Indradhanushya

A public facility of PMC to create environmental awareness and promote responsible citizenship! 

Indradhanushya is a public facility of the Pune Municipal Corporation to create environmental awareness and promote responsible citizenship, thinking and action towards sustainable development in Pune.

The vision of Indradhanushya is to spread the message of environment conservation in society and develop skills and attitude in citizens which could improve their environmental literacy and environmental performance of the city.

Indradhanushya aims to sensitize the public by infusing a sense of responsibility through behavioural change.

ROLE OF INDRADHANUSHYA

- Environment education
- Environmental information
- Environmental outreach
- Forum for citizenship
- Environmental stewardship 

A. INTERPRETATION CENTER: 
The interior of Indradhanushya has been conceptualized on an environmental theme. With the help of 3D exhibits, panels, outdoor signage, activities, films etc. Indradhanushya explains the systems in our city, its linkages to the environment as well as the role of citizens in helping civic systems to function well without degrading the quality of the environment. Various themes give a glimpse of past, present and future of Pune city.

EXPLORE EXHIBITS AT INDRADHANUSHYA: 

- Pune’s History and Heritage
- Local City Governance
- Urban biodiversity and ecosystems
- Water and wastewater management
- Sanitation
- Solid waste management
- Traffic and transport
- Energy and climate change 

B. INFRASTRUCTURE:

The building of Indradhanushya has been designed in an environment-friendly way. It is surrounded by rich greenery and while it’s construction, not a single branch has been cut for the purpose.

LIBRARY: Library at Indradhanushya has covered a wide range of books on several issues and of various authors so as to create a good knowledge base for interested citizens.

AUDITORIUM: Indradhanushya hold an auditorium for about 70-80 people in a bharatiyabhaithak It is equipped with projection facility. Various environmental movies, documentaries, presentations and programs are being conducted here.
 

OUTDOOR SPACE: Indradhanushya has rich greenery around; which serve pleasant environment to work. The outdoor also serve as an information resource. Different trees have been supported with signboards indicating the common name, scientific name and its uses. This gives the visitors and students a broad knowledge of the floral diversity around Indradhanushya.

Visit of Foreign nationals to Indradhanushya
Indradhanushya is soon going to implement the working models like vermicomposting, Rainwater harvesting (apart from the existing solar lamps) etc. to demonstrate environment-friendly concepts. Exposure to such working models will give the citizens and students an outlook to think critically for the environment.

C. ACTIVITIES:
Indradhanushya not only conducts its own programs but also provide a platform to organize the programs/workshops/seminars, documentaries/movie shows on environment, presentations on environmental issues, celebration of significant environment days by conducting competitions (quiz, drawing, debate, speech etc.) for students etc. arranged by other NGOs/organizations based on themes of environment. Indradhanushya is recognized as an environmental resource for citizens and is available for environment-related programs for free of cost

International students under an exchange program or as a part of their curriculum also visit Indradhanushya as an interpretation centre for the city which delivers them the required and appropriate knowledge about Pune’s environment.