Shyam Sundar Paliwal has dedicated his life to planting trees and encouraging the wellbeing of a girl child. Paliwal lost his daughter in 2006. After coming over the loss he began a campaign named ‘Kiran Nidhi Yojana’ by planting 111 trees for every girl child born in his village along with a financial scheme.
The local Panchayat opens a fixed bank deposit account in the name of the new born as a part of the campaign. The parents of the girls are supposed to nurture the saplings and also sign an affidavit saying that they would not marry off their daughters before18 or practicing female foeticide. His campaign garnered results and sex ratio in his village improved drastically.
Soon his model started being followed up by several villages. The Pipalantri Village, as a result survived Rajasthan’s chronic drought & water scarcity thanks to the campaign. This initiative also helped building check dams on the pastures on nearby hills to recharge the groundwater level under Paliwal’s leadership and turned Rajsamand into an oasis full of trees.
For his pioneering work for eco – feminism the prestigious Padmashri Award was conferred on him by the President R N Kovind on 10 November, 2021. On this occasion he said that it is said that Gods rejoice where the women are honoured : Yatra Naryastau Poojyante Ramante Tatra Devatah.
Shyam Sundar Paliwal, The Father of Ecofeminism In India
Latest from Blog
Tesla’s Model 3 outranked electric car sales in the United States in the 2022 year, and
Artur Davoyan, the aerospace engineer from the University of California, Los Angeles, recently proposed a pellet-beam
Ford has assured plans to develop an all-new electric pickup at the new BlueOval City manufacturing
Yosemite National Park was closed on 25 February due to severe storms and snow accumulation, which
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman agreed to a bug in ChatGPT which allowed some users to see
The governor of New Mexico, Michelle Lujan Grisham signed two bills to invest in wildlife conservation
Mr. Pickles, is a 90-year-old radiated tortoise and recently became a father to three hatchlings with
Microsoft has decided to buy carbon removal credits from CarbonCapture, a Los Angeles-based startup. CarbonCapture is
The tech giant, Google, has debuted Bard AI, a competitor to OpenAI’s ChatGPT, and is now
Co-founder of Microsoft and a leading advocate for technological advancement, Bill Gates, has recently challenged OpenAI
UK scientists have proposed a new experiment to make a traversable wormhole using counterportation, a concept
Relativity Space’s 3D-printed rocket failed three minutes into its debut flight, falling far short of orbit.
A Kuaizhou 1A carrier rocket was launched by China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp from Jiuquan
Space Pioneer has announced new funding & will soon attempt to become China’s first privately-funded company
Musk’s Boring Company plans to discharge almost 142,000 gallons of wastewater into the Colorado River and
NASA has selected Firefly Aerospace to design a commercial lander for the far side of the
California citizens are bracing chaos and devastation caused by the recent snow and torrential rains, which
Founded in 1998, the team around Gerd Erhartt, Peter Sapp, and Jakob Dunkl, Austrian architectural firm
Legal marijuana consumption has raised a new concern on the Las Vegas Strip. Now tourists can
An exotic reptile, a caiman that’s usually found in Central and South America, was discovered by