S. R. Hiremath

Mr. S.R.Hiremath is the founder of Samaj Parivartan Samuday (SPS), Dharwad (Karnataka, India) and of IDS. He is a leading advocate for the empowerment of rural poor, self rule, and community control over natural resources. He has lead people’s movements along Gandhian lines, including protection of Tungbhadra river from industrial pollution, protection of forest and other common lands, and Save the Western Ghats March, leading to a people-centric National Forest Policy.

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