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Our Team

Our team
Khemraj Choudhury, Amit Bhatnagar, Shankar Tadavla, Rahul Banerjee and Khemla Aujnaharia began the work. Later Pushpendra Solanki, Chittaroopa Palit, Jayashree Bhalerao, Bernadette D’Souza, Anita Bharatiya, Vidya Shah, Ashwini Chhatre, Amita Baviskar, Deshdeep Sahadev, Kemat Gawle, Narendra Patil, Subhadra Khaperde, Shashank Kela, Karuna and Ravi Hemadri too have played important roles. The subsequent development of the organisation has been a collective effort of these initial activists and the people of the area with everyone having made important contributions to the way in which the work has evolved to the present.The current leadership team is:
Subhadra Khaperde
  • Masters and M.Phil in Social Work with field and research experience of 32 years
  • Prior Fellow for Reproductive Health and Rights of the John D & Catherine T MacArthur Foundation
Rahul Banerjee
  • B. Tech in Civil Engineering (IIT Kharagpur) and Ph.D in Natural Resource Management with development implementation and research experience of 40 years
  • Fellow of the Ashoka Foundation
Shankar Tadwal
  • Bhilala Adivasi activist with 35 years experience of rights based work
  • Current member of the executive council of the Adivasi Ekta Parishad
  • Current Secretary of the Khedut Mazdoor Chetna Sangath
  • Prior Child Rights and You Fellow
  • Prior Action Aid Fellow