Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Activity Update October 2017: Tadoba


Adegaon plastic litter clean-up drive

Adegaon cleanliness drive

Bamdeli - removing wild growth from around the hand pump

Dewada - Field Assistant Kishor discussing livelihood options
with the womens' Self Help Group

Katwal: Cycle rally to spread awareness about conservation

Mudholi - essay writing contest during Wildlife Week

Free health camp at Sitarampeth

Conservation Officer: Mr. Ajay Poddar
Field Assistant: Mr. Kishor Dudhbarai

Highlights of the month:

·      Wildlife Week 2017 celebrations from Oct. 1-7
·      2 anti-plastic and cleanliness drives - 100 villagers participated in the programmes
·      9 women SHG meetings attended by 88
·      2 VEDC meetings - 20 members attended
·      Selected 30 unemployed youths for four-wheeler driver’s training
·      Medical camps in 6 villages – 425 patients treated
·      Socio-economic survey of 12 villages

Wildlife Week 2017:

On the occasion of Wildlife Week 2017, from October 1st to 7th, we organised several activities to engage villagers, students and Forest Department officials and to spread the message of wildlife conservation. Students as well as villagers enthusiastically participated in these activities. Details of the programmes are as follows:


On October 20th and 27th we organised cleanliness and anti-plastic programmes with the villagers and students of the Zilla Parishad (ZP) schools of Adegaon and Katwal villages. The programmes were organised to clean the areas in and around the villages and to clear the monsoon shrubs around the hand pumps and wells to prevent man-animal conflict as these shrubs provide shelter to snakes and scorpions. 

Employment Cell

We organised 9 self-help group (SHG) meetings and 2 village eco-development committee (VEDC) meetings, focusing on alternative livelihoods which would reduce dependence on the forests. 108 villagers attended these meetings. 
We introduced them to district level vocational training and employment schemes like lantana furniture training, hospitality courses under Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gramin Kaushal Yojna (DDUGKY) etc. Details of the programmes are given below:

Our team visited different villages and selected 30 eligible youths to be trained in driving four-wheelers. Candidates from previous training programme who have benefitted from the training, motivated other youths who have now have approached us for the same.

Candidates list:

Mobile Health Unit

Team:  Dr. Sarangdhar Pawar, MHU driver: Mr. Gajanan Shanware, Coordinator: Mr. Ashok Athawle.

6 camps were organised by us in October at which a total of 425 patients got free treatment and medicines.