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Session on Environmental Films

Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal is an NGO working in the field of Environmental Education, Research & Awareness from the past 18 years at grassroot level.

Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal’s Aapala Paryavaran Eco Friendly Film Club is organising a session on environmental films on 2nd September 2017, from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. at Paryavaran Shala, 4th floor, Sharda Mandir Building, Opposite Durga Snacks Centre, Gokhale Road, Naupada, Thane (W).

Special Features: Documentaries on different environmental subjects will be screened at this event.
Entry free. On the spot registration facility.
For more details contact: 022-25380648, 9869033583 (contact between 10 to 6)

Aquaculture Workshop

Aquaculture Workshop

Enviro vigil arranges a workshop for two days on Aquaculture under Green Career Courses-on 5th Aug. 2017, Saturday 5pm-7pm & 6th Aug. 2017, Sunday, 10.00am-12.30pm.

Learn about :  Types of fish farming, common cultured fish, construction of static pond, fish management & Harvesting technique, visit to Aquaculture pond

Venue:  :

Enviro –Vigil’s Ankur theme park,

Thane-Belapur road,

TMCs Chhhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital Campus,

Behind Boiler House,

Kalwa West.

Tel: 022-25400012


Note : Prior registration is must.


Workshop Fee: Rs. 500 only. (Both day)


For Registration :

Tel. no. 022-25400012/25411633 Mob: 9987334288 Time : 11am-6pm

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Office time : 10.00am to 6.00pm.




India has a variety of habitats that hold varied birdlife. However, most of these habitats are under threat from something or the other. From these, the Grassland habitats in particular are the first to be encroached upon, on the pretext that these are wastelands. However, they are one of the most bio-diversity rich habitats that hold an amazing variety of birdlife. Rehekuri, Ozhar, Mayureshwar and Nannaj in Maharashtra.

Nannaj Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary : (established in 1979, also known as the Jawaharlal Nehru Bustard Sanctuary of Maharashtra) is a wildlife sanctuaryfor the Great Indian Bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps) at SolapurMaharashtra. This is a vast grassland / scrub land. The sanctuary is approximately 25 kms from Solapur in a small village called Nannaj. The total area covered under sanctuary is approximately 600 hectares. However, it is a discontinuous area which is divided into various plots. The area is called “100 hectare” which is a core area of the sanctuary where the breeding pair has been observed. It is believed that there are less than 250 GIBs in the world and they are critically endangered. Recent census estimates only 4 Great Indian Bustards are left in the sanctuary.


Dates:  19th – 20th August 2017

Mode of Travel: Train/Bus up to Solapur and local travel by Non-AC Jeeps

Participants have to arrange for their own travel by train/bus to Solapur and back.


DURATION –  19th August 2017 and 20th August 2017

18th August – Night departure for Solapur (Train – 12115 Mumbai-Solapur Siddheshwar Express ).


Day 1

19th August  –  7.00AM – Reach Solapur  Station and move to hotel, fresh up & quick breakfast

8,00 AM –  Start morning safari

12.30PM – Lunch

3.00PM – Second safari

7.00PM –return to hotel

8.00PM – Discussion about the Habitat and Biodiversity

9.00PM – Dinner

Day 2

20th  August – 6.00AM – Wake up call,

7.00AM – Morning safari with packed breakfast

12.30PM – Lunch

3.00PM – Evening safari

7.00PM – Return to Hotel

8.00PM – Dinner

10.00PM – Departure for Mumbai (Train -12116 Solapur-Mumbai Siddheshwar Express)

21st  August – 6.00am –  Reach at Mumbai

Trip charges: Rs.5800/- (Solapur to Solapur)

Limited seats – 12 only

Cost includes :

Travelling from Solapur to Nannaj and other birding spots and return to Solapur

Stay at Non-AC rooms (Twin/triple sharing basis)

All food during the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner – Veg & Nonveg as per availability)

All park entry charges (except camera charges).

Guide and expertise charges.


Cost excludes :

Travelling from Mumbai to Solapur (Participants have to book their own tickets. We can guide for the booking)

Camera charges at park if any

Any personal orders of tea/soft drinks, Mineral water etc.

Anything which is not mentioned in ‘Cost includes’

Resource persons – Avinash Bhagat and local guides

Possible  sightings–

Birds – Great Indian Bustard,  Indian Eagle Owl, many other grassland birds like Quails, Francolins, Sandgrouses,  Indian Coursers, Doves, Baya Weavers, Grey Shrike, Larks, Lapwings, Thick-knee, Cuckoos and  Pipits… also Coot, Moorhens, Ducks, Storks, Jacanas and other waterfowls at some nearby wetlands.

Mammals – Indian Wolf, Blackbuck, Black-naped Hare, Indian Fox, Common Gerbil, Indian Grey Mongoose.

 Net banking details

Bank Name: TJSB Sahakari Bank

Ac. Name : Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal

Ac.No: 002110122244461

IFSC Code: TJSB 000 0002

AC Type: Saving AC

Important Note:
1) Participants have to book their seat by making advance payment of 2800 (Non-refundable)

2) The seats will be confirmed only against the advance amount on first come basis.

Limited seats are available so book your seat ASAP.

For booking contact Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal

Call on :  9892061899 or  9869033583



Photography and Study tour at Kaas Plateau

Photography and Study tour at Kaas Plateau and surroundings.

