- This page is about the winner of the Magsaysay Award. For the fourth sarsanghchalak of the RSS, go here.
(born 6 August 1959) is a well known water conservationist from Alwar
. He won the Ramon Magsaysay Award
for community leadership in 2001 for his pioneering work in water management. He is the founder of an NGO
called Tarun Bharat Sangh
. The NGO has been instrumental in fighting the slow bureaucracy and has helped villagers take charge of water management in their area, through the use of check dams
and other time-tested as well as path-breaking techniques. This NGO played a vital role in reviving Arvari River
. Mr. Rajendra Singh is one of the members of the National Ganga River Basin Authority which was set up by the central government of India as an empowered planning, financing, monitoring and coordinating authority for the Ganga River, in exercise of the powers conferred under the Environment (Protection) Act,1986.
Tarun Bharat Sangh
Tarun Bhagat Sangh, is supported by the United Nations, USIAD, and the World bank. He was highly appreciated and recognized for the efforts he made for harvesting rain water by building check dams in Rajasthan. It is because of this he is popularly known as the 'Jal Purush' or the 'Water man of Rajasthan'
Since 1985, Tarun Bhagat Sangh, headed by Rajendra Singh has been working in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, focusing on the revival of Johads
, streams and rivers in the area. They were of the... Read More