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Friday, June 23, 2017

IT Professionals; Soft Target of Real Estate Mafia

Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh  says “In the past there were people who were not rich but contented with their living style, laughing and happy all day. But when the new rich people appear, people look at them and ask, 'why don't I have a life like that too, a beautiful house, car and garden, and they abandon their values” . Recently I got a call from IT Professional. He wanted to buy a piece of land, the plot has got permission from Godown NA. He wanted  to build a house. Even after knowing that what he was doing was illegal , he was ready build a house there just because he  has lot of money to waste.I won’t say that all the new rich people have abandoned their values. But most of those do have. In this class IT professionals number is slightly high.



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Though not legal but we can understand if someone who doesn’t have a home to live, builds a illegal construction or lives in slums. But when the people who call  themselves to be educated, if they buy illegal flats or plots, as mere luxury or investing?  then what to say?. Just because of such so called investors or buyers most of the laws like ceiling on agriculture land holdings, prevention of subdivision of agriculture land, environment law  etc. are being blatantly violated  in the Maharashtra.

In the past few  years in Pune and surrounding  many big projects, townships have emerged. However  hardly any of these projects have followed all the  legal requirements.Project proponents hardly give any information to potential buyers unless they invest  something. Even they don't share survey numbers with buyers and these buyers also pay initial amount without verifying authenticity of the  the property.

For the past few years,Maval and  Mulshi talukas of Pune District  talukas have become a major attraction in the field of land dealings. In the name of proposed  Non-Agriculture  Plots, Proposed Townships, proposed housing  project  the Mafia had started to fool the so-called investors. They do all illegal activities hand in glove with public authorities.

In past few years  the business  related to Information Technology has flourished in Pune. And as the income of the employees in this business is slightly high, a separate class of investors has cropped up.  As  this new class  is  related to information technology and for many other reasons, they visit advanced countries. While buying flat or plot in India they compare the situation with the developed countries.They start dreaming same scenario here. 

As the Mawal and  Mulshi Talukas received a boon of nature. Naturally the land mafia cashed the opportunity. They started showing same dreams to these investors.And thereafter where use of simple spade was banned by legislation , the plush projects started to come up. These Mafia didn’t care about any law at all. From then on Bungalow, flats and plotting schemes on  luxury or scenic places began to rise.However most of the tmes these luxury or scenic places are on paper only.

As this new class of  investors was easily huntable. Mafia  look at it a soft target. Not only that, this class is always ready to get hunted  itself by Mafas. This class do not bother to see if any law of this country is being violated  or how. Even if someone brings it to there notice they easily  say ‘India mein to yeh sab chalata hai”. That is the reason why large number of IT professionals have also invested in the Templar Daily Real Estate Pvt Ltd. which has  cheated thousands of investors in Mumbai and Pune by running the fraudulent investment plans like ‘BuyBack’or “double your money”. 

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Nagpur Police seize scammer builder’s Property worth Rupees 40 Crores

In an interesting development Economic Offences wing of Nagpur police has seized property of high profile builders  worth Rupees 40 crores. Normally police and even courts doesn’t consider such cases of criminal nature they put it under carpet of civil cases.However in this case police not only registered this case under section 420 of IPC but also successfully seized  builders property.






It is alleged that Mukesh Jham and  Hemant Jham have created one of the biggest real estate scam in Nagpur running into several crores. So far they have looted hundreds of middle class customers of their lifetime savings. There are more than 100 complaints filed against them in sonegaon police station of Nagpur. People have  also started online petition against them.

In this instant case  one  Shrikant Ramchandra Janbandhu resident of Samta Nagar, Kumbhar  Toli finalized to purchase the row house No. 101 for the consideration  amount of Rs.11,99,000/­ and he paid Rs.2,39,800/­ as part payment  to the applicant and agreement to that effect was executed on  01­11­2011.  In the said agreement, the applicant had assured that he  will give the said row house within 18 months. However after not getting  possetion even after 4 years he filed FIR under section 420 IPC i.e cheating.

