It’s the 6th Prakashache Bet award! TERRE Policy Centre proudly felicitated Mr Arun Mane with Prakashache Bet award for his outstanding and dedicated efforts in Organic Farming. The award was given at the hands of Dr Vinita Apte, Founder President -TERRE Policy Centre. In her welcome speech, she congratulated Mr Arun Mane for receiving the award and said, " Mr Mane is a very ambitious person. Regardless staying in a small village, he is working hard for organic production for getting an equal status like other products."
Even though Mr Mane was working in education field previously, he always had a background in farming. In his absence, his wife, Mrs Surekha Mane has been giving him a strong and needful support in farming. Earlier Mane family was engaged in the inorganic farming. After the retirement of Mr Mane from his government service, looking to the future need and current agriculture scenario he decided to take a shift from inorganic farming to organic farming and started making aware other to do the same.
Mane duo has been involved in Organic Farming since 2014 and has developed a brand called ‘Bhagyarekha' for their organic production. Mr Mane added “Cow is considered as a very important factor for Organic Farming that is why we have built a cowshed, too. We are engaged in organic farming for last few years only, but the study tour organized by TERRE Policy Centre namely ‘Satara to Sikkim’ in the year 2016 had given various inputs and had provided important knowledge about organic farming.”TERRE Policy Centre had organized the study tour for the experimental farmers from Satara to get the authentic knowledge of organic farming from the farmers of Sikkim who have hands-on experience and they are implementing it.