Dr. C. Ramesh IFS
Dr. C.Ramesh is an Indian Forest Service Officer of the 2003 batch and belongs to the Assam part of Assam - Meghalaya cadre.
He was born in a farming family of hardworking parents from a village in Erode district of Tamilnadu. He did his Post Graduation and Doctorate on ICAR & CSIR-NET Scholarship. His research in Masters Degree is focused on the breeding of garden peas and the preservation of Litchi fruits in his Doctorate research.
In the initial years of his service, he was posted as Assistant Conservator of Forest at various Divisional Forest Offices at Tezpur, Dibrugarh, Hojai and Bamunigaon of Assam.
On State deputation to Department of Agriculture, Government of Assam, he worked as Deputy Project Director of World Bank Funded Assam Agriculture Competitiveness Project (AACP) with additional responsibility of Environmental Specialist, Forest Coordinator and Social Development Specialist. He has been trained in ‘Procurement Procedures of World Bank Aided Projects’.
He has experience for about a year in theProject Coordination Unit of the World Bank- funded AACP Project and implemented the same project in the field for about 6 years through community participation by forming JFMCs. He also has four years of field experience in implementing the French Development Agency funded Assam Project on Forest and Biodiversity Conservation (APFBC) under the Parbatjhora Division in Kokrajhar District.
He conceptualized, planned and executed the Guinness World Record by planting 40,885 saplings in One Hour by involving 100 persons on 29th April, 2012 in Kokrajhar District of Assam. For this feat, he has been awarded Best Environmentalist by the Kokrajhar District Administration on 26th January, 2013.
He is a hard worker with commitment and determination and his strength includes a positive attitude and team work.