Conservation & Sustainability

The Lens as it snaps the village of Jeetpur!

The curious case of innocence
The curious case of innocence
The miniatures of Farmers’ tools displayed on a bamboo frame.
The miniatures of Farmers’ tools displayed on a bamboo frame.
sitting in verandah
Old men usually spent their evenings sitting in verandah and watching their grandchildren literally grow in front of their eyes!
Long stretch of seasonal Mustard- winter crop
Long stretch of seasonal Mustard- winter crop. The Tharus grow three crops in rotation. Mustards for winters, Corn for summers and rice in monsoon. Each house has their small or big farm land out of which some area is kept for organic farming of vegetables and spices.
A village shrine for village prosperity
A village shrine for village prosperity.
Bundles of Joy
Kids ever amusing, bundles of Joy wherever you go!

domesticated pig
This domesticated pig is the healthiest we found, belongs to a family of 74 Tharu people staying under one roof. Would be their MakarSakranti (New Year) feast!
mat using rice hay
The lady making a mat using rice hay, it takes three hours to make one that definitely lasts for more than 3 years!
Village Road
Yes, they go to school. Winter timings are ten to four. The one on the bicycle turns back for a snap as her sister concentrates on the road!
atithi cha
And the father points at the cart- “ atithi cha” pointing at us. Atithi is the Nepalese word for guest.
private school
The private school right in the centre of Mustard farms. I wonder how kids would concentrate on the chalk board ignoring the fields.
bullock carts
Our vehicle for the village tour- a healthy pair of bullock carts.
A young girl waits for her mother
A young girl waits for her mother at the doorstep of a wheat mill.
Biogas plant
Each house has a Biogas plant, which has reduced the incidents of man-animal conflicts. As now, they have lesser reasons to risk their life for forest wood. The dung of domesticated livestock is put into the plant and biogas is generated which flows to kitchens through pipelines!
choolahs
For the days when biogas fails to light the modern cooking gas, they would switch to their traditional ‘choolahs’. These work on timber and firewood. Ironically, despite the ease of the modern gas they still prefer using choolahs! Reason- the food gets cooked slowly and the taste is preserved, the bronze utensils are considered good to use.

Courtesy : Vineeta Yadav, Barahi Jungle Lodge

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