Mr. Vasantrao Thakre is a man from Dhule district. Due to his significant contribution in agricultural and water conservation, he has been awarded the Krushi Bhooshan Purskar. He is a very senior activist in the environment field. He participated in Save Western Ghat Abhiyan (Yatra) organised by Jagdish Godbole 25 years back from Navapur to Goa. He is also an active member of the Satpuda Bachav Kruti Samiti.