Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Activity Update September 2017: Navegaon-Nagzira


Dr Gajbhiye at our free health camp at Asalpani

Volunteers on patrol with the Forest Department

Plastic clean-up drive in Asalpani

Dr Gajbhiye examines a patient at our free health camp at Kodebarra

Conservation Officer Mukund Dhurve talking to students at Kuradi


Mukund Dhurve         - Conservation Officer
Jivraj Salam                 - Field assistant
Salimkumar Dhurve    - Field assistant

·      Joined Forest Department staff on 5 patrols
·      8 community assistance voluntary work programs to clean area next to hand pumps at Jindatola, Bagadband, Kodebarra, Govindtola, Asalpani, Mangezari, Sodlagondi and Bolunda
·      6 anti-plastic programmes at Bagadband, Govindtola, Asalpani, Mangezari, Sodlagondi and Bolunda
·      Organised 4 classroom programs on environment education in which 733 students were present
·      Organised 6 film shows on nature and wildlife in which 853 students were present
·      Organised 6 medical camps in which 187 patients got free treatment
·      Organised convergence program at Kodebarra village. In the program DIO Shri Khadse gave information about government schemes


Our team also organised 7 community assistance programs in September to clear areas around hand pumps in different villages. Unemployed youths from Mangezari participated in all programmes which were led by Mukund and Salimkumar. Details of the programmes are given in the table above.

Water had spilled over while people drew from the hand pumps and had stagnated, leading to proliferation of mosquitoes and insects. Our teams cleared the area, removing scum and organic growth and dug canals to drain away the water. 

Our team joined the Forest Department in day and night patrols at Pongezara, Compartment no. 56, road leading from Mangezari to Kodebarra, Compartment no. 57.

Besides our staff, volunteers from a youth club at Mangezari also joined in the patrols. The youth club was set up with our assistance and is mentored by our Conservation Officer Mukund Dhurve.  

During the month, our team organised 6 anti-plastic programmes to clean polythene/plastic litter from villages. The programmes were organised on September 7, 10, 11, 13, 14 and 16 at Bagadband, Govindtola, Asalpani, Mangezari, Sodlagondi and Bolunda villages respectively. Mukund, Salimkumar and Jivraj organised the programmes which were attended by villagers and village eco-development committee (VEDC) members. The plastic litter has been kept in our Mangezari office and will be sent to Tiroda for recycling.

The Government of Maharashtra has issued the buffer zone notification for the Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve. Following this, doubts have sprung up in the minds of villagers as to how they will be affected by the notification. Due to the doubts, some villagers are opposing the notification. To clear these doubts and misgivings, we organised a total of 3 awareness programmes during September in 3 villages – Pitezari, Kodebarra and Thadezari.

On September 15, we organised a programme at Kodebarra in which the district Information Officer (DIO) Shri Khadse gave the information about various government schemes for village development.

We organised 4 education programmes during September which were attended by 733 students.

    Education van

We organised 6 film shows on nature and wildlife during September which were attended by 853 students.

Employment Cell activities
There were 6 employment cell activities in September.  

Mobile Health Unit

There were 6 health camps in September at which 187 patients got free treatment.

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