To strenghthen the idea we have created a NGO by the name of CATS Foundation. CATS stands for Conservation, Arts, Training and Sustenance.
Projects under CATS will be aimed at creating a sustainable livelihood for the village-folks living around the reserved forest area.
Our first project will target the need of electricity and water in these villages. The first village where we are trying to address this need is the village Ranchha, just adjoining our resort Tigergarh in Bandhavgarh National Park.
Ranchha village has 200 houses with a population of about 800 people. The village is spread in an area of approximately 2sq km. The villagers have small farmlands from .5 Acres to about 4 acres on an average.
The requirement is of two transformers to cater to the electrical load for houses and farming. The approximate cost for two transformers will be about Rs 150000.
To cater to the need of water for the village about 5 bore-wells are needed or a central storage tank with supply pipes can be developed. Cost for which will be approximately 4-5 Lakh rupees.
The total project cost for water and electricity fulfillment is Rs 6.5 lakhs.
We urge our friends to help us in giving this village a sustainable life by contributing generously monetarily.
Our other projects include teaching the villagers skills such as stiching and training in hospitality in order to develop alternate means of livelihood.
The bank account details for CATS Foundation are as below:
Account Name – CATS FOUNDATION
BANK- ICICI Bank, Hathibarkala Branch,Dehradun
Account Number – 016405006738
IFSC – ICIC0000164
For any more details you can get in touch with me on below co-ordinates:
# 9922820103 / 9407583050