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Road Map of Activities:  

1) Adopt a Street/Road in your Locality:  
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Identify a street/road in your locality and take permission from your Local BMC Asstt. Municipal Commissioner for growing trees, placing planters, dust bins, benches and lamp posts to beautify the Locality.
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Beautify it by placing 20 Planters at a distance of 1 Meter with plants suitable to the climate and your locality, with minimum maintenance required. 
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For your requirements of planters, you may contact Mr. Khurshed Ali – Cell No. 9869000389/Shop : 25910951.
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We plan to make Bougainvillea our theme plant to be planted all over Mumbai and Thane District towards our beautification programme. 
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Grow Bougainvillea in your own building/office compounds, employ the services of a local gardener to water and take care of the plants. 
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For the selection of suitable hard plants in your area, you may contact :
       Mr. Avinash Kubal, Director ,
       Maharashtra Nature Park , Dharavi. 
       Cell No. 9324238031
       Office Tel. No. 24079938/39
       Fax No. 24079938 

·         You may also contact Mr. P.A. Naringrekar, Supdt. Of Gardens , Veer Mata Jijabai Bhosle Udyan, Buculla, Mumbai – 400 027, for plants at a nominal cost. Tel. No.23725799(O) –Cell : 9820703194.  

In order to execute the above successfully, join hands with the local ALM (Advance  Locality Management) team to sustain the project. The ALM list is enclosed. You may contact Mr. ANIL BHATIA – 9820647177/22062135-Fax,between 5 a.m. and 8.am and 7.30 p.m. and 9.00 p.m,  for further guidance and details towards the beautification of your locality. He is instrumental in beautifying “D” Road on Marine Drive – the famous BCA Club Road .  

2) Dust Bins and Street Furniture:  
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Place minimum 2 Dust bins (design approved by BMC) in the street adopted by you. 
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Make use of Trash bag in these bins to be cleared every day by BMC and also houses in your area. 
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Talk to the BMC Asstt. Municipal Commissioner of your Ward and fix up a particular time for collection of Garbage every day from the dust bins and buildings in your area.
·         Request the residents to use separate  trash bags for wet and dry garbage, which can be collected by BMC personnel , at a particular time fixed by the Asstt. Municipal Commissioner of your Ward. 
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Place minimum lamp posts and 2 benches (designs approved by BMC) in the streets with the name plate of your Club, after obtaining the requisite permission/approval from the local Astt. Municipal Commissioner of your Ward. 
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Contact Kunti Oza of Clean Air on Tel. No. 22044838 – Cel: 9820343406.
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Consult the MCGM street Furniture catalogue Volume 1 & 2 for signage’s bins etc. Contact Neera Punj – Citi Space – 22882018- (O) .  

3) Traffic Islands:
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Identify and adopt a Traffic island in your locality .
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Request your local BMC  Asstt. Municipal Commissioner of your Ward to provide you with the list of Traffic Islands available for adoption. 
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Get the design of the Traffic Island made with the help of  an Architect in your Club. This will involve the vocation of a Rotarian Architect in your Club. 
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Approach Mr. P.A. Naringrekar, Supdt. Of Gardens , Veer Mata Jijabai Bhosle Udyan, Byculla, Mumbai – 400 027, Tel. No.23725799-(O) – Cell: 9820703194  for the approval of the Traffic Island design and also for the requirement of the Plants, as per the design , at a nominal cost.
·         Prepare your Budget and identify a Sponsor such as Banks and Corporates for sponsoring the Traffic Island. 
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Obtain permissions for Water and Electricity connections from the Ward Officer. Put a Name Plate of your Club and the Sponsor of the Traffic Island. Employ the services of a local gardener or take help of Mr. Naringrekar for the maintenance of the Traffic Island. 
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In order to bear the cost of maintenance of the Traffic Island, you may involve the Sponsor. 
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For all assistance, permissions and services, develop your relations with the concerned local Asstt. Municipal Commissioner. 
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You may induct him as a Rotarian or even make him an Honorary Member.  

P.S.  Do not forget to invite him as the Chief Guest or Guest of Honor during the inauguration of any project towards the beautification project.  

