Guwahati, Dec 26: Aaranyak is continuing with its relentless efforts to woo your school children for conservation of the precious one-horned rhinoceros across protected areas in Assam valley through its time-tested "Rhino goes to school" programme implemented through its Rhino Research and Conservation Division (RRCD)
As part of the ongoing process a Rhino Goes to School programme was organized at Laokhowa Bongaon LP School, Laokhowa in Nagaon district of Assam close to Laokhowa Wild Life Sanctuary (WLS). The programme was well attended by school children here Aaranyak’s resource person and RRCD manager, Arif Hussain explained the objective of the programme as well as importance of rhino consrrvation.
Aaranyak in collaboration with Laokhowa Burhachapori Wildlife Sanctuary Authority, Kaliyadinga Eco Development Committee and Laokhowa Burhachapori Conservation Society organised a day long workshop on Organic Farming and vermicomposting for the farmers of fringe villages of Laokhowa WLS on December 20 in Kaliyadinga village, Laokhowa. The programme was supported by the International Rhino Foundation (IRF).
Vermicompost is an eco-friendly product that poses no threats to the environment. Hence promotion of organic farming and vermicomposting in the fringe villages around Laokhowa Burhachapori WLS will be beneficial for both the villagers and the wildlife of the area.
Thirty selected farmers from Kaliyadinga village were trained with farming practices by expert Mohan Bora, National Award winner famous farmer from Jorhat, Assam. They are going to practice the process for the first time.