Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2003
This description of Raveendran Kannan's work was prepared when Raveendran Kannan was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2003.
R. Kannan is showing highland villagers and farmers in Tamil Nadu how to "hold the forest," grow crops, and diversify the rural economy at the same time, and also to protect the region's dwindling water supply and attract the interest of forestry officials and other conservationists.
The New Idea
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