4) Public Conveniences: 
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Identify any Fly over or Park in your locality with the help of BMC and install A public Toilet under the Fly-over and also beautify the area with Planters and Creepers.
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Once you identify , take permission from your Local ward officer.
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Design the toilet block with the help of an Architect in your Club and get it approved by BMC.
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Take permission for water connection and electricity from BMC, Asstt. Municipal Commissioner. 
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Once approved, construct the Toilet convenience as per the availability of the space approved and the design approved by BMC. 
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Employ the services of a local person for maintenance. 
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Prepare the budget and identify the sponsor. 
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Put a name plate of your Club and the Sponsor. 
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In order to bear the cost of maintenance , make request to the Sponsor.
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You may also take permission for the hoarding from BMC to bear the maintenance cost. 
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As we have Sulabh Sauchalayas all over Mumbai, let us have Rotary Public Conveniences all over to fulfill the dream of our DG. For further details and help please contact Mr. Deepak Mepani – 9867398986/25288258, who has the experience and expertise in this area. 
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Place planters on the roof of Public conveniences and also the creepers to beautify the area. 
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Beautify the existing Sulabh Sauchalayas with plants and creepers. You may obtain the list from Mr. Deepak Mepani. 
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There are some incomplete structures for Sulabh Sauchalayas available. You may adopt them with the help of Mr. Deepak Mepani. All his guidance will be available to Rotarians.  

5) Rotary Green Day – Grow More Trees:  

We plan to celebrate Rotary Green Day on Friday, 15th July, 2005. 
  ·         Plant minimum 100 Trees in the area selected by your Club.
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For saplings you may contact Mr. Naringrekar, Supdt. Of Gardens , Tel. No.23725799 (O), Cell: 9820703194 and request for free saplings. 
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Grow trees in Municipal Schools, building compounds, streets, factories. Grow our theme plant Bougainvillea .
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We target to grow at least 30,000 Bougainvillea plants all over. 
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There are spaces available in Andheri, Goregaon, Ghatkopar, Kandivali  and other areas. 
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You may contact Mr. Avinash Kubal from Maharashtra Nature Park – Cell No. 9324238031/24079938, who will help you to get these places to grow trees and shall help in making arrangements to organize the sponsor, the locality, the plants, making arrangements to plant trees on 15th July, 2005, but he needs the services of a dedicated Rotarian from the Club who wants to undertake this project. He needs total involvement. 
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The name plaque of the Club and the sponsor will be given. 
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Not only growing trees but also maintenance is a MUST.
·         It will be first come first served offer: 
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Any Takers! List of spaces available can be obtained from Mr. Avinash Kubal .
·         Request the Interact Clubs/Rotaract Clubs/ RCC’s to involve and grow the maximum trees with an arrangement to maintain them on Friday, 15th July, 2005. 
·         Grow minimum 4 Bougainvillea plants in the schools, Building compounds, office compound and planters.  
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Request the schools and colleges in your area to participate in Rotary Green Day Campaign on 15th July. 
·         Tree saplings are available for Rs.10/- from Jeejamata Udyan at Parel from the Office of the Supdt. Of Gardens of MCGM.
·         Maharashtra Nature Park can support your activity by arranging/organizing Tree Plantation at various sites or locations in Mumbai in association with other people or organizations. The list of few people and organizations along with details is attached herewith.  

6) Awareness Programmes: 
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Organize Painting, elocution, essay writing and photography contests in schools/colleges/RCC’s/Municipal schools on the title “APNA PARISAR – LOCALITY FIRST” – A Beautification programme. 
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Organize contest among architects who can design beautification designs between Airport to Colaba/Airport to Dahisar. 
·         Street Plays:
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Let the Rotaractors/Interactors/RCC members to organize street plays on cleanliness/beautification in public areas, schools, colleges, RCC’s and in various localities. 
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You may take help from the professional groups who organize street plays to enact . Contact Mr. Satya Narayan – Tel. 24185230 ®. You give them the subject and they will do the job. 
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Street Plays can be organized during Festivals such as Ganpati, Diwali, Holi, Navratri etc. 
 

7) Roads & Streets pavements. 
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Identify the Road.
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Identify and evaluate scope of work required to reconstruct and maintain the solid items including footpath and greenery for beautification and providing tiles, interlocking tiles and resurfacing with the help of BMC. 
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Decide on the length of the pavement (it should be the complete length of the road).
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Record the requirement of the road e.g. need for paving the pavement, need for dust bins, need for planting of more trees etc. 
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Make a beautification design of the pavement with the help of your Club Architect.
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Prepare a budget and look for a Sponsor.
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Involve the stake holders/residents/shop keepers etc. of the area and form a working group.
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Tree saplings can be bought for a small fee of Rs.10/- from Jeejamata Udyan at Parel from the Office of the Supdt. Of Gardens of MCGM.
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Take permission from the local Ward Officer of your area.  
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Engage a contractor to execute the work.  
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To choose the interlocking tiles, you may get from your own source or you may contact Mr. Jignesh of Shri Jagdamba Tiles, B/5, Shiv Shakti Complex, S.V. road, Dahisar East. Tel/Fax. 28486871/72.