Jham Builders  had undertaken the   development and  construction of Khasara No. 108 and 109 of Patwari Halka No. 46 at  Mouza   Waghdhar, Taluka Hingna.  They had  invited the willing purchasers  to invest their amount for booking of the flats and row houses.   However they could not complete the project in time. They gave explanation that the suit land comes under Metro Region and  therefore,  had sought the permission from Nagpur Improvement Trust  to clear this land and for this, the construction work was  started belated  because the sanction of Nagpur Improvement Trust was mandatory to  complete the scheme of row houses and flats.  

Not satisfied with builders explanations Shrikant  Janbandhu and others filed a FIR with sonegaon police station. The court had also assumed that matter was of civic nature and also criticized Police for relying  rely upon the submission of the applicants. However Police later on successfully seized Jham builders property.

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Interestingly Hemant Jham was thrashed and kidnapped from his office over money matter by 4 persons from Somalwada area in 2016 i.e after filling of FIR against him in sonegaon Police Station.. However the same sonegaon police in swift action,  not only rescued the builder but also arrested the four abductors within hours.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Project Proponents and Agents stunned as Maharera Penalize Estate Agency

The project proponent and Real estate agents who are adverting Real Estate Projects on social media Without registering projects with Real Estate Regulatory Authority are stunned, as in First of its kind action , The Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority ( MahaRERA) has penalized Sai Estate Consultant of Mumbai . It has fined the agency with Rs 1,20,000 for breaking MahaRERA regulations.It is mandatory for the builders, agents and housing projects to be registered with MahaRERA. Their registration numbers need to be mentioned in the advertising articles.



In exercise of powers conferred by Section 36 of the Act MahaRERA has directed the to withhold the advertisements with immediate effect and rectify all the hoardings by putting MahaRERA registration number on the said hoardings.

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Sai Estate Consultant Chembur Pvt. Ltd. is has been  restrained from advertising any project for marketing, booking and selling or offer for sale or inviting persons for purchase of any building / apartment which has  not registered with MahaRERA, though required to be registered.

MahaRERA has also directed the agency to put stickers on the future advertisement of the project which has not been registered is being advertisements that as per the directions of MahaRERA, the advertisement of the project which has not been been registered is being withdrawn and directed to mention apologize for the same.

The agency has been  asked deposit the amount of a penalty at the rate of Rs. 10.000/ per day in the office of MahaRERA for the violation period of 12 days .

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

TRREPL Case; Classic example of Police Public Participation….

Case filed against Temple Rose Real Estate Pvt. Ltd ( TRREPL) plotting and investment fraud is classic example of Police Public participation (PPP) .And that is the reason why TRREPL director is behind bars and chances of getting  investors money back  have increased. Thanks to  Rajesh Puranik, Police inspector of Economic Offences Wing ( EoW) who under the guidance of Commissioner Rashmi Shukla and DCP Sudhir Hiremath not only had a proactive dialogue with TRREPL investors but also  invoked Maharashtra Protection of Interest of  Depositors  Act (MPID)  in this case. Under MPID competent  authorities can seize and sell accused persons properties .Even if accused have sold or transferred the property to third party , authorities can seize those also. In TRREPL case even though accused have transferred properties to third party authorities may seize those.


PI Rajesh Puranik with his team and Mubina Sanaula, Deepali Deshmukh , Rashmi Nehete,Prithviraj pardeshi,  and Pravin Jain in Mumbai at  Sajanani's residence
The MPID court yesterday extended TRREPL directors Devidas Sajnani’s police custody till 5th June. Other Directors of company are absconding and hearing on sajanani’s wife and Daughter’s interim bail application is also postponed till  5th June. The MPID Act, deals with a speedy remedy for recovery of payments in default and also provide remedy by criminal proceedings with stringent punishments and attachment of property. As per the Act, fraudulent default by a financial establishment attracts conviction for every person responsible for the management of the Establishment including the promoter, partner, director, manager or an employee.

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Normally in plotting scams people don’t come forward to lodge a complaint because most of times  the agents involved in such scams are their own relatives or acquaintances .And hence investors don’t dare to file police complaints against their  own people. As well some times police also don’t take cognizance of such cases due to lack of sufficient proof. And that is the reason why PPP becomes more  important. Unless people help police in such matters they can not move forward.

