Hyderabad: On February 20, United Way of Hyderabad inaugurated `Miyawaki Plantation' site at the University of Hyderabad (UoH).
Miyawaki is a technique pioneered by Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki. It helps build dense and native forests. The approach is supposed to ensure that plant growth is 10 times faster and the resulting plantation and is 30 times denser than usual.
Founded in 2010, the United Way of Hyderabad (UWH) is a non-profit volunteer-led organization that supports and mainstreams the socio-economically underprivileged communities of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Back in 2019, United Way of Hyderabad had started a `High-Density Plantation- Miyawaki Plantation' campaign akin to the Haritha Haram Program, Government of Telangana. It was aimed to persuade companies to launch plantation drive as a part of CSR.
Under their Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR), CGI India planted 4000 saplings of 60 native varieties (Shrubs, fruits bearing, flower, oxygen giving) at the University of Hyderabad in December 2019.
CGI India employee volunteers actively involved in plantation, de-weeding, and watering of saplings clocked in 465 Volunteering hours.
In Fourteen months, it turned out to be a native mini-dense forest. CGI committed to doing it for 2 years considering the plantation and another year-long maintenance for the better survival rate of plants.
"Due to the rapid urbanization, people are losing the essence of nature. We need to pause and ask ourselves questions, what are we doing? Are we fulfilling any social obligations? And what am I leaving behind for forthcoming generations? With this thought, UWH had launched the `High-Density Plantation' flagship programme back in 2019. It was a clarion call to all the companies to participate in the mission of planting one crore saplings till 2025 to bring back the earth to its beautiful self," said Wasim Akhtar, Project Lead, United Way of Hyderabad.