Is South India Turning into Desert?

Project GreenHands (PGH) is a massive, public tree-planting movement that aims to increase the green cover of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu by ten percent, to reverse desertification, reduce soil erosion, establish sustainable ways of living and counteract climate change. Together over 2 million volunteers had planted 33 million saplings in 1,800 communities. PGH's social mobilization strategy is designed to rekindle hope, proactivity and environmental responsibility, and bring about self-sufficiency that is in harmony with the ecosystem.