Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Activity Update July 2016: Pench Madhya Pradesh


Aamajhari - Our field assistant Niranjan helps kids
spot and identify birds on a nature trail

Aamajhari - Village volunteers dig a compost pit

Awarghani -Dr. Bhasme examines a patient at our free medical camp

Chirrewani - Women and children plant saplings
in the Anganwadi Health Center

Khamarpani - education programme

Wildlife film screening at Khamba

Tuyepani - Our field assistant Kamlesh guides volunteers
on how to prepare a soak pit

Tuyepani - Students of Government Middle school
participate in an anti-plastic rally 

Team: Mandar Pingle – Conservation Officer
            Niranjan Hinge, Kamlesh Pawar – Field Assistants
·      One soak pit dug through voluntary work project at Tuyepani
·      One compost pit dug through voluntary work project at Aamajhari
·      Organized rally with conservation message followed by anti-plastic drive at Tuyepani
·      Organized rally with conservation message followed by anti-plastic drive on  Global Tiger  Day at Chirrewani
·      Organized rally with conservation message on  Global Tiger Day at Satosha
·      6  nature trails for school children of Satosha, Potiya, Durgapur, Tuyepani, Mohgaon and Khamarpani  villages – attended by 67 students
·      One bio-gas unit repaired and restarted in Turia
·      440 saplings planted in 8 villages– 131 villagers participated
·      16 environment education lectures – attended by 390 students
·      7 film shows– attended by 257 students
·      6  medical camps at which 128  patients were treated


On July 29, Satpuda Foundation celebrated Global Tiger Day 2016 in various villages in buffer area of Priyadarshini Pench Tiger Reserve. Niranjan Hinge organized an awareness rally with 52 students of Government School in Satosha village.

The students created awareness among the villagers by chanting conservation slogans and explaining to villagers the need to protect tigers and to conserve nature.
Later, Niranjan organized a classroom lecture for the students and provided information on threats to tigers. He also explained to the students that saving tigers means saving nature and thus saving humanity.

Students pledged to save tigers and forests on the occasion and to also spread the message of the day to their friends and family members.

A similar programme was organized by Kamlesh Pawar in the Government Schools of Chirrewani and Dewri villages. 35 students from Chirrewani participated in an awareness rally while 30 students of Dewri village attended a classroom lecture to understand the importance of the day.

On July 28, World Nature Conservation Day, Niranjan Hinge organized a tree plantation drive in Turia village and a nature trail for the kids from Aamajhari village.

Niranjan explained the importance of the day and emphasised the need for youths to come forward actively to help conserve nature by -- planting and protecting trees to improve the tree cover, adopting eco-friendly lifestyle, conserving water, soil and forests.

Elsewhere, Kamlesh organized a tree plantation drive at Tuyepani in which a total of 25 students of Government Primary and Middle School participated. The students planted 50 saplings of local tree species in their school premises and took the responsibility of protecting those trees. The significance of World Nature Conservation Day was explained to the participants.

On July 18, Kamlesh led 20 students from Govt Middle School of Tuyepani village in a voluntary programme to prepare a soak pit. The pit will collect the spill over water from the hand pump on the school campus. He explained the purpose of the soak pit and how it helps recharge the water table to the participants.

On July 30, Niranjan led 6 villagers of Aamajhari village in a voluntary work project programme to dig a compost pit. The villagers volunteered after Niranjan explained to them that they will be able to make use of the organic compost produced in their farms free of cost. Niranjan also explained to the villagers the proper procedure to prepare eco-friendly organic compost using degradable house and farm waste.

In July, a total of 6 nature trails were organized by Kamlesh and Niranjan for the children of Satosha, Durgapur, Potiya, Tuyepani, Mohgaon and Khamarpani villages. On the trails, our colleagues spoke to the children about the various local plants and common medicinal uses of those plants. They also spotted and identified local birds along the trails and explained their role in nature.

During July, Kamlesh Pawar and Niranjan Hinge organized plantation drives in a number of villages located in the buffer area of Priyadarshini Pench Tiger Reserve. 420 saplings of local tree species like Amla, tamarind, Mahua, neem etc were planted with the help of villagers, students and teachers in Kundai, Dewri, Chirrewani, Mohgaon, Bisanpur, Tuyepani and Aamajhari villages. The trees were planted in school, anganwadi and Gram Panchayat campuses. Trees were also planted along village roads and in farmlands.

Environmental Education Programme

We conducted 16 environment education programmes in classrooms during July.    

Education Van Programme

We organized 7 film shows during July.

Mobile Health Unit (MHU)

We held 6 medical camps in July, in which 128 patients were treated.


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