Friday, December 26, 2014

Leadership Development Programme at Institute of Cooperative Management, Hyderabad



Promoting Mohva Oil by Sri. S.S Maithi, Regional Manager, TRIFED, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt; of India and Dr. Srinivas, Director of Institute of Cooperative Management, Hyderabad.

WATER IN TRIBAL VILLAGES

The water resource available to one of our tribal hamlet in  Guduru Panchayath. The only source of water for not only drinking but also washing clothes and vessals. The cattle and wild animals also depands on this string.




VISIT OF OUR HONORARY PRESIDENT Prof; V.V.N.Rao

Prof: V.V.N. Rao, Honorary President, Asha visited the site  proposed "Technology Development and Dessemination Centre" at Dabbagudem village for planning



CFRA AREA OF SIRASANAPALLI

FIND THE REAL OWNERS 


Monday, November 24, 2014

BAMBOO FOR TODDY TAPING

This variety of Bamboo (Bambusa arundinaceae) is not available in Chinturu area. But our tribal community use this for toddy tapping. This Bamboo made into pieces single nod or double nod (Tikka or Gontam) and fix at the top of the Polmyrah Tree for tapping juice (Toddy). This person brought these pieces from 40 Kms away i.e. Maredumilly forest area, he  incurred Rs.900/-  for only transport excluding cutting charges (personally done) carrying to Road point and loading charges, he will get 100 Tikkas approximately he says. They heat the bamboo like this for extending durability. 


BAMBOO MAT MAKING by Primitive Tribe (Konda Reddy)

Mrs. Sadhula. Bullemma , Tulasipakala village making Bamboo slices (POGULU TIYADAM) for weaving Mat. This activity requires more labour and drudgery of work. There are machines for making AGARBATTI STICKS. It will be great if somebody made/invent a small machine (without any extra power) for this activity made easy.

Material for making Bamboo mat. First they cut  and bring the Bamboo in sizes the product required from near by forest. Then they make it into slices (they call Pongulu tiyadam) and dry under direct sun. Now they start weaving the Mat. 

Tulasipaka Reddy gumpu

Friday, November 7, 2014

Business link with BamboohouseIndia

After six months of our interaction with BamboohouseIndia,Hyderabad, we were able to supply Bamboo mats (6"x4") made by Koda Reddy (PTG). Mr. K.Mallesh of Sirasanapalli village took the responsibility to monitor the activity. Mr. Prasanth, Founder of The BamboohouseofIndia is agreed to pay Rs.110/- per mat. At present Konda Reddy community selling their mats (5"x 3.5") @Rs. 40/- or 50/- to middlemen who came from Chinturu and they bring the mats to sandy for sale. However this contract/contact offer good income to KondaReddy community. Bamboohouseindia requires 300 mats for every month. We discussed about transportation. Sri. Prasanth garu agreed to take the responsibility of transportation on their own.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

BAMBOO FOR BOW AND ARROW

Tribal community uses the VILSA bamboo for making Bow and Arrow. They select the Bamboo from clump based on the distance of nods (preferring long distance nods) for Bow and collect small sticks like a little big to pencil size for Arrow. Both are collected form VILSA Bamboo only. It has small hole in the middle and has good Quality and Quantity of pulp. They process it by heating (in smoke and fire) the Bamboo pieces for three times in a span of 3, 4, days and keep them. They say that the bamboo will not damage and no borer try to make it damage. Each family will have 3 to 4 bows according to number of male members of the family. In these pictures we can observe the tribes from distance place (neighboring state) come to this area for collection of this kind of bamboo.  



Saturday, October 25, 2014

STUDY ON TRADITIONAL PRACTICES OF NTFP COLLECTION

Documentation of Traditional practices of Non Timber Forest Produce collection in Dabbagudem village. My friend and Asha General Body Member Mr. Sodi. Muttayya stays and ready to help me in sharing his experiences not only collection practices but also about natural living.