Maharasthra has faced many water problems. Farmers have suffered and toiled to find a way to sustain themselves. They usually do so by digging a borewell. But farmers in the state have lost a lot of money trying to find underground water sources. There is one person they can happily be indebted to.
Prof Nandkumar Dalavi is a 57 year old scientist from Pune. He has detected more than 200 underground water sources in the state with 100% success. He works at National Agricultural Research Project which comes under the Mahatma Phule Agriculture University, Rahuri.
“With knowledge of land topography, underground strata and sensitivity of my body, I can sense the source of the water. I can do this because of the electromagnetic and positive charge of hydrogen ions and negative charges of oxygen ions present in the water in my body and the underground water,” said Dalavi who is a professor of Agronomy at the NARP, Pune.
The Government of India’s Global Economic Progress & Research Association has selected him for this year’s ‘Bharat Seva Ratna Gold Medal Award’. His unique contribution has proven to be a boon for the farmers and citizens alike. The award will be conferred to him on June 23, 2014 in Chennai.
He is planning to apply for the patent of his technique. Dalavi said that he gives this service to farmers and other people free of charge as he feels that his technique should be for the betterment of the society.
Satish Pingale is one of the beneficiary who has a lawn in Koregaon park. He said that they wanted to dig bore well for their lawn but their first effort went in vain when they could not find water. “We came across Prof Dalavi, who saw our lawn and sensed water at one spot. When we dug out the bore well, the water was found at some feet,” he said.