We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the Eco Development Committees of Corbett’s Ringora and Aamdanda Forest villages to help the community become garbage-free!
Ringora and Aamdanda villages are in the Bijrani zone of Corbett Tiger Reserve, which is a famous place for tourists from all over. A huge amount of waste piles up in these small villages which is a big problem both for them, for wildlife, and the environment.
Our team and SHG women have been engaging communities here for many years. We began collecting user-fees for door-to-door waste collection in Ringora back in 2017, and in Aamdanda from mid 2020, but more support was needed to sustain this hard work.
Now it is really great to see that these EDCs and Uttarakhand Forest dept. will be supporting our waste management efforts in these two villages for the next three years. The program was inaugurated by Forest Officer Shri Binder Pal Ji, Bijrani Zone.
Under this program, our SHG women will be able to continue to engage village residents door-to-door to raise awareness on source segregation and cleanliness. People are also being provided with reusable bags to separately collect dry waste like plastic, paper, cardboard, glass, and metal. This waste will be collected by our SHG women to be segregated at our waste centres and then sent for recycling or co-processing.
To learn more about a day in the life of the self-help group women working in villages around Corbett, watch our video on Leela Devi: