Ritwick Dutta is a founder of LIFE and currently heading the organization as Managing Trustee. He graduated in Sociology and Law from the University of Delhi and has been involved in environmental litigation for the last 15 years. He is presently involved in litigation before the National Green Tribunal, Principle Bench as well as regional benches on subjects related to challenge to Environment and Forest Clearance. He is an Ashoka Fellow and recipient of many prestigious awards.
Rahul Choudhary is also a founder member of LIFE as one of the Trustees. He is in-charge of Litigation Division. He is a law graduate from Delhi University and is practicing as a lawyer in the field of environment for last seventeen years. He takes up the issues related to the environment before different forums including National Green Tribunal, High Courts and Supreme Court. He also assists communities in access to information, participation in the decision making process and understanding the implications of developmental projects.
Dr. Rakesh Kr. Singh is a Trustee of LIFE and in-charge of Research Division. He has done Doctorate of Philosophy in Wildlife Sciences from the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun after completion of his Masters in Environmental Science and Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Safety Management.
Currently, he is also a Member of the Jharkhand Biodiversity Board and Member, State Expert Appraisal Committee, Bihar and recenlty nominated as a Member of State Board for Wiildlife,Union Teritory of Ladakh. Dr. Singh is actively involved in research & training related to environmental and wildlife issues for last 25 years and worked with many other reputed organizations like WWF-India, CMFR, IIT (ISM) and IIT (BHU).
Saurabh Sharma graduated in History and Law from the University of Delhi. Since 1999, practiced in Civil and Criminal Law and later took up cases for prosecuting wildlife offenders and also worked as a trainer in Wildlife Law.
Kankana Das has done her Masters in Environmental Science from Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM) in the year 2006 and have now gathered eleven years of working experience in the development sector, focusing on the social and environment sector in rural and urban India and various African countries.
As Analyst in LIFE, Kankana is heading the East Zone office of LIFE, which is engaged in giving support to local communities by capacity building and by providing them with legal and technical support and by fighting their cause at National Green Tribunal. Kankana is also engaged in networking with various NGOs/CSOs working at the grassroots level and with the regulatory agency to take up the work of LIFE at a different platform. Kankana is also coordinating a national level project on air pollution, as part of which she is engaged in various community-level awareness campaigns and research works on various issues spreading across India.
Subhrajit is a master's graduate in Environmental Science from Doon University, Dehradun and has done his B.Sc (Hons.) in Botany from Scottish Church College, University of Calcutta. He has been associated with Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) Bangalore for 6 months as a dissertation trainee, contributing towards the study of long-term invasion dynamics of Lantana camara in the heterogeneous landscape of Western Ghats. He has also interned with the Agricultural and Ecological Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata on Invasion Ecology. He has been associated with life since July 2018 . He works on various pollution-related and socio-environmental issues. He also assists in the reviewing the EIA procedure.Trainee Analyst (Legal)
Anubha Aggarwal is Associate Analyst (Research) at Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE). She holds a Masters degree in Environment Management from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) and a Bachelors degree in B.Sc. Zoology (Hons.) from Delhi University (DU). She also has a distance post-graduate Diploma in Environmental Law from WWF and NLU, Delhi. Post her Masters, she has worked on varied environmental issues such as Stakeholder engagement on Water, and sanitation issues, assisted in conducting Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), and Industry Environment Audits. Her research work at LIFE broadly focuses on urban air pollution and pollution from industries. Ms. Aggarwal also assists legal team at LIFE in reviewing the EIA reports pertaining to Mining of Minerals (coal and non-coal), Thermal Power plants and other sectors.
Tanvi Sharma is an Associate Analyst (Research) with LIFE. She has done her Masters in Biodiversity & Conservation from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi and Bachelors in B.Sc. Life Science from University of Delhi. She has 3 years of working experience in Remote Sensing, GIS and Analytics prior to joining LIFE. At LIFE, her research focuses on Forest Diversion and FRA, studying Coal Mine landscapes and Air Pollution from Coal fired Thermal Power Plants. She also assists the legal team in cases requiring RS-GIS based mapping and analysis.
Amar Bisht is an Accounts/ Finance Officer and done MBA in Finance from Swami Vivekanan Subharti University Meerut. He is also in-charge for the all statutory compliance related to financial matters. He handles coordination with donors, preparing a donor wise budget & preparing a utilization statement as per requirement. He prepares an annual budget and schedules expenditures. He is responsible for smooth execution of audits by Indian statutory auditors; FCRA audit and donor audit (as applicable) including timely and appropriate action on observations/recommendations.
Soban Singh Rawat is a Field Data Collection staff. He graduated in arts from CSS University, Meerut.