Manish Rajankar in Bhandara and Gondia districts brought the tribal community together imbibing sustainability in their lives
A Pied Kingfisher diving into the water for a catch, a Heron swooping for fish and perhaps a low-flying Bronze-winged Jacana are some of the usual sights you may spot in lake Navtalab in Gondia district, Maharashtra.
It would be hard to believe now that just a few years ago, the lake was filled with overgrown weeds and was a dirty and deteriorating water body.
It is the efforts of Manish Rajankar, an avid birdwatcher and regular visitor, that condition of a dozen lakes in the area was transformed.
“There is a huge population of birds that visits these lakes but, it was disappointing to see the conditions of the lake constantly deteriorating,” Manish said.
Manish decided to understand the history and importance of the lake for the local…