Resource Details

Sadhana Forest (India)

Project: Project - Nonprofit

Contact Info

Aviram Rozin,


Auroville Foundation, Tamil Nadu, India


Species Info

160 tree species native to the tropical dry evergreen forest in Tamil Nadu


  • This project's mission is to transform 70 acres of severely eroded, arid land around the outskirts of Auroville into a tropical dry evergreen forest of native species.
  • The broader Sadhana project is to introduce people to sustainable agriculture, forestry, and overall sustainable living techniques.
  • Sadhana Forest is a volunteer based organization that hosts over 1000 volunteers year round.
  • The reforestation work began in 2003, and since then 26,000 indigenous trees have been planted.
  • Large scale rainwater harvesting has been conducted.
  • The project intends to continue planting and harvesting rainwater to introduce more people to the forest and sustainable forestry techniques.

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Geographical Region

  • South Asia
  • Country

  • India
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