Green spaces in urban landscapes bring considerable benefits to people’s physical and mental health as well as to the environment. Trees in urban spaces not only provide recreational spaces and beautify urban landscapes, but also help improve the health of the environment. They filter pollutants and dust from the air, augment the quality of soil and water, prevent soil erosion, bring down temperatures as well as provide a home to a vibrant variety of urban fauna.
Pagdand aims to share these benefits with the citizens of the city of Vadodara, and
in association with the Forest Department of the Government of Gujarat has initiated a tree plantation drive across the city of Vadodara. Various areas of the city were greened under this project. These areas are: Waghodia, Makarpura, Ram Krishna Paramhans Hospital, Maneja, Swati Society (Sama), Manjalpur Complex, Fatehgunj, Chhani& Mukteshwar Mahadev Mandir. Pagdand also established a tree bank in Kamlanagar.