भारतातील जवळपास निम्मी जमीन पडीक असल्याचे ‘वनराई’ने निदर्शनास आणून, पडीक जमिनीच्या गंभीर समस्येकडे देशाचे लक्ष वेधून घेतले, तसेच ही जमीन उत्पादनक्षम बनवण्यासाठी कायम आग्रही भूमिका घेतली.
Through workshops, it was revealed that out of 329 M. Ha. of total geographical area of India, more than 50% lands are waste or degraded lands. Vanarai was pioneer organisation to attract the attention of the country towards this massive problem of wastelands and suggest necessary measures to make them productive.
During Green Revolution, lands under culture where made more productive by using hybrid seeds. However, no effort was made to make these waste lands productive. They are not waste but wasted lands and Vanarai has been insisting to make them productive. this has a potential to take care of the food grains & other agricultural produce in the years to come.
By Now, several states in the country including central Government & planning commission have accepted the approach of Scientific Micro Water Shed program management. Vanarai reasonably feels proud for introduction & successful implementation of this approach all over the country.