The Balipara Foundation rang in its 12th birthday on the 4th of July, 2019, in ambitious style alongside the communities and local partners we rely on to make our habitat restoration efforts a success. We set a challenge for ourselves: plant over 300,000 trees in half an hour.

Bringing 47,500 people across 78 villages and supported by MASK, the Assam Investment Advisory Society, 134 Ecological Task Force, the Forest department and Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission, we planted over 280,000 trees in less than 30 minutes.

Since then, the Balipara Foundation has regularly been conducting workshops with these communities, engaging with them on environmental issues, critical care for these saplings and nurturing healing relationships with nature.


9500 households


2.84 Lakh

Natural Assets
created across 78 villages

‘Communitree’ project launched at Balipara to increase green cover

The project titled ‘Communitree’ is aimed at creating awareness and nurturing trees. It was conceived and executed by various organisations, including 134 Ecological Task Force, Balipara Foundation, State Forest Department, Mahila Shakti Kendra, Assam Investment Advisory Society and Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission etc.

Balipara residents plant
three lakh saplings in 30 minutes

The residents of Balipara in Sonitpur district on Thursday planted around three lakh saplings in just 30 minutes in 78 villages in the area. The saplings were planted as part of Project Communitree launched coinciding with Van Mahotsav Week 2019.