In the 1980’s, it was a growing concern to conserve land and water resources which held our attention. Resource conservation efforts were initiated in the state of Maharashtra, where, the development of land and water included the design of simple soil and water conservation measures. We became one of the first to successfully practice this approach, disseminating it to other areas and contributing to the gradual evolution of what is now known as the ‘watershed’ approach.
During this era, a significant diversion from our focus was the development of renewable sources of energy. Here, improvements in existing biogas plants were made with the intention to make the technology affordable to the common man and led to the development of a model known as the Deenbandhu Biogas Model.