Nationally Executed Partnership project between BIRDS and FAO of the UN
Bharathi Integrated Rural Development Society

Center for Applied Research and Extension

Collective Activity for Rejuvenation of Village Arts and Environment

Development Initiatives and People

Gram Vikas Samstha


Society for Sustainable Agriculture and Forest Ecology

Social Awareness for Integrated Development

Star Youth Association

Priyum Advisiory and Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd.

World Education

Project Steering Committee


Project Steering Committee meeting on 10th Sept 2008
Venue:Hotel Minerva Grand, Sarojini Devi Road, Secunderabad



Project Steering Committee meeting held on 24th Sept 2007  

Venue: Chiraan Fort Club, Begumpet, Hyderabad


Action Taken


Project Steering Committee meeting held on 2nd February 2007 
Venue: Hotel Taj Deccan, Hyderabad



Project Steering Committee meeting held on 19th September 2006  

Venue: Hotel Taj Residency, Hyderabad   



Project Steering Committee meeting held on 24 February, 2006, Venue : Hotel Green Park , Hyderabad



APFAMGS project funded by Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations is working along with NGO’s for promoting people managed groundwater systems. APFAMGS is involved in providing farmers with technical skills and knowledge to manage the groundwater resources optimally for ensuring its sustainability. The project currently is being implemented in 7 drought prone districts of Andhra Pradesh spread over 700 habitations. APFAMGS was initiated in 2004 and will be completed in 2008.

To advise and guide the project activities from time to time the project is constituting a steering committee. The steering committee would comprise of members with sufficient experience in the different disciplines of interest to the project.

The Steering committee will meet twice a year for reviewing the progress in the project implementation as well to plan ahead. The steering committee members will be furnished with all the relevant documents in advance before attending the meetings. The steering committee members are eligible to receive a sitting allowance as well as travel allowance wherever applicable.




  Steering Committee members


Mr. D. Sathya Murthy. I. A. S
Managing Director, 

Karnaraka Neeravari Nigam Limited (KNNL)

Governmet of Karnataka,



Dr. Rukmini Rao

Executive Director,

Centre for World Solidarity, Hyderaba

Dr. Padma Raju

Rtd. Director Of Research,

ANGR Agriculture University,



Prof. R. Jagadishwar Rao

Former Principal & Professor of Geology,

Sri Venkateshwara University



Mrs. Nandini Prasad

Gender & Development Specialist,

ICRW, Hyderabad  


Dr. K. V. Raju

Economic Advisor to Chief Minister

Government of Karnataka


Mr. Ganesh Pangare
Regional Water and Wetlands Programme, Asia
IUCN - The World Conservation Union, 63 Sukumvit, Soi 39 Prompong, Bangkok 10110 Thailand, Tel + 662 662 4029/33 Extension 402, Fax+ 662 662 4388; Mobile  + 66 (0) 81 875 1773, ; ; Skype : pangy16


Mr. V. Paul Raja Rao

Executive Director,

BIRDS, Nandyal.

Mr Gavin Lindsay Wall
FAO Representative in India & Bhutan

FAO, New Delhi

Tushaar Shah
Principal Scientist
International Water Management Institute
Elecon, Anand 388001 Gujarat, INDIA
tel. 0091-2692-229311 ; email:


Dr. P. S. Rao

National Programme Coordinator,

FAO, New Delhi

Dr. K. A. S. Mani

Project Leader,





New Committee members
Additional members have been incorporated in the Steering committee of APFAMGS. The new members who have agreed to join the steering committee are

    Madar Samad Ph.D.
Regional Director - South Asia
International Water Management Institute
ICRISAT Campus, Patancheru 502 324
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.
M.SAMAD@CGIAR.ORG, Telephone: 91-40-30713739/3735
Fax: 91-40-30713074
    Perrin Jérôme,
Co-Team Leader,Indo-French Centre for Groundwater Research centre, NGRI, Groundwater Building
Uppal Road, Hyderabad, 500007,
Tel: +91 40 23 43 46 39.
    Dr. Y.S Ramakrishna Rao (Retd.)
Director, Central Research Institute for Dry-land Agriculture, , 91-9849745877.
    V. Ratna Reddy
Centre for Economic and Social Studies
Nizamia Observatory Campus, Begumpet, Hyderabad 500 016, Ph: +91 40 23416467 (office)
+91 40 23534522 (Home), Fax: +91 40 23406808

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