A student of journalism, mass communication and sociology Raj Kumar Bhardwaj, Director, EMRC Roorkee has been associated at prominent positions in editorial teams of several national, International English and Hindi newspapers, magazines and journals for the past 25 years. Bhardwaj has authored eight books. He has been a regular visiting faculty and a member of different boards and committees in many universities. He has been advisor to various news channels and has specialization in development communication and rural reporting. He has done a series and articles on Ganga and other water bodies, khap panchayats, Dera etc. His works on women trafficking, female suicides and JAL, JANGAL AUR JAMEEN is very popular.