Israeli Expert Praises ‘The Woods’ Miyawaki Forest in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, July 11, 2024: Uri Rubinstein, MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Corporation, Agriculture Attaché at the Embassy of Israel in India, lauded the Woods-Shamshabad biophilic eco-realty project by Stonecraft Group in Hyderabad, integrated with Miyawaki Forest.

After touring The Woods@Shamshabad on late wednesday evening, Uri Rubinstein, said, ” I never witnessed such a project, this is breathtaking, the residents and habitats are lucky to live here, thoroughly a next generation project”. He added, “I Am an agriculture person, and these days we are talking a lot about Regenerative Agriculture, this looks similar to regenerative agriculture that improves soil fertility, improves water level and energy management”. He applauded Kirthi for creating a breakthrough forest in the middle of the city.

The Woods@Shamshabad in Hyderabad, is the world’s largest Miyawaki forest created in a residential daily living space, is a three-year-old forest, with fully matured 4,50,000 native self-sustainable Indian trees and over 141 species of migratory and resident birds, the lush green around 60 acres with 110 farm units built to cherish as an heirloom property.

The Woods at Shamshabad explore collaborative opportunities with MASHAV

“We are honored to receive words of appreciation from the Israeli Agricultural Attaché Mr. Uri Rubinstein for our project ‘The Woods@Shamshabad’. This acknowledgment, and learnings from his visit reinforces our commitment to sustainable development in eco-realty. We look forward to exploring opportunities for collaboration with MASHAV to further our efforts in ecological restoration and community development through a series of Woods Projects in India.” Kirthi Chilukuri, Founder and CEO of Stonecraft Group said.

MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, promotes sustainable development and social equity worldwide. Through its initiatives, MASHAV empowers communities to create sustainable change and transformation within their societies.

The Israeli embassy in India is participating in the ‘Million Miyawaki’ initiative as part of Earth Day goals, aimed at improving air quality in Indian cities through mass afforestation in tight urban spaces. Amongst the many fields in which Israel and India collaborate, agriculture and climate change have always been at the front and center to demonstrate the Israel Agro technology to benefit the Indian farmers under IIAP.

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