Professional Experience :
Over 36 years of progressively responsible professional experience in the water resources sector, implementing the policies, programmes and projects of Central Government. Key areas of specialization include irrigation/hydropower and dams project planning, due diligence, hydraulic and structural analysis and detailed design engineering of various components of surface and underground projects, dam safety engineering, trouble shooting, project construction coordination and implementation.
Over the years, he has made significant contributions in the design engineering of several projects in the country, notable being Nathpa Jhakri and Rampur hydropower projects in Himachal Pradesh, Srisailam underground project in erstwhile Andhra Pradesh, Pykara project in Tamil Nadu and Doyang dam project in Nagaland.
His overseas contribution includes design consultancy/expert advice to projects in Afghanistan, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Nepal and Tajikistan.
He has steered the implementation of Polavaram irrigation project across the river Godavari in Andhra Pradesh, which inter alia involves construction of a large earth-cum-rock fill dam, spillway and irrigation system. He has also held the additional charge of Chairman, National Dam Safety Authority, newly established under the provisions of the Dam Safety Act, 2021.
He has earlier been associated with the implementation of the Tribunal Awards/Agreements on few Inter-State rivers in the country. He has also been involved in the bilateral discussions on water resources projects and in the implementation of the Treaties/Agreements on trans-boundary rivers with Bangladesh and Nepal through the established bilateral mechanisms.
He has made significant technical contribution to BIS Codes, CWC, CBIP and IRC publications. He has delivered talks in various forums in India and abroad. He has to his credit around 35 papers in National and International Conferences/Journals/Springer/Taylor & Francis publications. He is recipient of IGS-AFCONS award for the best paper and recipient of Landmark Publication award on three occasions.