ABOUT US

FOUNDATION FOR ORGANIC AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT is a not for profit voluntary organization formed on 25th July 2004 and is registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860.

1. Name of the Society: Foundation For Organic & Rural Development (FORD)
2. Registered Office: C-176, Nehru Colony, Dehradun-248001, Uttarakhand, India
3. Tele: 9412075015
4 Email: info@fordindia.org, drrkpant@gmail.com
5. Legal Status: Registered Society under Societies Registration Act 21 of 1860
6. Registration Number: UK 06008052020003834 (old 559/2004-2005) valid till 26th August 2024.
7. PAN Number: AAAAF1253F
8. Registration with Niti Ayog at NGO Darpan UA/2017/0180073
9. Banker: Punjab National Bank, A-160, Nehru Colony, Dehradun- 248001,Uttrakhand, India

A/C Number:  51882191030905

IFS Code: PUNB0518810

10. External Auditor: Manish Arora & Co, 79, Nari Shilp Mandir Marg, Chakrata Road, Dehradun-248001
11. Working Area: Whole of Uttarakhand , India
12. Main Body: 1. General Body: Comprising of all members of the society except honorary members.
2. Governing Body: Consisting of not less than seven nor more than eleven members of the society including office bearers.
13. Executive Functionary: Secretary is the Executive Functionary of the Society
Our Resource Persons
President: Dr. B.P. Nautiyal:
M.Sc, PhD having more than 35 years of experience working in different positions with Central & State Govt. Institutions. Worked as DGM, NABARD, Director of Horticulture, Govt. of Uttarakhand, Dean in Chandra Singh Garhwali University of Horticulture & Forestry, Bharsar etc.Published a book title “Shilpi” on Uttarakhand art and craft.
Vice President: Mrs. Geeta Gairola:
M.A. (Eco. Hist., Hindi), B.Ed.
a women activist and social worker. Worked as a Distt. Project Coordinator in a World Bank Project known as DASP, Uttaranchal. Worked as a State Director of Mahila Samakhya, Uttarakhand. Having more than 30  years of experience  in community  development, organizing women   into groups, providing income generating activities, generating awareness about health hygiene, against dowry, child marriages etc. having overseas exposure of Malaysia and Singapore.
Secretary/ Chief Functionary Dr. R. K. Pant:
Ph.D. (FRI), M.Sc. (Bot), MSW, PGD (Seri). Undergone numerous trainings at various domestic & overseas institutes of repute like management training at IIM, Bangalore, training on World Bank’s Procurement Procedure at ASCI, Hyderabad, international training on organic farming at Aurangabad, quality silk production training at Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanjing, China, training on Germ Plasm Management at Asian Vegetables Research and Development Centre (AVRDC) Taiwan and Bangkok, Training on plant germ plasm management at International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT),Colombia (S. America) etc.Work ExperienceHaving more than 36 years of experience in working with State, Central Govt., NGOs and World Bank Projects.
Retired as Deputy Secretary/Zonal Head from CSB, Min. Of Textiles, Govt. Of India.
Served as Technical Expert (Seri.) in a World Bank Project known as Diversified Agricultural Support Project (DASP), UP and as Technical Head in DASP, Uttarakahnd. Remained instrumental in developing rural infrastructure in Uttarakhnad like up gradation of 110 kms of rural roads, 3 RCC brides (in Dehradun), 8 rural markets (Haath Painths), 15 horticulture collection centres, 5 Post Harvest Training Centres, 2 Technology Dissemination Centres etc. Arranged establishment of Pantnagar Centre for Plant Genetic Resources (PCPGR).
Working to popularize organic farming. Popularized the concept of Bio-village in UP & Uttaranchal.
Academic Achievements:
Authored a book titled “Organic Farming a tool for trainers” being used as a reference book by Agriculture Universities. Research work done at FRI is published by German Publisher LAP Lambert in the shape of a book and is available online on amazon.com titled “Growth Retardant for Foliage Improvement –by R K Pant” as a priced publication costs $89.
Served as a Chief Paper setter & Examiner for Rajasthan Higher Secondary Board, Ajmer in 1996 (for XII class).
Attended World Hindi Conference at Mauritius in 2018.
As a Resource Person
Invited by SARC Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs for a presentation on “need for organic farming” during International Women’ day at Kathmandu in 2005.
Oriented Deans & Departmental Heads of different colleges of GBPUA&T, Pantnagar on international requirements for organic production in the year 2003, serving as a resource person to SBI Training Centre, Ordinance Factory, Dehradun.
Expert Member
Served as an Expert Member in the National Standing Committee of CAPART and STEP of Govt. Of India to finalize projects on silk.
Honours
American Biographical Institute, Releigh, USA honoured for the best work done in community mobilization and agricultural diversification and included his profile in the ‘ Contemporary Who’s Who-2004”.
Project Executives of World Bank Project DASP, UK adjudged him as the Best Officer of the PCU in a secret ballot that too for two consecutive years.
Overseas Exposure
He has overseas exposure of China, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Hongkong, Nepal, France, Mauritius; Turkey, Dubai, Abudhabi, Sarjahan, Oman.
Present Involvement:
As a Secretary, FORD involved in Training M.Sc.,B.Sc. (Agri./Hort.) students of various Universities like HNB Garhwal, Uttaranchal University etc. on various aspects involved in Organic Production Processes. Involved in preparing Peoples’ Biodiversity Registers of various Gram Panchayats and Blocks as required under Biodiversity Act 2004. Organising workshops on providing scientific explanation on so called superstitions, magic, tricks etc.
Joint Secretary H.N. SemwalHaving more than 40 years of experience in working for agriculture sector and organic farming in particular. Retired as Jt. Director from Uttarakhand Organic & Seed Certification Agency.

