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In 1981, Sardar Ascharj Singh Ahuja, established Pal Fashions Private Limited's textile processing unit at MIDC, Tarapur. He turned the vacant part of the land into a lush patch by planting trees and setting up a kitchen garden, making fruits and vegetables available for the canteen.

From 1999 onwards, PAL expanded through green manufacturing like emerising, dew drop printing, garmenting, setting up the world’s latest technology in schiffli and multihead embroidery, and are today pioneering waterless printing.

The company stopped using fossil fuel in 2008. Thermic fluid heater and steam boiler are successfully operating ONLY on renewable energy i.e. bio-waste briquettes. Huge reduction in emission of Green House Gases makes PAL eligible for Carbon Credits.

Since 2013 major efforts and investments have been made in evolving the wet processes to reduce consumption by over 30% through recycling and reuse of water.

Sardar Ascharj Singh Ahuja

After shrinking their carbon footprint and reducing the environmental impact, PAL has embarked on their most ambitious SUSTAINABILITY endeavour, a massive drive to plant many native species and to develop a dense forest through the Japanese technique pioneered by Dr Akira Miyawaki.

On 5th November 2016, the birth anniversary of Sardarni Kulwant Kaur Ahuja, PAL planted over 2,500 saplings on MIDC plot OS-20. Excellent growth and unprecedented survival rate of over 96% has been achieved till date. Since then over the last seven months, PAL has further planted over 20,500 saplings and this OXYGEN BANK has more than 23,000 SURVIVING TREES today.

By creating these LUNGS OF TARAPUR, PAL will soon be Carbon Neutral and continue working towards achieving their final goal of a permanent CARBON NEGATIVE status.

Pal Forest Team

List of 23,000 Trees

Sl No. Species Name Botanical Name Quantity
1 Jamun Syzygium Cumini 1500
2 Bengali baba Aegle Marmelos 1370
3 Gulmohar Delonix Regia 1320
4 Copper pod Peltrophorum 1200
5 Neem Azadirachta Indica 1050
6 Asopalav Polyalthia Longifolia 920
7 Jackfruit Artocarpus Heterophllus 920
8 Arjun chedja Terminalia 920
9 Badam Prunus Dulcis 870
10 Mango Mangifere Indica 870
11 Karanj Millettia Pinnate 870
12 Belve patra Aegle Marmelos 820
13 Saru Casuarina 820
14 Bamboo Bambusa Dendrocalmus 800
15 Panas pipla Hespesia Populnea 800
16 Khatti amli Embica Offlcinalls 700
17 Raintree Samanea Saman 670
Sl No. Species Name Botanical Name Quantity
18 Mitti Amli Phyllanthus Emblica 620
19 Rakt Chandan Pterocarpus Santalinus 600
20 Kadam Anthocephalus 570
21 Sewar Sewar 550
22 Shivan Gmelina Arborea 540
23 Garmalo Cassia fistula Linn 500
24 Galfora Galfora 500
25 Aritha Sapindus Mukoross 500
26 Seru Cleome ciliata 500
27 Moho Madhuca Lonegifolia 420
28 8orasalli Mimusops Elengi 300
29 Drumstick Moringa Oleifera 300
30 Peru Psidium Guajava 200
31 Kajolia Kajolia 220
32 Sitaphal Annona reticulata 120
33 Kaju Anacardium Occidentale 120
  Total   23000

Dr Akira Miyawaki is a Japanese botanist and expert in plant ecology, specializing in seeds and the study of natural forests. He is active worldwide as a specialist in the restoration of natural vegetation on degraded land.

Seedlings with extensive root systems are randomly planted in densely mixed species that match natural forest systems. The trees reach four meters after five years, eight meters after ten years, and over 20 meters after 25 years.

Weeding and other human support for tree growth are required only for the first three years after planting.

The result is a diversified forest that is allowed to grow naturally after three years. According to Dr Miyawaki’s theory of forest regeneration, the best forest management technique is no management at all.

The Miyawaki Method is a unique concept Potential Natural Vegetation proven to workd worldwide, irrespective of soil and climatic conditions. More than 3,000 forests have been successfully created worldwide using this method.

He has planted around 40 million trees all over the world, and in 2006 he won the Blue Planet Prize, equivalent to the Nobel Prize in the environmental field.

Shubhendu Sharma

Shubhendu Sharma, an experienced industrial engineer turned eco-entrepreneur, is the Founder & Director of Afforestt , a company which creates urban forests.

This journey started when Sharma volunteered to assist Dr Akira Miyawaki, to cultivate a forest at the Toyota plant.

Using the unique Miyawaki Method to grow saplings, Afforestt converts any land into a self-sustainable forest in a couple of years. They have successfully created 72 forests in 6 years.

On 27th August 2017, he presented Enviro Creators Foundation’s 1st Prize for Best Forest to Pal Miyawaki Forest.

The soil is amended before saplings are planted

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A freshly planted sapling

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A two-year-old forest

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A bird visits Sharma's backyard forest

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Shri Shubendu Sharma’s Visit To Pal Forests

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March 2017

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April 2017

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May 2017


In April 2014, Dipen Jain and R K Nair brought Shubhendu Sharma to Umargaon to create the 1st forest in Gujarat by using Miyawaki Method.

Since then, Dipen Jain and R K Nair have planted over 120,000 trees in Gujarat. They formed the Enviro Creators Foundation which supports interested individuals and organizations to create forests in their neighbourhood.

PAL has received invaluable support from these highly committed environmentalists and shall carry out all plantations under their active guidance, to build India’s largest man-made OXYGEN BANK in Palghar district of Maharashtra.

Miyawaki Method’s 1st forest in the State of Gujarat

Site development on OS-20

Contact Us

Address:
   OS-20 MIDC Tarapur off Nirlon Road,
   Tarapur M.I.D.C., Boisar,
   Maharashtra 401506

  Open on:
    Monday - Saturday : 10AM–5PM
    Sunday: Closed

 Website: palforests.com
 Phone no: 070459 13394

PAL is extremely grateful to the MIDC and to Shri Avinash Dhakane, Deputy CEO, for allotting open space OS-20 for tree plantation.This will become a model project for replicating across all MIDC areas and also around any industry in Maharashtra.

Dipen Jain & R K Nair for their invaluable guidance in developing an abandoned land parcel into a dense plantation, which are now the LUNGS OF TARAPUR.

Architect Ujwal Babre of U A Babre & Associates for providing all architectural support to construct the boundary wall and site development on the plot.

Dhruv Construction, Tarapur for carrying out construction and site development of the plot.

PAL's Green Team which comprises of volunteers who have undertaken to devote their valuable time for the plantation and also the maintenance there after. The company expresses heartfelt gratitude to each of the Team members for contributing towards SUSTAINABILITY. With their support, PAL commits itself to reach CARBON NEUTRAL status at the earliest.

The combined efforts of all contributors will ensure the PAL achieves their ultimate goal to plant and maintain 1,00,000 trees in Tarapur, creating India’s largest man-made OXYGEN BANK.

Pal Forest Team

On 5thJune 2017, World Environment Day our Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri DevendraFadnavisJi presented the VasundraSpecial Appreciation Award for Tree Plantation to Pal Fashions Private Limited.

Pal Forests Team at work

Guests planting saplings

Horticulture plan of OS-20