Mrs. Amruta Phadanvis visit to Tetavali on 2nd October 2019.


A function was organised at Tetavali by Vyakti Vikas Kendra, India and Hariyali to felicitate the donors and patrons of Tetavali project, on 2nd October 2019.
Mrs.Amruta Phadanvis was the chief guest. The guest arrived at sharp 2:30 pm. Dr. Mrs. Neelima Kulkarni welcomed and introduced the guest. The students of Shri Shri Ravishankar School, Mulund then presented a skit with the message for afforestation. Chief Guest then felicitated the representatives of about 10 corporate donors with certificate of appreciation. The labourers working at the site were also felicitated. Our esteemed guest her speech appreciated the work done by Hariyali and VVKI. Mr.Satish Athalye , proposed a vote of thanks. The program ended with National Anthem. Mrs. Phadanvis was keen on taking round at the site. She appreciated the work done by Hariyali and VVKI. She also planted a tree.

About the project

Forest department, VVKI and NGO Hariyali have tripartite lease agreement and are working together for this 33 acres land (project). This project of creating man made forest in near urban area started in 2017. The project is unique because it is been executed with the help of public participation. In last 3 years 14,000 plus endemic plants are planted with participation of about 6000 volunteers from schools and colleges, corporate offices, nature clubs, other NGOs and nature lovers. Over 10 corporate entities have joined together hands in this project.65% of the plantation area is brought under drip irrigation system and survival rate is about 90%. dams and bandharas are constructed for the purpose of water conservation and utilisation. All plants are tagged and approx. 1000 are geo-tagged. The site has invited butterflies, birds, and other forms of wild life making it a healthy ecosystem

Dr. Mrs. Neelima Kulkarni anchoring the programme

Our Esteemed Guest appreciating The Plantation Project

Satish Sir briefing about Tetavali and giving vote of thanks

Mrs. Amruta Fadnavis. taking round of plantation area

Mrs. Amruta Fadnavis taking note of plantation work

Hariyali Team

‘Botanical garden project/ Vanaspati Udyan Prakalp’ at ITI Mulund, was handed over on 10.01.2019 to Principal,ITI, Mulund ,East. About 150 plants of 100 indigenous species are planted. Hariyali volunteers, NSS volunteers and teachers of ITI and citizens were present at the function. A document is prepared and is given to Shri. Patil of ITI and also to Shri. Charegavkar who guided and supported the project all through.


Vanaspati Udyan handing over function

Shri Satish -narrating the Purpose of the function

Dr. Kulkarni addressing the gathering

audience addressed by Dr. Kulkarni

document handed over to Shri. patil. ITI

_Shri Bahalkar handing the document to shri. Charegavkar

Shri. patil ITI

Shri Apte – vote of thanks

Team Hariyali

The annual Eco Tour of Hariyali was conducted on 20th Jan 2019 at Visawa Farms, Saralgaon near Murbad. The main attraction of the Tour was the Concept Rose Garden cultivated by Dr.Mhaskar and his dedicated team. The garden has a robust collection of different rose varieties including the rare ones like the 800 year old Green Rose plant specie. It was also a wonderful opportunity for new comers to understand Hariyali and it’s multiple initiatives. The participants shared their views and experiences on various environmental activities with which they had been associated. The location also provided opportunity to do some seed gathering and understand some new plant species. The tour concluded on this positive note.



Hariyali recently participated in Vrukshvalli 2019, an Exhibition on fruits, flowers, vegetables and gardening concepts organized by Thane Municipal Corporation. It was conducted during 11th to 13th Jan 2019 at Raymond Grounds in Thane. Our Team had also put up a stall with an opportunity to showcase our varied strengths and initiatives in the field of environment. Audience acknowledged our contribution to the Green Cause and enthusiastically committed to associate with Hariyali in future. We were able to put up a strong show thanks to the wonderful team spirit shown by Hariyali volunteers.Way to go.


Inauguration of 2nd Biocompost Project of Hariyali & SWM dept. Of BMC ,T ward(On market wet waste 10MT/Day capacity) 🔹On Thursday, 2nd August 2018,Morning 10 am(1hr) to 11am. 🔹 Venue–Eastern Express Highway Octroi naka, near Entrance of Dumping ground. 🔹 Inauguration by Asst.Commissiner.T Ward ,& Local corporater Shri Prabhakarji Shinde.




