Name : Ganesh Dutt Sharma
District & State : Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
Category : Agricultural (General)
Award : Consolation
Award Function : 9th National Grassroots Innovation Awards
Award Year : 2017
Ganesh Datta Sharma (43), a farmer and a well-known herbal healer of the area has developed a herbal formulation containing the extracts of five local plants, which is used to control Gahali, Fundiya, Hara kida, Kala kida in vegetable and fruits crop.
Living atop a hill with his wife and son, Ganesh Dutt cultivates vegetable and fruit crops using organic practices in his one acre land as well as on leased land. He believes in sustainable agriculture and promotes chemical free agriculture. He has been using the herbal formulation for the past eight years. He also has good knowledge of local herbs and their uses in medicinal purposes like for wound healing, fracture, epilepsy etc.