PI Rajesh Puranik , accused Sajnani Showing land at Pingori

In TRREPL case the investors formed some teams to help police. A team of Mubina Sanaula, Deepali Deshmukh , Rashmi Nehete,Prithviraj pardeshi, Prathamesh Pore and Pravin Jain went all the way to Mumbai .In first round of visit they helped police to arrest Sajnani  under guidance of PI Rajesh Puranik  and in  second round they went to sajnani’s home to make panchnama of documents.Other team of  Rushikesh Chinchole, suvarna jagtap and Santosh Rahane along with police went to Pingori . Where Sajanani showed a peace of land that never belonged to him but had sold the plots under various schemes. Police made panchanama of Pingori land.

Devidas Sajnani showing his Flat in Mumbai


Helping police was not easy job for investors , because  TRREPL scam is organised crime also. Their stooges had already mixed up with genuine investors and misguiding them since long .They were also preventing them from filling complaint against TRREPL .Keeping all the activities  secret from stooges was really a tough job. Even then they managed it skilfully.

Team of TREPL investors Mubina Sanaula, Deepali Deshmukh , Rashmi Nehete,Prithviraj pardeshi,


In TRREPL there is team of 15 to 20 persons who  are involved in this entire scam as owners. TRREPL  directors have properties all over Maharashtra. If investors in TRREPL scam want their money back they have to keep the momentum going till the final outcome.

Pingori Land
Till date , under the MPID,  more than  200 cases of financial fraud have been registered , involving property worth Rs. 14.000 crore approximately .This number is very less if compared to unregistered cases. Unless investors dare to file complaint police can do nothing. Though number of investors helping police is very less compared to 5294 plots in Rose city scheme, They have shown the way. Now its up to other investors to come forward or not. Under MPID only the persons register the complaints may get it back.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Goodland County refrain away from hearing, face Consequences

Goodland County a so called township project at Mugawade Near pune has got last chance to prove that they have all the required permissions. No body from Goodland County turned up for hearing at Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority  ( PMRDA) on 25th May 2017. Earlier PMRDA had served notice to the project  proponents and asked them to remove their unauthorized construction. However Goodland County didn’t obey PMRDA orders hence before demolishing unauthorized construction and filling criminal complaints last chance was given to them. However as nobody turned from Goodland county hearing was postponed to 8th June 2017.


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Mean while I ( Vijay Kumbhar) remained present for the hearing. I explained all the details to PMRDA special executive officer Annasaheb Chavan, and also gave written say on the project. I Have made following demands.

1)      The entire construction on Mugawade hill should be demolished

2)      All the project Proponents should be penalized and be asked to restore the western ghat part in Mugawade that has been deliberately destroyed

3)      The criminal cases pertaining to destruction of environment should be filed against project proponents.

4)      Hence forth no development activities should be allowed on western ghat.

5)      As the plot buyers have knowingly involved in illegal transactions their sale deeds should be cancelled cases should be filed against them also.




My last point may hurt some people but ignorance can not be excuse to avoid punishment. And in this case plot buyers should not claim innocence . As there were several illegalities in project. Buyers have not only ignored that but have tried to cheat some banks also. Few renowned banks have given loan on this totally illegal project. No doubt the buyers have done it with hand in gloves of bank officials hence needs to be penalized

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Devidas Sajnani behind the bars, other plotting and investment scammers stunned !

After economic offences wing ( EoW)  arrested Devidas Sajnani of Temple Rose Real Estate pvt ltd ( TRREPL) many other such scammers are stunned as and perhaps that was the first time any plotting scammer has been put behind the bars. Normally such scammers go scott free because of lack of complaints.After his arrest deceived investors are coming forward to lodge the complaints. However some people are still scared to come forward. And that is the reason why  such scammers dare to cheat people on regular basis. In TRREPL case though I wrote a blog, had a dialogue with investors, EoW also had a dialogue with them even then things were not moving forward due to lack of complainant. Earlier nobody was ready to lodge a complaint or share documents with police. However when one of the investors in Rose City scheme Mrs Nitin shukla Tiwari lodged a complaint entire scenario changed.



