Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Activity Update September 2015: Tadoba

Bandu Kumare – Field assistant


·      2 sapling plantation programmes at  Mudholi and Bhamdeli
·      One community assistance voluntary work project – programme at Junona to clean area around well
·      Anti-plastic programmes in 2 villages – at Kondegaon and Khutwanda
·      2 community assistance voluntary work projects – common areas of village cleaned at Sitarampeth and Junona
·      One workshop to create awareness about driver’s training programme
·      One nature game at Adegaon
·      Classroom visits to 10 schools as part of our environment education programme – attended by 302 students
·      Film shows on nature and wildlife conservation at 10 places – attended by 485 people
·      Health camps in 6 villages – 200 patients treated
·      2 visits to check on status of relocated villagers of Jamni and Navegaon  


On September 8, Bandu organized a programme at Mudholi to plant saplings. 4 villagers, 5 teachers and 37 students from the village joined Bandu in the programme. A similar programme was organized on September 15 at Bhamdeli in which 2 villagers, 2 teachers and 17 students participated. A total of 20 saplings were planted in the programmes.  The saplings included karanj, jambhul, sitaphal, neem and mango. We procured the saplings from the villages and distributed them to the schools where they were planted.

Mudholi - saplings planted in school campus

Bhamdeli plantation at school campus

On September 7, Bandu organized an anti-plastic programme at Kondegaon in which 20 students of the village’s Zilla Parishad Primary School participated. Bandu explained the harmful effects of plastic on the environment and the need to keep plastic litter and waste buried so that they aren’t blown away into jungle areas. The children first cleared the main road of the village of plastic litter and waste and later cleared the school premises as well.

A similar programme was organized at Kutwanda on September 17 in which 18 students of the village’s ZP Primary School participated.

Kutwanda: plastic clean-up drive

On September 11, Bandu organized a programme at Sitarampeth to clear the common area and main road of the village. 8 villagers, 2 teachers and 14 students from the village joined Bandu in the programme. A similar programme was organized on September 24 at Junona in which 7 youths from the village participated. Photo below: Sitarampeth

On September 13, Bandu organized a programme at Junona to clear the area around a well. Water had spilled over while people drew from the well. This had stagnated, leading to proliferation of mosquitoes and insects. Our team cleared the area, removing scum and organic growth and dug a canal to drain away the water. 2 youths from the village joined Bandu in the programme. 

Environment Education

During September, Bandu made 10 classroom visits to speak to students of village schools on various aspects of nature and wildlife conservation.

During the month, Bandu organized a nature game for Zilla Parishad Primary School students of Adegaon during which he spoke to the students about nature and wildlife and the need for conservation. Photo below.

Employment Cell

During September, we selected 30 youths from Katwal, Kutwanda, Mudholi, Sitarampeth, Bamdeli, Moharli, Junona and Adegaon for a programme to train them as drivers of four-wheelers. We held an awareness programme at our Moharli office to explain to the candidates the various aspects of the programme as well as their livelihood prospects once they completed the training. Ajay Poddar, our Employment Cell Officer, and Sagar, the trainer from the driving school at Chandrapur, spoke to the candidates.

Candidates for driving training, at Moharli

Moharli - candidates for driving training being briefed at our office

Education Van

There were 10 film shows on nature and wildlife conservation in September.

Film screening at Kondegaon


There were 6 health camps in September.

Dr Dhiraj Tapare at our free health camp at Bhamdeli

Resettled villages

Issues at resettled villages: rainwater stagnates due to lack of
stormwater drain, at Jamni

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