Biodiversity and Afforestation

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Business Research Management

Research Report

Afforestation Process in Lonavala & Khandala

Guided By: Submitted by: Prof. Saravan Krishnamurthy Remya .K. Nair(TL) -9232 Ashwani Chaudhary -9207 Anuj Gupta -9206 Priyank Gupta -9228 Nishant Rana -9226 Vivek Jaiswal -9259


We are heartily thankful to our Business Research Methodology faculty, “Prof. Saravan Krishnamurthy” whose encouragement, guidance and support from the initial to the final level enabled us to understand and develop this research . We would also like to thank all our colleagues and respondents who gave us their valuable time and co-operation, without whom this research would not have been possible. We would also like to thank KBSCMR, Khandala and its management for providing us with all the facilities and resources required for the completion of project. Lastly, we offer our regards to all those who supported us in any respect during the completion of the project.


S. No.TopicPage

2Research Objectives2




6Sampling and Data Gathering7

7Data Processing and Analysis8

8Conclusion 14

9Scope for further research15



Afforestation is being practiced in several parts of India for the conservation of our forest resources. Today there is undeniable evidence of the failure to control deforestation and prevent widespread forest mismanagement by the state or private companies. This paper examines the importance and the need of afforestation. A primary survey was conducted with experts in the field of forestry. Data were also collected from secondary data analysis. Some environmental policies adopted by the government and some NGO’s where studied. The study shows that deforestation could be prevented to some extent and awareness is created among people. The statistical studies from the survey shows that more than 50 % of the people are aware of afforestation and are interested in participating in afforestation programs


The purpose of this report is to study on the afforestation process in Lonavala and Khandala. “ Afforestation is the planting of seeds or trees to make a forest on a land which has not been a forest for a long time”.

Lonavala & Khandala are a part of unique ecosystem. Their ecological & cultural attributes make them favorite tourist destinations. Surrounded by thick forest & dense canopied trees, these regions offer some spectacular views of gushing waterfalls. Afforestation is necessary to heal the environment because these regions are eco – fragile and cannot sustain tourism activity beyond a certain point. Urbanization, deforestation, hunting & lack of education have put stress on these region. There are over hundred species of migratory birds, 65 to 70 different types of plant and trees. But deforestation is affecting the flora & fauna of this area.

Method of Investigation:
The following are the major research methods used:
A)Secondary Data
B)Pilot study
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