A Visit to Ralegan Sidhi and Govardhan Eco-village

A team from Mobius Foundation (MF) visited Govardhan Eco Village (GEV) and Ralegan Siddhi in October and November 2022, respectively. The team witnessed GEV, a sustainable village model that demonstrates the alternative sustainable model of the world based upon values striking harmony with self, nature and humanity; combining contemporary sustainability technological interventions with powerful optimized, scalable acon models. The GEV team has implemented various initiatives, including a Waste Management System, Soil Biotechnology Plant, Rain Water Harvesting System, Plastic Pyrolysis Plant, Green Building Structure, and many more.

Mobius Foundation team also met Mr. Gauranga Das, Director, GEV and discussed the vision behind the model eco-village along with the possible future prospects. Ralegan Siddhi, considered a model of environmental conservation, has carried out programs like tree planting, terracing to reduce soil erosion and digging canals to retain rainwater. For energy, the village uses solar power, biogas and windmills. Indian social activist Anna Hazare, the leader of the village, is recognized for his contributions to the village’s development. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan third-highest civilian award by the Government of India, in 1992 for his efforts in establishing this model village. The team was honored to meet him.