Dr.Rukminibai Malekar & Dr. J. R. Joshi Herbal Plantation & Research Facilitation Centre.

At. Tara, Bandhanwadi, Mumbai –Goa Highway, Tal. Panvel  Dist. Raigad   Maharashtra

Shri Ashok V. Kokje, a well-wisher of our Centre ,donated a large amount to Yusuf Meherally Centre with a request to establish a Herbal Plantation & Research  Facilitation Centre to perpetuate the memory of Dr. Rukminibai Malekar and Dr. J.R.Joshi, a freedom fighter. Both of them spent more than 50 years of their life in the service of humanity. Yusuf Meherally Centre decided to earmark approximately two acres of land to plant medicinal herbs which can be used in the preparation of medicines for the dreaded diseases like Cancer,Aids and Paralysis.

The herbs grown here can be sold to Pharmaceutical Organisations in India  to enable them to manufacture medicines to cure above diseases.

The Centre has a nursery which has been named after Shri Ashok V. Kokje.                                                 .                         


There is a proposal that we “the Centre” institute three prizes for excellence

  1. a) Agriculture Research
  2. b) Exports
  3. c) SSI/Cottage Industry in the name Late V. alias Abasaheb Deshpande

who spent number of years for the growth and development of these  sectors and was the  General Secretary of the Centre.

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