Hon. I Ravindranath

Vasundhara Mitra

Mr. Ravindranath is currently the Range Forest Officer of Daroji Bear Sanctuary. He served as a Forester in Bellary city and also planted thousands of trees along the roads there. Till 1996, he evicted 3,500 acres of encroached forestland in Harapanahalli taluk and afforested the entire area. He also served as the Range Forest Officer in Hadagali taluk for 10 years and evicted 2,500 acres of encroached forestland there. After taking charge of the Daroji Bear Sanctuary, he included 500 acres of forestland into the sanctuary limits. He formed 20 eco-development committees, installed solar street lights in the surrounding villages, provided LPG gas connections to villagers, vaccinated the cattle and sheep in the surrounding villages and played a potential role in preventing ritual hunting in Hampi vicinity.