Kaas is also known as KaasPathar, which is situated in the Western Ghats of the Sahayadri Range. The name ‘Kaas’ originates from the Kaasa tree (Elaeocarpusglandulosus). Leaves of this tree turn green to red as they mature. The plateau is in full bloom of wild flowers during the months of August and September. These flowers bloom on their own and stay for about 2–3 weeks (depending on the monsoon and other weather factors).

Recently it has been declared as Biodiversity World Heritage Site by The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It has a small lake nearby, as you are driving down the curves climbing down from Kaas Plateau you see a sign on left saying – KaasTalav. It is a natural tranquil Kaas lake surrounded by dense forests. To the left of the lake lies Sajjangad Fort and Kanher Dam is to the right. It is a famous picnic spot with the locals.

The place has more than 850 different species of flowers;it’s a real delight for eyes and Heaven for photographers.

Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal has arranged a botanical study tour for this famous biodiversity hotspot of Western Ghats.

Spots That Will Be Covered In the Trail:

  1. Kaas Plateau
  2. 2. Rahimatpur
  3. 3. Patan
  4. Sada-Waghapur

Batches –

1 – 16th-17th September 2017

2 – 30th Sept -1st Oct 2017

Schedule for the Event: – 

Day 1 – Friday (Overnight Journey)
Meeting Point– B.N.Bandodkar College, Gate No. 2, Chendani Naka, Thane West.

Timing :At 11.00PM.

Day 2 – Saturday

5.30AM- ReachPatan

6.00AM- 7.00AM- Fresh up and breakfast at hotel.

7.30AM-11.00AM –Sada-Waghapur Plateau and move towards Rahimatpur

1.30PM- 2.30PM- Lunch (Veg)

2.00PM- 6.00PM- Rahimatpur for diffrent flora

8.30 PM – Dinner (Veg)

Day 3 – Sunday

5.00AM – Wakeup call

6.00AM – Checkout and Departure for Kaas Plateau (On the way breakfast)

7.30AM -11.30AM – Explore Kaas and nearby places(be prepared for long walk)

1.00PM – Lunch (Veg, Non-veg)

2.00PM – Departure for Thane

8.00PM – Reach Thane (tentatively)

The cost for the trip is Rs. 4200/- per head. (For Batch 1 – Non-AC vehicle, regular seats)

The cost for the trip is 5500/- per head. (For Batch 2 – AC vehicle with Push-back seats)

Confirm your seat on phone call only.

Book your seat only if you will be able to walk 3-4Kms during the trip.

Limited Seats only (Minimum 10, Maximum 14 per batch). So book your seat soon.

Cost Includes

Thane to Kaas and return transport by Tempo Traveller
Food during the trip(3 Meals, 2 breakfasts and tea-coffee)

Entry fees at Kaas Plateau

Stay (Multiple sharing)

Cost Excludes

Mineral water, Cold drinks.

Personal Orders.

Extra Tea/Coffee.

Camera charges at Kaas Plateau if any

Things To Be carried:
1. Rain is possible so be prepared for that.
2. A bottle of water.
3. Extra Plastic bags, Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes, Cap.

  1. Camera, Binoculars,Magnifying glass.
    5. Personal Medicines(Optional),
    6. Lemons/GluconD/chocolates/Chikkis and ready to eat snacks
    7. A haversack/backpack to put all these things.For confirmation Please book in advance payment of Rs.2500 (Non-refundable)

    Netbanking details.

    Name – Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal

TJSB Sahakari Bank LTD,

Main Branch, Madhumalti, Veer Savarkar Path, Thane (w)400601
Account Number – 002110100044461
IFSC code – TJSB0000002
Account type – Saving account

(Message your Transaction code after transfer of payment)

For more details and registrations

AvinashBhagat- 9892061899, or 02225411633

Paryavaran Shala

Paryavaran Shala- Open Environment School- Estd.2000

From the past fourteen years a weekly school for all age groups is being conducted to create an attitudinal and behavioural shift in the lifestyle of people to that of a more environment sustainable one.

In 2009 Khuli Paryavaran Shala started for citizens who are enthusiastic about environment conservation. People from all professions, age can join this school.

Gramin Paryavaran Shala – Estd. 2015

Gramin Paryavaran Shala is the center of Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal which is specially dedicated for awareness in rural areas at grassroot level. We are focusing on four basic topics which are directly related to rural areas i.e. Jal (water), Jangal (forest), Jameen (soil) & Urja

(energy). Awareness programmes, eco-friendly festivals & environment days are done in Zilla Parishad  schools of rural areas. This center is in Mamnoli village and working in three tahasils of Thane district – rural Kalyan, Murbad and Bhiwandi.

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Workshop on Terrace Garden

Enviro Vigil arranges a 2 days workshop on Terrace Garden under Green Career Courses on 23rd Sept.  2017, Saturday 5pm-7pm & 24th Sept. 2017, Sunday, 10.00am-12.30pm.

Learn about :  technique of making terrace garden, layering of terrace garden,Soil less farming, vegetable grow in terrace, seed used in terrace garden, site visit etc.

Venue:  :

Enviro vigils Ankur theme park,

Thane-Belapur road,

TMCs Chhhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital Campus,

Behind Boiler House,

Kalwa West.

Tel: 022-25400012

Note : Prior registration is must.

Workshop Fee: Rs. 500 only. (Both days)

For Registration :

Tel. no. 022-25400012/25411633 Mob: 9987334288 Time : 11am-6pm

Email Id: /


Office time: 10.00am to 6.00pm.

For further details please contact Ms. Pournima Shirgaonkar -9594174653



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