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Vikalp Management Nagpur

सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः सर्वे सन्तु निरामया। सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु मा कश्चित् दुःखभाग् भवेत्।।

(सभी सुखी होवें, सभी रोगमुक्त रहें, सभी मंगलमय घटनाओं के साक्षी बनें और किसी को भी दुःख का भागी न बनना पड़े।)

Foundation Stone

Appropriate is not a static entity but is a continuous process evolving and dissolving into the next. This is the guiding philosophy of VIKALP. It was while working with Coal India Limited, a government of India Public Sector , that Dr. P.K.Gandhi and Mr. D.R. Mamidwar, then Director of Coal India realised the consequences of development on the environment and the tribal people. It gave these a seed for thought. Both of them worked on resource integration and recycling of mine wastes for the benefits of the communities. These two were involved in the work of reclamation of OB dumps using wastes from paper industry. As the project was completed, these two realised the need of involving communities for the sustenance of the work.

Around the same time three others viz. Ms Smita Pandya (Environmental Engineer) , Mr. Amrit Dhanwatey (Wild Life Warden) and Dr. Kharat (Director, Institute of Science) were discussing the use of science and technology education as a tool for empowerment of the villagers. All the five used to meet occasionally and the thoughts were exchanged. As a group, they called it VIKALP meaning ALTERNATIVE; they took the responsibility of hosting the 3rd Vidarbha Paryavaran Parishad (Vidarbha Environmental Conference) in 1994. The conference was held at Chandrapur the district headquarters of the district in Maharashtra in which about 80 groups (NGOs and activist groups) participated. The conference discussed a number of issues related to environment and community development. The success of the conference ignited a desire for this informal group to register as a society under society registration act 1860.

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Sr.No.School NameAddressPhone
1 Dhinanath Higher School Dhantoli Nagpur 123654897

Sr. No. Name Education Expertise Year of Exprience
1 Dr. P. K. Gandhi M. Sc. Ph. D. Advisor, Hon Secretary, Expert in NRM micro planning, district planning and RR planning 25 Years
2 Shri D. R. Mamidwar B.Sc Mining Advisor, Technical Director Coal India 10 Years with Vikalpa as advisor
3 Shri Amrut S. Dhanwatay B.E Civil M.Tech Environment Advisor, Environment management, social forestry and eco-development 10 Years with vikalpa
4 Dr. Shyam Padole, M. Sc. Ph. D. Advisor bio-resource management , soil and water conservation 10 Years
5 Dr. R. P. Moghe M. Sc. Ph. D. Taxonomist , biological impact study, agriculture and horticulture cultivation 15 Years
6 Dr. Smita Bhabra M. Sc. Ph. D. Advisor, land reclamation of mined out areas, OB dumps 15 Years
7 Mrs. Aditi Tatawar, MA Women Empowerment 8 Years
8 Prof. Arwind Sowany, MA Expert in tribal study 7 Years
9 Kiriti Diwakar Parteki MSW Women empowerment 10 Years

Sr. No. Employee Name Age Experience Qualification
1 Dr. P. K. Gandhi 60 30 M.Sc. Ph.D.
2 Mr. R. K. Moghe 53 30 M.Sc. Ph.D.
3 Dr. Shyam Padole 52 20 M.Sc. Ph.D.
4 Dr. Smita Bhabra 49 20 M.Sc. Ph.D.
5 Mr. Ram Gawande 58 30 M.Sc. Agriculture
6 Sri. Goliwar 56 30 M.Sc. Agriculture
7 Sri. Dilip Gode 56 20 B.Sc.
8 Mrs. Bhagyashree Deshpande 31 3 MBA
9 Mr. Sachin Deshpande 33 3 MBA (Agri)
10 Miss. Aarti Pankharaj 42 20 MSW
11 Miss. LeenaTelang 32 5 MSW
12 Mr. Amol Pawar 28 5 MBA (Finance)
13 Mrs. Neelu Borkar 36 3 Community Worker
14 Mrs. Mukta Bhoyar 34 3 Community Worker
15 Miss. Minal Mokase 34 3 Community Worker
16 Miss. Shilpa Nimje 27 3 Community Worker
17 Miss. Dhanashree Warudkar 28 3 Community Worker