Name : Dr G Venkata Raju
Education :

M.Sc. (Marine sciences – Marine Biology); Ph.D. (Marine Living Resources); Diploma in Computer Applications

Experience :
  1. 34 years of total Govt service

  2. Working in NIRD&PR since 2008. Conducted research and consultancy projects sponsored by NFDB,
    State fisheries Depts, relating to fisheries and agriculture subjects in respect of planning, monitoring
    and evaluation. Organised training programmes for officers working in govt and autonomous bodies
    on practical aspects of operating M&E in their organisations.

  3. Prior to joining in NIRD&PR, worked as Deputy Director of Fisheries in State Fisheries Department,
    Govt of AP. Served about 26 years in different cadres. Associated with number of international projects
    funded by DFID, FAO, UNDP, BOBO etc. for the development of fisheries and also in implementation of
    various schemes meant for development and welfare of the fishers and fish farmers.
Email : gvraju.nird[at]
Phone : (+91) 040-24008508
Mobile : 9441779514

Areas of Specialisation

  1. Application of project management in agriculture and allied sector programmes / schemes for sustainable production

  2. Action research projects for developing technologies for need based issues in fisheries

  3. Seasonal variations and adoptability of farmers level interventions in coastal livelihoods

Professional Affiliation

  1. Currently associated as a member in Board Research Studies of Department of Marine Living Resources, Andhra University

  2. Collaborated with Marine Resources Assessment Group (MRAG), UK under funding support of Department for International Development (DFID) and organised Capacity building in the use of FMSP (fisheries) stock assessment tools and management guidelines in Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and West Bengal States and also case study on Participatory Fisheries Stock Assessment of mud crab (Scylla serrata) fishery in Coringa mangroves, East Godavari dist, A.P. (2005)

  3. Developed material for publications of reading material for neo-literates and Primer for coastal fishing community in collaboration with State Resource Center for Adult and Continuing Education (SPACE)(2004)

Publications/articles/cases/reviews (Numbers)

Published a total of 31 research papers, books, book chapters and conference papers in international and national scientific journals


Current research

  1. Currently engaged in preparation of Inland Fisheries Development plan for Telangana State and other activities mandated for Centre for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.


Workshops / Conferences attended

International - Attended number of national and international workshops which include visit to countries like Malaysia and Australia under Sea Turtle Conservation Programme of UNDP (2001), and Egypt on Fish Culture Development under the programme of Afro-Asia Rural Development Organisations (AARDO) – (2011)

Trainings Conducted

  1. Conducted training programmes on capacity building of rural development practitioners (Officers/NGOs) on Coastal Zone management, Sustainable Coastal Livelihoods, Formulation and Appraisal of projects for RD programmes, etc.
  2. In the backdrop of different agro-climatic conditions, the training programmes conducted for Assam fish farmers has made significant contribution in adoption of specially designed technical and managerial interventions and promotion of sustainable fish farming in Assam State.
  3. Capacity building of officers of sponsoring agencies like NFDB and NDDB on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME)

Invited Talks / Presentations

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