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Gujarati Farmer Revives 125-YO ‘Senile’ Trees To Harvest 2.3 Lakh Kgs Mangoes Annually

Rajesh Shah loves Alphonso mangoes, and it is this love that stopped him from felling old trees planted by his grandfather. Instead, he used the ‘girdling’ technique that is quite popular with mango farmers in Gujarat.

When Mango trees grow old and are unable to produce a substantial number of fruits they are considered to be ‘senile’. In such situations, most orchard owners prefer to give them the axe and plant new ones instead. However, Valsad farmer in Gujarat and orchard owner, Rajesh Shah, has a rather unique technique which is a saving grace for such trees.

Shah (61) has made mango trees, as old as 125 years, bear abundant fruit. They now stand majestically with their sprawling canopies on his farm in village Fansa of Umargam taluka, 45 km from Valsad.

Standing under a ‘girdled’ tree with mangoes hanging from wire-thin stems, Shah bags the low-hanging fruits to prevent them from sunburn, and says, “Hapoos (Alphonso) begins fruiting from the third year onwards, and by the age of 35 they either fruit once every two years or produce fewer numbers, making them a suitable candidate for girdling.”

Shah’s mango orchard is spread on 65 acres with two varieties taking prominence, namely Alphonso and Kesar. Initially planted by his grandfather, Magan Lal Shah, the orchard is home to 100 trees that are 125 years old and another 500 which are close to 80. The Shahs, originally from Rajasthan, immigrated to Valsad around 180 years ago. The family continues to live in the ancestral house in Biliya village that itself is over a century and a half old. Here he lives with his wife; both their son and daughter are chartered accountants and make a living in Mumbai.

Shah discontinued his studies after class 10, as he was “unable to cope up in an English medium school”. Now, he drives his Alto 6 km away from his home to visit his orchard daily.

A farmer since the age of 15, Shah fertilises the trees post-harvest with huge quantities of dry cow dung, having created rings around the base of the trunk. An Alphonso lover himself, he planted 300 of them in 1973, 900 in 2006 and three years later added another 1,700 seedlings, along with a handful of Payari and Mulgova varieties.

Explaining the idea of girdling, Shah says he was inspired by a Gujjar folklore about reviving aged fruit-bearing trees by making a hole in its trunk. “I began experimenting with the technique in 1996 and mastered the technique only by 2011,” he informs. “This year I have girdled 75 branches.”

Girdling or ring-barking refers to the removal of a complete ring of the bark from a stem, branch or trunk. A horticultural method, it forces fruit-bearing plants to produce bigger and sweeter fruit.

Using a clean, sharp knife, an inch-long ring of the bark is cut away and the section is treated with a paste made of geru mitti and pesticide to prevent infection. If done correctly, these repairs will provide a path for critical sugars. In time, the tree will grow new layers that will cover the cut. Shah performs the girdling procedure around Diwali when the humidity level is around 70 per cent.

According to Shah, girdling should be performed on trees that are aged 35 years and above and on branches that are at least 15 to 20 ft above the ground. “The branch should have a minimum girth of 30cms,” he says.

Elaborating on the science behind girdling, Suman Shankar Gavit, former joint Director of Agriculture, Gujarat, and one who has been familiar with Shah’s technique since the late ’90s says it is a proven technology and replicated in several orchards in the State. “Girdling blocks the path of sugars headed elsewhere and forces it to go in the fruit on the branches above the cut. Following girdling, it has been observed, the fruit grows bigger and tastes sweeter,” he informs.

For his innovation, Shah was conferred the ‘Krushi Na Rushi’ title by the Gujarat government in 2006, the Sardar Patel Agriculture Research Award in 2009 by the Union Agriculture Ministry and the latest being IARI (Indian Agriculture Research Institute) Innovative Farmer Award in 2018.

Shah says the technique seems simple but caution needs to be taken while executing it, as a wrong move could ultimately lead to the death of a giant and sprawling tree.

