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Kabitar Camp Is Arranged Every Year at Bhalo Pahar
Next Kobitar Camp at Bhalopahar will be held from August 19 to 22, 2016
We have bound ourselves to a much ambitious task of restoring vegetation on the fast receding ecological horizon in a dry area which the environmentalists have classified as an arid-3 zone. The indigenous population dominated by Santhal tribe have lost due to lack of irrigation vast tracts of their cultivation land to brick kiln owners whose unbridled assault on the surface soil has led to large scale erosion of fertile territory. Deforestation has, needless to say, assumed mammoth proportions as trees were indiscriminately felled to provide fuel to these kilns. The few that survived are precarious life lines for the homes and hearths of the economically marginalized Santhals who are now forced into rain fed and shifting cultivation unfortunately aiding to the rape of nature perforce. This development has caused job hunting and mutations in neighbor districts that led to undesirable erosions in the traditional culture of this culturally rich marginalized community.
In tackling this multidimensional problem, Bhalopahar took oath by its dedicated approach to ecological conservation. In the true spirit of volunteerism, we have secured the active participation of some local people, writers, doctors, engineers, entrepreneurs, teachers and management professors, government officials and political workers whose basic love for nature and the rich cultural heritage of this region bind them together harnessing on their own resources : both physical, mental and financial, to restore these lands to their pristine glory. We have actualized our beliefs so far with the support of like minded human beings in the way of donations. We have in the short space of twelve years invested our mind and labor voluntarily to create and protect a plantation of more than 1,50,000 worthy trees of all varieties of Indian roots and local species used extensively by tribal. Our interest in medicinal herbs has prompted us to undertake the plantation of medicinal trees and herbs prescribed in Ayurveda which qualified doctors and experienced local people hope to use as active supplement to the already freely distributed medicinal support to the poor people through medical camps we organize in the area. In this predominantly drought prone area, the plantation has demanded the watershed management techniques to ensure that forestations could be fruitful. We strongly believe that our work from within the system has helped us to rediscover the strengths of human being from different walks of life in order to effect a synergy of efforts. We call this an oxygen plant which provides carbon credit in a large scale to the consonance of UN charter to challenge global worming threat. We have till now a little green wanting to grow evergreens with support of global citizens utilizing the enormous scope we have created so far
We look for volunteer expert worldwide who are experienced in forestation, watershed, greenhouse, sericulture, compost, alternative energy sources and invite resources of any kind with a view to grow in harmony understanding and tolerating the people and earth.