Healthy Environment

image07_1 To improve conservation of the natural environment and biological diversity of the project area by assisting the women and eco-club members to develop, use and manage their resources in an ecologically sound, socially beneficial and economically viable manner.

Activities

  • Eco-club formation in Schools and in Communities (where schools do not exist)
  • Facilitation of Community Based organizations
  • Orientation training to the stakeholders on forest management and eco-conservation
  • Interaction progammes between CBOs and forest officials on preservation / promotion of forest and collection Non timber Forest Produces
  • Planning & implementation of water shed programmes in the intervention area
  • Promotion of Sustainable agriculture / alternative farming.
  • Tree planting and protection
  • Study about the status of environment and sustainability level of the target communities before and after intervention
  • Campaign and Lobby for protection of forests by the Village Communities / CBOs

Achievements

  • Planting of 30,000 saplings in villages under personal care of individual families
  • Promotion of Environment Watch Dog Committees comprising of students and youth in the name of Nature’s Eyelids
  • Motivation to more than one lakh tourists on the ways to protect environment in Nilgiris and promote Alternate Tourism
  • Won District Level Awards for Best Environment Exhibition held during Flower Show Festival at Ooty
  • Stopped Bauxite Mining in Nilgiris District through Campaign and Advocacy
  • Conducted Surveys and researches on the Degradation of the Environmental condition in Nilgiris district.

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