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.