Under Food for Work scheme, the first percolation tank was constructed at Tandulwadi near Baramati in the year 1967.
Before the formal establishment of the Trust construction of 80 percolation tanks was completed. After establishment of the trust in 1971, the momentum of construction of percolation tanks picked up and near about 100 percolation tanks were ready.
As the agriculture of forty-three villages was dependent on monsoon only, the construction of 289 percolation tanks proved to be a boon for the people of the region. The vision of Hon. Sharadchandraji Pawar, active role of Dr. Appasaheb Pawar and support of ‘CASA’ Institute laid the foundation for the development of this region.
Miss Skues and Miss Wazar distributed wheat and oil to the local people under the scheme of ‘Food for Work’.
Forty years ago there were no dispensaries in the remote villages, the situation was very grim in famine stricken villages. The Trust has undertaken Health Service programmes with the help of a philanthropic organization ‘Teredes Homes’ from Germany
Shri. Appasaheb Pawar visited Israel in 1970 to study the advanced techniques in agriculture. He was greatly impressed with the tremendous development of Israel even though it faced the adverse circumstances and the lack of natural resources.
He visited Israel and saw the development of agriculture, poultry, horticulture, floriculture,modern methods of irrigation, Dr. Appasaheb was impressed and thought that unless changing the traditional agricultural practices there could not be transformation in the lives of Indian farmers. With this vision the Trust established an ideal demonstration farm of 110 acres at Malegaon (Kh).
Early phase of coconut plantation on the Trust farm
SHARDABAI PAWAR COLLEGE OF EDUCATION – 1990
SHARDABAI PAWAR Mahila Mahavidyalaya – 1991
Shardabai Pawar Vidya Mandir & Vidya Niketan – 1991
KRISHI VIGYAN KENDRA – 1992
SHARDABAI PAWAR MAHILA KALANIKETAN – 1993
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE – 2003
Appasaheb Pawar Auditorium - 2015