Hariyali was felicitated by The Government of Maharashtra on 15th August, 2018 for its active participation in the State’s campaign to plant 13 crore tree saplings this year. The State awarded a Certificate of Appreciation and a Trophy to Hariyali in recognition of the excellent contribution made towards this initiative .Award was presented by Mr.Eknath Shinde, Cabinet Minister(PWD) and Guardian Minister for Thane Dist. The award was received by Hon. Secretary Mr. Vishal Singavi and Jt. Secretary Mr.S.M. Sathe on behalf of Hariyali.





Honey Bee Keeping workshop



Workshop on “Honey Bee Keeping” was organised by Hariyali on 17th February 2018 at  our Rabale-Tetavali site. Mr. Sanjay Patil from Maharashtra Khadi & Village Industry Board conducted this workshop for about 2 hrs in the morning from 9.30 am to 11.30 am. at the Tetavli plantation site.Total 35 participants including 24 members of Hariyali and 9 students and 2 teachers from Zoology section of Ruparel College attended this workshop.Workshop started with introduction of Mr. Sanjay Patil by Mr. Salaskar, followed by brief introduction about Hariyali activities by Dr. Neelima Kulkarni and Mr. Satish Athlye and then workshop started with demonstration using honey bee box kept at the site. Mr. Sanjay Patil explained various aspects such as types of honey bees, construction details of the box,taking care of box and bees, plantation useful for increasing population of honey bees, life cycle of queen, worker, and drone bees, the way these bees work, etc. Demonstration was followed by interactive session where importance of bee keeping, use of various by products such as royal jelly, bees wax, honey, technique of removing honey without destroying the colony or bees were discussed. This interactive session was very informative. At the end of workshop vote of thanks was proposed by Project coordinator of Tetavli plantation Mr. Gondhale.

It was decided to keep two boxes permanently at our Tetavali site and with the help of Mr. Sanjay Patil Hariyali will support bee keeping activity. and study their changes,(Report by Mrs Neela Salaskar)


Capacity development program in environment management


Dr.Mrs Neelima Kulkarni chairman of Hariyali Mulund Vibhag presented case study , SWM project of Hariyali , Under the Integrated solid waste management. Seminar organised by Somaiya College in collaboration with Mumbai Metropolitan region environment improvement society. Dated 11th January 2018

Participation by Some citizens, students of environmental science, representatives of TMC, BMC.  Hariyali. About 30 participates were there

it was a module of a course – by mumbai metropolitan region environment improvement society –

Capacity development program in environment management.

It was about unique collaboration of MCGM and an NGO,Hariyali.& funder Vyakti VikasKendra India

(Report by Dr Mrs. Neelima Kulkarni )

Kasarvadvli Nursery 21st January 2018



Hariyali conducted nursery activity @Kasarvadvli Thane 21-01-2018
Hariyali coordinator – Avinash Godbole, Rajesh Varsale  No of participants – 12
Location  Kasarvadavli Nursery Activity conducted in short – Garbage removal,         De-weeding, Sapling grouping ,Taking stock of nursery activities, garbage, compound wall,saplings status checked

MRN Vidhyadhiraj


Vidhyadhiraj eight students along with teacher Mr.Bhatt on 20 th January participated Shramdan activity conducted by Dr.Mrs S Diwanji & Mrs.Jui Deshpande

  1. Biocompost pit:- cowdung cake cake powder was evenly spread on the unit.
  2. Bed prepared and seeds of Papaya,Awala,sitafal were sown and watered them
  3. cleaned fallen leaves in the area
  4. cleaned pond area and added water to see any leakage which will be used for lotus.
  5. Report generated by Dr.Mrs Diwanji

Felicitation of Hariyali by M C G M “T” Ward


Felicitation of Hariyali by Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai  “T” Ward





Hariyali was felicitated by the Assistant Commissioner of ‘T’ ward, Mulund, Mumbai Municipal Corporation, on Saturaday, the 30th December, 2017. Hariyali was working with ‘T’ ward for the last three years generating awareness in solid waste management. Under the leadership of Mr.Suresh Patankar & Mr.satish Athalye , Hariyali also successfully implemented bio composting projects in more than 50 societies as well as MCGM “T” ward  gardens. This continuous effort is recognized by the Assistant Commissioner, ‘T ’ward, Mulund by giving momentum & certificate.


Mrs. Vibhavari Chande, Jt.Secy. Of Hariyali, Mulund, and Mrs.Geeta Potti, accepted the Award on behalf of Hariyali.


