- Created a compost tank in Turia village
- Created a soak pit in Kundai village
- 12 nature trails for school children – attended by 148 students
- Organized plantation programmes in Turia and Teliya villages
- Organized anti-plastic drives in Satosha and Tuyepani villages
- Organized rally with conservation message at Tuyepani village
- 19 environmental education programmes. addressed 373 school children about nature and environmental issues
- Organized 6 medical camps - 101 patients treated
- Assisted the Forest Department in identifying eligible candidates for vocational training as tourist guides. Identified 10 eligible candidates from buffer villages around Turia gate in Pench, Madhya Pradesh
- Assisted 3 youths from Dewri and Tuyepani in getting vocational training through BCRLIP
|Digging a compost pit at Turia|
On September 8, Kamlesh Pawar led 120 students of Tuyepani in an anti-plastic programme, where they collected wrappers, bags and other items made out of plastic. A similar programme was organized by Niranjan in Satosha village on September 16 with the help of 46 villagers.
|Garbage collection drive at Tuyepani|
In September we organized a total of 13 nature trails for the children of Teliya, Kohoka, Satosha, Turia, Khamba, Ambadi, Jamuntola, Aamajhari, Teliya, Chirrewani, Kundai, Bisanpur and Tuyepani villages. On the trails, our staff spoke to the children about the various local plants and common medicinal uses of those plants. They were also taught how to spot and identify birds. The importance of birds in nature was also explained to the children. Photos below.
|Trail at Mohgaon|
|Birdwatching at Satosha|
|Trail at Khamba|
Our team organized plantation programmes in Turia and Teliya villages. Species of the saplings distributed included mango, jamun and heta.
Photos below: Plantation in Teliya
We organized a rally with the message of biodiversity conservation in Tuyepani village. 120 students participated in the rally. Participants went across all the main roads within the village, chanting slogans like 'Apna farz nibhayenge, Tiger ko bachayenge'. Photo below.
On September 16, World Ozone Day was celebrated in Satosha village. On this occasion, our team organized an anti-plastic campaign, rally with conservation message and lecture on importance of the ozone layer in human life. We also promoted biodiversity conservation through the rally. Photos below.
On August 27, Anoop participated in a meeting on ‘Garbage Management in buffer area of Pench’. The meeting was attended by the Chief Executive Officer of Janpad Panchayat, Kurai, Mr. Khushram and Sarpanches of Turia and Kohoka, around 21 managers of local resorts and members of the Gram Panchayat. At the meeting it was decided that each resort would contribute Rs 80 per room per month towards garbage management. This amount will be given to the Gram Panchayat, Turia. The resorts have agreed to segregate their waste into 3 categories – biodegradable, non-degradable and waste comprising glass and metal. The Turia Gram Panchayat will send a vehicle twice a week to collect the garbage. The degradable waste will be converted into compost while the other two varieties will be kept in tanks and sent to urban centres for recycling in bulk.
Photos below: Current condition of the compost tanks
Environmental Education Programme
We assisted in identifying unemployed youths for vocational training as JCB operators at CII Chhindwara through BCRLIP.
Details of the candidates are given below:
Mobile Health Unit (MHU)