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Vaidu Samvad

3rd Vaidu Sanvad in Korchi Tehsil

Under the Indigenous Medicinal Knowledge (IMK) project (Funded by National Academy of Sciences India) of Science & Technology Resource Centre organised a ‘Vaidu Samvad in Korchi Tehsil of Gadchiroli’.

A vaidu samvad is essentially a platform where local Traditional Healers (THs) assemble to exchange their traditional knowledge and experiences on medicinal plants and its use in traditional healthcare practices. Around 65 Traditional Healers (THs) were in attendance during the day long event. Dr. Madavi, Korchi taluka in-charge (Health Dept.) and his colleagues were also present.  

Model Bamboo Village

Inauguration of Model Bamboo Village at Kondawahi

Under the Bamboo Craft & Livelihoods initiative of Science & Technology Resource Centre, Kondawahi, a small village in the Dhanora Taluka of Gadchiroli, has been chosen to be transformed in to a Model Bamboo Craft Village.

The local communities of Kondawahi and the bamboo resources around have the aptitude, interest and potential to develop small business enterprise in Bamboo Craft as a significant source of livelihood. Through this initiative, STRC aims to develop the resource base (for ease of access and availability of raw material), create a cadre of trained local artisans (informal group), develop a Common Facility Center (CFC) and create opportunities of small enterprises for the local community especially women.

Recently, the District Collector, Gadchiroli, Shri Shekhar Singh, I.A.S. inaugurated the Model Bamboo Craft Village and appreciated the efforts of STRC.

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