Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Activity Update July 2016: Kanha


Batwar- Students collect saplings for plantation programme.

Batwar - sapling plantation

Bhagpur - Compost pit dug in Top Singh's backyard 

Chapri - Students plant saplings at Tribal Hostel 

 Chapri- Volunteers clean area next to hand pump

Dhamangaon - Students take out conservation rally
as part of Global Tiger Day programme 

Dhamangaon - Village children gather plastic litter 

Kutwahi - Suddhu Singh implements improved farming
techniques learnt at our awareness programme

Manegaon - Volunteer cleans and desilts a well

Manegaon - Volunteers clean well in community assistance programme

 Patpara - Sampathlal Dhurve conducts environment education programme

Chapri - Saplings planted at Govt. Tribal Hostel 

Omprakash Dhurwey, of Batwar, at Kanha Resort, Mocha

Team: Amit AwasthiConservation Officer
            Sampathlal Dhurve – Field assistant
  • 2 voluntary work projects for community assistance – area next to well cleaned at Manegaon and area next to hand pump cleaned at Chapri
  • 4 awareness programmes on plantation
  • Plantation programme – 500 saplings planted in 4 villages 
  • 4 compost pits prepared in 3 villages
  • 3 paddy seedling beds prepared using improved farming techniques
  • 2 anti-plastic programmes
  • Global Tiger Day  celebrated at Dhamangaon – conservation rally, contests for students
  • Environment education programme conducted in 11 schools - attended by 352 students
  • 3 unemployed youths get jobs through our Employment Cell


In community assistance work, our team organized one programme on July 2 to clean a well at Manegaon. Organic litter had accumulated in the well, blown in by the wind.  5 women and 4 male villagers joined Sampath and Amit in the programme in which they removed the litter and de-silted the well.

Another programme was organized on July 16 to clear the area next to a hand pump at Chapri.

During the month, the following 3 farmers were taught to plant paddy using improved techniques:

As part of our monsoon activities, our teams across the landscape motivate and organize villagers to collect seeds, prepare saplings and dig pits so that a plantation drive can be launched once the rains set it. Following good rains in July, we helped plant a total of 500 saplings in 4 villages. The species planted included mango, kanji, jamun, sitafal, kanher, bamboo.

During the month, Amit and Sampath Lal organized 4 programmes to promote awareness among villagers on the need to protect and increase tree cover through plantation.   
Details of the programmes are given in the table above.

Our team encourages organic farming as part of our strategy to reduce the impact of chemical fertilizers on fields adjoining prime wildlife areas. Part of our work includes assistance to villagers in setting up vermi-compost tanks and compost pits. During July, we helped 4 villagers dig compost pits – Balram Maravi of Samaiya on July 6, Top Singh Dhurwey of Bhagpur on July 13, Samaru Maravi of Samaiya on July 14, and Buddhu Baiga of Dhamangaon on July 17.  

On July 21, our team organized an anti-plastic programme at Dhamangaon. Sampath spoke to the
villagers about the harmful impact of plastic/polythene on the environment and motivated them to remove such litter from the village. The team of villagers and students went around the village, collecting plastic and polythene litter/waste, which were then buried in a pit on the outskirts of the village. A similar anti-plastic programme was organized at Kutwahi on July 25.

On July 29, Global Tiger Day, our team organized a function at Government Middle School, Dhamangaon, to promote awareness about tiger conservation. As part of our programme, we organized a rally in which 58 students walked through the village, chanting slogans for tiger, wildlife and nature conservation. Staff of Middle School and Primary School participated along with the students.  


During the month our team organized environment education programmes in 11 schools in the villages in our area of operations.

Employment Cell

We helped 3 youths get jobs during the month of July.


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