Maxwell School

USA GROUP - August 2010

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Dwijendra Kumar Pandey

D K Pandey is an IFS Officer of the 1982 batch of the Andhra Pradesh cadre. He has held various important positions in the Forest Department of Andhra Pradesh. Over period of more than 28 years he was involved in various programmes of the department which varied from pure conservation to participatory management. He also worked in ICFRE for 5 years where he was involved in forestry research in the fields of Agro forestry and Silviculture. He was given fellowships in Forestry Research Methodologies by Oxford Forestry Institute and CSIRO Australia and spent considerable time in Oxford and Melbourne carrying out research on Agro Forestry and Silviculture.

Dwijendra Kumar Pandey

Andhra Pradesh

Anil Johri

Anil Johri comes from New Delhi, and graduated from the Delhi University, in Botany, and Later in the Law as well. He belongs to the 82 batch of the Indian Forest Service and now works in the State of Gujarat, in Western India. During the tenure he held important positions like the Director of the JICA-Japan supported Project for the development of the Gujarat Forests, and  later as Director to the UN -WFP branch in Vadodra, too. During the UN stint, he laid stress on the development of the girl child, and initiated the Project Durga and produced a documentary "Beyond Horizons" .He also holds a PG Diploma in Environmental Education, from Strathclyde University, Glasgow- Scotland

Anil Johri

Gujarat

Dr. Ramji Rai

Ramji Rai is an Indian Forest Service Officer in Gujarat cadre presently working as Chief Conservator of Forests, Administration, Gujarat State. He possesses wide experience in Forests and Wildlife Management as well as with tribal welfare and development. He has served in different capacities as Assistant Conservator of Forests, Social Forestry Division, Mehsana, and Deputy Conservator of Forests, Nadiad, Banaskantha, Gandhinagar and Sabarkantha. His assignment also includes Conservator of Forests, Gandhinagar, Ahmebad. His appointment as Commissioner, Tribal Development Government of Gujarat was outstanding as he successfully implemented Gujarat Pattern of Tribal Development in which planning and execution of developmental programmes were done by tribals with the active support of the Government.  He did his Ph.D in the Ethnobotanical study of Bhiloda-Shamlaji hills with reference to tribals.  He is also a Bachelor in Law (LLB).

Dr. Ramji Rai

Gujarat

Suramaya D Vora

S D Vora is presently working as Chief conservator of Forests on deputation to Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam, a Government of Gujarat undertaking and he is in-charge of Environmental issues related to Sardar Sarovar Project.  His present job covers works like carrying out Environment impact assessment due to implementation of project and different portion of the work related to the project, analysis of the findings and recommendations and converting the same into an action plan to safe guard the adverse impact.  He has done his graduation from Gujarat University and completed Diploma in Forestry in SFS batch of 73-75.  He has worked in the different capacities in territorial forestry, social forestry and publicity wing.  He has worked as Director State Institute of Rural Development, Executive Director, Gujarat Council of Science City, Ahmedabad.  He has completed Post Graduate Diploma in Management and presently pursuing his Doctorate in Management of Natural Resources particularly with reference to implementation of water shed programmes and its social and economic impacts in the rural area.

Suramaya Vora

Gujarat

Dilip S Narve

D S Narve is presently the Chief Conservator of Forests – incharge of Project planning, monitoring and evaluation, in the office of PCCF, Gujarat. He has a Post graduate diploma in Wildlife management, and a PG diploma in Forestry. He has worked as the deputy conservator of forests handling wildlife related issues.

He enjoys educating public about Forestry related issues and has been a master trainer in nature education. He has also written articles for articles based
in Gujarat – Sristi, Prakriti. He also enjoys Bird watching,  visiting sanctuaries, National parks, Reading and photography.

