Thursday, December 27, 2012

November 2012 Activity Report: Tadoba

Bandu Kumare – Field assistant

·      2 water conservation voluntary work projects – check dams near Adegaon and Katwal nature trails for village children
·      Follow-up to plantation done during the monsoon in 3 villages
·      Anti-plastic programmes in 3 villages
·      Cleaning of soak pit in one village
·      Environment education lectures in 8 schools – attended by 286 students
·      Medical camps in 5 villages  - 270 patients treated
·      Two visits to Bhagwanpur to follow up status of relocated villagers


As part of our water conservation efforts, Bandu organized two voluntary work project programmes during November to construct check/stop dams on streams.

On November 8, Bandu lead a team of 28 people including 2 unemployed village youths, teachers and students of Zilla Parishad (ZP) Primary School, Adegaon in  programme to build a check dam on a stream around half a kilometer from the village, adjoining the jungle. The resultant water body will benefit domestic livestock in the day and wild animals at night. Wild boars, spotted deer, nilgai are spotted regularly in the area while wild dogs are seen more occasionally.

Adegaon - the stream before the check dam was built

Adegaon - the stream after the dam was built

On November 29, a similar programme was organized at a site around 1.5-2 kms from Katwal village in the jungle. Bandu was joined in this programme by 4 teachers and 61 students of ZP Primary School, Katwal. This water body is mainly for the benefit of wildlife. Nilgai, spotted deer and sambhar are all spotted regularly in this area.

Katwal - the site before the water body was made

Katwal - after making the check dam

Katwal - the participants eating snacks
after the check dam work is completed

During the month, Bandu also 3 organized programmes to follow-up on plantation done during the monsoon months. Earlier in the year, we had arranged for planting of saplings in different villages. Now, we are following up to ensure that the saplings get enough water as well as protection from grazing livestock. Details are given in the table above.

Adegaon - children tend to saplings planted during the monsoon

Sitarampeth - children tend to saplings
they had planted earlier

On November 2, Bandu organized an anti-plastic programme at Dewada in which school students cleaned up the main village road of plastic litter and waste. They then cleaned up the school premises. The litter/waste was then buried in pits. Similar anti-plastic programmes were organized on November 7 at Mudholi and on November 30 at Kutwanda. 

Kondegaon - village cleanliness and anti-plastic programme 

As part of our community assistance programmes, we organized a voluntary work project on November 9 at Sitarampeth in which 9 students from the village school joined Bandu in cleaning a soak pit. Polythene wrappers, leaves and other natural waste had fallen into the pit and clogged it up. The team cleaned it up. 


In November, our environment education programme covered 8 schools.

Kutwanda - environment education programme

On November 6, Bandu organized a nature game at Chorgaon, in which the intricate relationship and inter-dependency between different species of flora and fauna was taught to the children.  

On November 22, a rangoli contest was held at ZP Primary School Bamdeli.

Bamdeli - rangoli competition

Mobile Health Unit

There were health camps in 5 villages in November.

Kolsa - free medical camp

Piparheti - free medical camp


Bandu visited the village on November 4-5 and on November 24-25 to follow up on the status of the relocated villagers.

Nothing further to report from last month. Villagers are preparing for harvesting of crops.