Name : Harshadbhai Patel
District & State : Anand, Gujarat
Category : Herbal products
Award : Consolation
Award Function : 7th National Grassroots Innovation Awards
Award Year : 2013
Harshadbhai dries and grinds leaves of a local plant (name withheld due to IP reasons) and feeds the dried powder to the cattle directly or fodder. Married and with two sons, Harshadbhai comes from Anand, the birth place of the white revolution in the country. He worked for some time in a bidi making set up in Bihar where he came to know tendu and various other herbs. Slowly while interacting with herbal healers he developed the knowledge about various herbs and their uses. He also purchased a cow and opened a provision store there. His gained more herbal knowledge taking care of the cow. After a theft in his shop he returned back to Gujarat.