Dilip Narve

Gujarat

Thakur S Thakur

T S Thakur is a forester who is presently working as Chief Conservator of Forest, and is deputed with the learned Lokayukta, Himachal Pradesh. He has worked in different parts of Himachal Pradesh including the tribal areas.  He has managed the forests of various divisions like Kinnaur, Chopal, Kotgarh and has successfully implemented Joint Forest Management strategies in the management of these forest divisions. He is also a trained wildlifer from Wildlife institute of India, and has worked in the management of different protected area networks including sanctuaries and Pin Valley National Park. As a conservator, he controlled the working of the managers/DFOs of wildlife protected areas and scrutinized the management plans that were sent to the Government of India for funding. He was also responsible for successfully implementing the different Acts relating to forest management including the Indian Forest Act when posted at Headquarters as CCF.

Thakur was awarded the Governor’s medal for meritorious services for successfully capturing a leopard that had strayed into the office of the Divisional Commissioner, Shimla. The leopard had become a threat to the lives of the people in the crowd, which had gathered to see the wild animal.

Thakur Singh Thakur

Himachal Pradesh

Pradeep Kumar

Master Of a brilliant academic career Pradeep Kumar is a member of prestigious Indian forest service 1982 batch. He entered in this service with flying colours in 1982 when he was declared as the All India co-topper by U.P.S.C in the I.F.S exam in 1981. Kumar did his Bsc (Hons) and M.SC in Botany  in 1976 & 1978 respectively from Ranchi University. He was second topper in both the exams. Afterwards he was awarded C.S.I.R junior research fellowship and in the 1998 he was awarded F.A.O fellowship and went to the University of Washington Seattle, USA for specialized training in forestry.

Landscaping, urban forestry& gardening are the fields of interest of Kumar. The capital of Jharkhand will remember his appreciable contributions in these fields. Besides he has been a pioneer in using local human resources for effective management of forests in his state.

Nature and its variant colours are the soul of this forester whose great love for the forest brought him to this service. Photographing nature in its different colours is his deep passion and great hobby.

 

Pradeep Kumar

Jharkhand

Arun Kumar Prabhakar

Arun Kumar Prabhakar is a member of the Indian Forest Service batch of 1982 from the Jharkhand cadre. Till December 2007, he was in different capacities in charge of Territorial, Afforestation, Social forestry, state trading and project formulation work at various places in Jharkhand state. Since January 2008, he is posted as Special Secretary, Rural Development Department, Government of Jharkhand, where he is looks after budget, Accounts, Establishment, Legislative and legal matters at the secretariat level.

Arun Kumar Prabhakar

Jharkhand

 

Sivaramaian Shivaprakash

S Shivaprakash joined the Indian Forest Service in 1982 and worked in various capacities in the Karnataka Forest Department (KFD) in Mysore, Shimoga, Chikmagalur, Bijapur, Dharward and Bangalore. He worked in the Public Sector Undertakings such as the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation (KPTCL) and Karnataka State Forest Industries Coroporation (KSFIC). He also worked as the Registrar of Karnataka University. At present he works as the Chief Conservator of Forests, Evaluation, in Bangalore. The present assignment covers conducting periodic Internal Evaluation of Forestry works carried out in the Forest Department. His area of interest is in unlearning (it doesn’t mean that I am learned) and he is passionate about practicing stillness of the mind which he does every day for some time whenever he is free.

Sivaraman Shivaprakash

Karnataka 

C S Yalakki

C S Yalakki has been a Forest Officer working in the state of Kerala ‘Gods Own Country’ since 26 years.  Until recently, he was working as the Chief Conservator of Forests dealing with issues related to Forest Protection in the State. Since a month, he is working as Chief Conservator in charge of training programs organized for different cadres of employees working in the Kerala Forest Department.  He started his career in the State Forest Department as an Assistant District Forest Officer in 1984 in Central Kerala followed by District Forest Officer. As in the case of any Forest Officer he feels that it was challenging to work against the predators of Forest and Wildlife during this period. He worked thereafter as the Wildlife Warden in a Wildlife Sanctuary situated in the Northern part of Kerala. Then he served as the Director of the Department of Museums and Zoos, Government of Kerala for a long tenure of more than 7 years. During this tenure, he did give a new dimension to one of the country’s oldest zoos located in Thiruvananthapuram city established in 1857. He underwent specialized training on Captive Breeding of Endangered Animals at the International Training Centre, Durrell’s Wildlife Preservation Trust, Jersey, U.K.