After Mrs Tiwari’s complaint EoW Police Inspector Rajesh Puranik arrested Sajnani and brought him to pune. Looking in to gravity of the case EoW is also seeking help of Enforcement Directorate (ED).Though TRREPL director Sajnani is arrested , There are hundreds of such companies involved in same kind of cheating. Some of such companies are established by former employees of TRREPL only. Their modus operandi is also same as TRREPL. If people dare many such scammers will follow the suit. Unless people come forward such scams will not stop. For those who want to discuss such sham projects without disclosing their names, a facility has been provided on http://vijaykumbhar.com/Discussion_Forum.aspx As far TRREPL is concerned they have spread their net throughout Maharashtra and outside. List of some of  their projects is reproduced below. Last number against each projects shows the number of plot either sold or are for sale.

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N A Projects

1. ROSE MIDOWS  Phase I soagaon , shahapur Thane – 228 
Survey No Not given, Claim _ GIC  Housing Finance ltd,
2. ROSE MIDOWS Phase II soagaon , shahapur Thane  – 48
3. ROSE LAKE VIEW PHASE I – Ambivali Thane  - 226
4. ROSE LAKE VIEW PHASE II – Ambivali Thane  - 377
5. ROSE HILL VIEW , Chafel, patan, satara                         - 29
6. ROSE ANGAN Phase I , Paneri , Patan , Satara             - 79
7. ROSE PARADISE , Pimploli, Karjat, Raigad               -193
8. ROSE CLASSIQUE VIEW Hyderabad                          - 25
9. ROSE DREAM LAND Phase II  Vaishakhare,Murbad,Thane – 232
10. ROSE MOUNTAIN RANGE Phase I Parhe, Tal: Murbad, Dist: Thane – 367
11. ROSE MOUNTAIN RANGE Phase II Parhe,Murbad, Thane -445

TP Sanctioned Projects

1. Rose Mountain View Umroli, Murbad, Thane -75
2. Rose Dream Land Phase I, Vaishakhare, Murbad, Thane -155
3. Rose Dream Land Phase II, Vaishakhare, Murbad, Thane – 232
4. Rose Mountain Range Phase III ,Parhe, Murbad, Thane.209
5. ROSE PARADISE PHASE II , Pimploli Village near Bhakricha Pada, Neral (East), Karjat, Raigad – 91

Proposed N.A projects

1. ROSE GOLDEN CITY Phase I,Khor , Daund, Pune  - 562 (549)
2. ROSE CITY Phase I , Pingori, Purandar Pune   -929
3. ROSE CITY Phase II , Pingori, Purandar Pune   -781
4. ROSE CITY Phase III , Pingori, Purandar Pune   -413
5. ROSE CITY Phase IV , Pingori, Purandar Pune   -928
6. ROSE CITY Phase V , Pingori, Purandar Pune   -646
7. ROSE CITY Phase VI , Pingori, Purandar Pune   -318
8. ROSE CITY PhaseVI I , Pingori, Purandar Pune   -233
9. ROSE RIVERIA, Velhe, Pune – 339
10. ROSE SERENE CITY Phase I Temburle, Taluka: Shahpur, District: Thane- 158
11. ROSE SERENE  CITY Phase II Temburle, Taluka: Shahpur, District: Thane- 462
12. ROSE RAIGAD CITY PHASE I Walsure , Mahad , Raigad -1186
13. ROSE RAIGAD CITY PHASE I Walsure , Mahad , Raigad -3175
14. ROSE ROYALE PHASE I, Sayale, Murbad, Thane     -569
15. ROSE ROYALE PHASE  II, Sayale, Murbad, Thane     -320
16. ROSE ROYALE PHASE III, Sayale, Murbad, Thane      -    42
17. ROSE ROYALE (NEW PROJECT) Sayale Murabad, Thane – 116
18. ROSE GREENS , Mal, Murabad, Thane                                 - 467
19. ROSE CROWN, borgaon, Karjat, Raigad                              - 375
20. ROSE PARADISE PHASE III, Pimploli, Karjat, Raigad            -27


