T he Standing Committee on Bio-resources comprises of the following officials
1. Secretary, Department of Environment & Forests, MoEF, New Delhi-110 003 Chairman 2. Inspector General Forests, MoEF New Delhi - 110 003 Member 3. Jt. Adviser (Environ.) Planning Commission, New Delhi - 110 001 Member 4. Horticultural Commissioner, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, New Dehi - 110 001 Member 5. Representative of the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, New Delhi Member 6. Representative of Department of Bio-Technology, New Delhi - 110 001 Member 7. Secretary, Department of Forests, Government of Assam, Guwahati - 781 006 Member 8. Secretary, Department of Forests, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore - 560 001 Member 9. Secretary, Department of Forests, Government of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow Member 10. Secretary, Department of Forests, Government of Rajasthan, Jaipur Member 11. Secretary, Department of Forests, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal Member 12. Secretary, Department of Forests, Government of Sikkim, Gangtok Member 13. Secretary, Department of Forests, Government of North Eastern Council, Shillong - 793 001 Member 14. Director, Forest Survey of India (FSI), Dehradun - 248 001 Member 15. Deputy Director (Application) NRSA, Hyderabad - 500 037 (or Representative) Member 16. Group Director, Remote Sensing Applications Group SAC / ISRO, Ahmedabad - 380 053 (or Representative), Member 17. RRSSC DOS representative Member 18. Representative of NNRMS / ISRO HQ, Bangalore - 560 094 Member Secretary
Constitution of the Technical and Financial Sub-Committee of NNRMS - SC-B
The proposals submitted for consideration under the National Natural Resource Management System Standing Committee on Bioresources and Environment (NNRMS-SC-B) Scheme, as standing practice, are scrutinised thoroughly by the Committee, wherein the budgets projected by Principal Investigators (PIs) are also pruned as deemed fit. Added to this, the budgets for different projects are further pruned by the finance wing of the Ministry of Environment & Forests, which apparently is one of the main reasons for the PIs requesting for aditional funds. Further, few PIs have also indicated difficulty in meeting all the objectives of the project as originally proposed by them, in view of the budget having been pruned considerably. This was discussed in the meeting of the SC-B held on December 17, 1997.
After detailed discussions on the issue, the following sub-committee, named as "Technical and Financial Sub-Committee of NNRMS SC-B was setup :
1. Shri Nirmal Andrews JS (NA) MoEF Chairman 2. Jt. Secretary & Financial Advisor, MoEF Member 3. Dr R R Navalgund, Group Director, SAC Member 4. Dr D Pandey, Director, FSI Member 5. Shri S C Dey, Secretary General, Global Tiger Forum Member 6. Shri V S Hegde (ISRO HQ) Member Secretary SC-B Member 7. Dr A Duraisamy, Addl. Director, MoEF Convenor
This sub-committee would hereafter scrutinise carefully, on behalf of the SC-B, all the new proposals submitted for consideration under the SC-B Scheme, especially from the angle of their budgetary requirements (as against the scientific / technical objectives proposed to be accomplished), after the same are approved technically and in principle by the SC-B. Based on the recommendations of this sub-committee, Chairman SC-B, would accord final approval for the proposals for funding.
Constitution of the Forestry Sub-Committee of NNRMS SC-B
The Standing Committee on Bio-resources and Environment (SC-B) in its meeting held on December 17, 1997, considering the urgent need to holistically address the various forestry related applications / thrust areas and the great potential of IRS series of satellite for the purpose as well, constituted the following sub-committee named as Forestry Sub-Committee of NNRMS SC-B.
1. Nirmal Andrews, JS (NA), MoEF Chairman 2. Dy Inspector General of Forests (R&T), MoEF Member 3. Jt Director, Wildlife, MoEF Member 4. Director, FSI Member 5. Dy Adviser / Dy Sec Forests, DRD (MRA&E) Member 6. Representative of Finance Division, MoEF Member 7. Dr PS Roy, Head, F&E Divn. NRSA Member 8. Dr CBC Dutt, Head, F&E Divn. NRSA Member 9. Dr RN Jadhav, Scientist, SAC Member 10. Dr A Duraisamy Addl Director, MoEF Convenor
The sub-committee, keeping in view the overall forestry related application requirements in the country, would work towards identification, formulation and taking up of concrete remote sensing application programmes pertaining to the forestry area. Further, generation of specific project proposals for forestry related applications, for consideration under the NNRMS SC-B Scheme and other feasible schemes /programmes as well, would be worked out/ensured by this sub-committee.