|Programme at Bhajepar|
|Programme at Kodebarra|
|Clearing wild growth around hand pump at Koylari|
Our team joined the Forest Department in night patrols on the roads from Mangezari to Kodebarra, Mangezari to Jindatola and Mangezari to Govindtola, Mangezari to Bagadhband on September 1, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, and 30. Patrolling was intensified after a leopard and tiger were spotted on September 11 as officials wanted to monitor their movement and ensure that they were safe from poachers. One cattle was killed, reportedly by the tiger, near Bagadhband. The leopard made cattle kill near the road from Mangezari to Bodalkasa, according to local Forest Department officials.
During the month, our team organized 4 anti-plastic programmes to clear polythene/plastic litter from the villages. The programmes were organized on September 15, 16, 24 and 25 at the Ashram school, Koylari, Entry Gate Pitezari, Z.P.P.S. Bhajepar and Z.P.P.S., Kodelohara respectively. Mukund, Salimkumar and Jivraj organized the programmes which were attended by villagers and students. The plastic litter has been kept in our Mangezari office and will be sent to Tiroda for recycling.
Photos of the programmes below.
|Near Pitezari gate|
|Drive by students at Bhajepar|
The Government of Maharashtra has issued the buffer zone notification for the Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve. Following this, doubts have sprung up in the minds of villagers as to how they will be affected by the notification. Due to the doubts, some villagers are opposing the notification. To clear their doubts and misgivings, we organized 3 awareness programmes during September in Lendezari, Bodalkasa and Kodebarra.
|Village EcoDevelopment Committee meeting, Kodebarra|
Our team organized 2 sapling plantation programmes on September 1 and 16 at Z.P.P.S. Jindatola and near Pitezari Gate respectively.
|Staff and students of Primary School, Pitezari, planting saplings|
There were 4 environment education programmes during the month. Mukund used the classroom visits to conduct awareness programmes about making eco-friendly Ganpati idols and how to make nirmalyas compost (nirmalya = floral offerings).
|Dr Zanzad at our free health camp, Chorkhamara|