State Centre on Climate Change
under aegis of the State Council for Science Technology & Environment
Himachal Pradesh

   


To understand climate change and its impact on the Himalayan Eco-System by developing and implementing mountain spicific adaptation plans based on vulnerability,risk scenario and by enhancing capacity of all stake holders to combat the threat of climate change.
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Meet the Team

Sh.Prabodh Saxena (IAS, 1990)

Addl. Chief Secretary (Environment, Science & Technology)

envsecy-hp@nic.in

Sh. Sudesh Kumar Mokhta (IAS, 2010)

Member Secretary (HIMCOSTE)

dbt-hp@nic.in

0177-2656559(O)

Sh. Sat Pal Dhiman

Sh. Sat Pal Dhiman, HPFS

Joint Member Secretary, HIMCOSTE

jointsecyforest05@gmail.com

0177-2814923(O)

Dr. S.S. Randhawa

Dr.S.S.Randhawa

Principal Scientific Officer, Climate Change Centre

ssrandhawa15@gmail.com

0177-2656489,9418382126

Dr. S.S. Randhawa has been associated with Himachal Pradesh Council for Science, Technology & Environment since 1993 and presently working as Principal Scientific Officer. Born on 26th November 1965, joined Honors School in Geology , Punjab University Chandigarh in the year 1984 and did B.Sc. (Hons.) from Department of CAS in Geology, PU Chandigarh in 1987 and completed his Masters in 1988 and then M.Phil in 1989 and PhD in 2008 from Punjab University, Chandigarh. He has also done B.Lib & Information Science from Punjab University Chandigarh 1991.While working in the State Council has carried out various studies particularly on the mapping of natural resources in Himachal Pradesh using space data, exploration of ground water using space data, and various geotechnical studies particularly for NHPC, HPSEB in Himachal Pradesh as well as in Jammu & Kashmir. Also has the credit to undertake snow and glacier studies in Himachal Pradesh for the first time using satellite data along with Space Applications Centre Ahmadabad and generated the complete inventory of Himalayan glaciers in Himachal Pradesh on 1:50,000 scale. Also carried out studies for the mapping and management of Natural Disasters in Himachal Pradesh using satellite data and also carried out Training Need Assessment (DM) in Himachal Pradesh for various stakeholder departments as a major input for the Govt of Himachal Pradesh. Presently coordinating activities of the Himachal Pradesh State Centre on Climate Change established under the aegis of the State Council for Science Technology & Environment. Has the credit to work with SWISS Scientist and carried out a study under Indian Himalayan Climate Adaptation Programme (IHCAP) in Kullu district and undertook mapping of Permafrost in Indian Himalayan for the first time using space data. Member of the Indian Scientist team who visited Switzerland in 2015 on a exposure visit under ICHAP program. Besides this, visited China (two times), Austria and Germany and presented the work done in Himachal Pradesh on glaciers and disasters using space data. Has published than 35 Research Papers in various National & International Journals and also co author in the one of book chapter along with Swiss Scientists on GLOFs (Glacial lake Outbursts Floods).

Ms. Nishtha Gautam

Ms.Nishtha Gautam

Scientific Professional

nishthagautam86@gmail.com

0177-2656489

Nishtha Gautam is graduated from St Bede’s college and got 5th rank in merit. She has done M.phill from HPU and the title of her dissertation was the Environmental Problems in Shimla Town: A case Study in People’s Perception. She did diploma in remote sensing and Gis from the same university.

Mr. Harish Bharti

Mr. Harish Bharti

Scientific Professional

Harishbharti733@gmail.com

8894376140

Harish Bharti has done his M.Sc. Botany from Shoolini Institute of Life Science and Business Management (SILB) Solan which is affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University Shimla. His Specialization is in Biodiversity, Ethanobotany, Bioprospecting and Sustainable Utilization of Plant Resources and his project was on Wild Edible Fruits and Vegetables of Himachal Pradesh. He has done his graduation in Medical Science from Govt. Degree College karsog. He has attends many seminars and lectures on Environment, Biodiversity and certain current issues. He also attends a workshop with International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources on climate change in the country office at Delhi. Presently he is working as Scientific Professional at the Himachal Pradesh State Council for Science Technologies and Environment.

Ms.Neha Thakur

Ms.Neha Thakur

Scientific Professional

neha33thakur44@gmail.com

9459255507

Neha Thakur Has done M.Phil from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla and her dissertation entitled as “Regional and Development Planning of Una District, Himachal Pradesh”. She completed advanced one Year Diploma in Remote Sensing and GIS from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla and 12 weeks regular course on “Geospatial Technologies and Applications", NRSC, Hyderabad. She joined Himachal Pradesh State Centre on Climate Change as Scientific Professional in 2018 and currently working in Project entitled as “Geo-Resources and Impact Assessment of Geo (Exogenic) Processes in N. W. Himalayan Ecosystem” (WIHG Project). She got well experienced of 3 years from NGO- Institute for Spatial Planning and Environment Research, (ISPER) Panchkula. Projects handled earlier: Different Maps Parameters of 60 No. IWMP’s of 14 Districts of Haryana; Maps of different Parameters Mallah Sub-Watershed Project funded by NABARD; Maps of different Parameters Shiwalik Tal Dangri Watershed, Panchkula, Haryana funded by NABARD ;Land Suitability Analysis (LSA) New Township - Badsha, District Jhajjar, Haryana; Zonal Plan for Saharanpur Development Authority ; Integrated Watershed Management Programme of fourteen Districts of Haryana ; Revival of Ghaggar River : Phase- II ; Satluj Basin Hydroelectricity Projects in Tribal Kinnaur District: Their Impact on Socio-Economic Development and Social Reciprocity; Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India; NABARD; PRODUCE Fund: Formation of ‘Tangri Agro Producers Company Limited’ and ‘Kalka Farmers Producers Organization’; NABARD; Formation of Farmers Clubs (FCs) in Panchkula District.

