Ashok Patil

Vasundhara Mitra

He has worked in the Maharashtra Forest Department for 35 years. He prevented smuggling of teakwood and provided employment to tribal people through the planting of Mulberry trees. He sparked a people’s movement by building Vanrai dams and worked for the reclamation of marshlands in Thane and Raigad districts. He saved many leopards from hunters’ traps.