Forests are essential for life on earth. They play a crucial role in human habitat. Large number of people depend on forests for their livelihoods. Forests play a critical role in mitigating climate change because they act as a carbon sink—soaking up carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that would otherwise be free in the atmosphere and contribute to ongoing changes in climate patterns.
Vikash undertook energy plantation, forest plantation, promotion of Vana Samrakshana Samiti (Forest Protection Committees) and village plantation in various parts of Odisha.