar

    Hariom Dada

    This year being the worst hit in case of rainfall. which indeed has made allus understand the importance of trees coz scarcity of rainfall is only due to defotrestation

    We must say that we are lucky to have Bapu who made us realise the dangers coming in future one of them being scarcity of rainfall and conseequent problems arising out of it. With the blessed guidance of Nandai we now plant a tree or gift a sappling on anyone's birthday

    In Grantharaj, Bapu has explained the importance of tree plantation and the ratio of trees required per capita. Now its time that we need to action onthis

    Shree ram

  5. हरी ॐ दादा
    कालच मातृवात्सल्यविंदानम मध्ये महिषासूरमर्दीनीच्या शताक्षी अवताराचा अध्याय वाचत होतो. तब्बल १०० वर्षे या पृथ्वीतलावर पाऊस पडला नाही त्यावेळेस मोठ्या आईने शताक्षी अवतार धारण करून सर्वांना तारले. आज मानवाने झाडांची कत्तल करून पुन्हा एकदा हे संकट आपल्या अंगावर ओढवून घेतले आहे. नद्या नाले ओस पडताना दिसत आहेत. यामुळे पिण्याच्या पाण्याचा तुटवडा येत्या काळात मोठ्या प्रमाणावर दिसून येऊ शकतो. सद्या पाण्यासाठी विविध स्तरावर भांडणे होत असल्याचे पण दृश्य दिसते. या संकटातून बाहेर पडण्यासाठी प. पू. अनिरुद्ध बापूंच्या मार्गदर्शनाने उपासना केंद्र, एएडीएम व अहिल्या संघा तर्फे वृक्षारोपणाचे अनेक उपक्र्म राबवले गेले. हे उपक्रम अधिक व्यापक प्रमाणावर राबविल्यासच शताक्षी माता प्रसन्न होऊ शकेल व ही धरती पुन्हा एकदा सुजलाम सुफलाम बनू शकेल.

    हरी ॐ
    प्रशांत

  6. Shreeram and congratulations to every shraddhavan's effort to plant 100000 saplings and with a good success rate. We have also implemented at home what Bapu had suggested few years back and it also appeared in the Ramrajya booklet. We have rose, curry leaves, jibri, pudina and tulsi in our parapet.Rains are inadequate this year but in certain areas it has been good, I head. My colleague told me that Narmada is overflowing and there is good rain in the catchment areas of MP through which Narmada flows. The sardar sarovar catachment areas will be full. Rains are lacking in parts of Maharashtra, Karnataka and many places in India. El nino effect perhaps. The South East countries had so much of rain and flooding that it appears that the rain bearing clouds gave a slip to the sub-continent this time.

  7. Hari OM dada!!! Shri ram for sharing such valuable info.

  8. Hari Om Dada ,With the guidance of PP Nandai ,more than 100000 saplings have been planted till date. the success rate is also amazing…
    This is the greatest achievement.We are proud of our Sansha.
    PP Bapu has always stressed the importance of Tree Plantation.Trees are the greatest resources on the earth.In our sanstha we treasure this resource.
    Tree plantation will certainly solve the drought problem,As pointed out by you everyone must start planting the trees…

    Madhuriveera Parkar ,Pune

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