Chowdenahalli Sannaiah Yalakki

Kerala

Ram Gopal Soni

Ram Gopal Soni is working as Chief Conservator of Forest, Balaghat Forest Circle   Madhya Pradesh, INDIA. He worked as Field Director Pench Tiger Reserve Seoni Madhya Pradesh. His previous posting includes a working plan officer of the West Bastar Forest Division in Chhatishgarh state which was the toughest posting as the area was infested with Naxalites. He prepared a working plan for west Bastar Forest Division for ten years. He also worked as Conservator of Forest Chhindwara Forest Circle Madhya Pradesh. Presently he has submitted his Ph.D Thesis in Harisingh Gour Sagar University Madhya Pradesh, India. The subject of his Ph.D is the “Impact of Joint Forest Management and Non Wood Forest Produce in the Tribal Economy of Satpura Region"         

Ram Gopal is credited with the Creation of New Tourism Destination in Wild Life Circle at Pench Tiger Reserve Seoni, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Ram Gopal Soni

Madhya Pradesh

Pratap Singh Chholak

Pratap Singh Chholak is an Indian forest service officer of 1982 batch of Rajasthan cadre. He is presently posted as Chief Conservator of Forest, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, dealing with forest protection, ecorestoration, plantations, and protection of wildlife and prevention of illegal mining. He belongs to the rural area of Churu district of Rajasthan. Churu is part of the Thar Desert. His previous postings include Assistant Conservation of Forests, Bharatpur, Deputy Conservator of Forest Nagaur, Banswara (Departmental operation division), Pali, Working Plan officer Baran, Deputy Conservator of Forest Phalodi, Indira Gandhi Nahar Pariyojna. He gained lots of experience in planting in desert areas with very harsh conditions. He has worked as Deputy Conservator Forest Baran, Kota, Bundi. He has worked as State Silviculturist of Rajasthan and Director of Forest Training Institute Alwar. He has vast experience of ravine reclamation and soil conservation working as Conservator Forest of Sahibi river project. He has worked as Conservator Forest Indira Gandhi Nahar Pariyojna, Bikaner, dealing with sand dune stablization and canal side plantations. He has worked as Director River valley Projects Kota and has wide experience of soil and water conservation. He has worked as Member Secretary of Rajasthan state medicinal plant board and hence contributed to medicinal plant growing. He is a distinguished and recognized member of the Indian Forest Service with a vast experience of varied disciplines. He has contributed significantly to Forest Protection and sustainable development and management of forestry resources in Rajasthan.

Pratap Singh Chholak

Rajasthan

Surendra K Srivastava

Surendra Kumar Srivastava is an Indian Forests Service Officer of 1982 batch belonging to Rajasthan Cadre. He is presently posted as Chief Conservator of Forests & TA to Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Head of Forest Force), Rajasthan, Jaipur dealing with the human resource management in the Forest Organisation. His previous positions include Assistant Conservator of Forests, Jodhpur, Working Plan Officer Chittorgarh, State Silviculturist, Rajasthan, Dy. Conservator of Forests, Udaipur (North), Additional Collector Development & Project Director, DRDA, Jodhpur, Conservator of Forests, Jaipur, Conservator of Forests, Project Formulation & Evaluation, Jaipur, Director, Deptt. of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (AHD&F), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, New Delhi, General Manager, Delhi Milk Scheme, New Delhi, Chief Conservator of Forests, Jaipur and Chief Conservator of Forests, Kota. A distinguished member of Indian Forests Service, he has contributed enormously in the sustainable development and management of forestry resources in Rajasthan. He has published several articles on role of minor forest produce in the economic development of tribals in Rajasthan and produced many project reports on natural resource management & development. He has obtained Training in non-destructive testing of timber in Philippines organized by ITTO. He was deputed by UNESCO in the fact finding mission for the world heritage sites of Manas and Kaziranga in Assam to assess the status of management to remove it from the danger list of UNESCO.