Farmland Projects

1. ROSE WONDERLAND, Kalambe, Taluka: Patan, Satara. -63
2. ROSE AANGAN Phase II, Paneri, patan Satara                  - 141
3. ROSE VISION  Kharkhel, Taluka: Baramati, District: Pune.- 401
4. ROSE HEIGHTS, Ekalgaon, Taluka: Velhe, District: Pune – 251
5. ROSE GARDEN,Pingori, Taluka:Purandhar, District: Pune.- 133
6. ROSE AGRO FARM is a project of TEMPLE ROSE FRESH PRODUCE PVT. LTD 
Pingori -                                                                                   - 96

Devidas sajanani is director in many companies. List of these companies and associate directors of sajanani  is reproduced here. Most of these companies are involved in so called real estate , chit fund or financial business. Some  of these companies have also borrowed huge amount from various banks or financial institutes. Though Sajnani’s daughter name does not appear in the list , she was former director of some of the companies.




























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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Temple Rose Real Estate Investment Scammer sent to five day police custody in Pune

Today Main culprit in Temple Rose Real Estate scam Devidas Sajnani was sent to Five day police remand. Sajnani is the main culprit in recent cheating scam worth 400 crore rupees . Economic Offences wing ( EoW) Pune had arrested sajnani from Mumbai and produced him before Maharashtra Protection of Investor deposit  ( MPID) court in Pune . TRREPL had launched real estate project named  “ Rose City” in village  Pingori in Purandar tehasil of Pune city and sold around 5294 plots under Guaranteed buy back, Income growth , equated monthly installment, guaranteed double in 36 months.However after realizing cheating one of investors Mrs Nitin Shukla Tiwari filed complaint with EoW Pune and Mumbai.

Devidas Sajnani

TRREPL’s associate company Temple Rose Livestock Farming Pvt. Ltd. (TRLFPL) had purchased ( Sale deed no 4864/2010, 4865/2010 &  2978/2011)  around 176 hector of land in pingori village of Pune  sold it in 2016 ( 1199/2016)for agriculture purpose to sharmila joshi , Nipa chithalia,dooria bahrainwala , Narayan Parmar,Biman Das, Rajesh Gandhi,husaini bahrainwala, Dilipkumar Chhajed,Ashraf bahrainwala,Suresh Shiwale & Pravin Thorve. But mean while TRREPL has also sold around 5294  so called proposed N.A plots on the same piece of land to gullible investors. It had also put names of the pot purchasers on its website.

EoW PI Rajesh Puranik and Vijay Kumbhar, Dialogue with TRREPL investors

Earlier Investors in temple rose real estate (TRREPL) schemes were running from pillar to post when they realized cheating. But things were not going in positive way because  the stooges of company were already mixed with them pretending themselves  as gullible investors. These stooges were misguiding real investors.However  Economic offences ( EoW) wing of Pune Police took positive initiative and had dialogue with investors of TRREPL . After Commissioner of police Mrs Rashmi Shukla’s permission Police Inspector Rajseh Puranik  had dialogue with TRREPL investors.After that on 24th may 2017 under guidance of DCP sudhir Hiremath team of police dramatically arrested sajnani from Mumbai.


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Thursday, May 11, 2017

PMRDA Serves Notice to Illegal plotting and township project - Goodland County

Sahyadri Mountain range, the pride of Maharashtra and from where Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj started building his empire is being destroyed , excavated and defaced since last some years. Sahyadri mountain range which is also known as the Western Ghats is an important series of high hills. The contribution of this range in weather, environment, defence &; tourism is very vast. However since last some years it is being destroyed. The Marathi Manus who otherwise shows lot of respect for Shivaji Maharaj is silent on this issue, in fact helping the culprits to deface the Sahyadri. However it seems that , now   Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority  ( PMRDA) has come forward for rescue of Sahyadri mountain. It has served notice to Goodland County, one of the so called proposed Township project at Mugawade ( survey No 111 etc) Near pune for razing unauthorized construction. The Project is totally illegal and has contentious Past.



