During college life, when he was working in tribal areas, he studied their lifestyle and social structure. He had studied the natural system in the forests. He was surprised, that, in the forest, there is no any human existence and assistance. So also, there are enormous fruits to the big trees of Mango, Ber, Tamarind, Jamulum, Custard apple, Neem, Moha every year in famine also. Then he started the research on the natural growth of those forest trees. During 1986-88 he studied the forest vegetation. He found that there are a self-developing, self-nourishing and totally self-reliant natural system in the forest, by which all the vegetation and ecosystem has existed without any human existence. He studied that natural system and verified those natural processes of the forest on his farm for six years, since 1989 to1995. There were about 154 research projects during this six years of research work. After six years of verified research work, he got the package of technique about Zero Budget Natural Farming; Which he is giving to the farmers throughout India by means of continuous workshops, seminars, his books in Marathi, Hindi, English, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil languages and by those of thousands of models farms established throughout India.
Since 1996-98, he was involved in an editorial team in ‘Bali raja’ a renowned Marathi Agricultural Magazine in Pune, Maharashtra. But, for enhancing the speed of the movement, he resigned in 1998.He wrote 20 books in Marathi, 4 books in English, 3 books in Hindi. All the books in Marathi are to be translated in all Indian languages.Now, his movement has attracted the attention of media, politicians and thinkers towards the real problems of the farmers and rural economy. Now they believe that, there is no alternative for stopping the suicides of the farmers except Zero Budget Natural Farming. And they also believe that, to available the poison less food to the human being, only way is Zero Budget of Natural Farming.More than 30 Lack farmers throughout India are practicing Zero Budget Natural Farming in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Kerla, Punjab, Hariana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bengal, Rajasthan, Gujarat etc.
Basava Shri Award In 2005, Sri Murugha Math, Chitradurga of Karnataka state had honored him with a prestigious award “Basava Shri” given in the name of a revolutionary saint Basava with Rs 1 Lack & Citation. Before him this award was given to Hon. Dalai Lama, Anna Hazare, Vandana Shiva, Medha Patkar, Gaddar, Shabana Aazami.In 2006, Karnataka Rajya Rayat Sangha, a Farmers Union in Karnataka had honored him by Bharat Krushak Ratna Award.
Gopal Gaurav Award In 2007, Sri Ramachandrapuramatha, Shimoga of Karnataka facilitated him Gopal Gaurav Award at the World Conference on Indian Cattle Breeds.
Subhash Palekar discussing with well known Japanese Natural Farming expert Late Masanobu Fukuoka.
Subhash Palekar with well-known environmentalist Mr. Sundarlal Bahuguna in a press conference at Amritsar, Punjab.