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Green is his valley : Profile of Dr Avdhash Kaushal

Sanjeev Singh Bariana meets Dr Avdhaash Kaushal, the man behind the go-green movement as well as several other projects to improve the lot of bonded labour in Dehra Dun

Guarding the fragile ecosystems in Uttaranchal, the Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra (RLEK) has inspired conservationists in saving the green cover.

What started as a lonely walk by Dr Avdhash Kaushal, a faculty member at the Lal Bahadur National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, has now become a movement with inhabitants of hundreds of hamlets in the region joining making his mission a success. The brigade comprises largely women, who have become soldiers of the ‘change brigade’. [more]