8) Cleanliness of Housing Societies and Solid Waste Management: 
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Launch a Clean Locality Campaign in your housing Society. The aim is to reach out to the larger number of people in your locality so that it could become a continuous habit towards cleanliness.
·         Emphasize on the reduce-recycle-reuse principle of waste management. The amount of garbage handling would be reduced by educating people in segregation of wet and dry garbage. Contact Kunti Oza for further details and assistance – Tel. No. 22044838/9820343406.
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Introduce Vermiculture in your societies/hotels/Schools/houses to reduce garbage. Contact Shanta Chatterjee for further assistance and details. 
Tel. No. 23860703®/23619249(O) 23619249(Fax).
·         Involve the Advance Local Management teams in your area. Contact Anil Bhatia on Tel. No. 22811941/6429 ® 22062135 (Fax) , Cell. 9820647177, between 5.00 a.m. to 8.00 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. 
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Maharashtra Nature Park can take up educational programmes  towards generating awareness for the people in Solid Waste management. This will include seminar, workshop, training at MNP on various  related subjects like segregation, reduce recycle, reuse, vermicomposting, other composting methods etc.  

9) Rain Water Harvesting:  

What is Rain Water Harvesting? – It is harvesting the rain water during Monsoon storing it either in man made tanks or natural acquafins and use it for secondary purpose as per the requirements. Large amount of rain water goes wasted in the drains every year which otherwise is a good source if harvested through Rain Water Harvesting Projects.

The First Rain Water Harvesting project was initiated by Rotary Club of Bombay at Sane
Guruji Udyan with the garden area of 6,000 sq. mtrs. The estimated quantity of rain water that is being put into use is approximately one Crore Ltrs. of water every year. Municipal water to that extent will be saved which will be available for diversion to residential areas adjoining the site and as per the Municipal Corporation estimates, it will provide approximately 40 families ( 5 members per family drinking water for 24 hours throughout the year.

Rain water Harvesting Project is an ideal solution to the needs of the public utility places such as gardens where presently supplies of drinking water is consumed. Rain water harvesting projects helps maintaining greenery and gardens and now drinking water needs of hospitals and schools. Two other such public utility places which otherwise require huge quantities of continuous supply of water for the secondary purpose. Resultantly, the treated drinking water so saved will be diverted to the citizens for the overall benefits of society.

Why harvest Rooftop Rain-water in Urban areas
1.       To meet the ever increasing demand for water against diminishing supply. 
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To reduce the runoff which chokes strom drains and avoid flooding of roads. 
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To recharge the ground water
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To reduce ground water pollution and improve the quality of ground water. 
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To reduce the soil erosion.
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To supplement domestic water requirement during summer , draught etc.

Who can harvest Rain water:  
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Schools, Colleges, Hospitals, Clubs, Gymkhanas.
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Housing Societies, Bungalows, Commercial and factory premises. 
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Farm Houses.

How to harvest Rain water:  

The field parameters prevailing at site have to be identified, like geology, storage capacity, user profile, consumption pattern, etc. A domain expert can then generate an optimum design based on the above, site specific depending on the values. It involves laying of pipes, etc. by a professional plumber and needs minimum maintenance thereafter.

Cost:

500 sq. mtrs. Roof top on 1,000 sq. mtr. plot should cost at a special rate for Rotary at Rs.10,000/-.  
This assumes typical conditions which involve no additional storage and helpful geo-strata. 
Additional services like boring wells etc. would add upt cost, but harvesting roof top precipitation is definitely viable against tanker supply. You may undertake the Rainwater Harvesting projects in schools, gardens, parks, Residential building and Municipal Schools. 
For Private Schools, buildings, you have to obtain permission from concerned owners whereas for Municipal Schools, parks and gardens permission is to be taken from local BMC. Asstt. Commissioner. 
Once you identify the Park/Building/Schools or any other place, an expert opinion is to be obtained. Contact Mr. Janak Daftary on Cell No. 93222292908 who has a team of experts specially for the Rainwater Harvesting Projects. 
Obtain the Blue print of the premises/site from the concerned authorities.  
Designing, estimate and approvals have to be done by concerned authorities. 

MOU has to be made between Rotary and Concerned authority.  

Example:  

You may even contact Mr. Nimesh on e-mail nimesh@corpbase.com. Nimesh has implemented a rain water harvesting system in his society where he has saved at least 40 thousand liters of water in one season from a terrace outlet from an area of about only 1500 sq. ft. The same was done with a budget of about Rs.13,000/- only. It is very simple and needs very low maintenance. This water is used only for washing vehicles, cleaning and watering purpose, hence no filtration expenses. The water collections depends on the terrace area.  

Requirements:

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Floor space for a 6 ft. diameter water tank. Height about 8 ft.
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Water Tank ( used are available for Rs.10,000/- for a 6 thousand ltr. Capacity.
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Plumbing material of about Rs. 2,000/-
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Water cleaning chemicals and agents.  

