Chilika Development Authority

Sri Susanta Nanda

Dr. Rabindro Nath Samal

Rabindro Nath Samal newDr Rabindro Nath Samal has a PhD in Oceanography, Dept. of Marine Sciences, Berhampur University.  He is a Scientific Officer at Chilika Development Authority, Department of Forest and Environment Govt. of Odisha. His research interests include Remote Sensing & GIS application in Wetland Management, Coastal processes studies and integrated lake basin management.  He is involved in Work Package 2 and Work Package 1 of DECCMA.


Sumanta Banerjee

Sumanta Banerjee newSumanta Banerjee is a Doctoral Fellow at Chilika Development Authority.  He has completed his M.A in Economics with specialisation in mathematical economics and econometrics and PGDM with specialisation in Finance and Marketing.  He has field level research experience in rural livelihood, development economics and value chain analysis and his research area is Economics of Climate Change.  Mr Banerjee is involved in Work Package 3 and Work Package 6 on the DECCMA project.

Dr. Ajit Kumar Pattnaik

(now with the Odisha Forestry Sector Development Project, Government of Odisha)

AK_PattnaikDr. A.K. Pattnaik has done his PhD on phytodiversity of Chilika Lake, a Ramsar site of India and Diploma on ICZM, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.  He has expertise in coastal zone and wetland management.  Presently, he is the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Project Director at the Odisha Forestry Sector Development, Government of Odisha.