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HARA-BHARA: An Aerial Seeding Campaign

Hara Bhara Scheme

Hara Bhara Scheme

On 1st October 2022, Telangana Government launched the first national aerial seed campaign using a drone.

What is a Campaign?

A campaign is a well-organized initiative taken on a large scale for a general or social cause. Campaigns generally involve a number of people working for a common cause and have the same perspective for a problem.

What is the Hara Bhara Campaign?

The Hara-Bhara scheme was recently launched in the state of Telangana. The program was inaugurated by actor Rana Dugubati and focused on the reforestation of the strange land of the state, where a drone-like gadget will do plantation. This process is also called the aerial seeding method, where the air is used as a medium for sowing seeds.


Gadgets to be Used

The aerial seeding technology uses a drone called a seedcopter, a device developed by Marut Drones. It is an affordable and convenient solution for rapid and scalable reforestation.

Process of Aerial Seeding

The process of aerial seeding is done in the following steps:

Advantages of Aerial Seeding

Aerial seeding is advantageous in the following ways:

Disadvantages of Aerial Seeding

Following are the drawbacks of Aerial Seeding:

National Afforestation Programme (NAP) Scheme

The role of NAP is to implement the afforestation of degraded forests.

National Mission for a Green India (GIM)

The aim of the GIM is to improve the quality of the soil. It also empowers to increase forest area of India.

Forest Fire Prevention and Management Scheme (FFPM)

The scheme guards the steps to prevent forest fires in Indian forests. Also, it consists of the steps to fight the after-effects of a forest fire.

Afforestation Model Under NAP

The National Afforestation Program has the following seven models of afforestation in India:

A Way Forward

India has a total forest area of around 22%. According to researchers, the forest area required to meet the country’s needs is 33%. Afforestation activity should be done on a large scale to help the Indian government achieve the goal of 33% of forest area. Forests are the source of expensive resources such as animals, wood, Timber, plants, fossils, oil, medicines, etc. Each human should understand his responsibility towards the forest and take individual efforts to conserve them.

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