Project samruddhi-
Regenerating rural ecosystem

An agroforestry project to empower farmers and enhance rural sustainability

Don't make Trees rare,
keep them with care.

We vision to re-establish the balance between all the existing habitats and making a cohesive environment for all species and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Feel Free to
Plant a Tree

Our aim is to address the environmental challenges by adopting a scientific and sustainable approach, propagate indigenous and local species for better ecological impact and rich biodiversity along with public participation.

Trees ON, Global
warming gone!

Celebrate every occasion, every festival with nature. Plant trees on festivals, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

Allegory of Prayas

Prayas Youth Foundation is a leading environmental organization in Maharashtra. It is an independent NGO registered as a trust/society and actively working to increase green cover of Aurangabad region by adopting scientific and modern techniques of afforestation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of United Nations. Established in 2010 Mr. Ravi Choudhary along with some NCC cadets, along with the green cover management we are also engaged with other environmental activities as well. We are not only planting the saplings but also converting them into trees by taking proper care of them on regular basis. (Image shared on drive)

Vision

PRAYAS visualizes to make our environment clean & Green. We target to adopt modern techniques for afforestation like Miyawaki forests, Pond rejuvenation to address environmental problems. Our vision is to increase green cover, water levels and make urban forests to combat the poor environment in urban areas. We aim to create a greater impact in limited land and economical resources.

Mission

Our aim is to address the environmental challenges and create a breathable space for our progenies as well for ourselves. We work to create a better ecological impact and rich biodiversity along with public participation for a better environment and in positive terms of nation building.

About us

    Core Values

  • Service Beyond Self

    PPYF is founded to serve the nature and humanity. We conduct Our activities for the betterment of the society and our future generation. The beneficiaries are not just the Citizen but also the birds, animals, microorganism, and many invisible species which makes the place biodiversity rich.

  • Integrity

    PYF is committed and willing to create valuable Innovative & useful services, ideas, or processes for the diverse audience it works within a complex social system. Prayas works by weaving together different dynamic social and economic elements to help the rural communities striving for change.

  • Transparency & Accountability

    PYF is accountable and answerable for its actions and decisions, primarily to make things better, to pursue excellence for the community it serves, to its funding agencies, staff and volunteers, members, partner organizations, and the public at large.

  • Creativity

    PYF is committed and willing to create valuable Innovative & useful services, ideas, or processes for the diverse audience it works within a complex social system. Prayas works by weaving together different dynamic social and economic elements to help the rural communities striving for change.

  • Re-establishing Sustainability

    We humans were fortunate enough to have a sufficing set of resources and an extremely satisfying and idealistic environment. But woefully, we have lost that treasure and indirectly put our future generations in jeopardy. This scenario has compelled us to prioritize the thought of bringing back sustainability in our lives. Re-establishing the balance between all the existing habitats and making a cohesive environment for all species has become a paramount.

Our Activities

In the initial years of working, Prayas focused largely on plantation of trees. Not just planting them and leaving the work unfinished, but to take care that those plants live long enough.

Eco-friendly Ganesh

We celebrate ganesha festival by making idols using shadu clay only. We arrange workshops for guiding making of these idols in Socities and Schools.....

Prayas Nursery

We can make large number of plantation only if we have equal or more number of Saplings in our cart, to avoid complete dependency for small....

Sunday Shrmdan

Each Sunday our dedicated volunteers gather for various activities related to plantation and maintenance of the forests we have planted.....

Newspaper Collection Drive

PYF accepts old newspapers as a donation from people which further use as source for fund generation, as a mulch to plants.....

Oxygen Tax Donation

PYF has started accepting monitory donation as oxygen tax from local citizen and people around country and world....

Seed Collection Drive

PYF provided helping hand to AMC for removal of large accumulated weeds in salim-ali Lake those were causing death of fishes and other aquatic creatures....

Save Birds Campaign

Under this act we work for providing shelter homes food grains and water ponds to birds in city area.....

Prayas Shetkari Samrudhi Yojana

This is latest activity started by PYF to work with farmers. Here we make agreement with famers to work jointly where PYF....

Save trees Campaign

Creating awareness among people to stop cutting of trees,Re-planting another tree beside illegal cutted tree location....

Eco-friendly Holi

This is something different and creative way to celebrate our festivals and national/ international days. We celebrate....

Cleaning Drive

This is latest activity started by PYF to work with farmers. Here we make agreement with famers to work jointly where PYF.....

Environment Awareness Programs

Many tourist places are extremely polluted with plastic bags, wrappers, bottles, etc. To deal with this problem.....

Water and Soil Conservation

We have created many ponds in city around area hill base to achive water conservation. Trenching hills helps saving soil....

Maintenance

Our Prayas is not only to plant tree but to increase green cover. We have been successfully maintaining the survival rate of 95%....

"Little by little,
a little becomes a lot"

Diwali is also celebrated by planting trees. For most people lighting firecrackers is the highlight of Diwali. But little do people realise that in our increasingly populated and polluted cities, the temporary joy of watching the firecrackers is soon replaced by the intense air pollution caused by them.

2

lac+

plantation count

40

+

Miyawaki Forest

95

%+

sustainability

3000

+

Volunteer

Prayas Gallery

Planting trees is like aligning yourself with eternal hope and sanctity. Prayas family has always considered every act to Improve environment as their duty and together travelled this road. These glimpses not only shows hard work and consistency but also the sense of belongingness to mother earth of all our volunteers.

  • All Activities
  • Plantation
  • Miyawaki plantations
  • Media articles

"Little by little,
a little becomes a lot"

Miyawaki Forest

dozens of native species are planted in the same area, close to each other, which ensures that the plants receive sunlight only from the top, and grow upwards than sideways.

Traditional Plantation

Here we have planted around 400 trees using traditional plantation method since 2015.

Agroforestry

This is latest activity started by PYF to work with farmers. Here we make agreement with famers to work jointly where PYF provides plants with discounted price and assistance to farmers.

Blood Donation Camps

We arrange 2-3 camps of Blood Donation every year in Aurangabad city. Prayas also spreading awareness among people about blood donation and its benefits.

Prayas Youth Foundation

Prayas visualises to make all the hills around Aurangabad plastic free, clean and green in upcoming 10-15 years.

Our team Member

Environment conscious and woke citizen are the backbone of our organization, who stand for the cause in any adverse condition. Our team is made of such people who are willing to go an extra mile for preservation of environment, ecology & Biodiversity. Our proud team,

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Mr.Ravi Chaudhary Founder/President
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Mrs.Shilpa Babre Vice-President
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Mr.Laxman Hiwale Secretary
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Mr.Ravi Gavande Joint Secretary
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Mr.Sachin DaradeTreasurer
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Mr.Anurang Dorle Board Member

Our Allies

You can also join Prayas Youth Foundation. You must possess strong desire to work towards betterment of environment and society.

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Our Project

Prayas covers a large area of activities focusing on finding and resolving issues like illiteracy, forest deforestation & many more.

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