The MMR-Environment Improvement Society was set up by the MMRDA in 1996 to support research and implementation activities in the areas of Environment Improvement. The Society was registered under the Society Registration Act and the Public Trust Act.

The Society Office

  • Mr. Vishram G. Patil, Director and Secretary
  • Mr. Madhav Nagargoje, Financial Advisor, MMRDA & Treasurer of MMR-EIS
  • Mr. Dishant Khatri, Environment Planner
  • Mr. Vinayak Sathe, Administrative and Accounts Officer
  • Mr. Mahesh Talekar, Peon

Board Of Governors

The activities of the society are governed by the Board of Governors, which includes ex-officio members from concerned government departments and local bodies; representatives of NGOs/Institutions as well as Individual Experts from relevant environment fields. The Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA is the President of the Society

The current members of the Board of Governors include: 

1) Representatives from the Government Agencies
  • Shri R.A.Rajeev, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA & President, MMR-Environment Improvement Society
  • Principal Secretary to the Govt. of Maharashtra, Urban Development Department (1)
  • Principal Secretary to the Govt. of Maharashtra, Environment Deparment
  • Shri. S.T. Mehetre Scientific Officer, Nuclear Agriculture & Biotechnology Division, Bhabha Atomic Resarch Centre (BARC)
  • Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Director, CSIR, National Environmental EngineeringResearch Institute (NEERI)
  • Municipal Commissioner, Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation
  • Ms. Manisha Pradhan, Pollution Control Officer, Thane Municipal Corporation
2) Representatives from Organizations and Associations concerned with Environment
  • Shri Virendra Tiwari,Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest & Head Mangrove Cell
  • Shri A.K. Jain, Advisor and Director, All India Institute of Local Self Govt. (AIILSG), Mumbai
  • Dr. Deepak Kantawala, Indian Environment Association (IEA)
  • Dr. Prashant Bhave, Head, Civil and Environment Dept. Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI)
3) Individual Experts
  • Dr. Ajay A. Deshpande,expert
  • Shri. S.P. Pendharkar, Planner
  • Shri D.T. Joseph, IAS (Retd.) Ex-Principal Secretary, Urban development Dept., Govt. of Maharashtra
  • Shri Vidyadhar K. Phatak, Ex-Principal Chief, Town and Country Planning Division, MMRDA
  • Shri David Cordoz, Expert in Heritage Conservation
  • Dr. Mariam Dossal,Ex-Professor of History, University of Mumbai
  • Shri Chetan Raikar, Managing Director, Structwel Designers and Consultants Pvt. Ltd.

Sub-Committee

The Society also has a technical Sub-Committee to guide its regular activities. The members of the Sub-Committee are

  • Mr. Vishram G. Patil, Director and Secretary
  • Dr. Deepak Kantawala, Indian Environment Association (IEA)
  • Shri. S.T. Mehetre Scientific Officer, Nuclear Agriculture & Biotechnology Division, Bhabha Atomic Resarch Centre (BARC)
  • Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Director, CSIR, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI)
  • Shri Virendra Tiwari,Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest & Head Mangrove Cell
  • Ms. Manisha Pradhan, Pollution Control Officer, Thane Municipal Corporation
  • Municipal Commissioner, Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation
  • Shri A.K. Jain, Advisor and Director, All India Institute of Local Self Govt. (AIILSG), Mumbai
  • Dr. Ajay A. Deshpande,expert
  • Shri. S.P. Pendharkar , Planner
  • Dr. Prashant Bhave, Head, Civil and Environment Dept. Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI)

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Contact Us

MMR - Environment Improvement Society (MMR-EIS) , 6th floor, Planning Division, MMRDA new building, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East)
Contact: 022-26595978 / 26595979