Miyawaki Forest Development in Forest Land

Objectives of the Project

  • Up to 30 times denser compared to conventional plantations.
  • Due to narrow sowing of all types of trees layers (i.e., Canopy layer, Tree layer, Sub-tree layer, Scrub layer) in single area leads to 30 times better noise and dust reduction.
  • Up to 30 times better Carbon-dioxide (CO2) absorption as compared to a monoculture plantation.
  • A completely maintenance-free, wild and native forest after the initial three years.
  • Entire work of the forest includes completely chemical fertilizer free.

The Miyawaki Forest development Techniques is a unique method followed and proven that to work worldwide, irrespective of surrounding environment and weather conditions. More than 3000 forests have been formed worldwide using this methodology.

Methodology involves following steps: –

  1. Soil assessment need to be carried out to determine the condition of the soil.
  2. Excavation up to 3’
  3. Backfilling Red soil using organic materials that enhance its aeration, water retention, nutrients for entire forest floor area(i.e., by providing manure, coco-peat, rice husks, mulching layer by layer) – Land Preparation
  4. Seedlings of native species (at least 50-100 different species planted in the same area) – Planting
  5. Seedling contain of all types of plant layers (i.e., Canopy layer, Tree layer, Sub- tree layer & Scrub layer)
  6. Watering must be required thrice in a week at the initial growth stage.

Karnataka Initiatives for Married Adolescent Girls’ Empowerment

Vidyanikethan has been selected as lead NGO for implementing IMAGE – Initiatives for Married Adolescent Girls’ Empowerment, a multi-sectoral programme, funded by Terre des Hommes (TdH)-Netherlands.

Initiatives for Married Adolescent Girls’ Empowerment (IMAGE)is an innovative and integrated project to address the issues of Early Married Girls (EMG) in Karnataka state of India. Funded by Terre des Hommes, Netherlands (TdH-NL), the project is being implemented in 5 selected districts of Bagalkot, Belagavi, Bidar, Chamarajanagara and Chikkaballapur.



To Provide opportunities for children in vulnerable situations to develop.

  • Provide necessary life skills for daily living
  • To campaign for the Rights of the children
  • To stop the Exploitation of children in any form
  • Focus: Rights of children of all types of issues and provide opportunities for development

Geographic distribution

The project will address the issue of EMGs by primarily working with the girls themselves and through various stakeholders like the families, the community and the government. Most of the interventions fall under ‘Provision’ strategy, followed by ‘Prevention’, and ‘Promotion’. TdH-NL India will take the lead role for the program. Coordination, monitoring and knowledge building are the major roles of TdH-NL. There are 5 field implementing partners each covering 20 villages to reach out to 3,000 EMGs, 2,500 highly vulnerable children, and 20,000 community members.