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Mahabank Agricultual Research & Rural Development Foundation (MARDEF)


  • Under take, institute, carry on and promote research in agriculture, animal husbandry etc.
  • To carry on experiments, education and extension work for adoption of improved agricultural practices by field visits, Trainings, etc.

Rural Development

  • Implement rural development programmers in the areas of health, education, in collaboration with research institutions/Govt. Organizations.


  • Water management Study atvillage Ralegan Siddhi,  Dt Ahmednagar
  • Harvesting of rain water by roof catchment method
  • Marketing Survey of rural products
  • Vermi Culture( Organic Farming)
  • Training programmes for farmers.
  • Implementing projects of Council for Advancement of Peoples’ Action and Rural
  • Technology (CAPART) at RDC Bhigwan.
  • Providing rent free Agricultural implements to farmers.
  • Education tours of farmers to Research stations / farms.

On going Projects:

  • Transfer of Technology Project (T.O.T) at Bhigwan
  • Project is being implemented in 20 villages for three years (2004-07)
  • Reclamation of saline & alkaline soils  : 10 demo plots
  • Awareness of programmes for propagation : 60 demo plots
  • Vermi composting pits: 10 demo plots
  • Nursery development of selected medicinal plants for training of Self help Groups (SHGs) : 12 SHGs.
  • Publication of Agro- Export Bulletin

Under aegis of MARDEF, Rural Development Centre (RDC) at Hadapsar & Bhigwan, Gramin Mahila Va Balak Vikas Mandal (GMBVM), Mahabank Self Employment Training Institute (MSETI) and Touch Screen Project (Krishi Mitra) are functioning.