Praveen Pardeshi (IAS)
He needs no introduction. He has worked in Zilla Parishad, Amravati as CEO and a Divisional Commissioner he has done commendable ground work specially in Melghat and division in general. He joined the UNDP disaster management and recovery cell and worked in all the tsunami affected countries. While serving there, he still was in touch with the forests and protected areas of Maharashtra. He believes that economic development through eco-tourism can only provide jobs and opportunities to the local community to earn livelihood. He helped Government to design and implement tribal development policies and schemes which ensured wildlife conservation He helped at least 25 villages in Maharashtra to bring them in the mainstream by relocating them close to the market.