Location: Urban Haat, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai
Area: 0.05 acre
Project Duration: 2016-2017
Corporate Partner: Mahindra Susten Pvt. Ltd.
Site Partner: CIDCO
On 1 July 2016 on eve of Van Mahotsav Day we created the butterfly garden at Urban Haat, Navi Mumbai. Around 37 employees of Mahindra Susten planted 1000 saplings of 14 species. We selected an open plot inside Urban Haat (see before and after images). This was our first attempt of carrying out the plantation in heavy rains. However was good to see that all the plants have survived the onslaught of heavy rains and are now flowering. Butterflies were seen flapping in the garden. We had also conducted assessment of the site on quarterly basis for the health of plants and increase in butterfly sightings.
UPDATES: Before start of the project we recorded four butterfly species and now after a year we conclude the project with 29 butterflies species found at the site (June 2017). All the plants too are surviving and flowering well.