The Govardhan Eco Village, set up by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in Palghar district, has won the green platinum award.
The villages director, Gauranga Das, received the award, instituted by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), early this month during the Green Building Congress-2017 at Jaipur in Rajasthan. The IGBC has been established by the CII to enable sustainable built-environment for all.
Govardhan Eco Village is a farm community and retreat centre spread over a scenic landscape of 100 acres of land. Since its inception in 2003, the village has made steady progress in organic farming, cow protection, rural education, rural development, alternative energy, eco- friendly constructions and sustainable living.