Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2007
This description of Kamal Kanti Banik's work was prepared when Kamal Kanti Banik was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
Kamal Kanti Banik links river conservation to the livelihoods of local nearby residents. He is restoring fish populations in the Muhuri River in northeastern India by motivating local fishermen to preserve freshwater diversity and the river’s health while improving their own economic outlook.
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