^^ Present Professional Assignment

Member, Research Advisory Committee,National Innovation Foundation, Ahmedabad, India.

Associated as expert (Indian languages) in searchable world wide web. Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database Project (MMPND), an on-line service provided by Dr. Michel H. Porcher with the co-operation of the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Associated as Intenational Collaborator with the Medicinal Plant Working Group(MPWG) focused on conservation efforts for medicinal plants native to the U.S. The Medicinal Plant Working Group is part of the Plant Conservation Alliance (PCA), a consortium of ten US federal agencies and more than 175 non-federal cooperators working collectively on issues associated with native plant extinction and native habitat restoration.

Successfully completed an assignment on "Preparation of datasheet on Calotropis procera", for Crop Protection Compendium, given by CAB International, Wllingford, UK, as expert.

Associated as Expert with DBT(Govt. of India) task force in Biopesticides and crop management ,generated through the programme formulating committeee for evolving a network programme on the management of Parthenium through an integrated approach under chairmanship of Dr.M.Mahadevappa.

Associated as expert (Medicinal Plants and Insects) in State Biodiversity Action Plan Committee, Forest Dept., Chhattisgarh Government.

Associated as Advisory Board Member of monthly magazine AMALTAS, focused on Indian medicinal herbs and published from Jodhpur,India.

Successfully completed an assignment on "Preparation of large datasheet on Jatropha curcas" ,for Crop Protection Compendium,given by CAB International, Wllingford, UK ,as expert.

Worked as Associated Scientist in National Watershed Development Project in Rainfed Areas (NWDPRA) since 28 May 1999 and conducting research on flora of Chamra Nallah Watershed Area, Bagbahera (India).

Worked as Research Associate(from 26 Aug.98 to 1June, 2001) in the Ad-hoc research scheme (ICAR) titled "Growth dynamics and yield of hybrid rice as influenced by climatic variation and agro-management practices" at Department of Agronomy, Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur (M.P.) 

Academic contributor at Ecoport .org

 ^^ Awards 

Bharat Ratna Sir M. Vishveswaraiah NATIONAL PARISARA RATNA AWARD 2000 in recognition of services in Pollution  Control, Environmental Conservation and Social Work, conferred in November 2000.

ARCC best research paper Award 1999 for the paper titled 'Medicinal weeds of Kharif crops inthe plains of Chhattisgarh(India) ' [Authors: P.OUDHIA and R.S.TRIPATHI]

Outstanding Vocational Award 2004 for the contribution in Agriculture and Herbal sciences by Rotary Club of Raipur Greater,Raipur,India on 24th April,2004.
Best Science Writer Award 2004
by popular farm journal Vishwa Krishi Sanchar ,Kota,India on 23rd May ,2004.
Padumlal Punnalal Bakshi Vidya Ratna Award 2004
for the contribution in Herbal Research and education by Hari Thakur Smarak Sansthan, Raipur 17 Aug 2004
Other Honors/Awards Click Here
 ^^ Conferences / Symposia / Workshops / Seminars Organised
  • National Research Seminar on Herbal  Conservation, Cultivation, Marketing and Utilization with special emphasis on Chhattisgarh, the Herbal State. Dec.13-14,2001,Raipur,INDIA

  • National Workshop on Indian Medicinal and Aromatic Plants with special emphasis on Safed Musli, the Millennium Crop. June 11,2003 ,Raipur,INDIA

 ^^ Memberships of Professional Societies/Organisations
  • Indian Society of Allelopathy
  • Indian Society of Weed Science
  • Insect Study and Conservation Network(ISCN)
  • Society for Ecological and Environmental Development(SEED)
  • Society for Parthenium Management(SOPAM)
  • Honey Bee Network
  • Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Samitee
  • International Allelopathy Society (IAS)
  • Agrocrat's Society for Rural Development (ASORD)
  • Andh Shraddha Nirmulan Samitee(ASNS)
  • Invertebrate Conservation Network
  • Academy of Ayurveda Development and Research(AADAR)
  • Zoo-outreach
  • World Academy of Young Scientist (WAYS)
  • Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
  • Global Association of Online Foresters (GAOF)


 ^^ Office Bearer/Editorial Board Member
      -- Registered NGOs / Scientific Journals (Working on honorary basis)
  • Convener of SOPAM (Society for Parthenium Management).
  • Joint Secretary of SEED (Society for Ecological and Environmental Development).
  • Sub-editor of monthly science magazine "Paryavaran Urja Times" (from Dec. 1997- Jun 1999).
  • Editorial Committee Member of half yearly International science journal "Vasundhara The Earth".
  • Editor-in-chief of International Parthenium Research News (IPRN).
  • Academic refree for many national and international science journals.
  • Joint Secretary of ASNS (Andh Shradha Nirmulan Samittee) 
  • Editorial Board Member of International Journal, Ecology, Environment and Conservation.
  • Served as Joint Secretary of Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Samitee.
  • Editor in Chief of eNEWS Letter "Sahaj Sasyadi Herb News [SSHN]"
 ^^ Agrocrat's Society for Rural Development 

Worked with ASORD (Agrocrat's Society for Rural Development), a NGO ( Registered under M.P. Society Act. 1973 Reg. No. 2833/95) and conducted Kisan Mela , Kisan Gosthi, Demonstrations, Field Visits etc. Worked (after and along with studies) as an Incharge of Free Agricultural Consultancy Centre, Khudmudi (Durg). Regular and active member (Also served as Joint Secretary) of this NGO from April, 1995. Worked and presently working on honorary basis. 

 ^^ Activities of SOPAM (NGO) 

Founder of SOPAM (Society for Parthenium Management), a registered NGO and launched a campaign WAP (War Against Parthenium) to aware the people about the identification, harms and management of an obnoxious weed Parthenium hysterophorus. 

 ^^ Research Activities at SOPAM's Research Lab (Experiments in     
  • Evaluation of the allelopathic potential of Parthenium leachates and extracts on germination and seedling vigour of Moongbean, Urdbean, Kodomillet, Prosomillet and Hybrid rice.
  • Studies on life cycle of Trombidium sp., Aspidomorpha miliaris and Zonabris pustulata in Chattisgarh conditions.
  • Studies on Plastic Eating Organisms(PEO).
  • Evaluation of the allelopathic potential of Jatropha curcas on Hybrid rice.

 ^^ E-Discussion Groups
  • Convener and moderator of E-Discussion Groups on Safed Musli, Stevia and Jatropha.
  ^^ Extension Activities of  SOPAM  -
  • Method demonstration of Parthenium Management through twenty percent salt solution
  • Training of Farmers and School Children
  • Documentation of potential uses of Parthenium  by the Natives of Chhattishgarh.



 ^^ The Index of Publications

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