Abhishek Punetha has been awarded the Girish Sant Memorial Fellowship for 2018.
| Abhishek completed his Masters in Public Policy and Governance from Azim PremjI University, Bengaluru. He did his bachelors in Poitical Science, Economics and English literature from Kumaun University, Uttarkhand.
His research interest lies within the domain of Law, Society and Culture. He has been actively engaged with 'Culture of Reading' campaign run by 'Aarambh' in Uttarakhand.
For the fellowship, the theme of his research is 'Regulatory Governance of Hydro power Development in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh: The Way Forward'. He intends to engage with CAG reports related to hydropower development along with various other project specific reports to analyse the endemic issues which pester.