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Designation: Director, Department of Environment, Science and Technology
Organisation: Government of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla
Region: Himachal Pradesh
Biosketch: Mr Kumar received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and masters in structural engineering before joining the Indian Forest Service in 1987. Mr Kumar is now the District Forest Officer for the Government of India; he manages and administers about 600 square kilometres of forest land and resources in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Confronted with very real aspects of environmental protection and sustainable development on a daily basis, his main priorities are protection, conservation, sustainable development of the forest wealth and improvement in the living conditions of the people living within the territory. Presently, he is pursuing a master of business administration at the Indira Gandhi National Open University in New Delhi. He served as Head, SAARC Forestry Centre, Bhutan. Presently he is working as Director, Dept. of Environment, Science and Technology, Government of H.P. Shimla.