Babulal Gandhi (Activist)

Vasundhara Sanman

Shri Babulalji Gandhi entered the life of social service through Acharya Vinoba Bhave’s Bhoodan Movement. He worked with great commitment and zeal. He kept on thinking about the basic issues related to the inequality in land ownership and development of inerrable land and wrote a book based on his own experiences. After the movement at Vinchurni near Phaltan, he and his family developed a model on natural farming in an arid, drought prone area with hostile climatic conditions. The farm produces grains, fruits and medicinal plants without interfering with the original vegetation. It also organizes and initiates educational interactions with children, students and farmers. Everyone has realised the severity of the problems created by natural climate changes in the last few years. Babukaka’s oasis is a source of inspiration for everyone who is willing to shape a life of eco-friendly character.