Chandran is 29 years old and hails from the village of Nellimarathur. He works in 17 villages in the Pillur area. He has been associated with Keystone Foundation since 2008 and is involved in assisting a number of programmes. He began his journey with Keystone as a Nilgiri Seemai Sudhi reporter and is still continuing in that role. He has moved on to assisting the Conservation team and NNHS, a sister organisation, with village elder and awareness generation programmes. An important part of the Livelihoods and Environmental Governance team, Chandran has been part of the team involving in mobilizing Village Savings Groups, conducting trainings on the Forest Rights Act and trainings on bio-inputs for organic agriculture. Chandran also assists the Health and Community Wellness and Water Resources teams in their surveys.