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  project name ~ Kanchi Kohli Saathiship

category ~ Saathi




  Project Name


Kanchi Kohli Saathiship



Saathi Program






New Delhi




  Budget Approved


Rs 343000


  Year Approved








  Chapter Coordinators



San Diego










This project supports Kanchi Kohli through a Saathi stipend to pursue her work. Kanchi is a graduate of Social Work and has been working on environment and forest clearance issues for the last 8 years starting with the Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka. This has primarily been in the form of issue based research and campaigns related to social and environmental impacts of development projects across the country. Since 2000, she has been working with Kalpavriksh Environmental Action Group, where she has continued her involvement with environmental issues. She is independently coordinating the Forest Case Update in partnership with Ritwick Dutta.





Over the last five years she has worked as a Member of the Technical and Policy Group which drafted the Final Technical Report of Indiaís National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan. She writes regularly in the mainstream newspapers and magazines as well as websites. She has contributed to three publications related to environment and forest clearance of development projects. She is an integral part of campaigns such as the CEJ-I and Campaign on Biodiversity, for which she has organised national level rallies.





Environment and forest clearance issues are her primary area of interest. Presently, the focus of her work is related to campaigns and advocacy on various environment and biodiversity issues, with a critical component of support to grassroots groups through the Campaign for Environmental Justice, Campaign on Biodiversity, etc. Writing and information dissemination are also key components of Kanchiís work.



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