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    Priyadarshani Academy has a high-power forum for protection of environment under the chairmanship Mr. Y. V. Chandrachud, former Chief Justice of India,consisting of distinguished personalities .The Forum is working on air pollution and a public awareness campaign to involve the citizens in solving serious and multi-dimensional problems of environmental degradation. The Academy has also given its afforestation programme a very high priority and a number of tree planting programmes have been taken up in and around Mumbai in collaboration with varios schools and social organizations..

The following are the distinguished members of the panel :

- Mr. Y. V. Chandrachud,
- Mr. Gopinath Sarangi
- Mr. D. M. Sukthankar
- Mr. P. P. Chhabria
- Mr. S. P. Godrej
- Mr. Adhik Shirodkar
- Mr. Hafeez Contractor
- Mr. Sunil Gavaskar
- Mr. Vasant Saraf
- Mr. B. N. Makhija
- Mr. G. S. Dahotre
- Smt. Vimla Patil
- Mr. Y. P. Trivedi
- Mr. M. C. Venkatram
- Ms. Jaya Bachchan
- Ms. Devika Bhojwani
- Ms. Bakul Patel
- Dr. Vijay Chitnis
- Dr. Rashmi Mayur


Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Minister for PWD, Maharashtra, addressing the press conference held to announce the formation of the Academy’s high power environment committee headed by Mr. Y. V. Chandrachud.
From L to R - Mr. Gopinath Sarangi, Vice Chairman for Settlement Commission, Dr. Rashmi Mayur, World renowned environmentalist, Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Mr. Nanik Rupani, Mr. Y. V. Chandrachud, Former Chief Justice of India, Mr. P. P. Chhabria, Chairman, Finolex Group of Companies.
    The Panel had its first meeting at Yashwantrao Chavan Pratishthan, Mumbai, on 2nd February, 1999. It defined and shortlisted the following environmental problems for future action - Prevention of dumping of garbage and debris in the sea, solid waste management, control of traffic pollution and an awareness campaign on the urgency of environment protection to involve all the sections of the society in the process. The forum is a core pressure group for prompt action on the various issues concerning environment. The meeting followed by a press conference was specially attended and addressed by Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Public Works, Maharashtra.