Organizational Structure



Being an association of NGOs in the State, the membership of AFARM can be opted by NGOs working in the rural areas of the Maharashtra State fulfilling the laid down membership criteria. The present strength of Institutional members is 90. In addition, 241 NGOs from the state are also enrolled as Associate organizations.


The Executive Committee is elected from the General body members, after every three years. The policies drawn by the General body are executed by the Executive committee through the different line departments under the Leadership of the Executive Director.

Name Position Gender Educational Background Representating Organisation Area of Specialization
Dr.Dwarkadas Lohia Chairperson Male G.C.A.M Secretary, Manavlok, Ambejogai, Beed,

Watershed, Agriculture, Community development

Dr.Madhukar Gumble Vice - Chairperson Male DHMS Director - Apeksha Homeo Society, Amravati, Homeopathy Doctor, Community health & Education,  Leading networks of farmers, children and NGOs in Vidharba
Dr.Sudha Kothari Treasurer Female Ph.D. Managing Trustee, Chaitanya, Pune, , Community Institution Building,Livelihoods development
Mr Pramod Deshmukh Secretary Male B.Sc. (Agri) Chariman, Sanskriti Samvardhan Mandal, Nanded, ICommunity Health, Environment, Drinking Water, Community Irrigation, Organic Farming, Tribal Development
Fr. Godfrey D’Lima Member Male B.Com, B.Ed, Director, Maharashtra Probhodhan Seva Mandal, Informal Education, Organic Agriculture
Smt. Vasudha Sardar Member Female B.A.LLB, Trustee, Navnirman Nyas, Pune, Organic Agriculture & Women Development,
Smt. Manisha Khale Member Female M.Sc (Bio-Chem), Managing Trustee, Ashish Gram Rachana Trust, Aurangabad Community Health, Gender
Mr. Pramod Zinzade
Member Male Chairman, Mahatma Phule Samaj Seva Mandal,Solapur /td> Watershed Development
Mr.K.B.Shelar Member Male M.A. Executive Secretary, Decospine Charitable Trust,Kolhapur Agriculture, Watershed Development, Drinking Water, Education, Balwadi, Women Empowerment, Bridge Finance
Dr. Bhalchandra Sathaye Member Male B.A.M.S, Secretary, Rugna Sewa Prakalp,Sangali Health
Mr. Mahesh Sidheshwar Member Male M.Sc.(Botany) Arati, Pune Agriculture, Renewable Energy And Rural Development