BBC News, Bihar
Mr Raju is single-handedly organising the re-forestation of his state (All pics: Prashant Ravi)
An Indian civil servant, SM Raju, has come up with a novel way of providing employment to millions of poor in the eastern state of Bihar.
Mr Raju has linked his "social forestry" programme to the central government's National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) which is also designed to provide employment to poor people.
The civil servant immediately made a blueprint of his idea and got the support of senior state officials.
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