He did not form a people’s movement. Nor did he plead with the government to popularise his natural farming method. Palekar took a more direct route instead. He reached out to the farmers. Met them in person and trained them in his cultivation practices. He continues to spread awareness and hold training workshops for farmers.
Last month Subhash Palekar was bestowed with a Padma Shri, one of India’s highest civilian honours. Palekar is a farmer-scientist and natural farming crusader. He is also someone who has done the most to mitigate India’s greenhouse gas emissions and is least recognised for it.