Ayush Patel 

SPARC Associate to Dr. Heena Gavit, Nandurba (Maharashtra)

Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering; Post-Graduate Diploma in Economics and Finance

SPARC Project: Developing fruit processing clusters to help increase income of approximately 1600 tribal families.

Ayush Ranjan 

SPARC Associate to Ms. Vandana Chavan, Pune (Maharashtra)

BA (History), St. Stephen’s College; Masters in Modern South Asian Studies, University of Oxford

SPARC Project: School awareness campaign, with interactive sessions, to sensitise different stakeholders on the issue of child sex abuse in the city

Jaya Bharath Reddy 

SPARC Associate to Mr. Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Saran (Bihar) 

Integrated Masters Degree (Chemistry), IIT Kharagpur; Young India Fellowship (YIF), Ashoka University

SPARC Project: Design and administration of a survey, in rural and urban settings, to analyze skill development requirements and prevalent mindsets

Eswar Nalamaru

SPARC Associate to Mr. K.V Reddy, Chevella (Telangana)

Dual Degree in Mechanical Engineering, IIT (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi

SPARC Project: Cleaning of water hyacinth, through innovations involving the local communities, along with the government, for the sustainable rejuvenation of the lakes

Gopala Goyal

SPARC Associate to Mr. Om Birla, Kota (Rajasthan)

BA LLB, Symbiosis Law School, Noida

SPARC Project: Leveraging CSR funds to improve infrastructure in government schools and implement installation of solar street lights

Harshvardhan Sharma

SPARC Associate to Mr. Jithender Reddy, Mahbubnagar (Telangana)

BA (Economics), Shri Ram College of Commerce

SPARC Project: Setting up of sustainable cattle breeding centres, in order to provide an alternate source of income to approximately 10,000 farmers through increased milk production and sale

Navneet Dangra

SPARC Associate to Mr. Dusyant Chautala, Hisar (Haryana)

B.Tech (Electronics), RCOEM, Nagpur

SPARC Project: Conducting baseline surveys and preparation of a holistic village development plan. So far benefits have been leveraged from more than 35 plus schemes and 69 activities have been initiated in the village.

Neha Tomar

SPARC Associate to Mr. Mr. Thupstan Chhewang, Ladhak (Jammu and Kashmir)

Masters in International Law, University of Bristol

SPARC Project: Using MPLADS funds to provide BPL residents with pukka houses and toilets. Another project involves conducting workshops for community members to encourage tourism and home-stays.

Piyush Prakash

SPARC Associate to Mr. Anurag Thakur, Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh)

Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya; Postgraduate degree in Education (TISS)

SPARC Project: Youth mentoring program ‘Lakshya’ for government school students; skill training program in soft-toy making for women

Prince Singhal

SPARC Associate to Mr. Nishikant Dubey, Godda (Jharkhand)

Degree in Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani

SPARC Project: Organising public meetings in the form of Janta Darbaars and Chaupals, in all the Panchayats, for improved grievance redressal and implementation of welfare schemes

Satwik Mishra

SPARC Associate to Dr. Sanjay Jaiswal, West Champaram (Bihar)

Degree in Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology; Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Business Management

SPARC Project: De-Haat, a farmer’s co-operative at the Gram Panchayat level, aims to provide end-to-end input services and a market channel to the associated farmers

Shantanu Gharpure

SPARC Associate to Mr. Hari Babu, Godda, Vizag (Andhra Pradesh) 

B.Tech, National Institute of Technology, Nagpur; Young India Fellowship, Ashoka University

SPARC Project: Currently working on improving sanitation facilities and standards in local schools

Siddhant Panda

SPARC Associate to Mr. Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo, Bolangir (Odisha)

Masters in Marketing and Rural Development, HDF School of Management, Bhubaneswar

SPARC Project: Pond De siltation and Livelihood Promotion (PDLP) project to de-silt 300 community and farm ponds, and to promote agricultural enhancement and fisheries cultivation in the community pond

Simran Rana

SPARC Associate to Mr. Gaurav Gogoi, Kalibor (Assam)

BA (Psychology), Sophia College, Mumbai; Young India Fellowship, Ashoka University

SPARC Project: ‘Development Challenge’ for college students across Golaghat district, Assam. 132 participating students learned to conduct primary research and come up with localised solutions.

Sudarshana Srinivasan

SPARC Associate to Mr. PD Rai, Sikkim (Sikkim) 

MA in Contemporary India, King’s College London

SPARC Project: Organising committee for the Sustainable Mountain Development Summit (SMDS), involved in meeting multiple stakeholders from across Sikkim to raise the issue of Sustainable Development in the mountain state

Sumit Kumar Sharma 

SPARC Associate to Mr. Vincent Pala, Shillong (Meghalaya) 

Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Agartala

SPARC Project: Improving the condition of school education through replicable models of teacher trainings and student workshops using MPLADS funding; Installation of solar lights by leveraging corporate funding

Tarini Mehta

SPARC Associate to Mr. Dinesh Trivedi, Barrackpore (West Bengal)

LLB, University of Warwick; LLM, University of Cambridge

SPARC Project: Ghat beautification to make Barrackpore a riverfront tourist destination, to increase revenue from tourism and also improve the environment for local residents

Tuhina Joshi 

SPARC Associate to Mr. Narendra Sawaikar, South Goa (Goa) 

BA LLB, National Law School of India University, Bangalore

SPARC Project: Promotion of community- based tourism to provide an alternate source of income to approximately 97 households in two tribal villages in the constituency

Vaishnavi Chidambaranathan

SPARC Associate to Ms. Sushmita Dev, Silchar (Assam)

Masters in Development Studies, Azim Premji University

SPARC Project: Bring in creche services in a PPP model, which would serve the women working in the un-organized sector.

Kiran Konkipudi

SPARC Associate to Mr. Y.V. Subareddy, Ongole (Andhra Pradesh)

B.B.A, Central University of Karnataka; MA in Development, Azim Premji University

SPARC Project: Communicated the situation of fluoride contamination to the central government, and facilitated the setting up of a transit centre