Ashoka Fellow
This description of Kedar Ranjan Banerjee's work was prepared when Kedar Ranjan Banerjee was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1991.
Kedar Banerjee, one of India's only 600 psychiatrists, is developing a preventive, therapeutic, and rehabilitative approach to the growing problem of drug addiction and mental disorders. He is also demonstrating how to reach those most affected–young slum dwellers–starting in North Calcutta.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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