Amrit Sagar Environmental Center is already underway with 3 acres of property purchased, local universities engaged in planning, and local leaders providing support.
More funds are needed. Timing is especially critical to complete the land purchase, as the population migration to the Southeast side of the river is underway and will cause land squatting (difficult to remove) and price inflation.
The following is a summary of our funding model as of February 2009:
Funds Donated $300,000 (private charitable gifts to purchase first 3 acres of land)
Committed In-kind Donations $200,000 (for solar equipment, wind technology, rare plants, expert consulting, trees and herbs)
Funds required for land $500,000 (to purchase 7 more acres to complete the 10-acre property)
Funds required for equipment $200,000 (includes irrigation, fencing, visitor center and model homes for staff)
Funds required for program development $200,000 (includes educational materials and outreach efforts)