The foundation for Manavlok was laid by Dr. Lohiya in the year 1962 with an aim to solve the socio-economic problems of the community. Manavlok is the abbreviation for Marathwada Navnirman Lokayat, where Navnirman means Creation and Lokayat denotes people's opinion.
Manavlok symbolizes a new idea or an experiment in rural development. It is actively involved in river rejuvenation, desilting of dams, providing seeds and fertilizers to the farmers. The organization believes that collective local leadership plays an essential role in mobilizing the local resources and making their best use. It trusts in providing the means for development. Their focus of action and control are the villagers themselves.
The present secretary of Manavlok – Mr. Aniket comes with 25 years of experience in advance farming. His presence with the organization has proven to be very instrumental. He framed a holistic approach by bringing in agricultural technologies for water conservation to the poor farmers.
Manavlok shows a better way of living to these farmers thereby rejuvenating their trust and improved knowledge on farming.