1. Name :
2. Date of Birth : 1st June, 1945
3. A. Last post held in
Government Commissioner, Ministry of Water Resources
Government of India and Member Central Ground
Water Board and Central Ground Water Authority.
(Equivalent to Joint Secretary, Government of
B. Permanent Address Flat No 203, Gulab Enclave, C-123 Dayanand
Marg, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan
C. Telephone No. 0141-2620279
. (E-Mail) email@example.com
Educational M.Sc. (Tech) in applied Geology with Specialization
Qualifications in Ground Water from Roorkee University.
5. Membership of 1. Fellow of Maharashtra Academy of
Professional Societies Sciences, Pune.
2. Member of Indian Water Works Association,
3. Member of IWRS, India.
: 4. Member of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for
preparing guidelines for Artificial Recharge &
Rain Water Harvesting.
5. Technical Advisor, NABARD.
6. Member of Indian Delegation for ISO meeting at
Japan in May 2004.
6. Language Proficiency Language Speaking Reading Writing
: Hindi Excellent Excellent Excellent
English Excellent Excellent Excellent
7. Driving License : No 811F-2003 Faridabad, Haryana, India.
8. Passport Number : F1994086 Delhi, India.
9. Foreign Projects Undertaken:
Extensive experience in Project Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and
Evaluation of Community based following projects funded by International
Italian Cooperation-UNDP assisted “Vulnerability Reduction Through
Community Empowerment and Control of Water in the Drought Prone
Areas of the Marwar Region” by undertaking social mobilizations efforts
and strengthening People’s Institutions for revival and rejuvenation of
traditional water harvesting practices.
UNICEF assisted “Promoting Traditional Water Management Techniques”
by ensuring water conservation through rainwater harvesting and
empowerment of the community for drought management.
UNDP Phase-II project for “Ground Water exploration in Rajasthan.”
10. Key Qualifications:
More than 38 years of experience in planning, implementation monitoring
and supervision of projects/schemes related to ground water
exploration/development, Rain Water Harvesting and Artificial Recharge to
Ground Water and Minor Irrigation, Policy planning at National & State level.
During last 38 years worked in varied climatologically & hydro-geological
situations covering deserts, humid areas, hilly areas of Himalayas and trans
Himalayas, hard rock and alluvial terrain. During this period developed
indigenous technology and design for rain water harvesting and Artificial
recharge to ground water. Also having administrative experience for Human
Resources Development, technical monitoring and planning since worked as
Director Administration and Regional Director (HQ) Central Ground Water Board
& Commissioner Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India.
Developed specialization in Rain Water Harvesting and Artificial Recharge to
Ground Water. Implemented various schemes including at President Estate, New
Delhi, Golden Temple, Amritsar, largest Recharge Shaft (300 m) in Dhuri Drain,
Punjab, etc. Associated in preparation of following documents:
(i) Perspective Plan of Artificial Recharge to Ground Water in India;
(ii) Master Plan for Rain Water Harvesting and Artificial Recharge to Ground
Water in India;
(iii) Guide to Rain Water Harvesting and Artificial Recharge to Ground Water
(iv) BIS documents for Roof Top Rain Water Harvesting and Artificial Recharge
to Ground Water;
(v) Hydrogeological Map of India on 1:2 millions scale;
(vi) Recently compiled a document on “Water Resources Management with
special reference to Marwar Region of Rajasthan.
Worked as Program Manager in Jal Bhagirathi Foundation, Jodhpur an ISO
9001 certified NGO to mobilize community for rain water harvesting, revival &
restoration of traditional rain water harvesting structures, catchments area
treatment, grass land development, self help group activities and other related
works of Natural Resources Management through technological interventions in
Marwar region. Completed more than 200 micropojects through community
moblisation. Also assisted State Government for Rajasthan Jal Abhiyan.
Organized number of mass awareness programmes for Water Management,
Conservation, Health and Hygiene in villages and schools. Awarded certificate
of Excellence for the ability to plan beyond immediate requirements &
demonstrate effective leadership to implement program activities by Jal
Authored more than 80 scientific reports and published 75 scientific papers
in national and International seminars and symposiums.