Some society members were concerned about the utilization of generated manure through compost units, Mrs. Vibhavari Chande guided them to utilize the organic manure in society gardens, nurseries, farm houses, or it could be donated to farmers or NGO’s like Hariyali who can utilize the manure effectively.


Marathon Galaxy society was also given ‘Award’ for successfully running bio composting unit. with the assistance of Hariyali Mulund Vibhag, Mrs. Geeta Potti, Member of Hariyali and also resident of the society accepted the ‘Award’ on behalf of Marathon Galaxy society. She advised the audience as to how to segregate the dry waste such as milk -bags, tetra- packs, e-waste etc.

Hariyali looks forward from MCGM for cooperation in New Year.

Hariyali’s Successful Seminar


Felicitation of alliance groups involved in Tetavli Project of Hariyali and VVKI



An informative seminar was organised by Hariyali & VVKI on 22nd December, 2017 at Parmeshwari Centre, Mulund to brainstorm with environment lovers on collective strategy for survival of plants at its Tetavli project and also to  felicitate all the alliance groups for their valuable contribution towards this Project. This was done under the guidance of Project coordinator Mr.Ashok Gondhale, Mr.Vivek Chandan, Trustee Shri Suresh Patankar, Secretary Shri Suryakant Apte, Seminar Co-ordinator Mrs. Vibhavari Chande with the help of Seminar Committee members Mrs. Meera Prakash, Mrs. Nita Thakkar and enthusiastic volunteers.


The event started with lighting a lamp by Hariyali’s Founder President Mr. Punam Singavi, Current President Shri Pradeep Lothe, Immediate Past President Shri Satish Aathalye, Secretary Shri Suryakant Apte and Trustee Shri Suresh Patankar.


The arriving members were given information about Hariyali by Mrs. Geeta Balan and Mrs. Aarti Chauhan. Mrs. Vibhavari welcomed the audience followed by a      brief introduction of Hariyali and its activities since inception by Joint Secretary             Mr. Shrinivas Sathe.


Mr. Suryakant Apte. presented gist of Tetavli Project, Tripartite Agreement, existing situation of Land, planning of the project,how we were coordinating with nature lovers for participation, work carried out as on date, how we are using water course for watering the plant throughout the year, etc.


Mr. Satish Athalye then pointed out the nature of aftercare which comprises of removing grass using four grass cutting machines, removing unwanted branches of plants, using manure, watering the plants by using submersible pumps from water course, the over head water tanks installed top of the hill  and its importance for the survival of plants.


Dr. Neelima Kulkarni, Chairman of Hariyali – Mulund, presented the interim report stating the work done at Tetavli and also listed the participatory members which included corporations like Galaxy Surfactant, Crisil, MIAL,Bank of New York,DHL, schools and colleges like Pawar Public School, ICT college, Ruia College, Pillai College and many more nature lovers. After a tea break of 10 minutes.


Mrs. Vibhavari Chande, Joint Secretary of Mulund Vibhag threw light on the financial scenario in relation to seven years’ estimate of entire project. Mrs.Vibhavari Chande appealed to finance hariyali’s Manmade Forest at Rabale-Tetavli,

Mr. Ghatkal, representative of VVKI, stressed on the need and importance of man-made forest in urban areas.


Mr. Pradeep Lothe ended the presentation by discussing the plan of future activities and the way ahead in 2018-19.


The alliance groups and their representatives were then felicitated with a certificate, 1kg of organic manure (made from Hariyali’s home project of solid waste management by collecting Mulund’s market waste and converting it into bio compost) and a Tulsi plant in an environment friendly bag.


A panel discussion was then conducted chaired by Dr. Neelima with experts like Mr. Apte, Mr. Athalye and Mr. Ghatkal who discussed various issues related to the environment. An interactive Q & A session was also encouraged for which many from the audience voiced their queries which were satisfactorily answered by the panel. Audience expressed their appreciation for Hariyali’s efforts towards the society and also shared their memorable experiences of having worked with Hariyali in the past and their wish to continue doing so in the future as well.


Mrs. Amruta Iyer, daughter of life member Mrs. Meera Prakash, residing in London, who was highly impresssd by Hariyali’s work made an instant donation of Rs. 25000/- towards this project. The seminar ended with a vote of thanks by Mrs. Meera Prakash, for all the members involved in making the event successful.


Session was concluded after Tea and snacks.


