"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope and confidence" -- Helen Keller

We want to establish with a clearer understanding of the concept of Greening our surroundings purely from a Rural Development perspective.

We are aware that we do have to learn from initiatives within India and from other countries which have successfully integrated or are integrating for environment protection in rural development programs.

We shall assess the direct or indirect environment implications, both positive and negative, of the programs, and set the potential of the programs for addressing environmental issues leading to environmental benefits and building resilience of communities.

We shall identify and document case studies or models within our region of activities with the experience of the India rural development initiatives and programs that could lead to have significant environmental benefits.

Adopt strategies for integrating Green considerations and objectives in the current rural development programs as well as ideas for new programs integrating environmental issues in rural development.