Majhi Vasundhara (My Earth)

Environment and Climate Change Department

Government of Maharashtra

MAJHI VASUNDHARA- ABHIYAN

MAJHI VASUNDHARA- ABHIYAN

Majhi Vasundhara Abhiyan is the first initiative under Majhi Vasundhara. It focuses on identifying potential action points under the five elements of nature (Panchamahabuta) for the betterment of the environment of the local bodies of Maharashtra.
The Abhiyan was launched by the Honorable Minister, Environment and Climate Change Department, Government of Maharashtra on 2nd October 2020.

Majhi Vasundhara Abhiyan - objectives

  • To encourage active citizen participation in different climate change mitigation initiatives in a timely and innovative manner.
  • To identify dynamic and incremental/scalable measures towards sustainable environment through replication.

Majhi Vasundhara Abhiyan - Action Areas

  • Bhumi {Earth}
    • Conservation & Enhancement Of Green Cover & Biodiversity
    • Solid Waste Management
  • Vayu {Air}
    • Air Quality Monitoring And Air Pollution Mitigation
  • Jala {Water}
    • Water Conservation
    • Rainwater Harvesting And Percolation
    • Cleaning & Rejuvenation Of Water Bodies/River
    • Treatment Of Waste Water
  • Agni {Energy}
    • Promotion Of Renewable Energy
  • Akash {Enchanement}
    • Awareness On Environment Improvement & Protection
    • Pledge Taken Up By The Citizens For The Observance Of One Green Act

Majhi Vasundhara Abhiyan GR

Majhi Vasundhara 3.0 has been launched. The timeline of this Abhiyan is as follows:

Activites

Dates

1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023

Abhiyan Period

1st April 2022 - 31st March 2023

Work done status

Registration of Local Body

15th June to 31st July 2022

Final cumulative work done status report submission

1st April to 15th of April 2023

1st April 2023 to 31st May 2023

Performance evaluation based on

Desktop Assesment as per the toolkit

6th to 30th April 2023

Direct Observation by Third Party Agency Citizen Feedback

1st to 20th May 2023

5th June 2023

Award Distribution

The target groups for Majhi Vasundhara 3.0 have been further finetuned on the basis of population and are as follows

Majhi Vasundhara Abhiyan - 3 Toolkit

  • The toolkit clearly defines the action areas under all ten indicators developed based on the Panchamahabuta i.e Bhumi, Vayu, Jala, Agni & Akash.
  • It defines the marks assigned to each indicator and sub-indicator.
  • It also defines the evaluation process and documentation required for submission to the department.
  • It also mentions about few potential schemes available at the state and national level which can be used to achieve Majhi Vasundhara indicators.

Majhi Vasundhara Abhiyan - 3 Participants

The total number of local bodies that have participated in Majhi Vasundhara 3.0 are 16,824 (urban local bodies: 411 and rural local bodies: 16,413).

Majhi Vasundhara Abhiyan GR

Majhi Vasundhara Abhiyan 1.0 award ceremony was held on June 5, 2021 and on the same day Majhi Vasundhara 2.0 was inaugurated. It was launched virtually by the Honorable Chief Minister, Government of Maharashtra. Subsequently, the registration of local organizations in this campaign began.

Majhi Vasundhara Abhiyan - second year Target groups

  • Urban Local Bodies
    • Amrut Cities
    • Municipal Councils
    • Nagar Panchayats
  • Panchayati Raj Institution

    Gram Panchayat (less than 10,000 population)

    Gram Panchayat (more than 10,000 population)

Majhi Vasundhara Abhiyan GR

Majhi Vasundhara Abhiyan - 2 Toolkit

  • The toolkit clearly defines the action areas under all ten indicators developed based on the Panchamahabuta i.e Bhumi, Vayu, Jala, Agni & Akash.
  • It defines the marks assigned to each indicator and sub-indicator.
  • It also defines the evaluation process and documentation required for submission to the department.
  • It also mentions about few potential schemes available at the state and national level which can be used to achieve Majhi Vasundhara indicators.

Majhi Vasundhara Abhiyan - 2 Participants

The number of participants in the second phase of this Abhiyan are 11,968 (which is a fivefold increase as compared to number of participants in MV1).
Majhi Vasundhara Abhiyan was launched on 2nd October 2020 by the Honorable Minister, EnvCC, GoM.
The Abhiyan was launched for four verticals (Amrut Cities, Municipal Council, Nagar Panchayat and Gram Panchayat) and 686 local bodies had participated in the introductory year.
Majhi Vasundhara Abhiyan in its first year, experienced a great participation and engagement. Majhi Vasundhara #Epledge movement engaged 1.3 crore people and approximately 18 thousand awareness events were conducted by the ULB/PRI, schools, colleges, NGOs, welfare associations to sensitize people about nature conservation, enhancement of natural resources, environmental improvement and impacts of climate change.