Following participants were felicitated
1 Mial
2 Galaxy Surfactant
3 CGI information systems
4 DHL.
5 Rhenus Logistics
6 Rotact club Thane
7 Pawar Public school
8 Accenture
9 Satyaa sai seva sangh
10 Yoga meditation
11 Connect for



ECO TOUR AT Keshav Shrusti, Meera-Bhayandar

On 17th December, 2017 (Sunday) an eco-tour was organised by Hariyali to Keshav Shrusti, Meera-Bhayandar. 27 members including Hariyali volunteers and nature lovers enthusiastically participated in this one day trip. After snacks  The tour guide showed them a variety of medicinal plants 1) Ratan Gunj 2) Kadamb 3) Adulsa        4) Rakta chandan 5) Kailash pati 6) Aamla 7) Behda 8) Hirda 9) Ghost tree 10) Kanchan 11) Aapta 12)and many more and gave them useful information about their uses in day-to-day life. he has given the information how they save the cows,then we visited Rambhau Mhalgi Prabhodhini center, which trained the youth to become successful leaders in the future ,he has showed the video for information various activities, seminar, taken to trained  the people, their library which can be used by any student who is perusing higher education.

After lunch, we have introduced our self, our interest and how we joined Hariyali ,Howwe can help environment through Hariyali an interesting brainstorming was conducted under Hariyali’s president, Mr. Pradeep Lothe on the activities to be planned by Hariyali in future. Mrs Salaskar and will be help in SWM and son of Mrs. Majula will help in designing website. People also purchased various Ayurvedic products and saplings , while the children enjoyed themselves around the lake. They returned in evening with their memorable tryst with nature.

Special thanks to Mr.Nakhava,Mr.Nitin Khare,Mrs Vibhavari Chande for conducting  eco tour.

Hariyali’s Activity Calender for June & July 2017


Please find the Hariyali’s Plantation & Water Conservation at Rabale – Tetavli Project scheduled to be carried out in the month of June and July 2017. Please check the availability dates in the  Calender and book your slots as per your availability.

1. Hariyali’s Plantation & Water Conservation Calender for June -July 2017.

2. Instructions for the Participants.

3. Project Road Map – How to reach.

4. Project Road by Google Map.

Hariyali’s trek to Mama Bhanja Hills, Thane on Sunday, 7th May 2017.


Hariyali has organized trek to Mama Bhanja – a series of 2 nearing hills located at Hanuman Tekdi of Wagle estate area in Thane city. Height is approx 400 meters above sea level.
We will go from Wagle last bus stop and return back from the same route.
All participants need to gather at last bus stop of Wagle estate.
Do carry water bottle, snacks for self, cap along with you.
Expected time to reach top is 45 to 60 minutes.
Those who want to join, do inform.

Development of manmade forest at “Tetavli – Rabale” Navi Mumbai By Hariyali – Mulund


As per the efforts of Forest Department to increase forest coverage ,the department of forest of Maharashtra are implementing policy of development of manmade forest, The Hariyal NGO as you are aware ,has successfully implemented the tree plantation programs in forest areas since 1996.The Hariyali has initially developed the forest area at Yeor, Sanjay Gandhi udyan with the permissions from forest department .Thereafter in the period of 2007-2015 Hariyali created manmade forest at Bhavale near Bhivandi this was done by executing tripartite agreement with forest department and Hariyal. We are pleased to inform that during above period 40000 trees with Avg. Height of 8-15 ft. Have been developed with the help of Corporate Volunteers, College students, NSS students, school students, and individuals by providing financial support to some extent ,at Bhavale water conservation method was adopted, this has changed totally the look of the area by “converting Barren” land in to “Thick Forest” .The area has been handed over to forest department in November 2015.
Looking to the efforts & sincerity by Hariyali, Forest department has now approved new site as described in above subject.
We hereby enclose photos of proposed project at Tetavli-Rabale. The project contemplate more systematic method by converting barren land into diversified ecologically balanced forest, the Hariyali has also decided to convert the area for citizens to enjoy nature trail so that the spot can be identified as one of the recreation area by Forest Department in Navi Mumbai. Similar to Sanjay Gandhi Udyan, we are aware your company is eager to take part in environment upgradation as social commitment, 
Please feel free to call us for discussion in regards to your involvement of the project.

Upcoming events


Sapling making Activity at Murar Road Nursery :

MCC College students are coming to Murar road nursery on Saturday, 29th April 2017 for sapling making activity.

Time :- 7.30am to 9.30am

Hariyali coordinator will be Mrs.Jyoti Prajapati
Those who want to join do inform.

