Shivaji Kaganikar

Vasundhara Sanman

Since 1972, Shivaji Kaganikar has been involved in various rural development activities. He has helped nearly 500 farmers set up gobar gas plants. He initiated watershed activities in and around Kattanbavi village and took up the ‘Hold water and Sink water’ programme for twelve years, consequently bringing many wells back to life. Shivaji Kaganikar planted two and half lakh trees in four villages. Ten self-help groups for rural women were started by him. Over the last fifteen years has been helping about forty farmers take up organic farming. Shivaji has conducted many nature education and organic gardening activities for school children and citizens.