Pandurang Hegde

Ashoka Fellow
India
Fellow Since 1991
This description of Pandurang Hegde's work was prepared when Pandurang Hegde was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1991.
Introduction
Drawing on over a decade of successful experience working with small local groups to stop large-scale lumbering and other forms of environmental destruction, Pandurang Hegde is now turning to the even harder job of helping them restore the land and establish new patterns of sustainable agriculture fitted to each area's particular condition. He's focusing initially on the areas once covered by tropical forest along India's west coast, the region where he was born and where he earlier was a founding activist and leader of the Appiko Andolan Movement, in effect the south's own indigenous Chipko Movement.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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