52-year-old Radhika Anand lives in Delhi. In a rare feat, the former Air Force Officer’s daughter has planted more than 1,10,000 saplings in 12 months. With help from the Indian Army, Radhika has planted saplings of mango, blackberry, tamarind, and jackfruit trees across north India, primarily in the states of Maharashtra and Rajasthan.
Radhika is also the founder and CEO of Plantology, a self funded organisation that dedicates itself to increasing green cover in India. Plantology’s mission ‘Falvan’ aims to plant 50,000 fruit trees every year. Radhika has partnered with the Indian Army to fulfil this mission and much more. The Army has been helping her in maintaining the plants.
Radhika has also conducted over 500 workshops on preserving a healthy ecosystem. The money she’s raised from these workshops has been used for the plantation of more saplings. These workshops, conducted since 2006 in NCR in conjunction the Delhi Government have helped increase awareness among the youth and help build a mass movement towards environment protection at the grassroots level.