Raghunath Parkar

Vasundhara Mitra

From the last 38 years Raghunath Parkar has been measuring the rainfall occurring in Dajipur forest and conveying this information to the authorities in Kolhapur, for a very meager payment. You can meet him at his residence on the road leading to Dajipur forest, where the Phonda Ghat (mountain pass) begins. Incidentally this is the second generation of Parkars, braving torrential rain and dense fog to provide the readings.