STRUCTURE

A Minimum of five villages from the riverside will form a ‘Cluster’ (Figure 3). Each cluster will have a leader identified by WII in consultation with other members from the cadre. A Block Cluster Leader will lead the entire cluster. The Block Cluster and Cluster Leader will be identified from the Ganga Prahari Cadre in the village, on rotational basis for three months, initially. Each Cluster Leader, with the support of Ganga Praharis will conduct a minimum of ten relevant activities in three months time with prior approval from the NMCG-WII team. All the necessary logistics support will be provided through the NMCG-WII project. The Cluster leaders will be paid a token amount as renumeration per day as per the state wage norms. Overall supervision is being done by Dr. Ruchi Badola, Dr. S.A. Hussain and Dr. Deepika Dogra at the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Performance of the Cluster Leaders will be evaluated on the basis of frequency and diversity of the activity and the best Cluster Leader facilitated to encourage them.