The other is the up-gradation of norms for the construction industry. Completion of mega projects in a time bound frame, too, is his initiative. Establishment of a Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) was one of his innovative initiatives through which funds were raised from open market for infrastructure projects for the first time in India.
Mr. Gadkari is also an agriculturist. He has promoted Water Management, Solar Energy Projects and the use of modern technology & management tools in agriculture. He has a passion for bio-fuel and non-conventional sources of energy.
Mr. Gadkari has also carried out many social welfare projects in Vidarbha region including making several villages self-sufficient by solar energy, couple of thousand heart surgeries and solar rickshaws for the needy.