Reforestration and Coastal area Protection [RECAP]
A pilot planning project exercise was held at PMSSS on 8th and 9th August 2006 at the conference hall to protect the coastal areas by reforestation with suitable trees and plants including mangroves as a pilot scheme in four coastal villages, namely chinnaveerampattinam, Subauppalvady, Devanampattinam and Akkaraigori. A planning process was facilitated by Dr.Haridass, EDMS, Caritas India, New Delhi; Dr. Jayashree, Consultant, Care Earth, Chennai and Mr. Santhus Gnanapragasam, Regional Coordinator, Caritas India, Chennai. Village based planning was done at Subauppalavady with the villagers and leaders in the first day.
The second day was spent formulating goals and objectives, action plan and budgeting. Our goal is to transform these villages into organic villages. A green signal is expected from Caritas India for the project to take off.



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