Rankala Sanrakshan va Sanvardhan Andolan
This is an informal group of people, institutions and organisations that have been carrying out movements and awareness drives on the issues related to Rankala Lake in Kolhapur since 1985. This group came into being when its members came together to oppose the erection of statues in the lake premises. It has conducted an in-depth research on the pollution; commercialization and encroachments carried out in the lake premises and has presented practical solutions for the problems. It has been actively involved in studying diverse environmental issues, bird-watching activities and seeking funds for the conservation of the lake from the national lake protection and conservation scheme.