Research has shown that survival rate of trees planted is less than 1%. Tree Plantation is a very easy task, but, making them survive is a very difficult. We, Prayas Youth Foundation are onroute for making the Gogababa Hills located in Aurangabad city, clean and green. We have planted approx 2000 plants at Gogababa hills and have made 85% of plants survive. Every Sunday we gather at Gogababa hills for maintenance and keeping record of what’s done till now.
We do watering regularly. In the initial days of plantations, water facility there was so poor, that members had to fill the bucket with a single hand pump and carry the bucket to the spot of plantation. It was a tough time, but, Prayas members never backed off from any responsibilities given to them. As we are a student based NGO we do not have a strong financial base. We needed financial support back then to build a proper watering system at Gogababa Hills. Companies like Endress Hauser & Johnson and Johnson supported Prayas for making Gogababa Hills clean and green. Some NRIs’ showed their support towards Prayas for this noble cause. Prayas has also covered area around the city like High Court, Divisional Sports Complex, APPS School, Indus World Hospital, Hudco and Garkheda area by planting more trees for making this city greener.