(Edited by Yoshita Rao)

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ગુજરાતી ખેડૂત વાર્ષિક 2.3 લાખ કિલો કેરી કાપવા માટે 125-YO ‘સેનાઇલ’ વૃક્ષોને પુનર્જીવિત

રાજેશ શાહને આલ્ફોન્સો કેરીઓ ખૂબ ગમે છે, અને આ પ્રેમથી જ તેમને તેમના દાદા દ્વારા વાવેલા જૂના વૃક્ષોને કાપતા અટકાવ્યા હતા. તેના બદલે, તેમણે ‘ગર્ડલિંગ’ ટેકનિકનો ઉપયોગ કર્યો જે ગુજરાતમાં કેરીના ખેડૂતોમાં ખૂબ જ લોકપ્રિય છે

જ્યારે કેરીના વૃક્ષો વૃદ્ધ થાય છે અને નોંધપાત્ર સંખ્યામાં ફળો ઉત્પન્ન કરવામાં અસમર્થ હોય છે ત્યારે તેઓને ‘વૃદ્ધ’ ગણવામાં આવે છે. આવી પરિસ્થિતિઓમાં, મોટાભાગના બગીચાના માલિકો તેમને કુહાડી આપવાનું પસંદ કરે છે અને તેના બદલે નવું વાવેતર કરે છે. જો કે, ગુજરાતના વલસાડના ખેડૂત અને બગીચાના માલિક રાજેશ શાહ પાસે એક અનોખી ટેકનિક છે જે આવા વૃક્ષો માટે બચતની કૃપા છે.

શાહ (61)એ 125 વર્ષ જેટલા જૂના આંબાના ઝાડને પુષ્કળ ફળો આપ્યા છે. તેઓ હવે વલસાડથી 45 કિમી દૂર ઉમરગામ તાલુકાના ફણસા ગામમાં તેમના ખેતરમાં તેમના છાંટા સાથે ભવ્ય રીતે ઉભા છે.

તાર-પાતળા દાંડીથી લટકતી કેરીઓ સાથે ‘કપડાવાળા’ ઝાડ નીચે ઊભા રહીને, શાહ ઓછા લટકતા ફળોને સનબર્નથી બચાવવા માટે બેગ કરે છે, અને કહે છે, “હાપુસ (આલ્ફોન્સો) ત્રીજા વર્ષથી ફળ આપવાનું શરૂ કરે છે, અને વર્ષની ઉંમરે 35 તેઓ કાં તો દર બે વર્ષે એક વાર ફળ આપે છે અથવા ઓછી સંખ્યામાં ઉત્પાદન કરે છે, જે તેમને કમરબંધી માટે યોગ્ય ઉમેદવાર બનાવે છે.”

શાહનો કેરીનો બગીચો 65 એકરમાં ફેલાયેલો છે જેમાં આલ્ફોન્સો અને કેસર નામની બે જાતો મુખ્ય છે. શરૂઆતમાં તેમના દાદા મગન લાલ શાહ દ્વારા વાવેલા આ બગીચામાં 100 વૃક્ષો છે જે 125 વર્ષ જૂના છે અને અન્ય 500 વૃક્ષો છે જે 80 ની નજીક છે. શાહ, મૂળ રાજસ્થાનના, આશરે 180 વર્ષ પહેલાં વલસાડમાં સ્થળાંતરિત થયા હતા. આ પરિવાર બિલિયા ગામમાં પૈતૃક મકાનમાં રહે છે જે પોતે દોઢ સદીથી વધુ જૂનું છે. અહીં તે તેની પત્ની સાથે રહે છે; તેમના પુત્ર અને પુત્રી બંને ચાર્ટર્ડ એકાઉન્ટન્ટ છે અને મુંબઈમાં જીવનનિર્વાહ કરે છે.

શાહે ધોરણ 10 પછી તેમનો અભ્યાસ બંધ કરી દીધો હતો, કારણ કે તે “અંગ્રેજી માધ્યમની શાળામાં ભણવામાં અસમર્થ હતા”. હવે, તે દરરોજ તેના બગીચાની મુલાકાત લેવા માટે તેના ઘરથી 6 કિમી દૂર અલ્ટો ચલાવે છે.

15 વર્ષની ઉંમરથી એક ખેડૂત, શાહ કાપણી પછી ઝાડને ફળદ્રુપ બનાવે છે, જેમાં મોટી માત્રામાં સૂકા છાણનો ઉપયોગ થાય છે, થડના પાયાની આસપાસ વલયો બનાવે છે. પોતે આલ્ફોન્સોના પ્રેમી હતા, તેમણે 1973માં તેમાંથી 300, 2006માં 900 અને ત્રણ વર્ષ પછી અન્ય 1,700 રોપાઓ ઉમેર્યા, જેમાં મુઠ્ઠીભર પાયરી અને મુલગોવા જાતો હતી.

કમર બાંધવાના વિચારને સમજાવતા, શાહ કહે છે કે તેઓ એક ગુર્જર લોકકથાથી પ્રેરિત થયા હતા, જેના થડમાં છિદ્રો બનાવીને જૂના ફળ-વૃક્ષોને પુનર્જીવિત કરવામાં આવ્યા હતા. “મેં 1996 માં ટેકનિક સાથે પ્રયોગ કરવાનું શરૂ કર્યું અને 2011 સુધીમાં જ ટેકનિકમાં નિપુણતા મેળવી લીધી,” તે જણાવે છે. “આ વર્ષે મેં 75 શાખાઓ બાંધી છે.”

