Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR) on Saturday put its best foot forward towards tiger conservation by providing livelihood opportunity to 35 local youths from the tribal dominated Melghat. APCCF & Melghat field director MS Reddy said these youths were provided skill development training at Melghat-Pratham Skill Training Centre at Paratwada. “This is the maiden batch to get self-employment after the centre was started two months ago. The basic idea is to shed dependence of people on the forest by making them atmanirbhar (self-reliant),” said Reddy.
The centre imparted training to 36 youths to become assistant electricians. The first batch, including four girls, passed out on March 6. Out of the 36 youths, 23 have got job placements while six are opening their own workshop. Some of them have decided to pursue further education while one backed out on health grounds.
The full article was published by NBCDFW on March X, 2021.