DR. BRAJESH SINGH
Address: H. No. 4 Type - III Old Building, P.S. Krishna Nagar, Lucknow (U.P.) India
11+ years of exposure to Agriculture Development | Research & Development |Contract Farming | Project Management | | Quality Management | Team Training | Leadership Role
Expertise in Agriculture Management for promotion of Diversified Agri-Business Initiatives
Highly qualified professional [Ph.D. Agronomy- NET- M. Sc Agronomy], with rich experience in the handling the entire gamut of activities for the promotion of Agri- Business including Research & Development, Project Management & Exploring new areas of cultivation.
Currently associated with CF Energy and Bio-fuels Private Limited (Sister Concern of CF Energy Singapore) as Senior Manager (Agriculture Development).
Proven abilities to enhance Agri process, operations, optimise resource & capacity utilization; escalate productivity & operational efficiencies, while curtailing costs & expenses.
Top performer with varied expertise of working under extremely harsh ground/weather conditions.
Instigated several innovations to contain costs and time during project design and execution.
A problem solver and communicator with a drive to excel in multiple areas.
Successfully presented several white papers, publications and worked on challenging projects.
Project Planning Business Solutions Research & Development Quality Assurance
Operation Expertise Training Contract Farming Strategizing
Farming Programmes Budgeting Liaison Sample Analysis
CF Energy and Bio-fuels Private Limited (Sister Concern of CF Energy Singapore) Mar ‘09 – Till Date
Senior Manager (Agriculture Development)
Establishing R& D Center for Bio Ethanol | Conducting research | Evaluating trails | Managing promotional activities in all the prominent 5 states | Exploring new areas of cultivation of Bio Fuel Crops in different states
Contract farming on 30000 acres of Bio-fuel crops with Local farmers.
Coordination between company and different national & international research organizations.
Establishing 175 KLPD Bio Ethanol Plant in based on Sweet Sorghum at Karnataka and Gujarat.
Organising Kisan Mela, Kisan Divas and Kisan Gosthies | Training of farmers and state level extension workers.
Participating in research extension linkage programs; monthly Radio talks on important farming activities.
TATA Chemicals Limited Feb ’07 – Mar ‘09
Deputy Manager (Bio fuels)
Exploring new areas of cultivation of Bio Fuel Crops in different 5 states of India.
Establishing first 30 KLPD Bio Ethanol Plant in Asia based on Sweet Sorghum at Nanded Maharashtra.
Overseeing the establishment of 330 KLPD Bio Ethanol Plant based on Sugarcane, Sweet Sorghum and Sugar Beet at Mozambique.
Establishment of R&D Center, conduction of multi location trails and successfully designing, compiling and analyzing all the research experiments related to bio fuels.
Identification & development of Sesbania Variety Ses Pant -1.
Compilation and publication of research highlights.
Participation in State and National Conferences for Kharif and Rabi Campaigns.
Uttar Pradesh Diversified Agriculture Support Project Dec ‘03- Feb ‘07
Technical Expert (Agriculture) |In-Charge Senior Technical Expert (Agriculture) | In-Charge (MIS)
Chief Information Officer
Looking after all the extension as well as Research works related to Agriculture Component.
Department of Agronomy G.B.P.U. A. & T. Pant Nagar, Uttaranchal Oct ‘01 – Dec ‘03
Senior Research Fellow (SRF)
Looking after the Lab Work, Field Work & Extension Work.
Project Planning & Control
Responsible for ensuring completion of all project activities within the time.
Overseeing project progress review meetings to ensure effective delivery of project solutions in line with time and quality parameters.
Adroit at Project Management of Critical and High Value Projects for close monitoring and completion as per committed dates.
Extending post-implementation and maintenance support to the technical support team and clients.
Keenly involved in manpower planning for the project as per the discussions with Project head and as per material delivery schedule.
Expertise in preparing & implementing Operating Procedures and Work Instructions.
Adhering to cost parameters and ensuring effective resource utilization to maximize the output.
Conducting system study and coordinating with team members for System Design & Integration, Application Maintenance, etc.
Research/ Process Improvement
Organizing various tests & inspections to ensure that products developed are in compliance with pre-set technical specifications.
Developing methods of analysis, laying down specifications and working out quality assurance norms in relation to all the above activities.
Conceptualizing & implementing annual improvement plans for process reengineering, technology absorption projects for expansion and new products.
Preparing prospecting and feasibility reports and thereafter prepare new blend patterns to enhance the life of the deposit.
Maintaining relationship with QA laboratory, mining contractor and mining team; updating the status to management.
Conceptualizing & developing need based training modules for developing multi skilled work force for cross utilization within sub processes for optimum efficiency.
Leading, training and motivating teams ensuring their career development leading to positive contribution to the performance of the company.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/ MEMBERSHIPS
Esteemed member of
Agronomy Society Department of Agronomy G.B.P.U. A.&T. Pant Nagar
Indian Journal of Weed Sciences.
Indian Journal of Agronomy
Ethanol producer Magazine
Bio fuels Journals
General Secretary of N. D. C. L.C. at N.D. University of Agriculture & Technology, Kumarganj Faizabad.