કમરબંધી અથવા રિંગ-બાર્કિંગ એ દાંડી, ડાળી અથવા થડમાંથી છાલની સંપૂર્ણ રિંગને દૂર કરવાનો ઉલ્લેખ કરે છે. એક બાગાયતી પદ્ધતિ, તે ફળ આપનાર છોડને મોટા અને મીઠા ફળ ઉત્પન્ન કરવા દબાણ કરે છે.

સ્વચ્છ, તીક્ષ્ણ છરીનો ઉપયોગ કરીને, છાલની એક ઇંચ લાંબી વીંટી કાપી નાખવામાં આવે છે અને ચેપને રોકવા માટે તે ભાગને ગેરુ માટી અને જંતુનાશકની પેસ્ટથી સારવાર આપવામાં આવે છે. જો યોગ્ય રીતે કરવામાં આવે તો, આ સમારકામ ગંભીર શર્કરા માટે માર્ગ પ્રદાન કરશે. સમય જતાં, વૃક્ષ નવા સ્તરો ઉગાડશે જે કટને આવરી લેશે. જ્યારે ભેજનું સ્તર 70 ટકા આસપાસ હોય ત્યારે શાહ દિવાળીની આસપાસ કમર બાંધવાની પ્રક્રિયા કરે છે.

શાહના જણાવ્યા મુજબ, 35 વર્ષ અને તેથી વધુ ઉંમરના વૃક્ષો પર અને જમીનથી ઓછામાં ઓછી 15 થી 20 ફૂટ ઉંચી ડાળીઓ પર કમરબંધી કરવી જોઈએ. “શાખાનો ઓછામાં ઓછો ઘેરાવો 30cms હોવો જોઈએ,” તે કહે છે.

કમર બાંધવા પાછળના વિજ્ઞાન વિશે વિસ્તૃત માહિતી આપતાં, સુમન શંકર ગાવિત, ભૂતપૂર્વ સંયુક્ત કૃષિ નિયામક, ગુજરાત, અને જેઓ 90ના દાયકાના અંતથી શાહની તકનીકથી પરિચિત છે તે કહે છે કે તે એક સાબિત તકનીક છે અને રાજ્યના અનેક બગીચાઓમાં તેની નકલ કરવામાં આવી છે. “કપડાં બાંધવાથી અન્ય જગ્યાએ જતી શર્કરાનો માર્ગ અવરોધે છે અને તેને કાપની ઉપરની ડાળીઓ પરના ફળોમાં જવા દબાણ કરે છે. કમર બાંધ્યા પછી, એવું જોવામાં આવ્યું છે કે, ફળ મોટા થાય છે અને તેનો સ્વાદ મીઠો હોય છે,” તે માહિતી આપે છે.

તેમની નવીનતા માટે, શાહને 2006માં ગુજરાત સરકાર દ્વારા ‘કૃષિ ના રૂષિ’ શીર્ષક, કેન્દ્રીય કૃષિ મંત્રાલય દ્વારા 2009માં સરદાર પટેલ કૃષિ સંશોધન પુરસ્કાર અને 2018માં IARI (ભારતીય કૃષિ સંશોધન સંસ્થા) ઈનોવેટીવ ફાર્મર એવોર્ડથી નવાજવામાં આવ્યા હતા.છે

કે ટેકનિક સરળ લાગે છે પરંતુ તેને અમલમાં મૂકતી વખતે સાવધાની રાખવાની જરૂર છે, કારણ કે ખોટું પગલું આખરે વિશાળ અને ફેલાયેલા વૃક્ષના મૃત્યુ તરફ દોરી શકે છે.

(યોશિતા રાવ દ્વારા સંપાદિત)

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Urgent Action needed for protecting villages from rising sea levels because of Global Warming (Sea Barrier Conservation Project)



A. Introduction

An extensive portion of the land alongside the sea at Dandi and further south along the coastline in the Kantha Vibhag area has a problem of sea erosion and sea water overflowing into agricultural lands and over time this area has become unusable because of the saltiness of the land (know as Khanjar). This will continue to be a bigger problem because of rising oceans. Seasonal Monsoon flooding is another problem that has to be addressed, flooding in the villages during the rainy season disrupts life and it takes months to recover, proper draining and preparedness for the annual rains will alleviate the issue.

