Niranjan Hinge, Bandu Uikey – Field assistants
- 1 shramdhaan for cleaning of well at Satosha
- Two bird-watching trails for children of Satosha and Turia
- Conducted unemployed youth survey in 7 villages
- 2 unemployed youths provided with jobs through our assistance
- 2 medical camps -- treated 67 patients
Our team organised a shramdhaan in Satosha on April 20 to clean a well used to draw drinking water. The well had become clogged with leaves, sticks and other debris. Conservation Officer Anoop Awasthi and field assistant Niranjan Hinge led a team of 7 villagers in a programme to clean the well and make it fit for use again.
On April 18, Niranjan Hinge led 11 children from Satosha village on a bird-watching trail in the jungle near the village. Hinge, a former guide at Pench National Park, talked to the children about birds, their role in nature and the need for conservation.
A similar trail was organised on April 29 for 6 children of Turia village.
During the month our team assisted two unemployed youths in getting jobs locally.
Mobile Health Unit:
We assisted Nature Conservation Society, Amravati in holding two medical camps in April.
- 1 shramdhaan for creating a water hole for domestic livestock at Turia
- One bird-watching trail for children of Turia
- Assisted in fighting fire in forest near Kumbhpani
- Updated data on unemployed youths in 7 villages
- 10 medical camps -- treated 458 patients
Our team organised a shramdhaan on May 22 to create a water hole for domestic livestock on the outskirts of Turia village. There is a leakage from underground pipes which take water from a bore well to an overhead storage tank at Turia. As a result, the area around the bore well had become swampy with stagnant water. Our team organised a shramdhaan to clean the area and dig a waterhole so that the water collects in it and domestic livestock can drink from it. Four unemployed youths joined hands with Anoop Awasthi and Niranjan Hinge in the programme.
Above: The waterhole before the shramdaan
On May 1, while running a health camp at Kumbhpani, we received information that there was a fire in the jungle around half a kilometer from the village. Niranjan left the camp in the charge of the rest of our team and went to assist in fighting the fire. Two local Forest Department staff were already engaged in fighting the fire. It took around 45 minutes to bring the fire under control.
On May 20, Niranjan Hinge led 8 children from Turia village on a bird-watching trail in the jungle near the village. Hinge, a former guide at Pench National Park, talked to the children about birds, their role in nature and the need for conservation.
During the month, our team updated details of unemployed youths in 7 villages – Turia, Awarghani, Potiya, Durgapur, Kohoka, Aamajhari and Tuyepani.
Mobile Health Unit:
We assisted Nature Conservation Society, Amravati in holding 10 medical camps in May.