Tamil Nadu Man Single-Handedly Creates Lush Forest in 100 Acres of Barren Land

By Gopi Karelia
The Better India
December 4, 2020

D Saravanan spent three years to collect indigenous seeds from farmers and sacred grooves across Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Here’s his exceptional journey.

D Saravanan could not be a more fitting example of Mahatma Gandhi’s famous quote, ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world’.

A true environmentalist at heart, Saravanan dedicated nearly 25 years of his life to turn barren land into a green luscious forest spread over 100 acres, now known as the Aranya Forest and Sanctuary in Poothurai village, Tamil Nadu.

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