Mr. Pravesh Sharma – Rally for Rivers Board Member

    [Mr. Pravesh Sharma]

    IAS (retired), who last served as MD of Small Farmer’s AgribusinessConsortium in the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India

    Board member of Rally for Rivers. Isha Outreach has appointed an eminent Rally for Rivers board (constituted on November 8, 2017) to oversee the Cauvery Calling project.

    A former IAS officer with deep experience of the agriculture sector, Pravesh Sharma took voluntary retirement after 34 years of service, to work more closely with the farming community.

    Mr. Sharma, during his tenure in the Ministry of Agriculture, initiated a campaign to promote farmer producer organisations (FPOs) and helped register over a thousand FPOs across the country. He is currently supporting an effort to create a National Association of FPOs (NAFPO), to develop a platform that will bring FPO-related issues to the attention of policymakers.

    Mr. Sharma is also working with farmers and FPOs to create farm-market linkages, and is the CEO of Sabziwala, a start-up linking fruit and vegetable farmers to urban consumers, thereby creating a robust supply of fresh produce.

    In his long association with the farm sector, Mr. Sharma served as Secretary, Agriculture, in the Govt. of Madhya Pradesh; as India Representative of the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD); and as Visiting Fellow at Princeton University.

    Mr. Sharma also serves in a part-time capacity as Adviser (Agriculture) to FICCI, and Chief Adviser to the Madhya Bharat Consortium of Farmer Producer Companies. He is a Visiting Senior Fellow at ICRIER, a Delhi-based thinktank, and writes a fortnightly column for the Indian Express. He also lectures frequently on rural economy and agriculture policy at IIM Ahmedabad, IRMA and the National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie.

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    Cauvery Calling
    Velliangiri Foothills,
    Ishana Vihar Post, Coimbatore – 641114
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