Pardhis are a nomadic community, whose traditional occupation was hunting. The Forest Department resettled almost 40 Pardhi families to a village outside the Panna Tiger Reserve in a place known as Gandhigram. However, in order to maintain the stable tiger population, it is imperative to provide the community members with alternative sources of livelihood.
Last Wilderness Foundation, a non profit organisation working towards wildlife conservation, is supporting this cause and is taking up a pilot fundraising project of providing an E-rickshaw to one of the Pardhi community members as part of an alternate livelihood project. Lalar Singh Pardhi has volunteered to step forward and take up this initiative.
The cost of the E-rickshaw project (including taxes and other expenses) is Rs. 2,25,000/-.
If you are interested, please help Last Wilderness Foundation make life a little easier for the Pardhis by giving them an alternate occupation and join us in trying to help Lalar Singh procure an E-rickshaw.
No amount of donation is too small, it’s the thought that counts! Thank you!