Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Activity Update May 2016: Kanha


Radheshayam Maravi of Chapri, who got a job
at Kanha Kishkindha Resort, Mocha

 Batwar - Field assistant Sampathlal Dhurve briefs
village students on a nature trail

Chapri - Our field assistant Sampathlal helps an officer
from the Agriculture Department in collecting soil samples for testing

Chapri - Team cleans and deepens waterhole
at Khurri Jhiriya in a programme organized by us

Chapri - Waterhole at Khurri Jhiriya cleaned
and deepened by our volunteers

Kutwahi - Our field assistant Sampathlal paints
a conservation slogan on the wall of a house in the village

Manegaon - Our field assistant Sampathlal collects soil samples for testing

Patpara - Children collect plastic and polythene waste
during our anti-plastic drive

Patpara - Compost pit dug in Sanokhi Bai's backyard

Sautiya - Water hole being cleaned by our volunteers

·      3 existing waterholes cleaned
·      3 compost pits prepared in 3 villages
·      Painting of conservation slogans on walls in 2 villages  
·      2 anti-plastic programmes
·      2 nature trail programmes
·      Installed water pots for birds in 9 villages
·      2 unemployed youths get jobs through our Employment Cell
·      5 awareness programmes on soil testing
·      76 sample collected on Soil for lab testing in 9 villages


During the month, our team organized programmes to clean 3 existing waterholes inside the jungle, which had become clogged with organic litter.

All of these were located inside the jungle in the buffer zone.

During the month, Amit also organised 5 awareness programmes on soil testing.  This will help villagers to adopt the right approach to sustainable farming and optimise the use of water and soil. In these programmes, villagers were motivated to adopt soil testing and 76 samples were collected and sent for lab testing by the Agriculture Department.

Our team encourages organic farming as part of our strategy to reduce the impact of chemical fertilizers on fields adjoining prime wildlife areas. Part of our work includes assistance to villagers in setting up vermi-compost tanks and compost pits. During May, we helped 3 villagers dig compost pits – Govind Maravi of Manegaon on May 10, Chaitram Baiga of Dhamangaon on May 17, and Sanokhi Bai of Patpara on May 18.   

During the month, we arranged for conservation slogans to be painted on walls of houses in prominent places in 2 villages to promote awareness about conservation.

On May17, our team organized an anti-plastic programme at Patpara. 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 organised at Manegaon on May 21.

With the summer heat at its peak, our team has been motivating villagers to put up containers with water so that birds and small animals can quench their thirst. Around 150 containers were put up in 9 villages in May.

There were no classroom programmes as schools were shut for the annual summer holiday.

Amit and Sampath led children of Kutwahi and Batwar on nature trails on May 20 and May 25 respectively. On the trails, they helped children identify various species of plants and animals and explained the importance of preserving our environment.

Education van programme

There were no film shows in May as schools were shut for the annual summer holiday.

Employment Cell

We helped 2 youths get jobs during the month of May.


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