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Environment conservation campaign in the tribal hamlets of Mumbai

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Environment sustainability & Upliftment of tribals being one of the main objectives

Allcargo Logistics, through its in-house NGO Avashya Foundation has successfully executed phase II of environment conservation campaign in the tribal hamlets of Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Gorai village of Mumbai. Avashya Foundation in association with NGO Jaag, organized tree plantation, solar lamp distribution and laid foundation stone for toilet project in the interiors of Mumbai.

The phase II of conservation campaign included planting and distributing of over 500 fruit bearing plants, distribution of 250 solar lamps and foundation stone of eight toilets were laid down in 4 schools. This is likely to benefit around 200 families across all hamlets namely Patachepani, Aakrachebhati, Kalmacha Fonda, Devipada, Barikpayri, Palasapada, Babarpada, Jamzadpada, Mundapada, Dongarpada and Appapada. Distribution of solar lamps will help students to devote more number of hours on studies as it provides access of lights to the students and conducive study environment. This will highlight the importance of education and the role it plays to eradicate poverty.

Like the previous tree plantation drive, an important aspect of this campaign was also to have voluntary engagement of employees of Allcargo Logistics. Eight employees were personally present throughout the campaign and energetically participated for environment conservation drive. Voluntary engagement of the employees highlighted strong social commitment and demonstrated the care for environment and future generations.

In addition to addressing the problem of soil erosion in the region through green plantations, one of the underlying motives of this drive was to provide supplementary source of income to the beneficiary tribal families.

Commenting on the successful implementation of phase II of environment conservation campaign, Non Executive Director of Allcargo Logistics Mrs. Arathi Shetty who also spearheads Avashya Foundation in its initiatives to drive social causes said, “We are extremely delighted on the successful completion of phase II of our green campaign. The core objective of Avashya Foundation is to work for the upliftment of the tribal community, to lay down the importance of education and to work for issues hampering dignity of women. To address these issues Jaag has been the right partner for us as it has always helped us in all our the social causes and thereby helped the tribal community as a whole to develop over a period of time.

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 I would also like to congratulate the entire team of Allcargo who made this possible along with our partners at Jaag. We shall continue our support in spreading a greener and better tomorrow through such programmes and other such social initiatives.”

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