By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 27 May: Uttarakhand native Akhilesh Singh Rawat has been nominated as a member of the IIFM Society Board of Directors by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change.
The Indian Institute of Forest Management, founded in 1982, is an autonomous management institute located in Bhopal established by the Ministry with financial assistance from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). IIM Ahmedabad provides course assistance. The institute’s objective is to fulfill the growing need for managerial human resource in the area of Forest, Environment, and Natural Resources Management and allied sectors. The institute is headed by a director selected and appointed by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India.
Akhilesh Rawat is an advocate at the Delhi High Court and has been a former student leader in Delhi University. Other members of the Board are Tejaswani Anant, wife of the late Union Minister Anant Kumar; DG, FRI, Dehradun; the UP, MP and Tripura Principal Chief Conservators of Forests; MP Chief Secretary; and the Cabinet Secretary, Union Ministry of Human Resources. Rawat is the youngest member of the board at 29 years of age.