Paryavaran Mitra – Friends of the Environment
Fighting against land, air, water and sound pollution
“We can live without many things but can we live without land, air and water? Looking after our environment is not a choice, it is about survival. Land, water and air allow us to exist. Then why are we so negligent towards them?”
Kiran Shekhar Bajaj
Founder, Paryavaran Mitra
Paryavaran Mitra is a non-profit organization, established in 2004 in Shikohabad (U.P.) by Nature lover, Kiran Shekhar Bajaj to find ways and means of protecting and nurturing our environment. Its main objective is to reduce land, water, air and noise pollution and make the earth a better place for our present and future generations.
Paryavaran Mitra became a true friend of the environment when it converted 27 acres of waste industrial land into a forest, organic farmland and a haven for birds, native trees and plants. It boasts of a Mini forest, Agricultural land, a Vermiculture and Composting Facility, Training Institute for Organic Farming, a Nursery that grows thousands of saplings to be redistributed and an abundant growth of organic produce such as amla, tuvar, mustard, rice, fenugreek, lemons, flax seed, coriander, turmeric, sesame seeds amongst others.
Over population, negligence and mainly greed and consumerism have resulted today in ruining our environment and the effects could become permanent. Where we are falling short? We are harming nature by filling the air with pollutants, pouring industrial waste and chemicals into our land and water. This has now grown into a huge disaster. Global warming is now a part of our lives. We need strict measures to ban manufacturing units and other sources who pollute nature.
Paryavaran Mitra has created immense awareness within villages, small towns, schools and colleges and hopes that industries, organisations and the urban sector will join forces and resources to save our country and planet. That is the true spirit of patriotism and humanity.
Anyone and everyone can make a small contribution. All of us can make some difference.
Paryavaran Mitra is fortunate to have the support and advice from world renowned environmentalists such as Bittu Sehgal, Chandiprasad Bhatt, Deepak Vallabhbhai Sachde, Sunderlal and Vimla Bahuguna, Kavita Mukhi, Jagat Singh ‘Junglee’, Rajendra Singh, Dr Anish Andheriya, Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, Dr Ashok Kothari, Jyoti Mhapsekar amongst others.