An organic food activist Santosh Bhapkar formed the SAMPURNA SHETKARI GAT, with help of his wife Jyoti Bhapkar 15 years ago. He not only taught organic farming to his group but also showed them importance of rain water harvesting to increase water level of the region, providing relief to the drought prone area of Gundegav.
Today this group consists of 100 farmers and 1800 acres of land cultivation. They use Jivamrut, cow dung, Panchamrut for farming of Millets, Pulses and Spices. Their emphasis on local and regional seed collection has yielded in development of an excellent bank of indigenous seeds.
The group has been awarded many times for their quality work and is becoming rapidly popular in Maharashtra