Contact Mr. Deepak Mepani on Tel. No. 25288258, Cell: 9867398986, for more details and execution process of the project.  

10) Drinking Water Fountains:
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Thousands of people are traveling in Maharashtra every day by State Transport Buses. What can be a better service than providing drinking water to the passengers . M.S.R.T.C will be too happy to provide space for the construction of such facilities such as drinking water fountain.- MSRTC will give Site permission.
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An MOU will be prepared between MSRTC and the Club to construct the Drinking water fountain.
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No BMC permission will be required.
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Design will be prepared by the Rotary Club Architect approved by MSRTC and the Club.
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Electricity and water connections will be provided by MSRTC.
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Drinking water Fountain can be beautified with Plants and creepers.
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MSRTC and Rotary Club will maintain the drinking water  Fountain.
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For any further details contact Mr. Deepak Mepani – 9867398986/25288258.
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List of S.T. Bus stops will be available with Mr. Deepak Mepani.  

11) Maharastra Nature Park :
Contact – Mr. Avinash Kubal on Tel. No. 24077641(O),
Cell: 932423803/ 24079938 (Fax)

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Can conduct lecturers in Schools/Interact/Rotaract Clubs/Colleges on Solid waste Management at the Nature Park at Dharavi for 400-500 people at a time.
·         Can provide expertise/training in growing trees to Rotaractors/ interactors/ club members/Rt. Annes.
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Clubs can organize their regular meetings in the part with 300 seating capacity in the Auditorium along with the workshop.
·         Can help in organizing in planting the trees campaign on 15h July.
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Maharashtra Nature Park can support your activity by arranging/organizing Tree Plantation at various sites or locations in Mumbai in association with other people or organizations. The list of few people and organizations along with details is attached herewith.
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Maharashtra Nature Park can take up educational programmes towards generating awareness for the people in Solid Waste management. This will include seminar, workshop, training at MNP on various  related subjects like segregation, reduce recycle, reuse, vermicomposting, other composting methods etc.
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Maharshtra Nature can help you in conducting survey for finalizing suitable species to be planted at road sides, the pre-plantation requirements and other technical support as well as training of the personnel.
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For planting attractive and hardy shrubs in ornamental pots to place on the median of the road you can have a selection of plants Bougainvillea, agavespecies or lantana etc.  

ADOPTION OF GARDENS:  

Do it yourself kit:  

Preparation by the Adoptee, for the application to be made to the Asstt. Municipal Commissioner for adoption of garden, in writing.
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Identify the location of the garden from the CitiSpace list, available with Neera Punj of CitySpace on Tel. No. 22882018.
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Visit the garden to gauge the scope of work required for adoption.
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Record the current condition of the garden.
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Chalk out the bare basic requirements of the garden such as fencing, planting trees, growing grass in some or all area, placing of benches on the periphery of the garden, lights, etc.
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Select an architect who will draft a plan on paper with a proposal with your inputs.
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Get an estimate of the cost of the implementation.
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Involve the stake-holders/residents/shop keepers, etc. of the area and form a working group.
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Consult the MCGM Street Furniture Catalogue volume 1 & 2 for signage’s, bins, etc. (Available with CitiSpace Office).
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Tree samples can be bought for a small fee of Rs.10/- from Jeejamata Udyan at Parel from the office of The Supdt. Of Gardens of MCGM.
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The list of contractors, landscapers, etc. is available in the Yellow Pages.

With the above information write or call your Ward Asstt. Commissioner for a meeting to discuss the Adoption of the Garden as identified by you.   

In the meeting with the Asstt. Commissioner, discuss your plan with Asstt. Commissioner in detail and ask for their terms and conditions. You then get a written permission from the Asstt. Commissioner for you to be nominated as the official Adoptee of the said garden with complete address.

Contact Neera Punja on CitiSpace on Telephone No. 22882018, 22871961(Fax) for further assistance an details of the Garden.

List of Gardens can be obtained from Neera Punj of City Space.   

Contact District Chairman 2005-06 Rtn. Bipin Kapadia for further details and guidance on Tel. No. 22044762 (O)/23004409®, Cell 9821062574.
E-mail
hakoba@bom3.vsnl.net.in.  

Supply of soil and Manure:  

For supply of soil or manure required for the programme, you may get in touch with the following peoples:  

1.Mr. Nagendra Vishwakarma, Thane.
 
Tel. 25378469/32754734 
 
Mob. 98201 49306  

2. Mr. D.G. Patil ( Varad Vinayak Gardens ), Mumbai
   
Tel. 23006853 
   
Mob. 93243 92365   














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