He took part in freedom struggle. In 1942, Mahatma Gandhi started the Satyagraha movement. Vinoba Bhave was the first satyagrahi from Tasgaon Vasantdada. For this he was jailed by the British government. In jail, he came under the influence of people like Babasaheb Kher, Sardar Patel and others.He was also influenced by Netaji Subhashchandra Bose and he believed that only satyagraha, morchas or peoples movements would not get freedom. So he looted railways, merchants, got guns and revolvers from Goa. Many criminal cases were filled against him. The British govt. declared a prize of Rs.1000 for him. He tried to escape from the jail but was badly injured. He was then sentenced to 13 years imprisonment.
On 25 April 1946 he was released and was welcomed by Sangli people. After independence he started working on farmers problems. He established a Market Committee in 1951, with the main intention of giving proper prices to agriculture products. In 1958, he started the largest Co-operative Sugar factory on 90 acres (360,000 m2) of land. In 1960, he started an Industrial Society on 135 acres (0.55 km2) land. ITI were started to give technical training to youth. He made efforts to increase irrigation in Sangli. In 1960 he became the Chief promoter of Groundnut Processors Co-operative Society.
He was former President of Vasantdada Co-operative Suger Mill , Sahyadri Motors Pvt. Ltd and Vasat Dhoodh Sangh With his professional and devoted business views he promote Sahyadri which is now develops in enormous way.