Most of the villages surrounding the Pench Tiger Reserve, M.P. do not have organised methods of waste disposal.
While setting up the compost unit in Kohka Middle School , we advised the students to get together and collect the dry garbage and plastic in one location, so as to enable it to be dealt with in an organised fashion.
Just last month, we noticed that our advice has been heeded. There it was, a ‘kuda daan’ at the back of the school, next to the compost unit.
It is these interactions on which we have faith to create a wave of change in eco-sensitive zones such as the Pench Tiger Reserve. However small this achievement may be, we are glad to see the ball rolling.
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(The E-Base program is all about putting into practice learnings at the E-base. Our modules are well complemented by hands- on and practical implementations through our projects in schools we associate with. The three main projects for this year- organic gardening, composting and energy generation through a bicycle aim to drive home the necessity of a commitment towards sustainability and environmental conservation.)