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Green India Challenge

Igniting minds is calling you to join our “Hara Hai Toh Bhara Hai” challenge to increase our country’s green cover. Let us aim to get India to the top of the list of the countries fighting global warming and reinstating the green cover we once protected with so much pride.

What is Hara Hai Toh, Bhara Hai Campaign ?

"Igniting Minds' 'Hara Hai Toh Bhara Hai –Green India Challenge' is not just an initiative; it's a call to address the causes that truly matter to society. Our campaign aims to ignite the collective power of individuals who are committed to making a positive difference in our world. Inspired by the visionary leader and former President of India, Bharat Ratna Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, we strive to embody his relentless pursuit of a better future for humanity. The significance of planting trees in combating climate change and air pollution is universally acknowledged. In alignment with Dr Kalam's vision, our challenge aspires to position India as a global leader in restoring the green cover. Launched on the 27th of July 2018, which marked the third death anniversary of the 'People's President,' in the vibrant city of Hyderabad, this initiative has already garnered the participation of millions of people worldwide. We are honoured to have the unwavering support of esteemed individuals such as Mr Kapil Sharma (Bollywood Comedian), Prabhas (Indian Actor), Sachin Tendulkar (Indian Cricketer), Jadav Payeng (Padma Shri), PV Sindhu (Badminton Player), Prakash Javdekar (Indian Politician), Om Birla (Speaker of the Lok Sabha), Venkaiah Naidu (Vice President of India) & numerous other distinguished citizens. Today, we extend an earnest invitation to you, urging you to join this ever-growing chain of change-makers. Your involvement and support will propel us towards realizing our ambitious goals on a global scale. Together, let's create a brighter and greener future for generations to come."

Green becomes Brown

What if Green becomes Brown ?

In recognizing the indispensable role of greenery in sustaining ecological balance and life itself, our movement, known as #HaraHaiTohBharaHai #GreenIndiaChallenge, was born. Driven by the unwavering commitment of over 29 million Guardian Angels, our collective endeavor has led to the planting of an impressive 95 million seedlings across diverse landscapes. Our participation in this mission extends beyond merely enhancing our green cover; it is a vital step in securing the future well-being of humanity and countless other living species that share our planet. Each seedling planted is a testament to our commitment towards fostering a healthier, more resilient Earth.

As we continue to champion this cause, we aim to transform barren terrains into thriving green ecosystems, seedling by seedling. This initiative not only contributes to combating climate change but also promotes biodiversity, enhances air quality, and supports the mental and physical health of communities. Join us in our relentless pursuit of greening our environment, ensuring it flourishes for generations to come, and making every piece of land a testament to sustainability and life.

The Green India Challenge

Nature's warning signal

India's total forest coverage: 21.71%

The information related to Indian Forests can be found in the "India State of Forest Report 2021" released by the Forest Survey of India (FSI). This report is divided into two volumes, each containing chapters that can be downloaded separately.

Whether you need state-wise information or other details, you'll find it in either Volume 1 or Volume 2. For specific insights on different regions, Volume 2 provides state-wise data. Accessing this resource will offer valuable insights into the current state and trends of India's forests.

Click here to see the Report
>A Path to a Greener World

Why do we need to plant trees?

  • A study has revealed that a person on an average consumes 284.7 kgs of oxygen per year.
  • On an average, a tree produces 100 kgs of oxygen per year.
  • It means that on an average a person consumes oxygen produced by three trees in a year
  • Trees absorb carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas, helping to mitigate climate change
  • They provide habitat and food for wildlife, promoting biodiversity and ecological balance
  • Tree roots help prevent soil erosion and maintain soil fertility, supporting agriculture and preventing landslides
  • Trees provide shade and cooling effects, reducing energy consumption for air conditioning in urban areas
  • Urban trees can improve air quality by filtering pollutants and particulate matter from the atmosphere
Green India Challenge
Plant 3 trees (seedlings ) in your locality & Nurture them for 3 years. Take a selfie and post it here, once after receiving your plants photos you will be honoured with Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam “VANAMALI” Badge of Honour.
Challenge 3 others to join #greenindiachallenge. Invite your loved ones, colleagues, contemporaries or acquaintances to get involved towards a better future.
what we do
what we do
The trees so planted are geo tagged and will be kept under watch for the next 3 years.
The most active participant from a region will be awarded the “Vana Samrat” badge for the region.

A Journey of Impact

180 Million Saplings Planted

Saplings Planted

3.87 Billion CO2 Liters Absorbed

Billion CO2
Liters Absorbed Annually

3.87 Billion CO2 Liters Absorbed

Billion O2
Liters Produced Annually

43.07 Million Individuals


43.07 Million Individuals


Join The Challenge

    The 'Green India Challenge' introduces a fun and engaging way to contribute to environmental sustainability under the banner of "Hara Hai Toh Bhara Hai." Individuals are invited to:

  • Plant 3 Trees in Your Locality: Within 10 days of receiving the challenge, plant 3 saplings in your locality and nurture them for 3 years.
  • Challenge Others: Challenge 3 to 5 acquaintances to do the same, creating a chain of positive impact.
  • Geotagged Trees: The planted trees are geotagged and monitored for the next three years to ensure their growth and health.

    The challenge celebrates and honors active participants with following badges:

  • Vanamali: Every person planting three saplings
  • Vanamitra: Individuals successfully nurturing plants for three years
  • Vanaraja: Person leading the initiative in their region
  • Vana Samrat: The best performer in the state