30+ years of experience in Remote Sensing and GIS applications in Agriculture. Successfully executed wide range of projects, research studies and capacity building activities on geospatial technologies in agriculture sector. Currently, as the Director of the Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre (MNCFC), Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, leading a team of scientists and researchers towards providing technological support to operational National level Agricultural Programmes on Crop Forecasting (FASAL), Drought Assessment and monitoring (NADAMS),Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) etc.
Masters and Ph.D in Agriculture
Director at MNCFC, New Delhi 1st September 2022 - Present
Formerly Group Director, Agricultural Sciences and Applications Group, National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), ISRO, Hyderabad 500 037
About 30 research papers in international journals. Contribution to book chapters. Participation and Presentations in international and national conferences.
ISRO Team Award Winner
Key role in bringing innovations in crop insurance – Remote Sesning based crop insurance model in West Bengal, Smart sampling for yield estimation, risk indexing of districts for insurance rate making etc.
Significant contribution to the development and implementation of MahaAgritech project, Maharashtra
Member of the Expert Committes of NITI Aayog on AgriTech initiatives and Crop Insurance
Core member of the National Drought Manual prepration Committees of 2009 and 2016 of Ministry of Agriculture