Sunday, 19 August 2012

Krishnaa Human Initiatives extends cooperation in tribal child education

Krishnaa Human Initiatives extended its cooperation to Bhalopahar at Dangorjuri village, Kunchia in Purulia district West Bengal, India in its rural development programs to educate the tribal children who shall uplift their own community in future, caring at the same time that the communities ultimately do not usher into a future devoid of a sense of their inherent environmental culture among their offspring. The budding school of Bhalopahar is an attempt to connect the Santhal and other underprivileged children with their own culture, so that they begin to take pride in it, while learning to read and write in English, Hindi and Bengali.

Smt. Moushumi Biswas, the Vice-President of Krishnaa Human Initiatives, a Teacher of Hindi language & literature in Army Public School, Kolkata, in a visit to Bhalopahar taught the tribal children in the school. Her teaching style encouraged student participation to take some responsibility for learning what they need to know and for asking for help when they don't understand something. They learnt more than just course specific topics and were taught to be able to effectively work in group situations and manage various interpersonal roles.

The Bhalopahar school functions only up to standard VII, yet it is a school with a difference. Presently, the school has 170 students of which 146 come from Santhal communities and the rest belong primarily to the Mahato communities of the area. The school provides books and uniforms at subsidized rate and free mid-day meal to its students.

Sri Susanta Biswas, the Secretary of Krishnaa Human Initiatives, eminent documentary filmmaker interacted with Sri Kamal Chakraborty, the Secretary of Bhalopahar, distinguished writer, about the society’s goal to have an environmental school with hostel and regular playground and other facilities wherefrom all-square students will graduate in future. 

Sri Biswas also emphasized the issue of natural resource management with a focus on forest & water preservation in the surrounding area.

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Sunday, 24 June 2012

Krishnaa Human Initiatives in Micro Irrigation

The Water Tank 

The Pipes
Krishnaa Human Initiatives has taken a program to introduce drip irrigation system to the saline belt of Sunderban at North 24 Parganas. Drip irrigation is the most efficient method of irrigating. This system is typically efficient around 90% or higher. That means is much less wasted water. For this reason drip is the most suitable method of irrigation in the saline belt. Drip irrigation has other benefits which make it useful almost anywhere. It is easy to install, easy to design, can be very inexpensive, and can reduce disease problems associated with high levels of moisture on some plants. Drip irrigation works by applying water slowly, directly to the soil. The high efficiency of drip irrigation results from two primary factors. The first is that the water soaks into the soil before it can evaporate or run off. The second is that the water is only applied where it is needed, (at the plant's roots) rather than sprayed everywhere. 

Krishnaa Human Initiatives with cooperation of the local MLA Sri Nirapada Sardar and Yogananda Ashram at Khulna (Sundarban) set a model drip irrigation system on the ashram ground to demonstrate the same to the local farmers. Sri Susanta Biswas, Secretary, Krishnaa Human Initiatives interacted with the local farmers club and depicted the benefit of drip irrigation to them. Agriculturist Sri Jayanta Chakraborty described the pros and cons of the system. The MLA Sri Sardar conveyed thanks and gratitude to Krishnaa Human Initiatives for introducing such a scientific system of irrigation to the locality and requested also to spread the initiative to other adjacent islands. The Yogananda Ashram authority also conveyed their heartfelt thanks to KHI. 

The Field

Manually filling the water tank
The Joint

The technical details

Susanta Biswas, Secretary, KHI with Nirapada Sardar, Member of State Legislative Assembly in the field

Susanta Biswas, Secretary, KHI with Nirapada Sardar, Member of State Legislative Assembly interacting with the farmers

Susanta Biswas, Secretary, KHI with Nirapada Sardar, Member of State Legislative Assembly addressing the Farmers Club

Villagers looking the system

Farmers watching the demonstraion

Susanta Biswas, Secretary, KHI with Nirapada Sardar, Member of State Legislative Assembly and Yogananda Ashram authority

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Thursday, 26 April 2012

Screening of SUSANTA BISWAS documentary in EARTH DAY 2012 Celebretion

India Trees Foundation screened A SUSANTA BISWAS Documentary titled TOWARDS A GREEN FUTURE in their EARTH DAY, 2012 Celebrations. Susanta Biswas, a distinguished documentary maker is the Founder Secretary of Krishnaa Human Initiatives. 

The event was organized at Williamson Magor Hall, Bengal Chamber, 6 N.S.Road, Kolkata

The documentary is based on the success story of the Rupnarayan Forest Development Agency  at the Jungle Mahal in West Bengal. The Joint Forest Management Committees under the agency in West Midnapore have enabled the forest protection and preservation at the very grass root level with the co-operation of the local people and this approach has also been a boon in case of dealing with the regional problems like elephant depredation and extremist activities. It is produced by the National Afforestation & Eco-development Board, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India and presented by the Regional Centre of the Board at Kolkata in Jadavpur University.

Susanta Biswas, distinguished documentary maker and Environment Activist addressing the meeting. Ravi Menon, Prsident ITF & Rakesh Sinha, Addl. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, West Bengal is on the stage.

India Trees Foundation for organised the screening of the documentary, TOWARDS A GREEN FUTURE at Williamson Magor Hall, Bengal Chamber 6, N.S.Road, Kolkata 700 001, on Saturday, 21st April 2012, at 4.30 PM. 

Rakesh Sinha, Addl. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, West Bengal addressing the meeting

Sri Rakesh Sinha IFS, Addl. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, West Bengal, Sri Debashish Kumar, Mayor-in-Council, Kolkata Municipal Corporation, Sri Susanta Biswas, Ms Karuna Singh, Dr Anish Das, Sri Gitesh Sharma, President Indo-Vietnam Society were present among the distinguished guests of the occasion.

Susanta Biswas presenting the DVD of his documentary to Ravi Menon before the screening of the same. Rakesh Sinha, Addl. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, West Bengal is sitting on the stage

Sri Ravi Menon, environment activist and the President of India Trees Foundation welcomed the guests and elaborated the importance of Earth Day celebration.

Sri Gitesh Sharma, President Indo-Vietnum Society sitting among the audience

 DVD cover of Susanta Biswas documentary - Towards A Green Future

The celebration was concluded with an interactive session on 'Corporate Social Responsibility - an Actionable Business Agenda for a safe EARTH'.