Ms. Aditi Panatu

Ms. Aditi Panatu

Scientific Professional

aditi19ccc@gmail.com

94185-30029

Ms. Aditi Panatu working as Scientific Professional under Project “Understanding the Nature of Alpine Timberline of Himalaya: Integrating Ecological and Scenario Studies for Assessing the Impact of Climate Change”.She did her B.Sc (Hons.) Biotechnology from St. Bede’s College, Shimla and M.Sc. Biotechnology from Shoolini University, Solan. She has expertise in Molecular Cloning, spent significant time working on Molecular Biology skills (Polo-like-kinases & Halophilic genes), computational skills, Microbiology and Immunological skills (Blood Sampling and testing). She has worked on the Project “Screening of pigment producing bacterial strains for industrially important enzymes and isolation of genes encoding them”.She has experience of One month observer ship from “Aishwarya life sciences” 2013 and one month training from “IGMC SHIMLA” (Microbiology and Biochemistry department-Session 2016) in Microbiology labs- ICTC, Serology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Anaerobic bacteriology laboratories. She has attended Workshop on “Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Geographical Indications (GI) 2017. She has working experience of 1 year in Science Popularization Program (HIMCOSTE).

Ms. Yamini Thakur

Ms. Yamini Thakur

Scientific Professional

yaminithakur08@gmail.com

8544757243

Ms. Yamini Thakur has done her Msc. in Botany from Shoolini Institute of life science and business management (SILB) Solan affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University Shimla. She has done a course on people's biodiversity register from HIMCOSTE under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. Presently she is working as a Scientific Professional at the state centre on climate change under aegis of the State Council for Science Technology & Environment Himachal Pradesh.

Ms. Monika Chauhan

Ms. Monika Chauhan

Scientific Professional

monikachauhan1654@gmail.com

9857193117

Ms. Monika Chauhan has done her Masters in Geography Himachal Pradesh University and a Diploma in Disaster Management from Institute of Integrated Himalayan Studies, from HPU. She completed advanced one Year Diploma in Remote Sensing and GIS from Himachal Pradesh University. She had 3 years of working Experience in DST sponsored Project “Studies on improving livelihood generation through scientific interventions in Pinus gerardiana Wall and important wild mushrooms in Himachal Pradesh”. It was a joint project of Himalayan Forest Research Institute (HFRI) and Himachal Pradesh Council for Science, Technology and Environment (HIMCOSTE). She joined Himachal Pradesh State Centre on Climate Change as Scientific Professional in 2021.

Mr. Vikas Verma

Mr.Vikas Verma

Data Entry Operator

verma.back2962@gmail.com

8988055657

Vikas Verma (PGDCA,PGDM) is working as a Data Entry Operator in Himachal Pradesh State Centre on Climate Change O/o State Council for Science, Technology & Environment, H.P since 2012. He got well experienced as a Relationship Officer in Fullerton India Credit Company Limited, Solan, H.P. He joined Himachal Pradesh State Centre on Climate Change as DEO in Feb. 2012 and has got a good experience in maintain the data entry of National Environment Awareness Campaign (NEAC) & Eco-Club Reports, Right to Information Act (RTI), Dairy & Dispatch assignment, Maintenance of daily Temperature & Rainfall Data of 18 Stations of Himachal Pradesh from IMD Web Portal and other official work.

Mr. Jitender Kumar Sharma

Mr.Jitender Kumar Sharma

Data Entry Operator

sharmajitendra356@gmail.com

89459587524

Jitendra Kumar Sharma(BSC(IT)) is working as Data Entry Operator in H.P State Centre on Climate Change O/o the State Council for Science Technology and Environment, since 2012. He got well experience from Glenmark Pharmaceutical Ltd, Baddi. He joined HP State Centre on Climate Change as Data Entry Operator in January 2012, and has got a good experience in maintain the data entry, compiling and also doing other official work.

Ms. Aarti Sharma

Ms. Aarti Sharma

Data Entry Operator

aartish114@gmail.com

98166-29665

Ms. Aarti Sharma has done her graduation in B.Sc (Computer Science) from Kurukshetra University and a one year diploma in web designing and basic knowledge of computer. She has four year working experience in the relevant field in various industries and she also has two year working experience in DST project “Diversification of Fruit Farming through cultivation of Potential underutilized fruit in low and foothills of Himachal Pradesh” in H.P State Biodiversity Board. She Joined Himachal Pradesh State Centre on Climate change as Data Entry Operator on 2021.

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