Rohan Bhate (Shah)
Known as the Wildlife Conservationist of Satara, Rohan Bhate (Shah) started observing and studying wildlife since childhood. In a short span, he not only studied birds, snakes and other wildlife, but also started working towards creating awareness about their conservation. After researching on the reasons of environmental imbalance, he presented his findings at several conferences.
The Lokseva Parivar has been serving the society since 1992. It started its work by undertaking the rehabilitation of Pardhi tribe and involving its members in mainstream education. From 1996, it started working on environmental causes by carrying out plantation drives. It also started creating eco-friendly toilets and encouraged villagers to make use of dung as manure in a big way.
A Mechanical Engineer by education, Rajendra Madane currently works as Deputy RTO and is also associated with Jalabiradari as a Social Worker. He met Dr. Rajendra Singh in 2003 during the Jalyatra in Wardha. As he comes from a house of farmers from Baramati, Land and Water have been topics close to his heart. He is of the opinion that no matter what one’s profession is, every citizen must contribute to solve problems related to water shortage.