Trainings attended Attended training imparted by  

Agricultural Processed food and Export Development Authority( APEDA),Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India on:

  • Organic Agriculture Production Certification
  • Inspection and certification of farm crops and  handlings of Organic production
  • (as per National and International Standers )
  • Setup of an Organic Certification Body
  • (as per ISO – Guide 65)
  • Inspection and Certification of Livestock
  • (as per National Program on Organic Production – India  NPOP).

Attended training imparted by

IAOI/GROLINK (Independent Organic Inspectors Association, USA ) on:

Techniques of  inspection, certification of farm crops, Processed Products

(as per national and international Standers )

 Served as Technical Consultant, Advisor and Associate and provided consultancy services on organic farming to :

Himmothan Society (a Tata Trust project), Dehradun.

  • Sanjeevani Organic Dehra dun.
  • Clover Organic Pvt. Ltd.
  • ADFA Dehradun
  • FORD Dehradun
  • Bicert International Pvt. Ltd. Indor, MP

 Association /Coordination With Service Providers (Jan. 2018 onwards)

  • Provided expert services to three States of NE region and assisted Service Providers in developing organic agriculture production program as per National, International Organic Agriculture Standers under Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North eastern Regions (MOVCD – NER) scheme of INM Division, Ministry of Agriculture And Farmers’ Welfare, Govt. of INDIA.
  • Provided expert services to two States and assisted Service Providers in developing organic agriculture production program as per PGS – INDIA Standers under  Parampragat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) scheme of INM Division, Ministry of Agriculture And Farmers’ Welfare, Govt. of INDIA.
  • Providing expert services to Service Providers in developing organic agriculture production program as per PKVY and PGS – INDIA Guidance under Shwachta Action Plan “Namami Gange” Clean Abhiyan of  National Mission for Clean Ganga, Govt.of INDIA in Uttarakhand

WORK EXPERIENCE:  (May, 1979 to Oct.2017)

40 years of experience in working under Govt. of U.P. and  Uttarakhand and U.P.

Fields of work;

  1. Production and processing of Nucleus, Breeder seed in GB Pant Agriculture University Pantnagar.
  2. Production, Processing, Analysis of agricultural crops – seeds as per Seed rules -Seed Act 1966.
  3. Certification of Seeds according to Seed Standards -Seed Act 1966.Certification of Organic Production (agriculture farm crops, live stock, wild produce, aquatic production,
  4. Processing and trading Units etc.) as per NPOP, NOP, Bio-Swiss and others national and Inter-national Standards.

Overseas Exposure

 Attended Organic Expos

Bio – fach- in Germany, Japan, USA and India.

  • Organic Institute Exposure- FiBIL – Switzerland

Attended Organic Expos organized by Govt. of India– in Delhi, Kerala.  Karnataka, Maharashtra

  • Provided expert services to two States and assisted Service Providers in developing organic agriculture production program as per PGS – INDIA Standers under  Parampragat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) scheme of INM Division, Ministry of Agriculture And Farmers’ Welfare, Govt. of INDIA.
  • Providing expert services to Service Providers in developing organic agriculture production program as per PKVY and PGS – INDIA Guidance under Shwachta Action Plan “Namami Gange” Clean Abhiyan of  National Mission for Clean Ganga, Govt.of INDIA in Uttarakhand

WORK EXPERIENCE:  (May, 1979 to Oct.2017)

40 years of experience in working under Govt. of U.P. and Uttarakhand and U.P.