Seed Collection trek From Kokanipada to Yeoor :

Trek with seeds collection is organised by Hariyali from Kokanipada to Yeoor, near Tikuji ni wadi,Thane on Sunday, 30th April 2017.
Meeting point : Koknipada gate at 6.30 am. We will be back by 10.30 am. Participants should carry 2 liters water bottle, 2 snacks for self,cap,plastic bag to collect the seeds, a stick with them.Entry fee at Koknipada is Rs 30/- per person. Those who want to join do inform.

बांदोडकर महाविद्यालय आणि हरियाली यांचे शून्य कचऱ्यासाठी अभियान


बांदोडकर महाविद्यालय आणि हरियाली यांचे शून्य कचऱ्यासाठी अभियान :.

पर्यावरण क्षेत्रात गेली २० वर्ष काम करत असलेली संस्था ‘ घन कचरा व्यवस्थापन ‘ ही काळाची गरज आणि नागरिकांची जबाबदारी या संवेदनशील विषयावर दि.१९/०३/२०१७ रोजी, अर्धा दिवसीय चर्चासत्र ठाणे येथील बांदोडकर सायन्स कॉलेजच्या सहयोगाने आयोजिले होते……..(अधिक माहितिकरिता शीर्षकावर क्लिक करा …. For more details on this article pl click on the Title)

Upcoming Seed Collection Treak


Hello everyone,
A beautiful seeds collection trek has been arranged by Hariyali under the guidance of Pradip Lothe sir and team at Munda Dongar,Thane
along with mind soothing meditation session by Jayant Wad Sir and Jyoti Wad ma’am on 8th April 2017, Saturday.

6.00 am Start from Mulund
6.30 am reaching at Cocacola depot , Ghodbandar road, Thane
6.45 am Start trek
7.15 am Start meditation
8.15 am seeds collection followed by downward trek
9.00 am complete trek with sweet memories and start return journey.

Things to carry: Water bottle, snacks, cap, Aasan (tiny mat)for meditation, small carry bag to collect the seeds.

Do confirm your participation as soon as possible in order to arrange bus transportation(Rs 200/-per person bus charges)
You can come by your own vehicle also.

Do mention if you wish to come by bus along with your names.

Harnessing of biocompost by BMC Officer (Solid waste management )T ward .Today on 1st March 2017


Harnessing of biocompost by BMC Officer (Solid waste management )T ward .Today on 1st March 2017.

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🙏🏼Thanks to all for participating in the Todays function of harnessing of 1st biocompost from Municipal market green waste & hotel wet waste at Malviya Rd Mulund west.It will encourage all of us to work more in swm to achieve our target of zero garbage in T ward🙏🏼

Birds Watching Program with Sunrise at Bhandup Pumping Station


Today on 5th February 2017 during 6.30 am to 9.30 am we saw many birds at Bhandup Pumping Station. Few of them we can name as Glossy Ibis, Bay Backed Shirke, Painted Stork, Black Winged Stilt, Sandpiper, Lesser Flamingo, Common Teal, Black Tailed Godwit, Little Egret, Great Egret, Grey Heron, Oriental Honey Buzzard, White Cheeked Bulbul and many more.

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Workshop on Afforestation Technics with Biodiversity


A Two hours Workshop/presentation on Afforestation Technics with Biodiversity by Architect Mr Amrut Deshpande on Thursday, 2nd February, 2017 at 7pm to 9 pm followed by work Lunch. Same conducted at DWARKA BUNGLOW, Pushpadhanwa CHS, Opp Mehul Cinema, Madan Mohan Malviya Road, Mulund (West) the residence of Mr. Patankar Sir.
A Very Good information shared by all speakers on various related topics such as :
Deshpade – Reforestation
Pejavar – Butterfly Garden
Desai – Zero Budget Nature Farming ( ZBNF )
Mukharji – Terrace Gardening
Sunilji – Green / Solar Electricity
Apte & Athalye – Bio / Vermicomposting
Patankar – Distribution of Citizen Awareness Circular
Aditi Khandekar – Shared Vermicompost Experience
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Hariyali Dombivali unit & Dombivali Green vision taken big task & its a first time anybody has taken initially 12 plants were identified at Dombivali east Honourable  Mr.Sandeep Puranik Corporater participated  Hariyali members Mr.Kude,Mr.V N Patil, Mr.Shribawarikar,Mr.S Joshi,Mr.V.Vaidya & from Green vision Dr.Kolhatakar,Abhijit Joshi, also participated in the activity on 9th June 2016