October 21, 2017


Mr. Anish Kumar: Chairperson

Anish Kumar is part of the lead team at Transform Rural India. He has been working in development sector since last 25 years. He has been on the leadership team at India’s leading non-profit PRADAN, working on rural transformation. Anish kumar is the pioneer to develop and piloting the smallholder poultry model; He is chairperson of the National Smallholder Poultry Development Trust, an advisory and policy advocacy body.

Prof. Avinash Paranjape: Trustee

Armed with a Fellowship from IIM Ahmedabad and a Master’s in Economics, and a Bachelor’s in Statistics; with more than three decades of corporate and teaching experience, Proff. Avinash has a CSR side to him as well, he is a resource person in Livelihood Training at PRADAN, New Delhi, advisor to various SME firms on strategic issues, trustee at the National Small-holder Poultry Development Trust and at Jalvardhi Pratishthan.

Dr. Prasanna Pedgaonkar: Trustee

He is chief general manager at Venky’s India Ltd.  Venky’s (India) Ltd; a part of the VH Group is one of the largest integrated poultry groups in Asia. The company’s principal activities are to own and operate chicken and broiler breeding farms. Being associated with poultry industry from last so many years, as a NSPDT trustee, he brings in Industry expertise.

Dr. HareKrishna Deka: Managing Trustee

Dr. Deka started his career as a development apprentice with “PRADAN” after passing his BVSc&AH in 2001 from CVSc, Khanapara. In 2002, he joined Kesla Poultry Society (KPS) at Kesla block in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh. He pioneered the birth of Madhya Pradesh Women Poultry Producers Company Limited (MPWPCL), the state level federation of poultry cooperatives of MP. At present, Dr. Deka is sharing his time with National Smallholder Poultry Development Trust as its Managing Trustee.