From a small village in south-eastern Rajasthan to international markets, Hukumchand Patidar has made a name for himself in promoting organic farming. The 62-year-old farmer has made his village, Manpura, in Jhalawar district, famous in Japan, Switzerland and Germany, the three countries that import organic farm produce from the village.
Patidar got Padma Shri in 2018 for his contribution to organic farming. President Ramnath Kovind conferred the civilian award to the Jhalawar farmer on March 16. In 2012, he featured in television talk show, Satyamev Jayate, which was hosted by actor and filmmaker Aamir Khan. The show was about highlighting people’s achievements in fighting social issues.