Awards and Achievements

Govardhan ecovillage has consistently been recognized at numerous international and national conferences and environment meets. It has received many awards, citations, best paper presentations at prestigious forums like Green Apple Foundation , UK, SKOCH, Asian Sustainability Leadership Awards, CII, FICCI etc. A summary of the same are mentioned below.

  • UNWTO Award for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism in the NGO Sector Jan 2017 Madrid Spain.
  • AQUA Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution Towards Cause of Sustainability 2015.
  • Best Green Water Stewardship Award - Golden Globe Tigers Summit, Kuala Lumpur 2015
  • International UK Green Apple environment award in Gold Category as Greenest Gommunity Project- 2015
  • Asian sustainability leadership awards, Dubai – 24 September 2014
  • IAA OLIVE CROWN AWARDS- Corporate Social Crusader of the year- 2015
  • SKOCH Renaissance award for water conservation- 2013- Presented by Mr. P.Chidambaram ( ex Finance Minister, India) , Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia (Ex Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India)
  • Vrukshavalli horticulture awards for 30 best nursery plants- Thane Muncipality
  • IICBE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE , Bali Indonesia– Session best paper, Symbiotic Recycling systems for harmonizing ecological and economical goals, AEMS-2014
  • 5 Star GRIHA Rating for green buildings – Ministry for New and Renewable Energy [Government of India] and The Energy and Resources Institute
  • SKOCH ORDER OF MERIT- Water conservation, qualified among INDIA’s best -2013

Our Organisation

Govardhan Ecovillage is a non-profit initiative founded by H.H. Radhanath Swami, a teacher of bhakti-yoga for over 40 years, and student of His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder-acharya of the International Society for Krishna consciousness.

Govardhan Ecovillage Galtare, Hamrapur (P.O),
Wada (Taluka), Palghar (District) – 421303, Maharashtra, India (+91) 916-720-4666 (9AM–6PM).


An outstanding example of dedicated effort at using natures forces to enable man to live in harmony with her landscape. Mud stabilised blocks are energy efficient. SBT is low  energy sewage treatment. All examples to be scaled up to enable India’s progress to be environmentally sustainable. Request to team with Forest Departtment to adopt Galtare/Nane villages to promote regeneration of forest and sustainable forest. I feel privileged.
Praveen Pardeshi, Principal secretary Forest

Eco Partners

Serve cows BIOME
Lifelink BAIF
acwadam ARTI

CSR Partners