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Photograph of Dr.Pankaj Shrivastava, Director, IIFM

Dr. Pankaj Srivastava, Director, IIFM

About the Director:

Dr. Pankaj Srivastava is an officer of 1987 batch from M.P. cadre of Indian Forest Service. Dr. Srivastava has been working in M.P. for last 3 decades. Having done his graduation as well as post-graduation both with University Gold medal, he has accomplished his doctorate in Forestry from Devi Ahilaya University, Indore.

Apart from vast field experience in the field of forestry and wildlife management Dr. Srivastava has also worked in World Bank aided M.P. Forestry Project and the unique Lok Vaniki Mission launched in the state of M.P. to facilitate scientific management of private forests. He has played crucial role in institutionalizing participatory forest management in Madhya Pradesh both at policy as well as implementation level.

Dr. Srivastava also holds diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication from P.D. Tondon University, Allahabad. He has authored several books out of which one on forest hydrology of river Narmada titled “Jungle Rahe Taki Narmada Bahe ! has been honoured with Medini Award by Government of India. Another book on rich fossil wealth of Narmada valley has been felicitated by Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow.