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Saturday, 19 September 2009

India’s tree planting guru

The BBC reports on an ingenious scheme started by one SM Raju under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act:

“I told the villagers that they would get 100 days employment in a year simply by planting tress and protecting them. The old, handicapped and widows would be given preference.”

Let’s hope this is replicated by states all over the country.

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