This research article is based on action research done in Akole block of Ahmednagar district. It aims at promoting production of cereals, pulses, seasonal vegetables, fruits, milk and meat to meet the balanced nutritional needs of the people through local specific crop planning. The whole process involved in the study was monitored through using GIS RS tool.
A well known freedom fighter and champion of the poor, G.G as he is known to his friends, Dr. Parikh is one of the mainstays of the Yusuf Meherally Centre, a centre for rural re-empowerment, located in Tara village, Panvel. Over 85 old, he travels the 90 or so kilometres to Tara in Raigad district, near Mumbai, on a weekly, and sometimes bi-weekly, basis and continues his medical work at his clinic in Mumbai for the rest of the week. Dr. Parikh and his wife are also working on a Khadi Gramodyog Andolan. He has been on the Board of Trustees of WOTR since 1996.