It is matter of investigation that, how the land which was acquired for tree plantation and forest development got permission of no agriculture use. However earlier in  2008 on behalf of riddhi siddhi tree plantation and forest development co operative society  one Rahul Nahar had asked permission for construction related to software industry on this land. As the area  was in no development zone no residential or industrial construction  was allowed there. Accordingly permission was given to Eiffel infocity for construction related to software industry on condition that

1) land will be developed and used for information Technology ( IT)purpose  only.

2) Subdivision and selling of land in plots will not be allowed

3) land except steep  slope only will be allowed to develop ( very minor construction was allowed)

4) only 20% land will be developed and on remaining 80% land 500  trees per hector will be planted


As there were large scale of excavation activities using heavy explosives on this mountain  this writer (Vijay Kumbhar) complained to the collector Pune . Then tehsildar paud  fined them  Rs 2 crore 34 lakh for carrying out minor mining and asked for environment clearance .Then the project stopped.



However after some time and without obtaining any permission they started to sell the plots in name of non agriculture plots in the Name of Eiffel  Olympia by Eiffel Developers & Realtors Ltd. They also tried to obtain environment clearance, However State environment assessment committee ( SEAC) asked developers to obtain township permission first. Then project proponents  informed SEAC  that they have given up the proposal to set up a township and  submitted a modified proposal to set up an IT project. However committee asked them to carry out necessary changes to the project i.e.

(i) Permission was earlier given by the Registrar of Societies for use of the plot for a society for tree protection. A copy of the permission given by the Registrar for transfer of the land from that purpose to IT may be furnished.

(ii) The permissibility of taking up residential construction on a plot meant for IT may be clarified.

(iii) It may be confirmed whether FSI has been worked out after deducting area having slopes steeper than 1:5.

(iv) Regarding water supply for the project, the project proponent has produced a letter from Dy. Engineer committing water supply. Considering the quantity involved (5000 cubic metres daily), commitment letter may be obtained from a competent authority not below the rank of an Executive Engineer and copy produced.

(v) The number of species of trees should be increased from 6 to at least 30. A typical landscape plan may be submitted.

(vi) The existing dug well may be revived and used for rainwater harvesting.

(vii) A detailed plan for storm water drainage including proposal for disposal of storm water into the nearest Nala may be prepared and submitted.

(viii) A detailed note on EMP may be furnished including the administrative set up. The project proponent may give a commitment to operate the EMP for the period of the project. A note may also be given on e-waste management.

(ix) ( It may be ensured that the recirculate effluent is first used for flushing and the surplus may be used for gardening.  



As it was difficult to follow the condition  this proposal was also  abandoned .However  they started selling plot in this  project in the name of Goodland County by Eden group. Last year after again  noticing large scale excavation on hill and lot of construction activities this writer (Vijay Kumbhar) once again complained to then PMRDA chief Mahesh Zagade. Then special  executive officer of  PMRDA Annasaheb Chavan then sent a notice to Goodland County and asked for permission  for construction they have if any. Goodland county claimed that they have necessary permissions and showed same old documents of Eiffel Infocity. Then building permission department of PMRDA clarified that Goodland county does not have asked for any permission or  PMRDA has not given any . Then PMRDA asked Goodland county to remove the construction on their own. After not obeying their directions PMRDA as a last chance and for sake of natural justice has served the notice to Goodland County  and  asked to produce proof of permission. Failing which PMRDA will remove the constructions and start criminal proceedings against them.


The land on which Good land county is being developed fall in Sahyadri  range and is part of western Ghats. As per veteran ecologists Madhav Gadgil the hills of the Western Ghats are important for water security. The Sahyadri range or Western Ghats is ecologically sensitive to development and was declared an ecological hotspot in 1988 through the efforts of ecologist Norman Myers. It is one of the world’s ten hottest biodiversity hotspots. It has 5,000 species of flowering plants, 139 mammal species, 508 bird species and 179 amphibian species. At least 325 of these are globally threatened species. If encroachment on the mountain range continues then we could lose this rich ecological heritage. 

It is our duty to save Sahyadri. If you have noticed any illegal construction  on it pleas feel free to communicate it on admin@vijaykumbhar.com

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