11. Policy Interventions and Water Sector Reforms:
(A) National Level
Ground Water Governance
Initiated the issue of ground water governance and pricing of ground water
for the bulk users for commercial purposes. Bulk Water Users Industries were
identified throughout the country by MOWR in association with the State
Governments, and State Pollution control Boards for identifying the type of users
and a base preparing a data base for evolving the policy for ownership and
pricing. In this regard the Govt. has reached in an advance stage and
Organizing a National Symposium to obtain a view of the various stakeholders
for developing the policy for ground water ownership and its pricing.
Advisory Council on Artificial Recharge
Taking the issue of Artificial Recharge to Ground Water at National Levels
coordination among the Government, Policy Planners, Stakeholders, Users and
NGOs were identified. Initiatives were taken to pursue the matter in
Government, Planning Commission and Stakeholders to bring all of them on one
platform for working out the National Policy for Artificial Recharge to Ground
Water including the Awareness Generation, Technological Innovations and
Project Planning. On date an Advisory Council on Artificial Recharge has been
constituted including representatives of major Ministries, departments, NGOs,
Farmers, various other stake holders and Planners of the country. Advisory
council is expeditiously working on the issue for better ground water
management in the country.
Ground Water Legislation
Considering the exponential growth in the use of groundwater, and
haphazard development of groundwater in north, west and southern India, has
led to overexploitation and deterioration in its quality. The groundwater
regulation has been brought to forefront in the government during my tenure at
MOWR, pursued with the State Governments, for enactment of Model bill and so
far the states of Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Union Territories
of Lakshadweep, Goa and Pondicherry have enacted and implemented
ground water legislation. Most of the States except a few such as Punjab,
Haryana, are in an advance stage of enactment.
National Plan for Utilising Surplus Runoff
Prepared “National Perspective Plan for Utilising Surplus Monsoon Runoff”. The
availability of non-committed surplus monsoon runoff in 20 River Basins of
Country was analysed and it was estimated that around 21.4 Million-Hectare
Metre could be utilized through proper management especially to recharge
Ground Water. This plan presented conceptual framework for making policy by
planners. As a follow up, a Master Plan for Artificial Recharge to Ground Water
was prepared giving details of cost estimate, design etc. for various
implementing State Governments. The Planning Commission of India accepted
this as Policy Document and State Governments included in their plans. As a
guiding principle, persuaded the Govt. of India to have National Advisory
Council for Artificial Recharge and same has now come to existence.
Mandatory RWH in States
Policy Interventions in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and other States for making Rain
Water Harvesting as mandatory especially in urban areas.
Assistance during Tsunami’s
Acted as nodal officer for water supply and provided immediate relief to
all affected areas. As long term measure in Andaman & Carnicobar Island
arranged de salinisation plants.
(B) State Level
Influenced the Rajasthan State Govt. to undertake the following Initiatives:
Jal Chetna Yatra and Jal Shiksha Abhiyan for creating awareness on water
Roof Top Rainwater Harvesting in schools.
Community based Water Supply to provide water security during summers.
Ground Water Legislation for controlling overexploitation of ground water.
More than 38 years experience in the field of Ground Water and Rainwater Harvesting.
During these years worked in all types of geological terrain and climate such as deserts,
alluvium, hard rocks, hilly & humid areas and also in cold deserts of Himalaya. Developed
expertise in the field of Artificial Recharge, Rainwater harvesting, community mobilization
& compilation of reports, maps etc. Details are as follows:
Post held (from the Unit Nature of works
(i) Program Jal Bhagirathi JBF is ISO 9001certified NGO working in parts
Manager Foundation, of Marwar in western Rajasthan. The main
Jodhpur objective of foundation are sustainable
(06.06.05 – development of natural resources by
25.01.07) reviving traditional water management
practices, community mobilization, creating
awareness. During last one and a half year
organized 25 Technical Trainings for
capacity building. Completed more than
200 Micro Projects through community
participation for Rain Water Harvesting in
Thar Desert. Motivted JBF & community to
under take projects for De-Salinisation of
ground water to mitigate the drinking water
(ii) Commissioner Ministry of As Subject Matter Expert in the Ministry of
(GW), Water Water Resources responsible for all the
Member Resources activities related to Ground Water &
Central Govt. of India rainwater harvesting in the country including
Ground water (26.02.04– development, management, evaluation
Board & 31.05.05) monitoring of schemes, including
Central preparation of new schemes for Ground
Ground water Water Development, augmentation, RWH
Authority. for various States. Evaluated the project of
bilateral assistance in Water Resources
Sector such as World Bank, SIDA, EU, etc.
