Bharat Patel


Bharat Patel is the Research Lead with the Environmental Justice Program in Gujarat. His work focuses on understanding the implementation of environment regulation in coastal areas of the state, with a focus on Kutch, Saurashtra and South Gujarat.
Prior to working with CPR, he has conceptualized and implemented a direct marketing system for artisanal fishing communities in Mundra district of Gujarat which involved creating a self-sustaining model for information kiosks for fishing communities. He has authored two book chapters- on his experience of holding international financial institutions accountable for practices that cause environmental harms and also on how workers undergo and survive marginalization, respectively.
Bharat has a PhD from Gujarat Vidyapith, in which he researched the effects of new fishing technologies on fishing communities, and has served as General Secretary for a fish workers ’ rights association.