Exnora International – the largest environmental and civic movement founded in 1988 (September 30, 1988) by Dr. M.B. Nirmal, a social activist. During his travels abroad, he was much impressed by the clean environment everywhere. He wanted to achieve the same when he came back home.
EXNORA stands for EXcellent NOvel and RAdical ideas and its main emphasis has been on the generation of innovative ideas and implementing them, which would help transform the society. It focuses on preserving nature and preventing environmental degradation. The aims of Exnora are organising civic amenities and sanitary facilities on a self-help basis, enactment of suitable legislation for the betterment of civic standards, environmental protection and thereby making the world a better place to live in.