As a part of the PMs initiative of ‘Swachh Bharat’, Total Health launched a drive to keep the environment clean and green in the villages by tree plantations and segregation of household waste at the source. In Aragonda Gram Panchayat 1400 households have been provided Dust Bins (2 dust bins for each household) one for wet and the other one for dry household waste collection. The gram panchayat collects the household waste at the door steps of the houses and ferries the waste to the earmarked disposal site. More than 30,000 saplings of fruit trees and floral trees have been planted across the mandal.
Vanam-Manam : Tree Saplings Plantation and Distribution
Every year in the monsoon season tree plantation is taken up in collaboration with the village panchayats, institutes and the community. To date more than one lac trees have been planted and their maintenance is monitored by way of ensuring watering and tree gaurds.
Solar Street Lamps
As a commitment towards conservation of natural resources, Total Health has installed and maintains 35 street solar lamps in and around Aragonda Gram Panchayat with support of Philips, India.
A polyhouse has been constructed with grants available through state and national agriculture department to educate and motivate the local farmers for adopting alternate farming practices with multi crop focus on less water intensive and more profitable alternatives. The crops envisaged for plantation are English cucumber, tomatoes and bell peppers. Group meeting of farmers to bring about adoption of best practices and synchronization with the agriculture and banking officials are being conducted.