WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization About Wipo gold medal- WIPO [World Intellectual Property Organization] - a wing of United Nations has conferred gold medal to technology of production of liquid bio-fertilizers. The award is given for outstanding invention, which proves helpful in progress of developing countries. Ravi Kanitkar and Sandeepa Kanitkar have jointly been awarded the WIPO Gold Medal at the hands of His Excellency Vice president of India- Shri Krishna Kant on 11th May 2001. The occasion was graced by Hon’ Union Minister for human resources Dr Murli Manohar Joshi.The award was presented for the development of Bio-Inoculate in liquid form with plurality of strains used as liquid fertilizer & Bio-foliar sprays for augmentation of crop yields. This liquid bio-fertilizer is not only cost effective but also has a longer shelf - life as compared to solid bio-fertilizer. It is easier to apply and has been found to be highly effective for many crops.
Mr Ravi Kanitkar and Mrs Sandeepa Kanitkar, receiving the first TECHNOLOGY DAY AWARD at the hands of Hon' Minister for Science and Human Resource Development - Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi for outstanding invention of the year. The award was instituted by National Research and Development Corporation.
Mr. Ravi Kanitkar, receiving the Sharad Kelkar Award for Technical research facilitating Dispersal of industries in Maharashtra. This award was presented to Mr. Kanitkar by Hon' His Excellency - The Governor of Maharashtra Mr. C. Subramaniam.This award was for his work on countrywide search, isolation of various micro organisms and formulation of mixed strains for various agricultural applications.
Mr Ravi Kanitkar, receiving the G.S. Parkhe award instituted by MCCI - Maratha Chamber of Commerce and Industries - Pune, for developing novel liquid bio-fertilizers. The award was presented by Mr Rahul Bajaj - Chairman and MD of Bajaj Auto Ltd.
Mr Ravi Kanitkar, was awarded the Dadasaheb Rawal Award for rural Development at the hands of Mr. Lalit Doshi - Secretary Industries. This award was given to his unique marketing strategy of promoting rural entrepreneurs in Maharashtra.
Ms. Sandeepa Kanitkar, receiving the Leelavati Mehendale Award for best Women Entrepreneur at the hands of Mr. Madhav Jog - Chairman - Rest of Maharashtra Development Board.
Ms. Sandeepa Kanitkar, receiving Ramabai Joshi Award by MCCIA, Pune for On-farm brewing of microbes–KREF Technology at the hands of Mr. G.K. Pendharkar.
Ms. Sandeepa Kanitkar, receiving Kakasaheb Supnekar Best Women Entrepreneur Award at the hands of Dr Raghunath Mashelkar.