There is now an increasing need to protect the coastline and inner areas of our gams from sea water and erosion, especially because of rising waters due to global warming. Sea Water that has been flowing into the Khanjar areas over the years has been turning good arable farm land into unusable land caused by salty sea water and sea erosion. This can readily be reversed by erecting natural sea barriers where sea water overflows into the land in the form of sand and rock barriers and mangrove vegetation. Fish farmers who currently use sea water can continue doing so by piping sea water to the required pond areas.

Any solutions implemented should take into consideration monsoon rains together with the problems of drainage and runoff of much needed fresh water into the sea, it may be desirable to store this water perhaps in a lake. A feasibility study of all possible solutions should be presented before any project is started, this will all be done with the help and collaboration of the regional government departments.

As part of the Tree Planting Project, thousands of trees should be planted on the Dandi coastline as protection against natural calamities like cyclone, hurricane, Tsunami, etc.

B. Key Issues

– Severe sea erosion problems in some areas on the beachfront and further inland
– Sea levels rising every year due to climate change
– the solution of P.P. Gabions is not suitable
– Protection by using tetrapod mays be part of the solution, though high cost may be an issue
– If protection work is carried out by larger size stones, Gabions, Tetrapods, Beach will loose its
natural beauty
– a study needs to be conducted before a solution is implemented
– requires a permanent long term solution
– time is of the essence, if the government is unable to help with a timely solution then a community funded solution will be the only alternative.

C. Potential Solutions and Opportunities

The one solution is to put up barriers that will prevent sea water from overflowing into land areas, these barriers should be as high as the height of the highest watermark during high tide multiplied by two, this will ensure a permanent long term solution. Routine maintenance has to be planned on a periodic basis, perhaps quarterly to ensure that the barriers are not compromised due to soil erosion and wave action.

Land Reclamation – preventing sea water from overflowing into the area and reversing the saltiness of the Khanjar area will suddenly make hundreds of acres of land available for farming and other non-agricultural uses.

D. Challenges

1. Currently, sea water is used by the fishing industry in ponds, continuation of this supply is necessary by providing piping from the coastal area to the inland ponds on a limited basis.
2. Funding for the project
3. If nothing is done then there is a threat the entre Kantha Vibhag area may be overrun with sea water and it will result in loss of farmland and habitat.

E. Project Implementation

– All work that has to be done should be conducted with the help and permission of the relevant government authorities.
– A detailed project plan and timeline should be established
– Proper project management and controls to be in place

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National Jal Shakti Abhiyan Project

*** Tree Planting Project
Tree Planting Project
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Purpose of the Website:

    1. First and foremost, is to recognize our roots and rich culture and heritage and social and community practices which is prevalent in all our communities around the world.
    2. Valuing and drawing up existing knowledge, skills and talents of the members of the Mandhata Community Globally.
    3.  Networking with each other, helping and guiding members and affiliated associations to optimise their abilities in order to fulfil set objectives.
    4. Addressing specific issues on their own merits and proven experiences.
    5. Develop and enhance the quality of life in our village areas in India by promoting education and development in all spheres of life.
    6. Record and Archive our roots and heritage and make it available globally.
    7. Promote Hindu Religious, Spiritual, Cultural and Social Practices
    8. Recognize and acknowledge achievements by our people around the world.
    9. Network and share Best Practices to ensure a peaceful and sustainable future for our communities around the world by living in harmony with people and nature and to protect the environment.
    10. Make positive contributions to society in general and to all the people and countries that we live in, around the world

[n.b. If you would like to contribute material for the site (photos or documents) or to become an Editor, please send a message to the email account mandhataglobal@gmail.com.]


Mandhata Community – Who are We ???

Mandhata Community refers to all the Koli Patel Community people who originated from the Kantha Vibhag area in Navsari District of South Gujarat in India and also those who migrated to various overseas countries.

The first Koli Patel immigrants from Navsari District are recorded to have sailed for South Africa in 1860. Over the years since then many more joined them. Others traveled to Fiji and then to New Zealand as early as 1902. During the War years and later large numbers traveled to East Africa.

Initially they came to work on the plantations and to build roads and railways. As years passed the vast majority of them settled in the countries where they worked. The first immigrants were all young men who went back to their local villages to get married and return to be followed by their wives a little later.

It is these immigrants who identified themselves as Mandhata Community. It is estimated that they number over a hundred thousand. UK has over 40,000 settled mainly in large cities and are now involved in almost all professions and in every industry, as in other countries too.

A vast number of us settled overseas are now sixth and seventh generation. Even the later arrivals boast third and forth generation. Yet we have continued close relationship with our extended families in India. Most of us visit regularly and many have built homes on their ancestral land.

