Natural Resources Management has been one of the thrust areas of IRTC's core functioning. The past experience as a training centre on watershed development under the Peoples Plan Campaign and the vision of KSSP on participatory development has been the guiding forces. Presently the division is giving technical support to a number of LSGIs in the preparation of watershed based master plan and implementation of holistic watershed development programmes/projects. The division has been providing technical support and assistance for various programmes sponsored by NABARD and other government bodies. On the water conservation front, we have expertise in pond renovation; stone pitched bunds, earthen bunds, live fencing, contour trench, moisture conservation pits, mulching etc. Eco-restoration plans, support to farmer producer organization, participatory resource mapping, etc. are also included in the basket of our operations.
Engineer with the decades experience in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluating watershed developing and natural resource management projects. Expertise in GIS and worked as faculty member at KILA. Coordinated implementation of Research & Development projects funded by Central, State and Local Governments
Senior scientist in IRTC. She retired From Kerala Forest Research Institute as scientist and Programme Coordinator, of Sustainable Forest Management Division & Coordinator, National Bamboo Mission, Peechi.
Dr. Uma. J. Vinod
Principal invetigator in a DST funded project on social perspective on water resource conservation in palakkad district lead by IRTC. She has a doctorate in Ornithology from Sa`lim Ali Center for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON) and further persuaded towards nature conservation awareness programs for school college and local people with Conservation and Research in Ornithology and Wildlife.
Praveen K V