Dr. Dhananjay Vishnu Newadkar

Vasundhara Sanman

Renowned pathologist from Dhule, worked towards making his native village, ‘Lamkani’, ‘Draught Free”. Holistic approach was taken for watershed management of the village included public participation through formation of ‘Forest Management Committee”, anti-grazing movement, soil conservation through CCT, nalah bunds etc. His tireless efforts of two decades have restored the ecosystem in this region and the village now irrigates 800 hectors of land and produces 1000 tons of good quality fodder. He has been honored with numerous awards. Success story of “Lamkani Village” has been included in 11th standard text book of environmental sciences.