Plant

Plant native fruiting and flowering trees which are suitable for the weather system and are not a burden on the ecosystem.

Care

Build water reservoirs, irrigation systems and protective fences to care and nurture the trees till they become self reliant.

Audit

Perform regular visits to Devrais to monitor progress and perform upkeep.

Appeal

We keep reading about trees and talk about them all the time.. but a select few quietly work on planting and nurturing them, their noble cause being creating tree shade for the people, animals and birds. These people have aligned with the dreams of Sahyadri Devrai and have joined the cause. The trees planted by our environmentalist and tree lover friends, the thousands of trees that we have planted will provide for shade, flowers and fruits for the generations to come.

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2,90,317 Trees Planted at Sayhadri Devrai

We keep reading about trees and talk about them all the time but a select few quietly work on planting and nurturing them, their noble cause being creating tree shade for the people, animals and birds. These people have aligned with the dreams of Sahyadri Devrai and have joined the cause. The trees planted by our environmentalist and tree lover friends, the thousands of trees that we have planted will provide for shade, flowers and fruits for the generations to come.

 

 

 


Devrai (Sacred Groves)

"Devrai" is a Marathi word for The Sacred groves of India. It means; a dense but well-managed plantation generally on the outskirts of villages. Devrai is a pretty old concept and references can be found in old literature.

There are many popular and old Devrai in India which are maintained by locals of their regions. There are different names to it in different states of India.

Andhra Pradesh they call it Pavitrakshetralu

Arunachal Pradesh it is called Gumpa Forest

Assam it is called Than or Madaico.

 


Sahyadri Devrai

WE ARE A 80G NON-PROFIT, PERFORMING ONE SIMPLE ACT. TOGETHER PLANTING A FOREST.

Sahyadri Devrai  is registered as a not-for-profit organisation under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882, enabling the Foundation to seek donations under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act.

As per the revised tax exemption act, effective 1 April 2017, all your donations of above Rs. 500 to Sahyadri Devrai  is eligible for 50% tax exemption under Section 80G of Income Tax Act.

Sahyadri Devrai is a NGO, dedicated to the effort of replanting Devrais in the Sahyadri region, care for them and help barren landscapes become green jungles again.

Sahyadri Devrai believes in the premise that by taking efforts to replant these jungles, will eventually increase the depleted ground water levels and bring socio-economic growth to the region.