Rankoli Hill near Barsana to be rejuvenated

2024.03.30 (Vrindavan Today News): The Rankoli Hill located on the border of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan near Barsana is set to be rejuvenated.

The conservation initiative, sanctioned in January this year, is spearheaded by the Uttar Pradesh Braj Teerth Vikas Parishad (UBTVP) in collaboration with Delhi-based Ameyaatma Charitable Foundation. The project aims to restore the ecological balance by planting various species of trees, including Kadamb, Banyan, Peepal, and Neem, cherished by Lord Krishna.

Hills of Braj
Hills of Braj

In an effort to transform the landscape of the hill, the Ameyaatma Charitable Foundation has raised CSR fund for reforesting the hill of Rankoli. The foundation will execute the project by planting the trees and helping them to grow, whereas the Mathura Vrindavan Development Authority (MVDA) has given consent to fund for fencing the tree plantation. It is said that the natural vegetation of the hill has been depleted by the neglect of the governments in the past.

Recently, UPBTVP CEO Shri S.B. Singh, along with his deputy Shri J.P. Pandey and environmental consultant Shri Mukesh Sharma conducted an inspection of Rankauli Hill to oversee the progress of the eco-restoration project. The endeavor includes baseline surveys conducted over the past month to facilitate the replanting of trees and vegetation.


Rankoli Hill, located on the border between Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, spans approximately 98 hectares. The hill, situated half in Uttar Pradesh and half in Rajasthan, is adorned with a boundary demarcating the interstate border. Local sants and ascetics have been actively making efforts in beautifying the hill located at the border of the two states.

The first phase of eco-restoration will focus on the Uttar Pradesh portion of Rankauli Hill, followed by a similar endeavor in Rajasthan. This cross-border initiative not only promises environmental benefits but also seeks to enhance local tourism prospects.

CEO Shri S.B. Singh expressed optimism regarding the environmental and socio-economic benefits expected from the eco-restoration efforts. The project holds the promise of a greener, more vibrant Rankoli Hill, fostering ecological balance and bolstering the region’s tourism potential.

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