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SARA is FSC®FM certified, India's biggest FSC® FM Certified Plantations.

SARA conducted its 15th Annual General Meeting on 30th Aug 2016.

FSC®-FM renewal audit was completed successfully from 28th Nov 2016 to 02nd December 2016

SARA has been awarded again FSC®-FM certiifcate for its "Well Managed Group Plantation Certiifcation" with a validity of 5 years upto 2021. 

FSC-Forest Management Renewal Audit Completed during 28-11-2016 to 02-12-2016

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The observations of the Auditors are as under:

On 28 November, 2016 SARA (Society for Afforestation, Research and Allied works) FM Certification was subjected to Re-Evaluation cum Re-certiifcation audit. The audit was undertaken by SCS the certification body (CB) in presence of Witness auditor. It was 5 day’s event wherein the visiting body looked into the SARA day to day accounts and looked into the records and documentation as being managed and maintained. The visiting body also conducted field visits and interviewed many farmers; Managers, supervisors and farm hands. The team visited actual farms located in Ram Nagar, Khanapur; Chandgad; Kittur, Kuluwalli and Malgi regions to see the actual developments on the land.

The visiting team were impressed by the ground work done by SARA in helping farmers convert their wastelands into productive lands. Audit team commended SARA in its unique initiative and said such a model does not exist anywhere else in the world and needs to be studied closely and should be replicated for its contribution to wellbeing of the Environment & Society at large. The Certification Body SCS also added that the effort being put needs to be further cemented by replicating the ground work in to other regions and building newer relationships.

SARA on this occasion thanks its Members, it managing Team and Himsacsha Inc. (Consultants) for making this audit and this year as yet another success story. SARA is moving towards the path of its second journey with the FSC®-FM certiifcate for its "Well Managed Group Plantation Certiifcation". Here it needs to be mentioned the commendable job done by Dr S. K. Sharma; Mr. V.C. Mirashi, Mr S.G. Jalihal, Mr. K.B. Ghadi, Mr. Sudhir Naik and the entire Plantation team for their constant push and motivating the farmers and making it possible for them to participate.

SARA will shortly post an Audit Summary for everyone to see.     

 

 

 

Society for Afforestation, Research and Allied Works was formed with an intention of serving the nation and the humanity by taking up greening and afforestation works for protecting and maintaining the ecological and environmental balance of fragile Western Ghats and other areas.

SARA Has been duly recognized with its Major contribution towwards agroforestry development and published paper in International Journal i.e. Journal of Agriculture, Science and Technology (B) in 2015.

 

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