Rohini Nilekani has provided funding support to Avantika Foundation, and has supported our work with Gram Panchayats since its inception. Rohini is a noted philanthropist in the development sphere and the Founder-Chairperson of Arghyam, a foundation she set up to work on water and sanitation issues in India. An ex-journalist and author, Rohini has been deeply involved with development issues and is a strong champion of decentralized local governance. Rohini sits on the Board of ATREE, and is also on the Eminent Persons Advisory Group of the Competition Commission of India. Rohini has authored a novel –“Stillborn” - and also a non–fiction account of dialogues she moderated between social and corporate leaders called "Uncommon Ground". Under the pseudonym Noni, she has also written several books for young children.