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Brick Eagle and Sheltrex to disseminate 1 million seed balls to resurrect a mini forest in Karjat



Brick Eagle and Sheltrex Green initiative - 1 million seed ball Mumbai, Thursday, 2nd June 2016: Brick Eagle Social Housing Foundation and Sheltrex Developers have embarked upon an initiative to reinstate green cover on the outskirts of Mumbai, starting with Karjat and Kasara. The foundation will be distributing one million seed balls during the forthcoming monsoon and later during the year.

“We all know that the pace with which mother nature restores and replenishes any damage done to her is no match to the rapidity with which human race is destroying it. What we’re facing currently in Maharashtra and many other states is a direct result of mass afforestation and it’s a fact that global warming and climate change will only worsen year on year unless we decide to change the course. Brick Eagle believes that restoration of green cover is one small attempt towards the same and the company is enthused to motivate people to be a part of this movement and build a sustainable environment in and around their habitation”, said Rajesh Krishnan, founder Brick Eagle Group.

“As part of the initiative, we will be tying up with schools, non-government organizations and local government bodies along with housing societies in and around Karjat and Kasara, for plantation of the seed balls, which would be made available for free. The seed balls are being developed keeping in mind the local bio-diversity and prevailing herbs and shrubs of Karjat and Kasara region”, said Kirti Timmanagoudar, Co-founder, Brick Eagle Foundation.

 “Going by our past experience in Goa and Kolar in Karnataka, we expect 20% success rate which would mean mushrooming of 2,00,000 of these seeds in to large trees and culminate into a mini forest,” said Krish Murali Eswar, Chief of Innovation, Brick Eagle Foundation, an ardent environmentalist who has executed similar projects through involvement of private sector and non-government organizations in Goa and Kolar.

“After we took over the Sheltrex Karjat project, we did not slice a single tree for freeing up space for construction. Conversely, keeping the ecological balance in mind and recognizing our social responsibility towards the generations to come in the Karjat region, we found it appropriate to partner in this initiative and make the habitats of our project and the region on the whole, a greener and environment friendly expanse, thereby enriching the living experience of residents in the years to come. We will distribute 1,000 seed balls with handover of each key in our project ‘Sheltrex Karjat’. It will help us reach our mission of disseminating of 1 million seed balls with handover of 1,000 keys,” said Sandeep Singh Gaur, CEO, Sheltrex.

Karjat and Kasara regions are blessed with diverse vegetation and the flora in the area includes plant varieties like Safed Khair, Kachnaar, Safed Aak, Bel, Shisham, Mahua, Kapas, Kokum and so on. The seed balls which the foundation plans to distribute would include an assortment of the local native species. The initiative would commence from 5th June, 2016 on the occasion of the World Environment Day. The plantation will be across the barren hills with a vision of green cover of 2,00,000 lakhs trees to create a mini forest in Karjat and Kasara.

Brick Eagle is a platform for affordable housing development in India. With a vision to deliver 1 million units by 2020, Brick Eagle invests in Affordable housing projects, Developers and service providers across the value chain. Through its Social Housing Foundation, Brick Eagle promotes sustainable initiatives to reduce dependence on non-renewable resources while reducing construction and maintenance costs for home owners. Additionally, the Foundation works with impact investors, NGOs and developers to create housing for economically weaker sections.

Sheltrex Developers is one of India’s leading real estate development company, with core focus on developing self-sufficient and sustainable communities. Sheltrex Developer’s forte lies in developing projects using cutting-edge technology, modern architecture, strong project execution and quality construction. It aims to build aspirational developments for its customers with distinctive designs, functional aesthetics and good quality finishes. Over last few years Sheltrex has built for itself an unshakable reputation for quality, efficiency, trust and timely completion of the projects.

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