Fields of work;

  1. Production and processing of Nucleus, Breeder seed in GB Pant Agriculture University Pantnagar.
  2. Production, Processing, Analysis of agricultural crops – seeds as per Seed rules -Seed Act 1966.
  3. Certification of Seeds according to Seed Standards -Seed Act 1966.Certification of Organic Production (agriculture farm crops, live stock, wild produce, aquatic production,
  4. Processing and trading Units etc.) as per NPOP, NOP, Bio-Swiss and others national and Inter-national Standards.

Overseas Exposure

 Attended Organic Expos

Bio – fach- in Germany, Japan, USA and India.

  • Organic Institute Exposure- FiBIL – Switzerland
  • Attended Organic Expos organized by Govt. of India– in Delhi, Kerala.  Karnataka, Maharashtra.
  • Treasurer
Dr. Dhirendra Badoni:MA in Geography &   MA in Non Formal Education from HNB Garhwal University Srinagar Garhwal, 1997 Some key Training Programs attended

  • Community Action Plan and Monitoring from Uttarakhand Academy of Administration, Nainital
  • Training in Participatory Rural Appraisal, Rapid Rural Appraisal, PLA and SARAR tools and techniques from Sahbhagi Sikshan Kedra, Lucnow
  • Advance Techniques of farming, Bhartiya Parbandhan Sansthan Lucknow
  • Hygiene, Environmental Sanitation Awareness Training from Uttarakhand from Uttarakhand Academy of Administration, Nainital
  • Natural Resource Management including Watershed Development and Management from Siyaram Kutir Madhya Pradesh
  • Child Rights and Advocacy from Jamia Milia Muslim University Delhi
  • Catchment Protection and Development from  Forest Research Institute Dehradun
  • Water and Sanitation Management, Water and sanitation Institute Ranchi, Jharkhand
  • Advance agricultural Techniques from G B Pant Agricultural University
  • SHG formation, Strengthening and Linkages from Diversified Agriculture Support Program, Uttarakhand
  • Organic Farming and Management from Diversified Agriculture Support Program, Uttarakhand
  • Art and Artisans skill Development from NABARD, Dehradun
  • Formation of women Federation for Livelihood Enhancement from Plan India
  • Computer Knowledge: MS Word, Excel, Internet Zetking Institute Uttarkashi
  • Community Based Eco Tourism from Plan India
Employment Record 
1.10.2016 to till date 
Working as Project Coordinator with Garhwal Vikas Kendra Support in Hans Foundation Program for Hans Jal Dhara project in Uttarakhand.
1.12.2015 to  September 2016
 Worked as Project Coordinator with Institute Development support in Infrastructure Development Program For Tourism in Uttarakhand

15Feb. 2015 to Oct 2015

Worked as Community and Communication Consultant with World Bank Assisted Project entitled Nir Nirmal in Jharkhand State

April  2007 to March 2009

Worked as Team Leader with Sir Ratan Tata Supported Himmothan Pariyojna in SBMA, Tehri Garhwal

April 2009 to Jan 2015

Worked as Community Development Specialist with Sir Ratan Tata Supported Himmothan Pariyojna in SBMA, Tehri Garhwal

01 April 2004 to 30 March. 2007

Worked as Community Development Specialist with Plan International funded Garhwal Project in SBMA, Tehri Garhwal

01 June 2002 to Mar. 2004

Worked  with World Bank funded project named DASP(Diversified Agriculture Support Project)

01 Apr. 2001 to 30 May 2002

Worked as Forester  with World Bank funded Catchment Area Protection  program in SBMA, Tehri Garhwal

01 November 1997 to 30  Mar. 2001

Worked as Community Development with World Bank funded Uttarakhand Rural Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation project in SBMA, Tehri Garhwal

01 July 1997    to Oct. 1997

Worked as Community Facilitator with  Art & Artisan Support Project supported by NABARD in SBMA, Tehri Garhwal

Member Dr. Kamal Bahuguna

MSW, PhD in Environment Management, MBA in Disaster Management and having more than twenty years of experience in working for community development and also heading a NGO known as HIFEED as its Executive Director.