Sonbhadra – 5 million tree Agroforestry Project
ABOUT THE PROJECT
This agroforestry project aims to plant 15 million trees in two phases of planting, in the district of Sonbhadra in Uttar Pradesh, India. Trees planted will be monitored for 10 years. Situated between 23°52’N and 31°28’N latitudes and 77°3’E and 84°39’E longitudes, this is the fourth largest state in the country in terms of area, and the first in terms of population. As per the census of 2011, the state has a population of 199,581,477 with a density of 828 people per square kilometre, making it one of the most densely populated states in the country.
Sonbhadra is the second largest district by area in Uttar Pradesh and the planting will be done in all blocks of the districts, namely: Robertsganj, Ghorawal, Chatra, Nagwa, Chopan, Babhani, Myorpur, Duddhi. VNV Advisory is partnering with SGI to plan and deliver this project.