Our Story ...is an inspiring one, as many have told us. The founder of the Pragati Group, Mr G B K Rao, had already been around the globe by the early 90s, mostly for work. He had worked with established groups and was exposed to the latest technology. But, having grown up in an agricultural family, he always wished to return to his roots. His understanding of the ecological balance, flora and fauna and unadulterated, pure farm living combined with his technical expertise and update always put him in a fix. The sight of modernity messing with the ecosystems was disheartening. Numbing as it was, he knew that something had to be done about it. And he soon decided to take up the responsibility upon himself, all thanks to the support and encouragement of his better half and co-founder of the group, Mrs G V Kumari.
They set out to convert 250 acres of barren land into one of the most bio-diverse, productive, conducive for all forms of life and self sustainable, green haven. This is where Pragati Green Resorts, Pragati Eco-village, Sparsh - the naturopathy spa, a Nursery of over 850 species of plants and a Goshala, having around 60 well-bred cows and many other cattle, stand today. Not to mention our many water bodies and our own water treatment plant, enveloped in a natural, mosquito-free and pollution-free environment.
What started out as a humble step of philanthropy has turned into a role-model not only for the country, but for the whole world.