Saturday, October 28, 2017

Activity Update September 2017: Tadoba


Dr Sarandhar examines a patient at our free health camp at Chorgaon
Field Assistant Kishor conducting a socio-economic survey at Katwal
Kutwanda students cleaning up plastic litter
Kishor discussing livelihood options at Sitarampeth

Meeting of Womens Self Help Group at Udiyatola to discuss
livelihood options

Conservation Officer: Mr. Ajay Poddar
Field Assistant: Mr. Kishor Dudhbarai
·      3 anti-plastic and cleanliness drives -- 95 children participated
·      6 visits to schools -- lectures and wildlife film shows organised for 350 students
·      2 SHG meetings organised and attended by 25 women
·      3 VEDC meetings to discuss livelihood and conservation issues -- attended by 35 villagers
·      Selected 30 unemployed youths to be trained in driving four-wheelers 
·      Medical camps in 6 villages – 398 patients treated
·      Socio economy survey of 12 villages
·      Wildlife week 2017 arrangements 


On September 8th, 17th and 22nd we organised cleanliness and anti- plastic programmes with the students of Zilla Parishad schools in Katwal, Kondegaon and Dewada. 95 students participated in the programmes. Students went on the roads and the areas around their villages with their teachers and our field assistant Kishor and collected plastic litters. They chanted slogans on cleanliness during the drive. The litter was dumped into garbage pits, constructed through village eco-development committees (VEDCs).

Environment Education
We organised 6 visits to Zilla Parishad schools in villages to interact with the students and to make them aware about wildlife and its importance through various wildlife documentaries and classroom lectures. A total of 350 students attended these educational programmes organised in their schools.

Education Van

Employment Cell
We organised 2 self-help group (SHG) meetings and 3 VEDC meetings, focusing on alternative livelihoods which would reduce villagers’ dependence on the forests. 60 people attended these meetings.  
We introduced them to district-level vocational training and employment schemes like hospitality courses under Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gramin Kaushal Yojana (DDUGKY). Details of the programmes are given below:

Our team visited villages and selected 30 eligible youths to be trained in driving four-wheelers. We have already conducted such programmes in the past and youths who benefited from these programmes have motivated other villagers to approach us for training.
Candidates’ list:

Mobile Health Unit
6 camps were organised by us in September at which a total of 398 patients got free treatment and medicines.