Dr JOSHY V CHERIAN

G2, First Phase, Daisy Residency

Bharathidasan Nagar Extension

Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore-641045

Mobile: 9443703384

Email: joshyvcherian@gmail.com

 

 

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

 

Joshy V Cherian, Indian National

 

Date of Birth: 31st May 1961

 

 

EDUCATION

 

MSc., Botany: University of Kerala, Kerala, India

 

LLB., Campus law centre: Delhi University – New Delhi, India.

 

PhD, Environmental Science: Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India

Area of Specialization – Natural Resource Management, Organic Agriculture and Solid Waste Management

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

  1. Currently facilitating solid waste management initiatives in Bangalore and different towns and cities in Kerala.

 

  1. Promoter & Managing Director of Omega Ecotech Products India Pvt.Ltd., Coimbatore.

 

  1. Founder Chairman: Indian Organic Farmers Producer Company Ltd., Reg.Office.M.M.Villa, Thottumaugham,Po. Aluva.Ernakulam. Dt.Kerala.

 

 

  1. Has over twenty-five years of ‘hands-on’ experience in Farm Development and Management.

 

  1. Has spent five years as a Post-graduate Teacher of Botany in a college affiliated to  Mahatma Gandhi University  Kottayam,  Kerala.

 

  1. Research in the field of Bio-Waste Management and Organic Farming since 1995 culminating in a PhD. Programme.

 

 

Languages known: English, Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil.

 

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

Facilitator of Anthiyur Wasteland Development Project, Anthiyur, Pollachi, Coimbatore Dt. in the State of Tamil Nadu.

 

Developed protocol for producing organic manure from the process residue in the ossien manufacturing plant of the Nitta Gelatin India Limited, Koratty, Ernakulam District, Kerala.  This company is a joint venture between Kerala Government and Nitta Gelatin, Japan

 

Advisor / Consultant for various Agriculture & Plantation Projects including Certified Organic Estates, in the State of Tamil Nadu, Kerala etc.

 

Technical Advisor – Tamil Nadu Co-Operative State Agriculture and Rural Development Bank, Chennai.

 

Participated in an International workshop on “Organic Farming and Rural Development” held in Germany in October 2002, sponsored by AGRECOL

 

Participated in Bio-Fach 2005 Nuremberg  Germany in Feb’2005

 

National Workshop in Horticulture, Gurgaon, New Delhi, September 2001

 

Environmental Workshop on Environment and Energy, Vallam, Thanjavur, November 2001

 

Has won “Young Scientist Award” instituted by Eureka Forbes Institute of Environment in “Ecovision 2003A National Seminar on Current Environmental Issues”

 

Presented the key paper in  “Wasteland Development and Natural Resource Management Seminar” organized by the DRDA Coimbatore. The seminar was modelled on “The Anthiyur Wasteland Development Project”.

 

Has received“ROTARY INTERNATIONAL AWARD” for Community Development.

 

Currently doing collaborative research with Waste Management Institute of Cornell University Ithaca, New York, the U.S.A  on Organic waste management.

 

 

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

 

Promoter and Coordinator of  “Anthiyur Wasteland Development Project”. This Project is appraised and funded by NABARD.

 

Location:

Few villages of Pollachi and Udumalpet Taluk, Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu, India.

 

Area: 350 acres

 

Number and status of participants:

32 farmers who had been unable to continue their traditional farming activity on account of paucity of income, de-gradation of agricultural land and overall break-down of agriculture activity in the whole community.

 

Project details:

 

Commenced in 1999.  The developed area lay uncultivated for over 25 years due to poor rain, poor soil, strong winds, saline underground water and heavy incidence of pest and disease

 

Cropping Pattern: Multidimensional multi-tire cropping systems

 

Crops introduced: Various varieties of Sapota, Gooseberry, Casuarina, Neem etc.

 

 

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