Madhukar Dhas

Born into a shepherding family, Madhukar Dhas has a keen understanding of the struggles of rural farmers. Motivated by the need to conserve water, in 1995 Madhukar banded with like minds to found Dilasa. To date, this NGO has benefitted more than 110,000 farmers with sustainable initiatives such as holistic watershed management, mixed cropping strategies, and seed banks. Diliasa received the National Rural Innovation Award from the National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development for its work in water channeling.