Please read our response to 'an article on Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan (JSA)' is published in the 'Economic and Political Weekly/ issue (Vol. 54, Issue No. 29, 20 Jul, 2019) at the following link. In 2015, the Government of Maharashtra launched the JSA, with the aim of making 25,000 villages in Maharashtra drought-free.
A well-known and respected freedom fighter and champion of the poor, ‘GG’ as he is known to his friends, is one of the pillars of the Yusuf Meherally Centre, an institution engaged in rural re-empowerment, located in Tara village, Panvel.
Age is not a hindrance and at 94, he continues to travel the 90-odd kilometers to Panvel while also continuing to practice medicine at his clinic in Mumbai. He is also associated with the Khadi Gramodyog Andolan.
WOTR is honoured that Dr. Parikh served as member of its Board of Trustees from 1996 to 2017