|Sri.V.Babu Rao , IFS, Divisional Forest Officer, Bhadrachalam South addressing the Chinturu Forest Range staff for Orientation
we (Asha) have been fecilitating between the Vana Samrakshna Samithi (VSS) members and A.P. Forest Department in smooth running of VSS under Community Forest Management in Chinturu and Mothugudem Forest Ranges of Bhadrachalam South division. We have motivated the Chairmans of the all 44 VSS in the division and formed a Chairman network at division level. Our achievement is getting the estimates in Telugu that too before the work commencement. We are happy to mention that people are empowered and for that they have faced few probloems regarding fulfilling the “required” work by the Department. We initiated a small netgwork of NGOs working in the division and lobbying with department in execution of works.
Asha organised Kalajatha to empower the members of Managing committee, we organized Awareness generation training programmes on Value adding to NTFP (Non Timber Forest Produce) and Income Generation Programmes. Asha closely associated with 8 VSSs in Chintur and Mothugudem Range. But active in organizing the all the 44 VSS in the division.