Community Infrastructure Development (CID)
In the rural areas, people are often living without even basic development necessities like drinking water, trails, and bridges. In such areas, the improvement of basic community infrastructure is necessary, which is also genuine aspiration of the local people. NTNC believes that clean drinking water, access, education and health are the basic necessities of life
and should be considered part of integrated conservation programs as it will motivate local people to take active part in the conservation activities.
Project-wise focus programs:
Under the community development program (CD), activities of community based infrastructures development works are carried out. Buildings ranging from school, CAMC offices, community halls, community lodges, day-care centre buildings, trails, railings, drinking water, irrigation canals, sanitation works are constructed and developed with active participation of the local community. Introduction of energy efficient community building using passive solar architecture
technology for demonstration and providing safe drinking water using ozonation technology along the trekking routes are innovative role played by ACAP in technology dissemination and creating demonstration effects at the local level.
Under community development program, construction of helipads, rescue shelter, bridges, drinking water, trail repair and maintenance, community/private toilets and school buildings are carried out to help community with better facilities. Support to construct lodges, school buildings, health posts are among others provided to improve facilities.
Support is provided to develop and improve community infrastructure such as school buildings, bridges, culverts, village roads and community buildings.
BCP supports local schools for school greenery program and to improve their infrastructure through the conservation education program. To promote literacy among young non-school going children, scholarships are provided to entice them to attend school.
Under community development program, low-cost toilets are promoted in pilot project areas to improve sanitation and hygiene conditions of the local people. SCP has assisted the local community to improve access road networks in the rural areas. Under school infrastructure development program, local schools are supported for renovation of school building, toilet construction, and drinking water supply.