ODD AD ODDITY
I spot this news today, talking about Piplantri, a village from India, planting trees and aloe vera plants. I was curious about their products.
There is a sort of a movement on advertizing about planting trees. I feel like we started a bit before the Amazon´s disaster, while now, still drying our tears after the Australia .
They say there is always hope and I trust this, because Ethiopia, by example, they have managed to anticipate the future and take measures, to be precise, they managed to plant 353 million trees on Monday( click here).
I cannot say what Monday we talk about, nevertheless the article is from 29 of July 2019.
Let us see some facts about Ethiopia, wiki source: “Despite these improvements, it remains one of the world’s poorest countries. In addition to poverty, Ethiopia faces hunger, corruption, weak infrastructure, and poor access to health and education (with an illiteracy rate of 51%), ranking in the worst quartile on the Human Development Index. The Ethiopian government’s respect for human rights also remained poor.”
Now, let us see some facts about Brasil: Brazil is the largest national economy in Latin America, the world’s ninth largest economy and the eighth largest in purchasing power parity (PPP) according to 2018 estimates. Brazil has a mixed economy with abundant natural resources. After rapid growth in preceding decades, the country entered an ongoing recession in 2014 amid a political corruption scandal and nationwide protests.
Now, I am happy to say that Ethiopia did a great job here, with very litlle resource. ” Ethiopia planted (click here)more than 353 million trees in 12 hours on Monday, which officials believe is a world record.”
Anyhow, before Ethiopia, there was a precedent in the same India.
More than 800,000 people in the state of Uttar Pradesh attempted to plant 50 million trees on Monday in an effort to get into the Guinness World Records. The article above is from July 2016.
Ok, so my conclusion is that the Monday is the day to plant trees, nevermind where, when as long as is past 2006 and congratulations on this amazing task, of planting 50 millions plus another quarter of million.
BACK TO PIPLANTRI VILLAGE
” A leading member of the village started the initiative in honor of his own daughter, who died a few years ago.” 13 June 2013 (click here)
” Shyam Sunder Paliwal( click here)…Kiran, Paliwal’s 16-year-old daughter, died in 2006 – a tragedy he marked by planting the burflower tree. He went on to channel his grief into a mission.” 11 October 2018 ( click here)
” For the people of Piplantri in the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan, the birth of a girl child meant bad news. Female foeticide and infanticide were not unheard of. This was mainly due to the hefty dowry system prevalent in the village. Enters social campaigner and ex-sarpanch of Piplantri village, Shyam Sunder Paliwal who envisioned a bright future for the girls. He believed that if the parents of newborn girls planted trees and nurtured them for 18 years, they could arrange enough money for the girl’s wedding when she comes of age.”
” And Piplantri has not stopped at trees. After his wife was told by a traditional doctor that she could cure her chronic back problems by drinking aloe vera juice, Paliwal went on a planting spree of the succulent. Originally for his wife’s use, Paliwal realised that aloe vera also kept termites away from nearby trees and went about planting with even more of a vengeance.” 28 Octobre 2016( click here)
” The need for a quantitative tool to measure differences between tree structures is already apparent. (cf. Dobson (1975), Farris (1973), Sokal and Rohlf (1962), Bobisud and Bobisud (1972)). This paper takes the axioms for a distance function on the collection of partial orders given by Bogart and changes them to a form with more general applications. Axioms(click here) giving a unique distance function on any collection of binary relations are stated and the applications to tree structures and hierarchical classifications are discussed.”
This sounds complicated but they say there is need of at least 1,5 m between two trees. I will ignore this detail, and divide 50 millions to 900 km of the distance and I get 55.555 trees over a kilometre, therefore 55 trees onto a square metre.
I am also confussed by the advertizing on the aloe vera products from Piplantri.
Nevermind where I look at , I will find the same (click here) an empty website.
” The initiative(click here) has also helped buoy the town’s economy. To keep termites away from the trees, many of which bear fruit, the village has planted more than 2.5 million aloe vera plants around them. “Gradually, we realized that aloe vera could be processed and marketed in a variety of ways,” the paper quotes one village leader as saying. So the community now produces and markets aloe-based products like juice and gel, among other things.”
So, I have read more than 30 articles to understand that we burn forrests down in the South to plant Trees in the North or similar, that we are being given an example from a poor man from India on how to take care of the future and also, that there are no sales of the Aloe Vera products, Piplantri Brand.
Nevertheless , I have been able to find this in Piplantri :
” The villagers tell us that the last sparrows from the mountains have left because of the marble dust from the mountains across, and the rhythmic explosions from the marble mining industries that rock the very foundations of this little village.”
This in The Pantanal of Brasil :
” The present work is a study and research about gold mining as a main destruction activity in the district of Poconé northem border of the Pantanal in the state of Mato-Grosso. The inadequate way of using mercury during the process of treatment to obtain gold is worring. The study of the fauna and flora of Poconé is a way of contributing to the proc…”
There is also some trouble on mines in Australia :
” Australia is teetering on the edge of a massive hole – one left by huge mines that may soon close. As they do, the country is playing a desperate game of catch-up to make sure the mining companies pay for the cleanup. But a legacy of limited environmental requirements means that even if that succeeds, the end of the coal boom will leave Australia pockmarked with unfilled holes.”
And don´t forget Ethiopia:
I don´t understand any of this, I was just looking for the Aloe Vera Piplantri products and seem impossible , I´ll just give up and buy a plant to grow home to spare this continous troubles of reading.
I also apologize for the inconsistency of my research and leave this beautiful song behind, to blame on Mr. Trump for all of this , as usual , with all my social love.
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