Hi welcome back to another blog, last blog we were clarifying about the importance of greenery and how “Let’s map green” is planning on building awareness and supporting the sustainable development goals;1 No:13 “climate action”, No:14 “Life on land”. Even though let’s map green” mapping all over the world it’s base still remains in Sri Lanka, as you know the organizations intend is to spread awareness to the remote areas on earth gradually.
Today we’ll be speaking of Sri Lanka which is also known as the “Pearl of Indian Ocean”, Sri Lanka is a country with an estimated population of 21 million people (20,961,206). If each individual in Sri Lanka starts planting trees around his/her surrounding, think of the progression rate in greenery within the country. This is a small milestone to that “let’s map green” is working on to achieve the main goal of “Let’s map green”!!
Therefore, “Let’s map green” thought of starting from its surrounding, The Base of Let’s Map Green; Batticaloa is a district in Sri Lanka, where it resides in the eastern coast of the country. Its recognized for its touristic attractions the beaches, the lagoons, Scooba-diving, surfing, hospitality etc.., Batticaloa is also renowned for its history. The only fact that most of the people don’t know is that Batticaloa is also famous as a district that produces of the most paddy yield, when compared to other districts of Sri Lanka. Batticaloa is a district where most of the wheat is produced. The most common Agri-products of the district are coconut, wheat, & cashew.
The total population of Batticaloa is estimated to be 92,332 out of the total population. If you look at the diagram, the diagram concludes that the careers of Batticaloa has been based on industries such as Agriculture, fisheries etc. even though still there are zones in Batticaloa that has high thermal rate, drought lands and other aspects that affects plant life. To overcome this crisis, lets’ map green will take actions, and I’ll be notifying you so stay tuned! The percentage of the age limit between 25 - 30 within total population is 9.4%, sums up to a number of 8680 individuals, if each individual plants a tree on a monthly basis, by the end of the year there will 104160 trees!! Just think how could this impact on the climatic condition, the soil dense, the annual rain-fall regionally. As we are an organization that spreads awareness, we give priority on this matter and take actions on behalf of it.
Article by Purshottaman Nallaretnam
Posted date : 30/08/2018 13:22:31