Sustainability & Environment

Haritha Khalingduar

Climate change and associated environmental changes are areas of grave concern in today’s world. Increasing urbanization in the Northeast has led to rampant deforestation which has resulted in elephants moving to areas where people live, in search of food and water. This has caused massive damage to crops, homes, infrastructure and human lives. Consequently, in order to save mankind, elephants were shot, poisoned, stoned & harassed. SBI Foundation under one of Focus area environment and sustainability has partnered with Balipara Tract & Frontier Foundation in the afforestation project phase -1, in Udalguri district in Assam, adjacent to Khalingduar forest by planting 1.5 lakhs trees in 150 hectare areas covering 12 villages viz.Hainaguri, Bormukuli, Sagolijhar, Odalbari, Nonoikhuti, Mwinaguri(1), Mwinaguri(2), Basugaon, Mwidersali, Umananda, Mwinaguri(3) and Saltalpara in Udalguri district in Assam.