The environmental impact after a three year period is:
1.Local land regeneration and soil fertility. Eco-system replenished. Self-sufficiency achieved. No inputs required in terms of external water, electricity, seeds and fertilisers/pest control.
2.Reduced environmental impact from migration to slums and polluting brick kilns of local community. Sense of future for the local community and eco-practices emerging.
3.Inspiration to major influences in India (and the West) that goes beyond farming giving a sense of how to address the huge environmental challenges of India through integrating Western and Indian skills. The project’s proximity to Mumbai means visitors can be easily received and shown a model of fully sustainable practices and livelihoods. A demonstration of harmonious integration between community and the environment.
After 10 years.. Similar projects are adopted throughout India as a means to tackle environmental challenges.