Organic farming gives push to Palghar farmers

Palghar (Maharashtra): From travelling to Vasai which is 50 kms away to work as a farm labourer to owning a farm that earns him a livelihood and also feeds his family of 12, it has been a remarkable six-year journey for Pandu Kashinath Gagnde. And the magic mantra is organic farming, says the 42-year-old tribal from Vikramgad taluka’s Kondgaon village.

Thanks to the combined efforts of the Dr M L Dhawale Memorial Trust and the ISKCON temple that buys their produce, Pandu and 54 other farmers in the area have transformed their lives and their family members.