B. P. Duddagi

Vasundhara Mitra

As RFO in Hadagali, B.P. Duddagi carried out plantations and converted 8,000 hectares of degraded land into lush green forest. Now a wide range of wildlife is flourishing in this forest. He stopped stone quarries, wood cutting, excessive grazing, prevented forest fires, hunting and entry of people into the core zone, making the entire sanctuary area peaceful for bears and other wildlife.