Team: Anoop Awasthi – Assistant Director
- Organized workshop on “Gaon Ke Mann Ki Baat” at Dhutera village situated in Pench-Kanha corridor
- Organized voluntary work project to prepare soak pits in Dewri and Satosha villages
- Organized anti-plastic and conservation rally programme at Kundai and Ambadi
- 7 nature trails for school children of Mohgaon, Turia, Awarghani, Aamajhari, Khamba, Ambadi, Satosha – attended by 65 students
- 20 environmental education programmes – reached 578 students
- Organized 8 film shows on wildlife that reached 352 students and villagers
- Organized 6 medical camps at which 211 patients were treated
- Organized workshop on benefits of solar fencing at Turia
- Conducted micro-plan survey of Khamarpani village
- Assisted 4 unemployed youths in getting vocational training in sewing through BCRLIP
On December 14, Kamlesh led 12 villagers and students of Dewri village in a programme to prepare a soak pit which will take the spill-over water from the hand pump on the school campus. They explained the purpose of the soak pit to the participants. Similar programmes were organized by Niranjan on 23 December at Satosha with the help of 10 villagers and students. Photos below.
On December 20, our team comprising Anoop Awasthi, Ajay Poddar, Munindra Tikapache and Niranjan Hinge, organized a workshop called 'Gaon Ke Mann Ki Baat' at Dhutera village which is situated in Pench-Kanha corridor at Tehsil Keolari, District Seoni. Representatives and village eco-development committee (VEDC) members of Dhutera, Sarandi, Chikhali, Bibhari, Mohgaon and Khairi participated. Anoop explained to the participants about the importance of corridors, sustainable development practices, livelihood-based vocational training, livestock management, fodder development, organic farming, eco-tourism and garbage management. The representatives from the villages explained their problems and issues. A film on wildlife conservation was also shown to the participants.
On August 27, Anoop participated in a meeting on ‘’Garbage Management in the buffer area of Pench”. The meeting was attended by the Chief Executive Officer of Janpad Panchayat, Kurai, Mr. Khushram and Sarpanches of Turia and Kohoka, around 21 managers of local resorts and members of the Gram Panchayat. The attendees decided that each resort would contribute 80 rupees per room per month towards garbage management. This amount will be given to the Gram Panchayat, Turia.
As all the issues mentioned above did not go according to the scheme, Anoop Awasthi wrote a letter along with photographs of demolished tanks to Divisional Commissioner, District Collector and Field Director of Pench, Madhya Pradesh and media outlets.
In December, we organized a total of 7 nature trails for the children of Mohgaon, Satosha, Turia, Awarghani, Aamajhari, Khamba and Ambadi villages. On the trails, our staff spoke to the children about the various plants and common medicinal uses of those plants. They were also taught how to spot and identify birds. The role of birds in nature was also explained to the children.
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