Vetiver grass and dragon fruit plantations along the 20-kilometer stretch of the river embankment at Nagendrapur have been a significant effort by Mukti toward the critical need for the preservation of river embankments. However, it has also brought about a unique challenge: fodder scarcity for the livestock belonging to landless tribal communities, who were reliant on the embankments for grazing their cattle.
To address this issue, Mukti has embarked on a strategic initiative of planting Napier grass in the roughly 5-foot wide trench space on the countryside slope of the embankment. Napier grass boasts high energy content and a year-round growth cycle while requiring minimal water and nutrition. As of now, Mukti has successfully planted 5,500 Napier grass saplings, with thousands more in preparation at the Mukti Nursery poised to make a significant impact on the welfare of the tribal community.