Friday, September 28, 2018

Activity Update July 2018: Navegaon-Nagzira


A programme on livelihood options for unemployed
young villagers, organised by us at Sodlagondi

Bhajepar villagers remove wild growth around a hand pump
Plantation programme at Kodebarra
Sapling plantation at Kurhadi

Conservation rally at Kurhadi: students spreading awareness
about the need to increase green cover

Volunteers join Forest Department staff in a patrol

Mangezari students on a conservation rally on International Tiger Day


Mukund Dhurve         - Asst.  Conservation Officer
Jivraj Salam                 - Field assistant
Surajlal Tekam            - Field assistant                                                                            


·      Joined Forest Department staff on patrols on 4 occasions
·      5 community assistance voluntary work  programmes to clean area next to hand pumps
·      5 anti-plastic programmes
·      Organised 6 medical camps in which  234  patients got free treatment
·      Organised 3 VEDC meeting at Umarzari, Sodlagondi and Thadezari
·      Organised 10 plantation programmes in which 417 saplings were planted
·      Organised 6 film shows in which 1,372 students were present
·      Celebrated Global Tiger Day at Mangezari


Our team organised 5 community assistance programs on July 16, 17, 18, 24 and  26 to clear areas around hand pumps at Bhajepar, Kodebarra, Umarzari, Chorkhamara and Wadegaon. Unemployed young villagers from Mangezari participated in all programmes which were led by Mukund and Jivraj. 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 on day and night patrols on four occasions during the month. Details are given in the table above. 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 organized 5 anti-plastic programmes to clean polythene/plastic litter from villages. The programmes were organized on July, 16, 17, 18, 24 and 26, at Bhajepar, Kodebarra, Umarzari, Chorkhamara and Wadegaon villages respectively. Mukund 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.

On July 29, Global Tiger Day, we organised a programme at Zilla Parishad Primary School (ZPPS), Mangezari to promote awareness about tiger conservation. The programme included a lecture and film show followed by a rally through the village. Forest Guards Mukesh Mehar, Sarpanch Mr. Thakre, ex-sarpanch Ms. Anusayabai Kumbhare, village eco-development committee (VEDC) President Khemraj Salam and four other VEDC members, 93 students, 6 teachers, villagers, staff of Satpuda Foundation and volunteers were present.


There were 10 plantation programmes in July.

Education van

There were 6 film shows during July 2018.

Mobile Health Service

There were 6 health camps in July.

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