Conservation of Some Natural Resources in Ganeshpuri, Thane Maharashtra, India
Rohan Bhagat*, Bhavita P Chavan, Ashwini A Vhatkar, Avinash Rokade, Mayur Sarang, Shreya Patil, Bhupesh Thakur, Manish Asodekar
NSS Unit, The Institute of Science, India
Submission: April 10, 2020; Published: May 26, 2020
*Corresponding author: Rohan Bhagat, NSS Unit, The Institute of Science, Mumbai-32, India
How to cite this article: Rohan B, Bhavita P C, Ashwini A V, Avinash R, Mayur S, et al. Conservation of Some Natural Resources in Ganeshpuri, Thane
Maharashtra, India. Int J Environ Sci Nat Res. 2020; 24(5): 556146. DOI: 10.19080/IJESNR.2020.24.556146
A survey of Ganeshpuri, Thane district in Maharashtra was conducted. It was found to be rich in flora and fauna. Many medicinal plants, flowers, birds, insects and animal species were observed. This paper deals with the study of observed species of birds, insects, plants and hot springs in the area. An overview of natural beauty of the place is depicted in this work. Conservation of the natural habitat is essential and needs immediate attention.
Keywords: Species of birds; Insects; Plants; Hot springs; Natural habitat; Leopard pug marks; Conservation
Technology plays a pivotal role in today’s world. Human living and lifestyle is going hand in hand with a techno-savvy trend. On extensive selection of some indispensible gadgets and management of them with availability of professional services ensures smooth running of tasks. Efficient time saving applications, advantageous connectivity has created conditions ideal for communication. But at this point a mechanical state of living creeps within finding its way into our so-called lifestyle. And then we turn to environment. Making trips to beautiful places, trying to spend time with nature. A feeling of security is sensed as we witness the beautiful creations, colours and sounds of nature. Ganeshpuri is one such place where each step is blessed with beautiful nature around.
Ganeshpuri is a small village about 80km north of Mumbai. It is known for its hot springs and it is a famous tourist spot. It is also an abode of Swami Nityananda, the famous spiritual Indian Guru. Many foreign tourists are regular visitors at this place. Ahead of it lies the Vajreshwari temple which has an historical background.
Live species of insects, birds, flowers and medicinal plants are observed. Simple watching techniques accompanied with photography were employed. Utmost care was taken not to disturb the natural sanctity and the habitat of the living specimens
studied. Observations were done from early morning to midday for a period of seven days.
Leopard pug marks were seen at certain places. There were reported to the forest officers. A variety of plants, insects like butterflies, moths were observed. Different birds were spotted. Many people who visit the Bhagwan Nityananda Temple take bath in the tree hot springs which are located immediately near the temple. Each day nearly 700 people take a deep in these hot springs and the number goes to a thousand during holiday or vacation period (Figure 1-3, Table 1, Figure 4).
Many devotees manage their way into the hot springs for a few hours depending on their stay at the spot. The extensive use of water for this purpose has to be monitored in order to maintain these natural hot springs which the devotees and tourists use with exceptional dedication. Developments to further enhance the flora and fauna must be pursued substantiated with a positive approach by the State Government. This will serve as a major catalyst in the expansion of the tourism business in Maharashtra. Conservation of the medicinal plants, some species of birds, insects and the hot springs around Ganeshpuri need immediate attention. The negligence of this place has resulted in many concrete structures coming up in the last five years. Violation of nature, disturbance and destruction of the natural habitat of many plants, insects and birds may devour Ganeshpuri of its natural resources [1-14].
Ganeshpuri is a place with rich habitat of plants, birds and
insects, which definitely needs to be thoroughly investigated
and conservation of this natural habitat is essential. The present
research work is concluded with the mission statement to provide
devotees, tourists and the visitors with rich pure offerings of
nature in Ganeshpuri, Thane in the state of Maharashtra.
Thanks to The Director, Prof. B. G. Kulkarni, The Institute
of Science, Dr. Kishor Bhoir, Trustee, Sadguru Nityananda
Bhimeshwar Sansthan, Ganeshpuri and NSS Volunteers, NSS Unit,
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