Rajasthan Village Initiates Tree Planting Tradition With 111 Saplings For Every Girl Child Born

Rajasthan Village Initiates Tree Planting Tradition With 111 Saplings For Every Girl Child Born

Every day, we read about women being raped, girls being harassed or abused, female infanticides, and a variety of other instances. But there’s a village in Rajasthan that is the epitome of girls flourishing. They celebrate the birth of a girl like no other. 

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The village of Piplantri, located in the Rajsamand district of southern Rajasthan, is a shining example of advancing girls’ rights while also revitalising the environment.   

The residents of Piplantri plant 111 saplings for every female born, and the community takes care of them so that they flourish and bear fruit when the tiny girls are older. Yes, you read that correctly.

What is the reason behind this blissful act? 

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In a country where sons are still preferred, Piplantri Hamlet has embraced a ritual that benefits both the residents and the environment.

In this adorable town, 111 saplings are planted with each baby girl born in an effort to safeguard both the environment and female children. This outstanding example of eco-feminism should inspire the rest of the globe, especially India.

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Where is this village located? 

Piplantri is a hamlet in the Rajsamand district of the Indian state of Rajasthan. The residents of Piplantri plant 111 seedlings every time a girl child is born, and the community ensures that these trees flourish and provide fruit as the girls grow older. 

When does it begin? 

To ensure the financial security of a female child, the villagers pool their collective contributions of Rs 21,000, take Rs 10,000 from the parents, and place it in a fixed deposit that may be redeemed when the kid reaches the age of 20. 

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Furthermore, in order to ensure that the female child receives a suitable education, the villagers force her parents to sign an affidavit, preventing them from marrying her off before she reaches the legal marriageable age. 

Why do they do it?

Shyam Sundar Paliwal, a former sarpanch (village head), spearheaded this endeavour in memory of his daughter Kiran, who died many years ago.

Because of the 2006 effort, the Piplantri settlement has now become an oasis. The village’s economy has also benefited from the project.

To keep pests at bay, the hamlet has planted almost 2.5 million aloe vera plants around the fruit-bearing trees. People gradually found that there were numerous ways to process and sell aloe vera. 

How is it going?

As a result, the community now produces and distributes aloe-based products such as juice and gel. For the past fifteen years, this has been a long-standing habit in this neighbourhood, contributing to the increase in greenery. 

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