We are a higher education institute working in Chikhaldara, Melghat and we are well aware of our responsibility towards environment. We try our best to sustain the environment here. In this regard, our initiatives are as follows
I The grassland development and management training
The grasses in the protected areas of forest are the producers, soil binders, providing chemical energy to the wildlife in the form of fodder species. The grasses in the protected area are reduced due to number of factors, resulting in a direct threat to herbivores and carnivores. We have been attempting towards development of natural grasslands. Some lands have been converted into good grasslands by the seed broadcasting.
- Demarcation of grassland area by GPS
- Grasses identification
- Grasses seeds collection
- Weeds identification and eradication
- Seeds drying
- Seeds broadcasting technique to staff.
- Grasses plot management : Weeding , Demarcation , inspection path , monitoring
- Interconnection of grasslands
- Brushwood cutting in grasslands & along roadside areas
II Conservation and Propagation of Medicinal and Aromatic plants
Some plants in reserve and buffer areas have medicinal values. These plants if nurtured and preserved properly can help not only the tribal but all the needy people. This may emerge as the cottage industry for the inhabitants of Melghat. We make following efforts to develop and to preserve medicinal, aromatic and endangered plants.
- Develop of nursery for Medicinal and Aromatic plants
- Collect of plants in wild habitats
- Work for soil treatment, CCT formation, plantation of the said plants and water management practices
- Carry out field survey and study medicinal plants
- Identify the distribution pattern and current status of medicinal plants
- Collect and process data
III Training forest field staff for grasslands management in protected Areas
This practice includes training on:-
- Make year wise demarcation of grassland areas with GPS
- Identify and enlist of grass species
- Collect and broadcast of grass seeds
- Weed eradication and management techniques
- Grasses biomass management practices in mosaic pattern
- Identification and cultivation of wild fruit trees
IV Say No to Plastic Bags:
Students and local communities are made aware about evil effects of plastic through video clippings, talks, rallies, display boards and brochures etc. Old clothes are collected to prepare bags, which are distributed among local people including tourists as an eco-friendly move.