Wednesday, May 28, 2014

SNOW APPLE IN AGENCY AREAS OF BHADRACHALAM

SNOW APPLE IN BHADRACHALAM AGENCY AREAS: In Srilanka they named it as Snow Apple and exporting, The government of Srilanka  established "Palmyrah Development Board"  working with local women groups on Palmyrah products like Snow apple, Cake, Juice, chakobar, squash etc; eatables and Palmyrah mats and ornamental products for export and local marketing. Likewise if Andhra Pradesh/Telangana takes responsibility of promoting of Palmyrah products every tribal family will get sufficient income every year, since each village has hundreds to thousand palmyrah trees. All  valuable rich and nutrient resources are going waste untapped. Hope that New governments will take appropriate action plan to promote Palmyrah products.




Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Asha in Press


Honey Hunters

HONEY HUNTERS of Tekuloddi village PTG community. They collect Honey from for away hills, staying in the jungle for a week days. They say this is the season for Honey collection from Big Trees, because of DARK nights.

Friday, May 23, 2014

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE to Asha

Mr. Sd. Subhani, Secretary, Asha receiving AWARD OF EXCELLENCE (on behalf of Asha) from Dr. Shankar garu, Chairman, Legislative Council , Andhra Pradesh on the occasion of "International Day of Biological Diversity 22nd May at Sri Priyadarshnini Auditorium, Public Gardens, Hyderabad. Asha selected for Felicitation by A.P. State Board of Biodiversity.



Monday, May 19, 2014

CLUMP MANAGEMENT OF BAMBOO

2nd trail on 19th May, 2014 at Chinturu with endangered species of Bamboo "BAMBUSAARUNDINACEA"  (Thorny Bamboo) MULASA (Telugu) to select suitable instruments for sustainable harvesting and CLUMP MANAGEMENT OF BAMBOO . Local people use this for Taddy tapping. 





Monday, May 12, 2014

TECHNOLOGY INTERVENTION FOR SUSTAINABLE HARVESTING OF BAMBOO IN NATURAL FORESTS.

Demonstration and experiment of Bamboo branch cutters in Devarapalli Reserve Forest by Bamboo Fellers in the presence of Forest Department. Two instruments were found useful to easy the job of clump management by the Bamboo extractors of the near by village Godlagudem on 12.5.2014.

Used and trailed instruments: 1. LOAPING SHEAR Model SPLS 7008 (FALCON COMPANY), 2. 2X GEAR LOAPER, 3. PRUNING SHEARS -3, 4. Fruit Cutter (Big size)
 Prof: V.V.N.Simha rao helping the Extractors in using the instruments properly.



worked clump

Technology for sustainable harvesting of Bamboo

Technology for sustainable harvesting of Bamboo: We selected BRANCH CUTTER instruments of 6 varieties: from 9 inches to 30 inches to be used in clearing the Bamboo clump as a part of CLUMP MANAGEMENT. These instruments make Feller job easy to clear the clump for sustainable harvesting of Bamboo Culms from Clump.


Our well wisher NATURE FRIEND Prof; V.V. N. Simha Rao garu helped a lot to select and got the instruments. He guided us for field trail -posting follows.

Friday, May 9, 2014

WATER IN JUNGLE- TERAPAADU

15 families and cattle of Terapadu village depend on this Well for drinking, washing, cleaning, bathing and every water need.


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Bamboo for Sale in Sirasanapalli Depot



Kalumula Mallesh, Timber Maistry selected and appointed by Gramasabha:


All villagers practicing lotting of Bamboo in 4 classes: 1. Super special, 2. Special 3. First Class and 4. 2nd , 3rd class depending up on the  girth (size) and straightness of the bamboo.


CLASSIFICATION AND LOTTING CRITERIA :Super special Class: 18 cms and above at base girth,Special Class : 15 Cms to 18 cms at base girth.1st Class : 12 cms to 15 cms at base girth.2nd class: 9 Cms to 12 Cms at base girth.3 rd Class : 9 cms below at base 
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