Date

Event

2nd October 2020

Abhiyan launched

2nd October 2020 to 15th April 2021

Abhiyan period (6.5 Months)

15th April 2021 to 31st May 2021

Performance evaluation based on desktop assessment as per the toolkit

Virtual site assessment by the assessor committee

5th June 2021

Award Distribution on World Environment Day

Majhi Vasundhara Abhiyan - first year Target groups

  • Urban Local Bodies
    • Amrut Cities
    • Municipal Councils
    • Nagar Panchayats
  • Panchayati Raj Institution

    All Villages With 10000 Plus Population

Majhi Vasundhara Abhiyan Will Engage Around Seven Crore Citizens In Maharashtra In It's First Year Which Is More Than Fifty Percent Of The Total Population Of Maharashtra.

Majhi Vasundhara Abhiyan - 1 Toolkit

  • The toolkit clearly defines the action areas under all ten indicators developed based on the Panchamahabuta i.e Bhumi, Vayu, Jala, Agni & Akash.
  • It defines the marks assigned to each indicator and sub-indicator.
  • It also defines the evaluation process and documentation required for submission to the department.
  • It also mentions about few potential schemes available at the state and national level which can be used to achieve Majhi Vasundhara indicators.

Majhi Vasundhara Abhiyan - 1 Participants

In it’s introductory year, 683 local bodies had participated.
List of participants is available here.

Majhi Vasundhara Abhiyan - 1 The Event

This event was held on the Environment Day (5th June 2021) and the venue was Varsha Bungalow. During the event the theme song was launched, the awardees were felicitated and MV2.0 was inaugurated.

Majhi Vasundhara Abhiyan - 1 Awardees

On account of World Environment Day, Majhi Vasundhara 1.0 felicitation event was held on 5th June 2021 at Varsha, Malabar Hill, Mumbai. The award distribution ceremony was carried out under the chairmanship of Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Maharashtra and in the presence of Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, Government of Maharashtra, Hon’ble Revenue Minister, Government of Maharashtra, Hon’ble Minister of Urban Development and Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra, Hon’ble Minister, Department of Rural Development, Government of Maharashtra, Hon’ble Minister, Department of Environment and Climate Change, Government of Maharashtra, and Hon’ble Minister of State, Government of Maharashtra.
Along with felicitation of Majhi Vasundhara 1.0 winners, Majhi Vasundhara theme song was launched and Majhi Vasundhara 2.0 was inaugurated.

Sr. No.

Name of ULBs/PRIs

District

Rank

AMRUT

1

Thane Municipal Corporation

Thane

1

2

Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation

Thane

2

3

Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation

Mumbai

3

4

Pune Municipal Corporation

Pune

4

5

Nashik Municipal Corporation

Nashik

5 (Divided)

6

Barshi Municipal Council

Solapur

5 (Divided)

Municipal Council

1

Hingoli Municipal Council

Hingoli

1

2

Karad Municipal Council

Satara

2

3

Jamner Municipal Council

Jalgaon

3

4

Parali Municipal Council

Beed

4

5

Vaijapur Municipal Council

Aurangabad

5 (Divided)

6

Sangamner Municipal Council

Ahmednagar

5 (Divided)

Nagar Panchayat

1

Shirdi Nagar Panchayat

Ahmednagar

1

2

Karjat Nagar Panchayat

Ahmednagar

2

3

Malkapur Nagar Panchayat

Satara

3

4

Niphad Nagar Panchayat

Nashik

4

5

Muktainagar Nagar Panchayat

Jalgaon

5

Gram Panchayat

1

Pimpalgaon Baswant Gram Panchayat

Nashik

1

2

Mirajgaon Gram Panchayat

Ahmednagar

2

3

Chinawal Gram Panchayat

Jalgaon

3

4

Pahur Peth Gram Panchayat

Jalgaon

4

5

Loni Budruk Gram Panchayat

Ahmednagar

5

Best Division

Nashik Division

Best Collector

1

Jalgaon

1

2

Ahmednagar

1

3

Pune

2

4

Satara

2

5

Nashik

3

Best ZP CEO

1

Jalgaon

1

2

Ahmednagar

2

3

Nashik

3

List of local bodies according to their performance in Majhi Vasundhara-1 is available here.
(Link of MV1 local body ranking)

Majhi Vasundhara Abhiyan - 1 Impact

Majhi Vasundhara Abhiyan 2020-21 was the first steppingstone towards raising awareness on sustainable development in Maharashtra. This will help in bringing up the culture of sustainable activities among the population in future. The Abhiyan will serve as an inspiration for other states across the country to follow such practices to create a positive impact on the environment.
Majhi Vasundhara Abhiyan Impact Majhi Vasundhara Abhiyan Impact

Majhi Vasundhara Abhiyan - 1 Anthem Song

Mitra Parivar Members : 7963957 Date : 30 Jan 2023
Majhi Vasundhara 1.0 Mitra Parivar Members : 1,42,08,384
Majhi Vasundhara 2.0 Mitra Parivar Members : 79,54,815
Mitra Parivar Members : 22,163,199