 

Surendra Kumar Srivastava

Rajasthan 

Vaiyali M Irulandi

V Irulandi is presently the Chief Conservator of Forests, Tamil Nadu. He started his career as the District forest officer and carried out various functions such as Forest protection, Soil and water conservation, project and afforestation programme. He also managed sandal rich forests of Tamil Nadu . He has an MSc in Entomology and his interests include hockey, tennis and trekking; along with educating school children about environment and forestry issues.

Vaiyali Irulandi

Tamil Nadu

Periasamy Prakasam

Periasamy Prakasam is working as the Chief Conservator of Forests, Human resource development at the office of the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Chennai. His previous positions include Chief Conservator of Forests (Personal and Vigilance), Joint Managing Director (Tamilnadu Forest Plantation Corporation Limited, Trichy), General Manager (Arasu Rubber Corporation Limited, Nagercoil ), Conservators of Forests at Coimbatore, Vellore and Trichy, District Forest Officers at Vellore, Dindigul and Salem. He also worked as the Conservator of Forests , Wild life Western Region at Coimbatore.

Periasamy Prakasam

Tamil Nadu

Arun P Mani

A P Mani is the commissioner of Art and Culture and has served for 32 years for the Indian government. He has a MSc in Botany and Forestry and enjoys bird watching.

Arun Mani

Tamil Nadu

K Pannerselvam

K Pannerselvam is presently the Chief conservator of Forests, Coimbatore. He has served as the Conservator of Forests, Coimbatore, and was recently promoted as the Chief conservator of Forests. He has an MSc in Botany and is interested in Joint forest management issues.

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Tamil Nadu

Alankar Kumar Jha

Alankar Kumar Jha is a member of the Indian Forest Service, 1982 batch belonging to the West Bengal cadre. He is presently working as Director, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, and has worked in the field of Conservation Breeding and management of endangered Himalayan Fauna, in Darjeeling Himalayas. He did his Masters from Patna University with specialization in Plant Breeding and Genetics. His previous positions include Assistant Conservator of Forest at Midnapur and Jalpiguri. Later on he worked in all management aspects of Forestry and wildlife as Divisional Manager Kalimpong and Forest Corporation South Kharagpur and as the Divisional Forest Officer of Bankura south, West Midnapur, Cooch Bihar Silviculture Hill and Working Plan North. He led the team for harvesting of crop and distribution of usufructs to the villagers of Arabari, which was a first time approach of sharing Forestry benefits with local villagers, in the country. Subsequently he worked for the establishment of the Joint Forest management in South Bengal in Midnapur and Bankura districts, with his other colleagues- which resulted in the State of West Bengal and its Forest Protection committees getting the prestigious Paul Getty Award. He has authored several rural development, forestry and wildlife related articles.

Alankar Kumar Jha

West Bengal

Rajit Ram Pandey

Rajit Ram Pandey belongs to the 1982 batch of IFS allotted to WB cadre. I have served in different capacities in the state of WB: Divisional Forest officer: 1985 to 1999 and engaged with activities related to managing wood based industries, planning & managing Forests, monitoring project activities, implementing forest & wild life acts & rules, looking into the welfare of fringe population etc. Conservator of forests: Social forestry, urban & rural greening: it’s planning & supervising, supervising forests management, implementation of related acts and rules, wood based industries, Human resource development & forestry research.

Pandey did his post graduation in Mathematics from the University of Allahabad in 1976, afterward in service training, IGNFA, one month capsule course in Wild life from wild life institute of India, compulsory trainings in remote sensing, GIS, Computer, financial management etc

Rajit Ram Pandey

West Bengal

Narendra Kumar Pandey

Narendra Kumar Pandey is presently working as a Chief Conservator of Forests, looking after the Personnel Management of the entire Directorate of Forests, Govt. of West Bengal.  Pandey has earlier worked in different activities in the Directorate of Forests namely:

