Looking at the rapidly changing skylines of Indian cities, it is easy to forget that India remains an agrarian society. For the…Continue reading »
Dr Anil P Joshi
Himalayan Environmental Studies and Conservation Organisation
Dr Anil Prakash Joshi founded HESCO in 1979 with the vision that 'local needs must be met locally'. Since then, HESCO has supported villagers to tap their local resources such as agriculture, horticulture, and medicinal and fiber plants to generate income and support a paradigm for a thriving local economy and ecology.
To ensure that the linkages between our ecology and economy are better understood by policy makers, Anil has worked with communities to develop a framework for a 'Gross Environmental Product' which the government of Uttarakhand has declared an ecological growth measure for the state.