During December, we organized 7 programmes related to water conservation.
On December 26, we organized a programme to build a check dam on a stream in the area of Chakar village. A team comprising of 1 teacher, 26 students from Government Primary School, Chakar and Hameed Khan built the dam. The resultant water body will benefit domestic livestock in the day time and wildlife at nights. Spotted deer, monkeys, leopards and other wild life are spotted in the area. Photos below.
On December 28 and 29, we organized a programme to clean two water bodies in the jungle around 5 km from Chakar village. The water bodies, which are located around 500 metres from each other, were covered with leaves and organic litter and animals were finding it difficult to drink. Our team, consisting of field assistant Hameed Khan and 21 children from Government Primary School, Chakar cleared the litter and made the water bodies accessible to the animals again. Spotted deer are regularly spotted around these water bodies while there are occasional sightings of sloth bears and leopards. Photo below.
The main objectives of the programme were :
- · Construct model soak pit of bricks
- · Garbage removal demonstration
- · Establishing Bio-diversity Park in a village
- · Sharing Water conservation success stories - “Akhari Paani”.