Dr. Dilip Nagwekar
Dr. Nagwekar holds a PhD in agriculture (‘Krishi Viya Wetta’). He worked with the Coconut Research Centre at Bhatye and has specialized knowledge of coconut, betelnut and spices. He has participated in developing new varieties of coconut plants. Dr. Nagwekar has helped, guided and encouraged the farmers and womens’ savings groups regarding cultivation of coconut, betelnut and spices thus helping the conservation of environment. His research-oriented articles are published in regional print media and he is on radio & television, too. He has had a sizable share in setting up many social and eduational institutes and has been felicitated with many awards.