Chandrapur | In a unique venture by the Maharashtra government, e-learning facility was launched in as many as 47 schools run by the Zilla Parishad in remote villages located in the buffer area of the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) here.
The project was launched yesterday by Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, who is also the guardian minister of the district at Moharli in presence of Zilla Parishad President, Sandhyatai Gurnule, Chief Executive Officer (ZP), Mahendra Kalyankar, Field Director (TATR) and Chief Conservator of Forests, JP Garad and Deputy Director (Buffer Zone), Gajendra Narwane.
Speaking on the occasion, Mungantiwar said e-learning would help students in these remote areas to have access to e quality education to transform their life. He further said that forests are assets in the real sense for the state and Tadoba has become a place of attraction for wildlife lovers across the globe.
The state government intends to develop TATR area to make it the best place for tourism, in the future, he said adding that as many as 12,665 Joint Forest Management Committees have been computerised through which 15,500 villages located in forests across the state would be connected in near future.
The minister said that of the 79 villages under TATR and its buffer zone, 50 villages were selected for development works under Jan-Van Yojana of Maharashtra government. E-learning is being launched in 47 of these schools spread over 99 class rooms in different villages, in the first phase, it was informed.
J P Garad during his introductory remarks said that as many as 6,647 students in these schools would avail of benefits of e-learning. The programme was largely attended by villagers, members of joint forest management committees, officials of forest department and others.