About Us

The project is inspired by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravishankar, a universally revered spiritual and humanitarian leader. He established Art Of Living in 1981. Art of Living is a educational and humanitarian movement engaged in stress management and service initiatives with head quarters in Bangalore. The organization operates in more than 150 countries and has touched the lives of over 370 million.

Kumudavathi rejuvenation project is implemented under the aegis of International Association of Human Values. IAHV was created in Geneva in 1997 by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravishankar as a global platform for humanitarian initiatives that solve problems by uplifting human values. IAHV in India has been focusing on disaster relief, children education, women empowerment, sustainable rural development and environment.

For more information: www.iahv.org

Project Team:

LingarajuYale Dr. Lingaraju Yale:Dr Yale is the Technical Director of the project. He is a well-known geohydrologist, was formerly Director with Karnataka State Remote Sensing Application Centre, and with Geomatics Centre, WRDO, Government of Karnataka. After extensive study and collection of remote sensing satellite data, Dr Yale has compiled a detailed project plan with details of implementation activities and is the lead guide of the team.
PandurangaPrabhu Mr. Panduranga Prabhu:A retired Asst. General manager of Corporation Bank, Mr Prabhu is Director Finance for the project.
SrinivasReddy Mr. Sreenivas Reddy:Mr Reddy is a builder by profession, is responsible for the field activities involving construction and implementation of recharge structures for ground water rejuvenation
Mr.T. Ramakanth:A retired General Manager of Andhra Bank, Mr Ramakanth is Director Corporate Partnership Program for the project.
Chida Mr. Chidananda Nagaraj:Currently a Project Manager with Robert Bosch India, Mr. Nagaraj is an integral member of the partnership program team who also oversees community building in the villages.
PrakashMagal Mr. Prakash Magal:He is senior member of the corporate partnership team. He is presently involved in consultancy in energy efficiency & solar power. Mr. Prakash is very passionate about green technologies and environment protection.
K R Shetter B.E.(CIVIL): Retired Executive Engineer with Govt. of Karnataka, plays vital role in the design of the structures, estimations, technical supervision and quality control

The team also consists of ground technical staff and local youth leaders who are engaged in community building activities to bring awareness of the importance of conservation of rain water and sustainable use of water resources, to inculcate a sense of responsibility among the local villagers.

Hundreds of volunteers also take part in the rejuvenation activities and awareness building measures in various villages.

Advisory team:

DrYellappaReddy Mr. Yellappa Reddy, IFS [Retd]:A well known environmentalist, and a Member of Lok Adalat, Mr. Reddy is a former Secretary for Forest, Ecology and Environment Department, Government of Karnataka and is an integral part of the advisory body.
ChiranjeeviSingh Mr. Chiranjeevi Singh : IAS [Retd] Formerly Ambassador of India to UNESCO, Development Commissioner and Addl. Chief Secretary to Government of Karnataka.


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