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 in. During August, we helped plant a total of 26 saplings at Shambhu Lal
house’s in Chapri. The species planted included mango, papaya, jamun.
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 vermi-compost tanks and compost pits.
During August, we helped 4 villagers dig compost pits – Dhannu Singh Maravi of Patpara on
August 7, Ghurolal
Kartik of Kutwahi on August16, Lakhanlal Uikey of Bhagpur on August 27, Shiv Kumar Tekam
of Samaiya on August 28.
|Samaiya: compost pit being dug at Shiv Kumar Tekam's house|
On August 8, our team organized an anti-plastic programme at Manegaon. Amit and 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 Chapri on August 26. Photo below.
Education van programme
|Sukhdev Singh Maravi, at his new place of work, a farmhouse in Mocha|