 As Conservator of Forests, Marketing --- He used to look after matters related to Marketing of Forest Produce including Licensing of Wood Based Industries.  As Conservator of Forests, Personnel Management Cell --- looked after the work of Human Resource Development at the Directorate Headquarters. As Conservator of Forests, Monitoring & Evaluation --- he looked after matters related to the monitoring of plantations and Joint Forest Management of the entire State and as Divisional Forest Officer in the districts of Bankura, Medinipur and Cooch Behar. He has contributed significantly in the implementation of Joint Forest Management in the State and worked at the grass-route level and given shape to the formation of Forest Protection Committees in South-West Bengal.  He is the only officer in the Forest Deptt., West Bengal, who has undergone a three and half months training programme on Joint Forest Management including People’s Participation at the University of  Wolver Hampton U.K.

He has published few papers in the Forestry Journal particularly on Wasteland News and also attended a number of workshops and seminars as a Resource Person at few premier Institutes of India namely NIRD, Hyderabad, IIT, Kharagpur, IIM, Ahamedabad, Jadavpur University, Kolkata etc.


Narendra Kumar Pandey

West Bengal

Dr. Amarinder Kaur

Amarinder Kaur, an IFS officer (Haryana: 1983) has worked for the major portion of her career in the field of forestry extension and publicity. This included spreading forestry messages through print and electronic media as well as organizing forestry training cum awareness camps for farmers, NGOs, students, defense personnel and rural women. She obtained her Doctorate in assessing the impact of forestry extension activities on rural women in Haryana. She has been instrumental in establishing and consolidating Self Help Groups of women in Haryana to improve their economic status as well as motivate them for collective public action.

Dr. Amarinder Kaur

Haryana

Abhai Kumar

Abhai Kumar is presently posted as the Chief Conservator of Forests and Director, Soil Conservation Department, Jammu & Kashmir. He has experience in world bank funded monitoring and evaluation projects for social forestry. With a MSc in Zoology, Abhai kumar is interested in natural resources management, livelihood issues related with forest management
as well as history of establishment of forests in Jammu and Kashmir.

Abhai Kumar

Jammu & Kashmir

Dr. Atul Kumar Gupta

Dr. Atul Kumar Gupta, an IFS Officer, is serving Forest Department, Government of Tripura as Addl PCCF & Chief Wildlife Warden. He is also working as CEO & PD, KfW & GTZ led Indo German Development Cooperation Project on Natural Resource Management & Poverty Alleviation. His other assignments include M-S, Tripura Biodiversity Board and Vice-Chairman, State Medicinal Plants Board. Previous positions include Professor & Head, Department of PMCR at the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun; Deputy Director (Wildlife), MOEF, GOI. He was also involved with JICA (formerly JBIC) project in Tripura. He has undertaken consultancies with
USFWS, WWF, UNDP, GEF, etc. on Biodiversity Conservation and sustainable economic development of ecological people. He has edited books, authored research articles (peer reviewed and popular) and many project reports on natural
resource management, wildlife (especially Primate  Conservation), and sustainable development. He obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge, U. K.

Dr. Gupta lives in Agartala, Tripura with wife, Gunjan and children. He loves vocal and instrumental music and loves to participate in plays/drama. Working for Primates and economic development of tribal populations is his life-time passion.

Dr. Atul Kumar Gupta

Tripura

R. Uday Kumar

IFS; is working as a Chief Conservator of Forests in the Karnataka Forest Department and is borne on the Karnataka cadre and belongs to the 1983 batch. He is currently on deputation to the Commerce and Industries Department and is working as the Executive Director of Mysore Minerals Ltd since June 2009. He has worked in various capacities as Deputy Conservator of Forests and Conservator of Forests in the districts of Bangalore, Belgaum, Shimoga and Chikmaglur before elevation into the rank of a Chief Conservator of Forests in 2007. He has served as Conservator of Forests on deputation to Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd; being the first IFS officer on deputation to that organization and was instrumental in obtaining speedy forest clearance for the various projects pending for years.

