Dr. Manibhai Desai

  • 1983
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development

Born in 1920. A freedom fighter. Under instructions of Mahatma Gandhi, he moved to the Nature Cure Ashram at Uruli Kanchan near Pune, Maharashtra. Carried out a number of innovative and pioneering projects and experiments in the fields of breeding and cross breeding of cattle, development of barren lands, better utilization of scarce water resources, application of new techniques and new seed materials in farming horticulture and fodder development. Established The Bhartiya Agro Industries Foundation.

Bharatiya Agro-Industries Foundation,
Uruli - Kanchan,
District Pune,
Tel: 020 - 5231661 / 5231662