During October, we organized 3 voluntary work projects related to water conservation.
|Site of check dam at Matkuli|
|Filling bags to construct the dam|
|The completed dam|
On October 30, we organized a programme to build a check dam on a stream around 3.5 km from Bindakheda village. 15 children from Government Primary School (GPS) Bindakheda joined hands with Ashfaq and Hameed Khan to build the dam. The resultant water body will benefit domestic livestock in the day time and wildlife at night. Spotted deer are regularly spotted in the area.
As part of our efforts to reduce villagers’ dependence on forests for firewood, we organize programmes to promote the use of bio-gas. We also encourage villagers to use vermi-compost to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers in areas adjoining wildlife habitats. As part of this strategy, we organized 6 programmes in October to promote the use of vermi-compost and bio-gas. The details are given in the table below.
Abhilash Dubey of the MP Biodiversity Board,
addressing students at the workshop