As Conservator of Forests (Training and Ecotourism) he was instrumental in the revision of the syllabi for the training course of forest guards and foresters and devised a syllabus for forest surveyors, duly approved and published by the government.

 On his promotion, his first assignment was to the Kuvempu University as the Registrar. He took prompt action to get the services of 120 temporary employees regularized by the government and was instrumental in initiating the Service registers of all staff, was the first to computerize the various departments, improve the infrastructure, provide better amenities to students and establish a full- fledged health centre and well equipped hostels and dormitories to students. Was instrumental in establishing a Bio technology department and introduced waste disposal and vermicompost plant for recycling of degradable waste.

He visited Swansea University (UK) for a three months course on Natural Resource Management under the ODA project during March- May 1998. Visited Ghent University of Belgium in 2008 under the auspices of the wrap up of the Asia Link project and was instrumental in establishing KASSH- Karnataka Academy for Social Sciences and Humanities with the collaboration of all the universities of Karnataka and Belgian Government.

R Uday Kumar

Karnataka

M. Lokeswara Rao

M Lokeswara Rao is the Corporative Social responsibility and Carbon Sequestration specialist working as Head, Forest Research Centre under ICFRE, Hyderabad. His previous positions include DCF in Ministry of Environment & Forests, Regional Office, Bangalore and Chief Conservator of Forests and Chairman of Forest Development Agencies in Nagaland and Member in Research Advisory Group of ICFRE, Bangalore and Member in State Medicinal Plant Board.

He has done courses on Environmental Education at the International Centre for Conservation Education Guiting Power Bristol, UK and Jordan College Glasgow, UK. He has produced many reports on impact assessment for sustainability, monitoring of FDAs and Carbon auditing of ITC InfoTech. He has authored books titled “Conservation through Forest Conservation Act” and “Plant Bio-diversity of the world”. He is doing his Phd on” Estimation of Forest Carbon Pool, Development of Biomass Expansion Factors for Forest Types in Haliyal Division, Karnataka India”

M Lokeswara Rao

Nagaland

Rama Nagaraj Reddy

Rama Nagaraja Reddy, is a Post Graduate in Botany from University of Mysore, Manasa Gangothri with specialization in plant morphology and tissue culture. He joined the Indian Forest service of 1982 batch and was allotted to the Orissa cadre.

He has served in various capacities as Deputy Conservator of Forests, in interior tribal districts with different forest management types. Worked as General Manager, Orissa Forest Development corporation, and as Conservator of Forests, in different wings; Afforestation, territorial,  development , Forestry Education and Research. As chief Conservator of Forests & Field Director, he worked in Conservation and management of Similipal Tiger Reserve, National Park and Biosphere Reserve. He has worked on deputation under Government of India in Ministry of  Enviornment and Forests as Lecturer and Principal of State Forest Service College, Coimbatore.

He has a good exposure on Forest education, Research Training and Joint forest Management. He had six months intensive training on Tropical Forest Management and Joint Forest Management in university of Edinburugh and University
of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. He had intense exposure study on Coastal Zone Mangrove Management with  International Society for Mangrove Ecosystems(ISME)  organized by Japan International cooperation Agency(JICA) on Mangrove management in Japan.

Rama Nagaraj Reddy

Orissa

Sashi B Samant

1983 cadre of IFS. Samant has experience in wildlife conservation, protection and also social forestry issues. He has a Post-graduate degree from Raverna college, Katak, Orissa. He is an avid singer and trekker.

