Kanha Workers Sahkari Sakh evam Kamgar Samiti Maryadit
One of its own kind,
the Kanha Workers Sahkari Sakh evam Kamgar Samiti Maryadit, Kisli was formed
under the Society Act, 1960 for the welfare of the Kanha staff. Every serving individual of the Tiger
Reserve, including daily wagers, are the members of this Society. The members have to pay annual membership
fees of the Society. As service conditions, specially in the core zone, are
very difficult, and most are non-family postings at remotely located patrolling
camps, the staff sometimes has to go 15–20 km. for weekly market to buy
household goods. In this way, the
Society provides the remotely placed wildlife personnel with the essentials of
the household at concessional prices.
The Society also gives almost interest free soft-loans to the frontline
staff and daily wagers on easy installments.
Besides, scholarships for topper students have also been arranged.
Moreover, the Society also caters to the needs of tourists at Khatia and Mukki
entry points of the Core Zone. It makes
arrangements for breakfast, meals and basic daily needs on payment basis at
both the entry points. Through its sale
counters, the Society also deals in mementos and other reminiscences of the
Tiger Reserve, which include: T-shirts, caps, key rings, badges, stickers,
cards, posters, the Kanha literature etc.