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Israeli man converts barren land into forest in India

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Published on 3 April 2016 11:28 AM GMT

Israeli man converts barren land into forest in India
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Jerusalem: When Israeli citizen Aviram Rozin first visited India in the year 2000 for the first time, he was shocked to see the rapid deforestation across the country. A concerned Rozin started working for afforestation. In 2003, Rozin along with his wife Yorit and daughter Osher, moved to India to implement their afforestation plans.

  • The family bought around 70 acres of barren land in Auroville, Tamil Nadu and with the help of local citizens started planting endangered plant species and edible plants.
  • It took over 13 years to transform the place into a forest.
  • Around 18,000 trees have been planted so far.
  • Forest was named 'Sadhna forest'.
  • Now the area has been developed into an eco-friendly settlement with houses,wind pumps, solar powered LED lights, compost toilets and vegan kitchen with energy efficient stoves.
  • After tasting success in India, Rozin moved to countries like Haiti and Kenya where he helped the local communities to grow forests.

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