Ritwick Dutta

Ashoka Fellow

Citation

This profile was prepared when Ritwick Dutta was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
Introduction
Ritwick Dutta is restoring transparency and accountability to India’s Environmental Impact Assessment processes in order to protect the environment and at-risk communities from encroaching big industry. Through what he calls “environmental democracy” Ritwick gives citizens the tools to assess the impact of industrial development projects and challenge destructive practices.
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