Episode #71: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Yogendra Singh Mertiya, CEO at Godwar Farmers Collective, A social enterprise that works with small and marginal farmers and connects them with premium urban markets. It's a project supported by Fabindia and ORGANIC INDIA. He has worked with Bennett Coleman and Company (Times Group), India’s largest media conglomerate. He completed his master’s degree in Public Policy from the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy in 2016 and holds an undergraduate degree in History and Political Science from St. Stephens College, Delhi University. After completing his undergraduate studies in 2011, he worked with Fabindia as Executive Assistant to the Managing Director. Yogendra has also worked with Cultureaangan Tourism, a social enterprise that promotes rural tourism to create sustainable livelihoods. He served in the media team of Bharatiya Janata Party’s Rajasthan unit from 2014 to 2016 and worked on the party's social media campaigns. He is an Open Society grantee for Rights and Governance. He worked with the Economic and Social Rights Centre in Kenya on a research project to evaluate the progress made in implementing the Right to Education ever since it was guaranteed in the constitution of 2010. An alumnus of The Fabindia School, he is also the Hon President of the proposed Alumni Society. He is deeply interested in issues of democracy, the environment, human rights, education and agriculture. First-person in 16 generations moved out of Bali in Rajasthan (India). He talks about his formative years and how liberty and freedom are an intrinsic part of holistic learning. Back to his roots, the 20 square kilometres where he grew up, he has found his calling for life.