In water conservation work, we organized a programme to construct a check dam on November 16. The site of the dam was Dala nallah, a stream adjoining the jungle around 0.5 km from Samaiya village. Eleven villagers, including members of Durga women’s self-help group (SHG), unemployed youths and village elders comprised the team which built the dam. Wildlife and domestic livestock will both benefit from this water body. Nilgai and sambhar are spotted regularly in the area.
|Samaiya - the site at Dala Nallah|
|Bringing the materials|
|Completed check dam|
On November 23, Amit and Sampath led a team of 18 students in a programme to clean the area around a hand pump at Kursitola in Chapri. Wild growth had proliferated around the pump. Our team removed the wild growth and cleared the area next to the hand pump. Photos below.
|Chapri - vegetable patch at Sarita Bai Dhurve's home|
|Amit inspecting vegetable patch set up by Khelan Bai, Manegaon|
To encourage more villagers to take up this activity, we conducted two awareness programmes in November at Batwar, Chapri.
|Batwar - Amit conducting awareness campaign on vegetable farming|
Vegetable Seed distribution
We also distributed seeds to villagers to help them get started in this activity. Details are given in the table below.
|Chapri - Amit distributes seeds to encourage organic vegetable farming|
SHG capacity building programme
|Mocha - capacity-building workshop for women's SHGs|
We helped two youths get jobs during the month of November.