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Reforestation of degraded land 7 districts in 3 states in India

By Reforestation MTPL
Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh
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13K+ kgsCO2e neutralised
1234+ Climerscontributed
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30% of India's lands are fast degrading.

Land degradation is defined as a decline in productivity of the land, in terms of biodiversity or economic value. This can be caused by climate (droughts, floods etc.) or human-induced factors (urbanisation, industrialisation, change in land-use etc.)

More than half of the degraded land is rain-fed agricultural land or designated forest lands. This degradation weakens our first line of defence against a rapidly changing climate and increases food security risks for a burgeoning population.

How does the project tackle this?

MTPL works with 12,437 small & discrete parcels of degraded land owned by 12,002 farmers and reforested it between the years 2001 and 2007. The farmers supported under this project have limited capability, including financial wherewithal to reforest their lands.

Majority of the land is in Odisha (83%). The rest is divided between Andhra Pradesh (14%) and Chhattisgarh (3%).
With the reforestation activity, the farmers are able to generate some income from their barren land through sale of harvested timber.
The work undertaken by MTPL ensures:

Prevention of illegal logging
Fair remuneration to the farmers at prevailing market prices
Maintain and increase forest cover
Reduce incidents of forest fire

About Reforestation MTPL

Mangalam Timber Products Ltd. (MTPL), incorporated in 1982, belongs to the B K Birla group of companies, a diversified industrial group. The manufacturing facility of the company is located in Nabarangpur, Odisha, and has an installed capacity of 30,000 MT per annum. The company sells its product under the brand name of Duratuff.