Nagzira, Brahmapuri women join the dots to save tigers

Nagpur: At a time when man-animal struggle has flared up within the region, a number of girls within the region are coming forward to sign up for the dots for tiger conservation by changing into part of the Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme (ITHCP), which goals to avoid wasting tigers, their habitats and to reinforce human populations.
The ITHCP is supported by German govt and German Development Bank (KfW) and used to be introduced in past due 2014. ITHCP has a present portfolio of 11 initiatives located within tiger conservation panorama which might be spaces universally thought to be as the most crucial for long-term tiger conservation.

In India, Maharashtra wooded area division is the spouse in Vidarbha tiger panorama along with a consortium of more than a few NGOs imposing more than a few tasks since 2017.

In Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve (NNTR) and Brahmapuri the venture has been imposing actions like progressed prepare dinner stoves, that have been installed in four,100 households. “It has helped in lowering consumption and number of firewood by virtually 30%,” says Anil Kumar, venture head, Central India Tiger Habitat Securement Project, WTI. The NGO is likely one of the partners of the venture.

WTI has been doing capacity-building and guiding community-based bodies like joint wooded area management committees (JFMCs), eco-development committees (EDCs) and biodiversity management committees (BMCs), and sustainable collection and value addition of non-timber wooded area produce (NTFPs).

“Our efforts have led to manufacturing of goods like squashes of mahua, ambadi, bel and jamun, pickles of mahua, mango, lemon. The latest is making bakery merchandise of mahua, detergents, soaps and toiletries, fabric and paper baggage,” says WTI’s box officer Manisha Ashraf.

She informed 120 villagers have been selected for trainings publish consultative conferences with the women self-help crew (SHGs) and have been despatched for coaching centres at Centre of Science for Villages (CSV), Wardha, Vigyan Sabha, Chhindwara, and Maharashtra Centre for Enterprise Development (MCED), Nagpur.

“Post trainings we have been provided apparatus and fabrics required for manufacturing, garage, labelling, packaging, statutory licenses like FSSAI, PAN card, financial institution accounts and so on and developing advertising and marketing linkages. In a short span of six month, trainees have sold merchandise worth Rs1.40 lakh in native markets, Van Dhan retail outlets in Nagpur and Mumbai, and at Gaj Mahotsav in Delhi,” stated Hemlata Walde of Community Resource Management Centre, Deori.

Apart from the value-added merchandise, direct receive advantages transfer used to be given to 89 villagers, together with 78 girls and 11 males of Rs11.45 by manufacturing and installation of 4,103 progressed prepare dinner stoves under the programme.


“Two retail outlets have been established each and every in Goregaon in Gondia and Brahmapuri in Chandrapur for advertising and marketing the goods made by the trainees and most significantly two of the Bollywood celebrities — Diya Mirza and Raveena Tandon have been encouraging and selling their paintings,” says Indu Kumari, senior adviser.


“To further strengthen their paintings and encourage different contributors of the SHGs, an orientation and motivational workshop of the beneficiaries used to be held in Pitambar Tola in Gondia district recently. The function of assembly used to be to introduce beneficiaries and SHGs to wooded area and different line departments who are involved in identical actions,” says Navegaon ACF Dr Priya Mhaske.


“The programme contributes to the global objective set up throughout the 2010 St Petersburg Tiger Summit to double wild tiger populations by 2022 as much as 6,000 tigers, starting from a baseline global population of 3,200 tigers,” informed WTI senior manager Prafulla Bhamburkar.


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