AND INFORMATION ON SAGUNA BAUG
baug is a 55-acre farm with various agricultural activities
such as agro forestry, dairy, aquaculture, agro tourism, horticulture,
traditional and non-traditional farming. Farm is located at Neral-Malegoan
which is equal distance front Pune and Mumbai(Apxox. 100 KM).Many
people visit Saguna baug for various reasons such as many farmers
visit to get information on agricultural activities Urban people
visit for information on farm house development as well as for
unique leasurelearning experience in Agrotourism.Arotourism is
"a leisure learning and entertaining activity organized by the
farmer in the rural area where farming is a major permanent activity"
according to Mr CH Bhadsavle
Chanrdashekhar H Bhadsavle is the person who is largely responsible
for the success story of Saguna baug. His father Mr. Hari Bhadsavle
was a Gandhian freedom fighter who left his house at the age of
16 to fight British; he then joined Hutatma Bahi Kotwal's group.
His contribution consists of creating awareness amongst rural
folks about independence and harass british-raj . Thus he always
stayed in mountains and never had a time and chance to look after
a the ancestral land. Most of this land was given away by Hari
kaka in Bhudan Movement of Vinoba Bahve to people who didn't have
any land. Current Saguna baug also contains some of ancestral
land but most of it is bought slowly after 1965.Ater independence
Hari kaka worked for adivasies and was Founder chairman of Kotalwadi
Trust till his passing away in June 2003.
Bhadsavle is a B.Sc. (Agriculture) from Dapoli who did his Masters
in Food Science and Technology from University of California ,
USA and then on call of his farther he came back in 1976 to India
for good. Despite all the usual problems in India , he then took
complete interest in farming and with the help of his family members
and team of workers he guided Saguna Baug to its current position.
His Wife Mrs. Anuradha Bhadsavle proved to be a biggest support
for Mr. CH Bhadsavle for taking Saguna baug to its current position;
she is currently working as lecturer of biology at Karjat.
generation is also taking good interest in all activities of Saguna
baug. Currently Saguna baug has about 35 permanent employees and
few on temporary basis all employees are local and from farming
baground. Two students are also resident at Saguna baug for volunteer