Suresh Khanapurkar

Vasundhara Sanman

On the banks of Arunavati River in Shirpur, Suresh Khanapurkar is working with a simple idea of groundwater conservation. Being a geologist, his project has a base of scientific background to it. His dedicated efforts have led to water storage and increased fertility in the drought hit regions like Shirpur. Khanapurkars focus is on eliminating the hindrances in the process of water absorption and he calls it angioplasty in water conservation. He believes that the entire state can be provided with water for drinking and farming purposes by carrying out regulated operations with the help of adequate machinery. Today he is known as Bhagirath of Shirpur.