Piplantri Village: Where 111 Trees Are Planted For Every Girl Child Born

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Piplantri Village: Where 111 Trees Are Planted For Every Girl Child Born

Piplantri: A Rajasthan village which celebrates the birth of every girl child with 111 trees Piplantri is a village located in Rajsamand district in Rajasthan State, India. The villagers of Piplantri plant 111 trees every time a girl child is born and the community ensures these trees survive, attaining fruition as the girls grow up. To ensure financial security, after the birth of a girl child, the villagers contribute Rs 21,000 collectively and take Rs 10,000 from the parents and puts it in a fixed deposit, The initiative has also helped the town’s economy. To keep termites away from the trees, many of which bear fruit, the village has planted more than 2.5 million Aloe vera plants around them. Gradually, the villagers realized that Aloe vera could be processed and marketed in a variety of ways. So the community now produces and markets aloe-based products like juice and gel, among other things.In a country that still favours the birth of a son, Piplantri village in Rajasthan not only embraces daughters but has created a tradition that benefits both the local people and the planet. This endearingvillage makes a conscious effort to save girl children and the green cover at the same time, by planting trees every time a girl is born. A brilliant exercise in eco-feminism, this should inspire India and the rest of the world. Source: https://wcd.nic.in/
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