(iii) Director Central Ground All the administrative matters of Group A, B,
(Admn.) & Water Board, C, & D officers of the Board including court
Regional CHQ, cases etc. Monitoring of work programmes,
Director Head Faridabad budget and providing assistance to all states
Quarter (12.11.2004 - for implementation of schemes.
(iv) Regional Central Ground Looked after the work of J&K and Himachal
Director Water Board, Pradesh states related RWH and artificial
NWHR & NHR recharge to Ground Water Exploration. In
(12.2.2001– town of Katra (J&K), Dharamshala, Kangra
11.11.2002) and Shimla (HP) Exploratory drilling were
carried out which gave high yield & solved
the persistent water crisis. Also got compiled
the various report etc and motivated State
Govt & other agencies for adopting modern
technology. Motivated States for Rainwater
Harvesting especially in hilly areas to mitigate
drinking water crises. Implemented number of
(v) Regional Central Ground Implementation of Annual Action Plan of the
Director Water Board Board in all the seven north Eastern States.
NER Guwahati First time got prepared Rainwater harvesting
(28.8.2000- Schemes of about Rs 2 crores for the States
11.2.2001) of Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and
Nagaland. Introduced new design of tube
wells including screens and pump well
jackets. Motivated states to adopt RWH and
monitoring of various ongoing schemes in
(vi) Regional Central Ground Implementation of Ground Water Investigation,
Director Water Board, Exploration, development and monitoring
NWR programme in the states of Punjab, Haryana, NCT
Chandigarh Delhi and U.T. of Chandigarh. Providing guidance to
(06.11.97- State Govt. for planned and scientific development
14.8.2000) of Ground Water Resources. Developed expertise in
Artificial Recharge and more than 20 Artificial
Recharge Schemes were implemented including for
President Estate. Also carried out first time detailed
pollution studies in Ground Water for National Capital
Territory Delhi and water logging problem in Hansi
Tehsil, Hisar District, Haryana. Advised and motivated
the states to adopt Rain Water Harvesting and
Artificial Recharge to Ground Water as Stage of
Ground Water Development in these states is very
high. Monitored the on going schemes of the states
as a member of technical monitoring committee.
(vii) Director Central Ground Implementation of annual programme &
Suprintending Water Board, also guidance to State Government for
Hydrogeologit CR Nagpur preparation and implementation of Artificial
(01.1.89- Recharge schemes, using surplus monsoon
05.11.97) runoff first time in the country. Based on the
experience of pilot project, state had taken
up large projects for Artificial recharge to
Ground Water. Technical monitoring of all
ongoing schemes and programmes of the
(viii) Senior Central Ground Scrutiny and issuance of all the Scientific
Hydrogeologit Water Board, reports of CGWB, CR, Nagpur. The
CR, Nagpur responsibility includes procurement of
(6.5.85-31.12.88) scientific instruments, equipments. Providing
guidance to staff and State Government.
(ix) Provincial Republic of Worked as provincial Hydrogeologist for
Hydrogeologist Zambia Republic of Zambia for this period and
(8.5.82-5.5.85) provided assistance for proper
management and development of Water
Resources, particularly in Southern Provinces.
(x) Jr. CGWB Hydrogeological surveys, exploration in parts
Hydrogeologist G.S.I of Rajasthan. Covered around 20,000 sq. km
Geologist Jr. (29.9.71-8.5.82) by exploration and water balance study in
Banganga River Basin as Team leader.
Assisted Director, Chief Hydrogeologist in
planning, compilation and implementation
of annual work programmes at National
level. Identified areas for Groundwater
development in Rajasthan based on survey
a number of development programs and
projects were taken by State and Central
(xi) Jr. Rajasthan Carried out surveys in Rajasthan and
Hydrogeologist Ground Water identified areas for Ground Water
Board development. Undertook first hard rock
(27.9.69- drilling with the assistance of UNICEF. Based
26.9.71) on the findings of surveys and drilling large
scale development activities were taken.
