As per the Reports India is among the top three most polluted countries in the world and also out of 15 most polluted cities 14 exist in India.According to the United Nations annual report 2018 on the environment, global deforestation continues at an alarming rate of 7 million hectares of forest being destroyed every year, an area roughly equal to the size of Portugal. Like every other student in India Manish and Shekhar two undergraduate engineering students from Rajasthan were unaware of the intense condition of pollution in India and were working on a tech-product in their college. After building their product they pitched in several competitions and finally got selected in SSEP(Rajasthan Government Initiative) and got a chance to visit Silicon Valley to learn about the startup ecosystem of Silicon Valley(USA). After reaching Silicon Valley they got to know about the problem of pollution and they saw that even companies like Google and Facebook were also working on different bio-tech products. They also interacted with biotech students of UC Berkely and Stanford University and learned about ongoing researches in the field of biology, agriculture, and forestry. They saw the advanced measures being taken to preserve the environment for the future generation. When they came back to India they realized India lacked those preservations & plantation techniques and very minimal research were being done in those fields. They did a lot of research and learn about new technologies that could be employed in the field of foresty and plantation like drone plantation, seed bombing, desert plantation, etc. Manish and Shekhar left their startups and established an NGO named Vriksha Foundation with lots of difficulties without having any prior knowledge of how it would work and what it would do. They just had a vision of a green planet having at least one tree per person by 2030. Instagram | Facebook | LinkedIn
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