Kanta Tyagi
OccupationSocial worker
Known forKasturba Vanvasi Kanya Ashram
AwardsPadma Shri
Janaki Devi Bajaj Award

Kanta Tyagi is an Indian social worker and the director of the Kasturba Vanvasi Kanya Ashram, a non governmental organization based at Nimar which is engaged in services focussed at the economically and socially compromised rural women of Madhya Pradesh.[1] Under the aegis of the organization, she runs a tailoring and knitting school, a condiments and Pappad manufacturing unit and a health centre for tribal women and children.[2] She is the Official representative (Pratinidhi) of the Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust in Niwali, Madhya Pradesh[3] and a member of the Resettlement and Rehabilitation Subgroup for the Sardar Sarovar Project, a part of the Narmada Control Authority (NCA).[4] She received the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award from the Government of India in 1998 for her services to the rural community.[5] She is also a recipient of the Janaki Devi Bajaj Award (2002) of the Indian Merchants Chambers Ladies’ Wing.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar for Kanta Tyagi". The Tribune. 20 December 2002. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  2. ^ "MP's Kanta Tyagi wins Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar". Economic Times. 11 December 2002. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Smt. Kanta Tyagi, Pratinidhi, Kasturba Trust, Niwali branch – I.M.C. Ladies Wing felicitated by Janki Devi Bajaj Award". Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust. 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Resettlement and Rehabilitation Subgroup". Narmada Control Authority. 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.