12. Training attended abroad
(i) Ground Water Data collection Techniques US AID Training at USGS
Alabama, USA 1991 (10 weeks)
(ii) Short course in Ground Water contamination & testing in USA under US-
AEP programme (14.8.99-26.8.99)
13. Foreign Assignment, if any
Republic of Zambia as Provincial Hydrogeologist (May 1982 to May 1985),
Department of Water Affairs, Government of Zambia. During this period
selected more than 500 sites for Tube well construction with success rate
of more than 80%. Also compiled the reports for Southern province.
14. Scientific papers
Published around 80 scientific papers in National and International
15. Engineering Skills
Developed expertise in indigenous technologies and designs for Rain
Water Harvesting and Artificial Recharge to Ground Water. A few of the
projects implemented include at President Estate, New Delhi, Golden
Temple, Amritsar, largest Recharge Shaft (300 m) in Dhuri Drain, Punjab,
Percolation Tank, Maharashtra, Rain Water Harvesting in Trans Himalayan
Region, J&K, Cherrapunji, Meghalaya etc.
Expertise in implementation, monitoring and post-implementation
evaluation of rain water harvesting and irrigation projects. Evaluated all
the major, medium and minor irrigation projects for conjunctive use
before these are approved and also monitored their proper
Designed & got implemented de salinisation plants in Andman group of islands
after Tsunami’s. Also evaluated various types of de salinisation plants especially
for treating the saline ground water.
Designed the pumping pattern for safe mining of Panandhro lignite deposit,
Gujrat. The design included volume of water to be pumped and demarcation
of area of safe mining.
16. Any other remark:
Prepared more than 80 scientific and technical reports.
Secretary, IWRS, Nagpur center, Maharashtra for 1996-97.
The Hindi paper on “Roof top rain water harvesting for ground water recharge
to mitigate water scarcity in Nagpur city had been judged as the best paper
by Raj Basha Samiti, Nagpur in the Takniki Shodh Lekh Pratiyogita during 1994.
The paper entitled “An approach to evaluate the efficiency of ground water
recharge structures in hard rocks areas” was highly appreciated by the external
reviewers of International Workshop organized by NGRI, Hyderabad in 1994.
Awarded certificate of merit by U.S.G.S during USAID Training on “Ground
Water Data collection techniques”.
Received commendation certificate by Rajasthan Police for controlling the
outbreak of fire at Udaipur (Rajasthan) on 12.11.1959.
Member for Advisory committee for formulating proposals for rainwater
harvesting in Minor Irrigation Wing, Ministry of Water Resources.
Member of Board of Directors in Punjab State Tube well Corporation Limited,
Member for High Level Expert Committee for strategic monitoring of State
Ground Water plan for Haryana State.
Nominee of National Award for Rain Water Harvesting & Artificial Recharge by
Central Ground Water Board (1999-2000).
Member for compiling the Master Plan for Artificial Recharge to Ground Water
Member for preparing the Hydrogeological Map of India (1:2 million).
Member for compiling the guide of Artificial Recharge to Ground Water.
Technical member for Committee on water harvesting & Artificial Recharge to
Ground Water in U.P State.
Member of expert committee for Water Supply in Kargil Area less than sub-zero
Member for preparation of Bureau of Indian Standards on Artificial Recharge to
Ground Water and Rainwater Harvesting.
Nodal Officer for Water Shed Development in India.
Organized number of National and International seminars/symposiums
including documentation of proceedings.
Recently in JBF organized the visit of Prince Charles to village Artiya to show
work related to Water Harvesting through community participation.
JBF, being the lead NGO for Marwar Region motivated 32 other NGOs for
creating mass awareness about rain water harvesting in the rural areas.
Presented the Government of Rajasthan a scheme for community driven water
supply during the scarcity period. Also suggested the implementation strategies
for rain water harvesting in the State.
Gave number of popular talks for water resources management in FCCI, CII,
everything about Water Magazines, IWRS, NEERI, NIH, Group of secretaries
parliamentarians, engineers, administrators, community members etc. in various
parts of the Country.
Organized training programmes and imparted trainings to engineers,
hydrogeologists, administrators, community members etc.