India Placeholder

Water conservation / save girl child / tree plantation

About the Implementing organization

Name: Kiran Nidhi Sansthan

Country: India

Year of establishment: 2000

Type of organization: Community-based association or organization / Women’s association or organization


The village is called Piplantri. It could very well be re-named ‘pi-plant-tree’.

This village in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district celebrates the birth of a girl by planting 111 trees, a unique achievement in a state where female foeticide is rampant and the sex ratio is one of the most skewed in the country.

The parents must also nurture the saplings till they are mature and also sign an affidavit saying they would not marry off their daughters before 18 years of age and that no one in their family will indulge in foeticide.

Nature Element

Forests / Mountains / Drylands / Wildlife

Type of Action

Protection / Restoration / Sustainable use / Access and benefit sharing / Pollution prevention, clean up / Advocacy for land & water rights

Sustainable Development Element

Jobs and livelihoods / Water security / Health / Renewable energy / Climate action

Related Sustainable Development Goal(s)


Environmental Impacts

This initiative for the girl child has seen villagers planting an astounding number of 300,000 trees in twelve years

Sustainable Development Impacts

The water level has increased and had lush green area in 1000s of acres.


Piplantri initiative has been recognised as Model and Government of Rajasthan has made this as a Model to implement in Rajasthan.
Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education has introduced the lesson in 7th and 8th Standard to teach the initiative of Piplantri to students.


Delegates and minister of Namibia Government visited Piplantri and willing to implement the same in Namibia.

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