Progress is a matter of attitude devoid of physical and social barriers, this holds true in the case of veteran farmer Mahadev Ghosalkar who with the help of Swades undertook mango and cashew grafting to increase his farm yield. With assistance in terms of seeds, pesticides and fertilizers from the Swades Foundation, Mahadev cultivated watermelon on his acre of land which led his income to increase from INF, 10,500 to INF, 40,000. At 63, Mahadev continues to be an inspiration for farmers, young and old.
Mahadev believes that education is an indispensable part of a progressive society. He has set a benchmark by being the first villager, and a Matric passes himself, to send all three of his children to college. Ankita (21), Aditya (19) and Vaibhavi (17) will always be indebted to their farther for empowering them with the right to make educated choices…and so will we.