Abhinav Farmers Club

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Abhinav Farmers Club is a national award-winning group farming initiative located in Mulshi taluka, of Pune district of Maharashtra a state in India. The club started with 850 farmers in Maharashtra cultivating about 143 hectares of land. It was conceptualised by NABARD, in April 2012, the club had 4,600 members belonging to the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.[1] The club was set up in 2004.[2] It received a national award for its activities in 2008.[3][4] The Club was started by Dyneshwar Bodke,[5] who is its chief volunteer.[6] The club grows flowers and organic vegetables in polyhouses, it sells its produce to retail outlets in Mumbai and New Delhi.[7][8] It is assisting over 150 households in the city of Pune to grow their own vegetables on vegetable patches in balconies and terraces of flats and in pots.[9]


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  2. ^ Godbole, Pravada (2008-12-17). "Pune farmers join hands to improve earnings". Business Standard. Retrieved 23 November 2012.
  3. ^ "About us". Pune: Abhinav Farmers Club. Retrieved 23 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Field trip to HTC, Talegaon and Abhinav Farmers' Club, Hinjewadi Pune" (PDF). Mumbai: Centre for Technology Alternatives in Rural Areas. 2010-09-18. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-08-08. Retrieved 23 November 2012.
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  6. ^ Raghavan, Ranjani (2012-07-20). "Vegetables, rice make a direct entry from farms to households". The Indian Express. New Delhi. Retrieved 23 November 2012.
  7. ^ Bhattacharyya, Pramit (2012-05-17). "Planting the seeds of prosperity". Live Mint and The Wall Street Journal. New Delhi. Retrieved 23 November 2012.
  8. ^ Bhattacharyya, Pramit. "Planting the seeds of prosperity" (PDF). New Delhi: National Horticulture Mission. Retrieved 24 November 2012.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Raghavan, Ranjane (2009-12-14). "To cut down daily budget, city residents take to growing vegetables". Indian Express. New Delhi. Retrieved 23 November 2012.