Our team organized 2 community assistance programmes on January 20 and 21 to clear the area around hand pumps at Bagadband and Jindatola respectively. Unemployed youths from Mangezari participated in the programmes which were led by Mukund and Salimkumar.
On January 13, we organized a patrol during which our team cleaned a waterhole in Compartment no. 108 and repaired a water hole in the Compartment no. 109. The water body was clogged with organic litter and dust. Our team removed the litter and de-silted the water body.
On January 14, Mukund organized a programme to build a check dam on a stream in Garadtondi. (Co. No. 107 in the buffer zone of Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve. The stream is around 2.5 km from Mangezari and located inside thick jungle.Leopards, spotted deer, sambar, wild boar and wild dogs are regularly sighted in this area. 6 youths from Mangezari, 6 Forest Guards and 2 temporary workers of the Forest Department joined Mukund, Salim and Jivraj in the programme.
On January 15, we organized programmes to plug leaks in waterholes in Co. No. 108, 109 and 110. Youths from Mangezari, staff of Forest Department and our team participated.
On January 23, we organized one nature trail for the students of ZPPS, Kodebarra in the jungle in the buffer zone area of NNTR. 39 students, Mukund, Salim and Jivraj participated.