Universal Starch Chem Allied Limited
A well-read, widely traveled, highly educated Law Graduate who has dedicated his life for the upliftment of human society beyond the boundaries of nation, caste & creed.
The group was founded in the year 1973 by Hon'ble Shri Dadasaheb Rawal, the Ex-Ruler, Ex-MLA & Freedom Fighter. This visionary personality thought of bringing industry, power & water works to his town of Dondaicha, which was otherwise an under-developed region of North Maharashtra. In his vision he selected an agro- based industry to process Maize into value-added products.
His two young sons assisted him to set up this industry. He being a progressive minded person took the lead in updating technology, products, quality, system and transportation and delivery of the liquid products etc. In his efforts he has been first in many spheres in India like introduction of tankerisation for transport of Liquid Glucose and Dextrose Syrup.
In the fields of Education and Training, he started a Diploma Engineering College at Dhule, in 1945 the district headquarters, which was the first technical institute in the region. It followed by starting Science Colleges, Agriculture Schools and ITI training institutes under the inspiring guidance of Dadasaheb Rawal. He was the first person to introduce Rural Electric Power Company at Dondaicha before the SEB (State Electricity Board) could lay lines here.
He is also the first to start reforestation of this area with Juliflora Prosopis to make fuel wood available to villagers and also to ensure protection of the soil from erosion.