Barkha has been in the Karanjia team in PRADAN since January 2016, when she joined as an Executive. Prior to that she has worked in TERI for three years on using renewable energy for electricity and livelihoods in villages. She and her team are running the youth programme. She is also coordinating centrally the implementation of Yuwashastra. Barkha has a BSc in Physics from Delhi University and MSc in Environment Science from TERI University.
Identifying the aspirations of the rural youth, helping them look at the world of possibilities and providing training and guidance in their preferred choices is one way of ensuring the optimum use of the human potential, leading to nation building