Participation Fee: Euro 220
RC-14/17 Solan-3 Bandh Save the Earth – Plant a Tree ENV 10/07 – 22/07
RC-20/17 Solan-6 Bandh Save the Earth – Plant a Tree ENV 07/08 – 19/08
RC-32/17 Solan-11 Bandh Save the Earth – Protect trees ENV 02/10 – 14/10
Location: Ruchi campus is located near Bandh village. It is 30 km from Kalka and 60 km from Chandigarh. Bandh village is small located in interior mountainous area and the volunteers will have a unique opportunity to live with nature in a peaceful environment. RUCHI campus is one km. from the village.
Work: The volunteers will undertake plantation of fast growing trees with soil binding capabilities across the roadside and in RUCHI campus. The area is prone to land slides and soil erosions. Every year, massive plantation is done across roadside to stabilize soil and increase green cover. This is a monsoon season and most of the plantation is done during this period. The volunteers will also tend to fruit trees (Guava, Mango and Amla with onion and ginger) in RUCHI farm. The work may relate to mulching, removing weeds, pruning and preparing organic compost.
Accommodation: Volunteers will live in the RUCHI campus. All basic amenities will be available with library facilities. Asian squat type toilet and English WC will be available. Vegetarian food will be served. A cook will be there but volunteers are expected to help him and occasionally cook their own meals. Selfmanagement is required. Meantime volunteer can learn Indian cuisine (cooking). Sleeping bag is required.
Leisure time: Self organized city tours and excursions. Old Sikh and Hindu temples in the near vicinity can be visited. Nearby Kasauli town is another hill station as a tourist attraction. A visit to Shimla will offer an opportunity to see high Himalayan Mountains.
International Terminal: New Delhi (320 Kms); Domestic Terminal: Chandigarh (65 kms)
Nearest railway station: Kalka (25 kms)