Vice President of Agronomy Society Department Of Agronomy G.B.P.U. A. & T. Pantnagar
University Volley ball team captain at N.D. Uni. Of Agri. & Tech. Kumarganj Faizabad
Volley ball team captain at G.B.P.U. A.& T. Pant Nagar
Ph.D. Agronomy Thesis Title- Integrated weed Management in Sugarcane ratoon G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technical, Pant Nagar 2003
NET Agronomy ASRB (ICAR) 2001
M. Sc. (Agronomy) Thesis Title- To access the performance of new wheat varieties under late sown conditions with different nitrogen levels N. D. University of Agriculture & Technology Kumarganj, (Faizabad) 1999
B.Sc. Agriculture UPC Varanasi (Purvanchal University) 1996
Languages known: English, Hindi, Tamil & Telugu
Computer Skills: Certificate in Basic & Advanced MS Office Features From APTECH
Proficient in use of Software like Windows 98 SE, XP, MS-Office, etc
Proficient in use of MS Project
Date of birth: 5th July, 1975
Seminars/ Workshops Attended
Key Projects Handled
Two month training on Agri clinics and Agri business centers Scheme organized by Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. Of India at G.B.P.U.A.& T. Pant Nagar
Seven Days training on “Project Management” at IRMA Anand Gujrat
Five days Training on Management of Training at WALMI-UP Lucknow.
Extension Reforms in Agriculture Organized by Govt. of India with the help of Manage Hyderabad and Department of Agriculture Govt of UP at NEDA Luchnow.
7 days training on Project Management (MS Project).
SEMINARS/ WORKSHOPS ATTENDED
Biennial Conference of Indian journal of weed sciences held at G. B. P. U.
A & T Pantnagar.
Annual workshop of genetic evaluation and improvement of Sesbania & Crotalaria for green manuring under NATP held at G.B.P.U.A. & T. Pantnagar.
National Seminar on Organic Products and their future prospects at S.K.University of Agriculture & technology Srinagar (J&K)
Recovery of Degraded lands in UP at Yojana Bhawan Lucknow.
Brajesh Singh, N.S.Rana and R.Chandra (2002) Effect of weed management options of sugarcane ratoon and associated Weeds. Biennial Conference of Indian journal of weed sciences held at G. B. P. U. A & T Pantnagar
S. N. Singh, R. K. Singh and B.Singh (2001) Herbicidal cum integrated approach of weed management in spring planted sugarcane. Indian J. Weed Sci.33 (3&4): 136-138
Brajesh Singh, N.S. Rana and R.Chandra (2003) Crop performance, Dynamics of weed and soil micro flora as influenced by weed management practices in sugarcane ratoon. Accepted in Indian journal of Sugarcane technology.
Brajesh Singh and N. S. Rana (2003) Effect of weed management practices on weeds, soil flora and yield of sugarcane ratoon Indian J. of Weed Sciences.(Published)
Brajesh Singh, R. S. Dixit (2003) to access the performance of new wheat varieties under late sown conditions with different nitrogen levels Accepted in Indian Farming Journal.
KEY PROJECTS HANDLED
TATA Chemicals Limited (Bio fuels) Project Development, Management, Supervision and Implementation of Bio Fuel Project
Identification of suitable feed stock with the help of different national and international R&D organizations /Agriculture Universities and make collaboration with them.
Selection of different states with the suitability of the feedstock.
Purchase of 350 acres of land for execution of project in different 6 states.
Establishment of offices in different part of the country; first 30 KLPD Bio Ethanol Plant in Asia based on Sweet Sorghum at Nanded Maharashtra.
Arrangement for establishment of 330 KLPD Bio Ethanol Plant based on Sugarcane, Sweet Sorghum and Beet at Mozambique.
DASP (Diversified Agriculture Support Project): (A World Bank funded Project) Supervision and implementation of Agriculture Component of DASP
Facilitated and promoted Allied Agriculture Activities with a view to generate additional income to the farmers & adding values to their produce.
Co-ordinated with World Bank for effective implementation of DASP in 32 districts and 157 develop blocks in Uttar Pradesh Development of innovative technologies in agriculture sectors and their dissemination.
Developed and implemented trainings and human resource development activities of various line departments.
Co-ordinated with various training institutions like SIMA, Rehmankhera.
Monitoring and supervised various agriculture action plans and infrastructure development in project area in the State Coordination with different line departments, NGOs, Financial Institutions & Consulting Agencies.
Developed strategies for marketing and post harvest management of agriculture produce, more remunerative
diversification packages in agriculture sector.
Ensured that the various services like Internet Saring, Centralized Printing and LAN.
UPWSRP (U.P. Water Sector Restructuring Project): (A World Bank funded Project) Supervised and implemented components of UPWSRP
Implementation & monitoring of all the project activities related to agriculture component in 6 districts of U.P. (Jaunpur, Sultanpur, Pratapgarh, Raibareilly, Barabanki & Behraich)
Development of innovative technologies in agriculture sectors and their dissemination.
Coordination with different line departments such as NGOs, Financial Institutions & Consulting Agencies as Zonal Officer.
Liaison with PACT, WALMI, Universities & KVKs / KGKs for implementation of project activities.
UPBSN (U.P. Bhumi Sudhar Nigam): (A World Bank Funded Project) Diversification & Intensification of Agriculture
Project involved demonstration of area specific new technologies in at least 60 selected reclaimed Sodic Villages from 10 common districts of DASP & UPBSN in order to enhance agriculture productivity as well as production.
Prepared Annual Action Plan and its monitoring as a Nodal Officer.
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