Laxman Singh

Laxman Singh, is from a farming family in Laporiya, Rajasthan. Obtaining a degree in social work from Rajasthan University, and returned to Laporiya starting the Youth Service Association in 1980. Thereafter, he travelled to the forests of Ranthanbore, Assam, and Manipur realizing the pasture in his home village had potential if he applied the lessons in water conservation and rehabilitation which he has vigorously persued. He is the Ashoka Fellow, Nehru Youth Award and Vrikshamitra Puraskar ("Friend of the Environment Award") recipient.