Field Team

Mr. Babula Sunabomso (Amit), Field Coordinator - Rayagada district, Odisha

A Graduate with more than seven years experience in plantation and agro-forestry, Babula is apt in community mobilization, capacity building, staff management and conflict resolution. He earlier worked with farmers’ cooperative (NACL) and later with educational institution in Rayagada before joining SAI. Babula is fluent in tribal language (Kui), Oriya, Hindi, Telgu and English. He is in-charge of SAI’s field operations in Rayagada district.

 

 

Mr. Pankaj Lochan Bar, Field Coordinator - Koraput district, Odisha

Pankaj has completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application and a Graduate Degree in Arts. Before joining SAI he worked with Pragati Agriculture & NTFP Cooperative Society Ltd. at Rayagada for five years, where he was involved in promoting plantation and integrated vegetable cultivation with the tribal community. Pankaj is coordinating SAI’s field operations in Koraput district.

 

 

Mr. Tankadhar Sahu, Training & Procurement Incharge

Tankadhar or Bapi worked at Utkal Alumina as local supervisor earlier. He joined SAI as Community Resource Person in 2015. Based on his performance he has been promoted as Incharge-Training & Procurement from 2018. He is a local youth, stays in one of the SAI’s intervention village, and coordinates SAI's training and capacity building interventions as well as procurement of goods and services. He has received training on agriculture & horticulture development and organic farming by the government department.

 

Mr. Ramesh Chandra Majhi, Senior Community Resource Person - Rayagada

joined as Community Resource Person (CRP) in 2015, and has recently been promoted as Senior CRP. Ramesh is a tribal youth from Renga Panchayat in Kashipur block, Rayagada. He studied up to 10th standard and worked with a local NGO 'Agragamee'. Later he served as ‘Sarpanch’ of Renga panchayat for 5 years. Ramesh is a progressive farmer in the area, and role model for the fellow farmers.

 

 

Gupta Jhodia, Intern, Renga Cluster, Kashipur - Rayagada

Gupta is intermediate passed and is a small farmer. A child of SAI’s collaborative farmer from 2015 cycle, Gupta is well versed with SAI’s principles and working modality. Gupta is an intern in Renga cluster who is associated with concerned CRP in Kashipur. He is getting expertise in mobilizing and training farmers; assisting them in preparing field, completing crop cultivation and plantation activities and providing them regular technical support.

 

Manoj Majhi, Intern, Pukesh Cluster, Bankam- Rayagada

Manoj is 10th passed. He was initially collaboritive farmer with SAI from 2017 cycle. He is well versed with SAI’s principles and working modality. Manoj is an intern in Renga cluster who is associated with concerned CRP in Rayagada. He is getting expertise in mobilizing and training farmers; assisting them in preparing field, completing crop cultivation and plantation activities and providing them regular technical support.

 

Jaya Jani, Intern, Biriguda Cluster, Dasmantpur- Koraput

Jaya Jani was initially collaboritive farmer with SAI from 2017 cycle. He is well versed with SAI’s principles and working modality. Jaya is an intern in Biriguda cluster who is associated with concerned CRP in Dasmantpur. He is getting expertise in mobilizing and training farmers; assisting them in preparing field, completing crop cultivation and plantation activities and providing them regular technical support.

 

Mr. Dekhina Majhi, Community Resource Person - Rayagada

Dekhina is a small farmer from Dongasil Panchayat in Kashipur block who joined SAI as CRP in 2017. He has studied upto 10th standard. Dekhina is looking after Dongasil cluster in Rayagada district by mobilizing and training farmers; assisting them in preparing field, completing crop cultivation and plantation activities and providing them regular technical support.

 

 

Mr. Saban Kumar Jhodia, Community Resource Person - Rayagada

Saban, like other CRPs himself is a small farmer from Kodipari Panchayat of  Kashipur block. He recently joined SAI as CRP. He has studied upto 10th standard. Saban is looking after Kodipari cluster in kashipur, Rayagada by mobilizing and training farmers; assisting them in preparing field, completing crop cultivation and plantation activities and providing them regular technical support.

 

 

Mr. Purna Petia, Community Resource Person - Koraput

Purna is a Graduate in Arts, residing in A. Malkangiri block of Koraput. Purna is looking after Balighat and Malkangiri clusters.

 

 

Mr. Sitaram Jhodia, Intern in Karal - Rayagada

Sitaram was initially a collaborative farmer to SAI, and as such well versed with SAI’s principles and working modality. He is a graduate in Arts. Sitaram is looking after G. Karal cluster in Rayagada district, and his work involves mobilizing and training farmers; assisting them in preparing field, completing crop cultivation and plantation activities and providing them regular technical support.