Tushar Shirke

Mandhar village, Purandar Taluka

Tushar Dada hails from Mandhar village of Purandar taluka. He works with 250 organic farmers in the region and comes every week to Mumbai with fresh farm produce for the Chembur Farmers Market. TARU sources all kinds of pulses from this farmer group. 

We have facilitated natural farming courses and Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) organic certification, at the village level. TARU Naturals is also handholding the farmer's group to form a Farmer Producer Company, in the ensuing six months; which entails setting up village level processing centers and collection units, to aggregate farm produce and thereby creating a market for certified organic produce.