Mr. Chinta Mani Pandey
Ex Additional Commissioner(NRM)
Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture
Department of Agriculture & Cooperation
102, B-Wing, Shastri Bhawan,New Delhi National Agriculture Expert
FAO, New Delhi, India
Chinta Mani Pandey born in July 1957 in Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh. He did B. Tech.(Agricultural Engineering) from Allahabad Agricultural Institute, University of Allahabad (1978) and Master of Engineering (Soil and Water Conservation Engineering) from College of Technology and Agricultural Engineering, the University of Udaipur in 1980.
Mr. Pandey started his profession as Training Associate (Agricultural Engineering) in Trainers Training Centre, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Nagaland and joined Rajendra Agricultural University Pusa, Bihar as Assistant Professor (Agril. Engg.) in 1981. After working for about six years in areas of teaching and research, he was appointed as Assistant Commissioner (Soil and Water Conservation Engineering) in Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resource Management(NRM) division in 1985. Thereafter, continued in GOI on various capacities and was promoted as Additional Commissioner (Natural Resource Management). First National Guideline on “Watershed Management and Hydrologic Sediment monitoring” and National Policy for Management of Crop Residue were brought out by him and superannuated in July 2017. In nutshell, has supervised various schemes relating Natural Resource Management for about 38 years on different supervisory capacities (Group-A) at National level.
1. Soil and Water Conservation/Watershed Development;
2. Management of Crop Residue for prevention soil and environmental degradations and implementation of measures to address the issues relating to climate change adaptation in agriculture sectors;
3. Rainfed Area Development as part of National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA); and
4. Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) for ensuring Per Drop More Crop for improving water use efficiency and interventions leading to doubling farmer’s income.