This site highlights the history and life of the Mandhata Patel Community.

Site Specifics

This site has been built using a web content management framework, this will enable many people around the world to contribute content without any programming skills, all that is required is basic computer skills, this will ensure that content is contibuted by our communities around the world and also will ensure independance, so that no one person is tasked with the responsibility of maintaining the site. If you’d like to become a contributor, simply send an eMail message to our group email address, mandhataglobal.com. (exclude the period).

The site has been kept as simple as possible. Anyone with a basic knowledge of computing and internet will be able to interact. We are aware that a large number of you have a fund of knowledge to contribute to this site so that it can become a comprehensive repository of our history and heritage illustrated in words and pictures. In years to come this site would develop into a resource that our coming generations would refer to learn about their roots. We invite you to volunteer yourself as an administrator.

This site will be bilingual. We shall use English and Gujarati to reach as many of our people as possible.

On this site you will be able to read shorter articles in full, and where need be a .pdf version to copy. Large articles and other printed material will be in .pdf format for copying and printing.

Migration History


When in the quiet of the night the question arises in your mind as to who your forefathers were? Where did they come from? How did they live? And you desperately want to explore your roots, this website may help you..

Perhaps the obvious starting point of this inquiry could be our own first hand knowledge of the stories told by our fathers and grandfathers of their experiences in their villages and how they made it to the foreign lands all over the world.

From their own lips we have heard how a few young men from the villages found construction jobs building railways in Surat and other nearby cities. Back in village for holidays their offers of help led more youths to join them. At work they came in contact with other peoples and particularly the English who valued their construction knowledge. This broadened their horizon. When opportunities came their way to work for railways in East Africa, plantations in South Africa and New Zealand many volunteered and packed their bags.

From their own lips we have heard how a few young men from the villages found construction jobs building railways in Surat and other nearby cities. Back in village for holidays their offers of help led more youths to join them. At work they came in contact with other peoples and particularly the English who valued their construction knowledge. This broadened their horizon. When opportunities came their way to work for railways in East Africa, plantations in South Africa and New Zealand many volunteered and packed their bags.

My paternal and maternal grandfathers both came to Mombasa, in East Africa to work on the Railways in 1919/21. They were perhaps among the first there and in their own words life was terrible. They lived in tents and were always in fear of the wild animals. For the first year or two they survived on boiled lentils with some pepper and salt. Later they grew chillies and ginger. Apart from bhajan singing in the dim light of a lantern, other entertainment was zero. Life in South Africa or New Zealand was no different. This was soon after the First World War period. Political power struggle was intense among the European powers and British were digging in wherever they went.

Period prior to the Second World War was the 2nd wave of immigration for our people. Passports were easily available and hundreds of youths leaving their families behind boarded sea-going clippers and left in search of a better life. A number of them perished and for the many who made it, life was very, very hard in every respect. Homesickness gripped many.

Read further about our History in the articles below.

1A. Read/Download the story of India’s Historic People by Ashok U Patel – 2nd Edition (April 2021) – English

1B. Read/Download the story of India’s Historic People by Ashok U Patel – 2nd Edition (April 2021) – Gujarati

1C. Read/Download the story of India’s Historic People by Keshavbhai J Patel – 1st Edition (201)

2. Read/Download the Early Katha Migration in Gujarati by Maganbhai B Karadia

3. Read/Download ‘Our Finest Patriotic Years by Maganbhai B Karadia

4. Read/Download ‘Koli Samaj, a Historical Perspective’ by Dr. Arjun Patel

5. Read/Download ‘ History of Koli/Mandhata Patel People’


Sultanpur – Migrating Flamingos



Coastal Area new Dandi

Coastal Area near Dandi

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Jalaram Bapa Mandir

Bridge near Aatgam

Bridge near Aatgam



Keshavbhai meeting school children


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Karadi School

Karadi School

School Children during Assembly - Karadi School

School Children during Assembly – Karadi School

School Children - Republic Day Celebrations

School Children – Republic Day Celebrations

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Youth Leadership and Educational Seminar


Shree Amratbhai Jerambhai Patel (in blue Shirt) And Shreemati Taraben Amratbhai Patel of Machhad are residents in USA. Both are generous donors of our Samaj. They visit Gam almost every year and sponsor a number of project in Machhad, other Kantha Vibhag gams. They are particularly interested in educational projects which we organise year after year. Their generous sponsorship help students with scholarships and various educational seminars for the students. This Leadership Seminar was hosted by them and was held on 12th April 2014.




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