I was pondering about my first visit to a small town of Ratnagiri – Karde, in Dapoli. The district stretched longitudinally along the coast of Arabian Sea is a land of gems. Nature has bestowed its countless riches on this coastal hill district. Hills, sea shores, creeks, rivers, hot water spring, forests, waterfalls – all natural resources are present in abundance. The soil is rich with plants and trees loaded with fruits.