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.