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Isha Outreach has appointed an eminent Rally for Rivers board (constituted on 8 November 2017) to oversee the Cauvery Calling project. The board comprises Dr. A.S. Kiran Kumar, Former Chairperson, Indian Space Research Organisation; B Muthuraman, Former Vice Chairman, Tata Steel; Pravesh Sharma, Former MD of Small Farmers’ Agribusiness Consortium, Government of India; Shashi Shekhar, Former Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India; Ravi Singh, Secretary-General and CEO, World Wide Fund for Nature-India; Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director, Biocon Ltd and Justice Arijit Pasayat, Retired Judge, Supreme Court of India.

Dr. A.S. Kiran Kumar

Former Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation

A.S Kiran Kumar was instrumental in evolving a successful mechanism to steer Mangalyaan – India’s Mars Orbiter Spacecraft – towards Mars and insert it into orbit. He was one of ISRO’s most accomplished space scientists, with a distinguished career spanning over four decades in the satellite payload and applications domains.

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Mr.B Muthuraman
B Muthuraman

Former Vice Chairman,Tata Steel

Balasubramanian Muthuraman was the Vice Chairman of Tata Steel, India’s largest steel manufacturer. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Indian government in 2012. He was the Chairman of CII in 2011-12. He has also been an executive council member of Alloy Steel Producers Association (ASPA) since 1989, and was its Chairman from 1993-95.

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Mr. Pravesh Sharma
Pravesh Sharma

IAS (retired); Last served as MD, Small Farmer’s Agribusiness Consortium, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India

A former IAS officer with deep experience of the agriculture sector, Pravesh Sharma took voluntary retirement after 34 years of service to work more closely with the farming community.

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Mr.Shashi Shekhar
Shashi Shekhar

IAS (retired); Former Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India

Shashi Shekhar has initiated far-reaching reforms in the water sector during his stint in the Ministry of Water Resources. He was responsible for introducing emphasis in official policy on water budgeting, water accounting and efficient use of water by changing the cropping pattern.

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Mr. Ravi Singh
Ravi Singh

Secretary General & CEO of World Wide Fund for Nature – India

As the head of WWF-India, the country’s largest conservation organization, Ravi Singh has an abiding commitment towards the conservation of nature. His conservation work covers biodiversity at the national scale, with a focus on reducing the human footprint.

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Kiran Shaw
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Chairperson & Managing Director of Biocon

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is a pioneer in India’s biotechnology industry and the founder of Biocon, the country’s leading biotechnology enterprise. She has been awarded two of India’s highest civilian awards, the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, for her contribution to the fields of science and technology.

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Justice Arijit Pasayat
Justice Arijit Pasayat

Retired Judge, Supreme Court of India

A strong advocate for the conservation of the environment, Justice Pasayat regards safeguarding the environment to be a constitutional mandate. As someone who is sensitive to the relationship between man and nature, his views on commercial activities requiring engagement with nature are that they should be scientific and sustainable.

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