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Orissa

Rajiv Kumar Tyagi

Rajeev Kumar Tyagi is Chief Conservator of Forests, Wildlife at Kota in the Forest Department of Rajasthan State. His previous positions include Field Director of Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, Chief Conservator of Forests, Forestry Development Project, Kota, Conservator of Forests, Eastern Circle, Kota, Member Secretary, Rajasthan State Medicinal Plants Board at Jaipur, Conservator of Forests, Indira Gandhi Canal Project, Stage II, Bikaner, Director Projects, River valley Projects at Kota, Project Director, District Rural Development Agency, Sikar, Deputy Conservator of Forests in Soil Conservation Department of Rajasthan, Working Plan Officer for Baran District in Rajasthan, Deputy Conservator of Forests in the Plantation Division, Phalaudi of Indira Gandhi Canal Project, Stage II. He has written Working Plan of Baran District of Rajasthan and Management Plan for Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. He has wide experience in formulating and implementing plantation projects in arid and semi arid climates of Rajasthan State. He formulated and implemented forest resource management projects for primitive tribes of Sahariyas in Baran District covering 8000 Sahariya families under District Poverty Initiatives Program with an innovative concept of “One Family-One Hectare Forest Land”. He obtained his Master of Science degree from IIT, Delhi in 1980.

Rajeev Kumar Tyagi

Rajasthan

Kulbir Singh Chauhan

Kulbir Singh Chauhan is an IFS officer (Haryana: 1983). He worked in the Social Forestry Wing of the Forest Department involved in planting seedlings on non-forest areas i.e. community lands, panchayat lands, wastelands as well as motivate farmers to plants trees under agroforestry. Haryana has only 3.8% area as forest land. To increase area under Forest and Tree Cover, it is imperative to expand a base on non-forest areas. Due to plantations on non-forest areas the Tree Cover   (FSI 2009) is 3.19% and Forest Cover 3.61%. Thus Forest and Tree Cover is 6.8%. In the training and extension wing he created forestry awareness amongst communities. He has also been engaged in the field of forestry research in the state and established a number of mist chambers to raise cloned Eucalyptus plants to increase productivity of the agro forestry area. He has written a Research Plan for the state.

Kulbir Singh Chauhan

Haryana

Girish C Basumatary

Girish Chandra Basumatary is 1982 batch of IFS officer. His educational background is M.Sc.(agri.) from Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur. Prior to joining the IFS, he was with the Bank of Baroda as an agriculture officer and worked for the mechanization of agriculture in U.P. From 1998 to 2004, he was on Central deputation with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India. Presently he is in Bodoland Territorial Council since June 2004 heading the department of Forest and Tourism in the Council. Bodoland Territorial Council is a newly created Council comprising of 4 (four) districts; the Council has legislative, administrative and financial power over 39 transferred subjects as per the amendment of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India No.44 of 2003.

Girish Chandra Basumatary

Assam & Meghalaya

Keane R Lyngdoh

K R Lyngdoh is a member of the Indian Forest Service of the Nagaland State Cadre of the 1982 batch. His previous positions include School Teacher in St. Joseph Girls High School, Shillong (1979-80), Inspector of Weights & Measures (1980-81), Science Supervisor in the Education Department of Meghalaya (1981-82). He has contributed one article in the Indian Forester during 2002. He obtained his M.Sc in Botany from North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong.

Lyngdoh was awarded a certificate from the Assam Government for carrying out election duties during the parliamentary and assembly elections in Assam in 1983. Lyngdoh hails from Shillong and works in Nagaland as the Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests.

Keane Rossandale Lyngdoh

Nagaland

Umesh K Agarwal

U K Agrawal is a forest officer, belonging to 1983 batch of I. F. S. He was allotted Maharashtra Cadre. He is presently posted as Managing Director in Maharashtra State Farming Corporation Ltd (MSFC Ltd) at Pune. Apart from having worked in various Corporations of State Government such as Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra Ltd, M. S. Warehousing Corporation and M. S. Farming Corporation Ltd, he has worked in various departments of State Government viz. Forest Deptt, Social Forestry and Anti Corruption Bureau. He has worked in various fields of forest management such as territorial, working plans, social forestry, afforestation, research, saw mill management etc. He has attended several in-service trainings, workshops & seminars.

Agrawal was the recipient of medals in ‘Silviculture’ and ‘Wild life Management’ at IFC Dehradun and also a medal in ‘Economic Policy & Planning’ at LBSSNA Mussorie during Forestry Training and Foundation Course respectively.

Umesh Kumar Agarwal

Maharashtra

Subhash Ashutosh*

Assam & Meghalaya

*Faculty member IGNFA

 

 

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