Director At GEV
GEV Govardhan Eco Village (GEV)
A 90-acre Vedic Village modelled after the holy town of Vrindavana, was conceived and established in the year 2003 amidst the tribal villages in the Palghar District of Maharashtra.
More than 65 per cent of India’s population live in villages, which were the custodians of tradition and culture in Vedic times but are now subjected to abject poverty and exploitation. In order to transform the landscape of rural India, Govardhan Ecovillage (GEV), a 90-acre Vedic Village modelled after the holy town of Vrindavana, was conceived and established in the year 2003 amidst the tribal villages in the Palghar District of Maharashtra. The Eco-village provides an integrated environmental, social, spiritual and cultural model for people to experience wellness and harmony with nature, others and their own self along with comfortable facilities to stay and relax. Thus people come here and also tour nearby villages populated by tribal people and contribute to their social development. In short, GEV acts as an innovative platform to bridge the urban-rural divide by attracting the powerful from India and abroad and inspiring them to support the powerless thus transforming the landscape of rural India.
* GEV will be setting up another 150 KW solar power plant to make the whole eco-village run on solar power
* Over 15000 visitors including hundreds of westerners come to GEV in a year
“Its truly a miraculous place”
- Sharon Gannon, Noted author and co-founder of Jiva Mukti Yoga
“A sacred place. Thank you for the blessing”
- Jewelnel Davis, University Chaplain, Columbia University
“This is really heaven on earth”
- Vivek Vig, Former CEO Citibank
“An outstanding example of using natures forces to enable man to live in harmony with her ”
- Praveen Pardesi, Principal Secretary, Maharashtra