secured 35 year lease; installed 1 recycled steel and woven thorn boundary fence

built water catchment facility – recharges the aquifer and supplies water for  2 months after the rains stop

creating 4 durable eco-shelters

hosted 20 volunteers and at least 100 international and Indian visitors

provided 1300 man-days of work in the local community

developed excellent relations in the community and environmental networks

planted over 300 mixed fruit and forest trees; experimenting with medicinal herb bed, grew rce, dahl, sesame, vegetables and salad  started soil restoration

established vermi and regular composting facilities

using ancient Indian agricultural techniques –  pure breed cow and calf installed solar powered pump in bore well 147 ft deep