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A view of the secondary school and the anganwadi at Navegaon. Photo: Kunal Shankar

Villagers at Navegaon have built spacious homes keeping future needs in mind. Some have converted them into homestays, like this one. Photo: Kunal Shankar

Balaji Raoji Koichade next to the solar-powered borewell dug by the Forest Department in April this year for Jamni village’s drinking water needs. Photo: Kunal Shankar

Azhar Sheikh (left), Navegaon’s Rehabilitation Committee president, and Mukhtiar Sheikh, a Forest Department official, next to the stone marker at the site where Ramdegi village was situated inside the TATR’s core area. Photo: Kunal Shankar

The Jamni village reservoir within the forest, now frequented by ungulates and other wild animals. Photo: Kunal Shankar

There is a meadow now where Ramdegi village in TATR's core area once stood.

The successful resettlement of tribal communities from a village in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve offers important lessons for other States.
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