Friday, January 5, 2018

Activity Update November 2017: Pench Madhya Pradesh


Wildlife film screening for students at Aamajhari

Nature education class at Dewari,
conducted by our Field Assistant Kamlesh Pawar

Dr Zanzal at our free health camp at Kanhargaon

Conservation Officer Amit Awasthi discusses livelihood options
with Khamrith residents

Wildlife film screening at Kohoka

Free health camp at Pulpuldoh

Conservation rally in Satosha

Conservation rally at Tuyepani


Team: Amit Awasthi – Conservation Officer
            Niranjan Hinge, Kamlesh Pawar – Field Assistants
·      Conducted socio-economic survey in 11 villages
·      Two compost pits prepared
·      Organised 2 rallies with conservation message
·      One biogas unit  repaired by Niranjan Hinge
·      17 classroom education lectures organised - 402 students attended
·      7 film shows with conservation message organised – 488 attended
·      Details of candidates for various skill development programmes collected
·      6 medical camps organised – 242 patients treated

Our team encourages organic farming as part of our strategy to reduce the impact of chemical fertilisers on fields adjoining prime wildlife areas. Part of our work includes assistance to villagers in setting up compost pits.

During November, we motivated and assisted 2 farmers to prepare compost pits near their farms. On November 22, Niranjan assisted Mr Ramgopal Thakre, a farmer from Turiya village, in preparing a compost pit. 5 other villagers participated in the voluntary work programme.

A similar such compost pit was prepared near the farm of Mr Ghanshyam Maraskolhe in Potiya village on November 26. 6 other villagers participated in the voluntary work programme.

On November 25, Kamlesh organised an anti-plastic campaign to spread awareness in Thuyepani village. During the rally, 60 students of Government Middle School participated and raised slogans on ill effects of plastic waste. During the rally, the students collected plastic waste along the main road in the village. Plastic waste like wrappers, polythene carry bags, plastic bottles, etc... were collected. The students also requested the local shop owners to stop using polythene bags. A ban on plastic carry bags has been imposed in this area by the state authorities and the rally helped spread awareness on this issue amongst the villagers.

On November 27, Niranjan Hinge organised an awareness rally in Satosha village. 52 students of Government Primary School participated in the rally. During the month of November, many villagers had spotted a tiger near the steam flowing near the village. During the rally, the students raised slogans to spread a message that tiger is not a threat to the villagers. The students urged the villagers to avoid venturing deep into the forest area to avoid any conflict.


During the month our team organised environment education programmes in 9 schools in the villages in our area of operations.

Education van programme

There were 7 film shows on nature and wildlife conservation in November.

Medical Health Service

Six camps were organised in November in which 242 patients got free treatment.

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