2017

Vasundhara Sanman

Ramdas Kokre

In 2010 as CO of Dapoli Municipality he decided that he would make Dapoli ‘plastic free’. He motivated the people and with public participation achieved amazing results. Dapoli continues to be free of plastic till today. In 2015 he took over as Vengurla’s CO driving the town’s exemplary sanitation schemes and waste disposal projects. Under his leadership Vengurla Municipality was declared an Open Defecation Free City in Maharashtra.

Vasundhara Mitra

Nisarga Mitra Mandal

It is an informal group of friends established to work towards conserving environment of Nashik city. They undertake activities such as tree plantation, eco-friendly lifestyle awareness programmes, ‘save Sparrow’ drive, organising eco-friendly walk and weekly market of Eco-friendly products etc.

Vijay Sambare

He is an active member of ‘Lok Panchayat’, Sangamner for last 20 years. He has played a major role in conserving local seeds and crops along with domestic cow breeds also. He has worked for conservation of North-western Ghats. He motivates the youngsters and women organisations to adopt nature-friendly and sustainable lifestyle.

Chatak Nature Conservation Society (CNCS)

Established at Varangaon, Jalgaon, CNCS is now a leading NGO in Maharashtra. It is an organizational partner of IBCN, BNHS and Bird Count India, Bangalore. CNCS basic aim is to conserve nature, biodiversity, natural habitat of birds and wildlife environment. CNCS is performing activities like distribution of Earthen Water Bowl, distribution of artificial nests, sponsoring ‘SHRUSTI MITRA AWARD’,’Nirmalya Sankalan’, collecting bio-waste and non-degradable waste etc.