T S Raji Gain
Mrs. T S Raji Gain, Director, BIRD has over 32 years’ Pan India experience in agriculture and rural development having worked in NABARD in various capacities. She has been a Faculty Member at the Bankers’ Institute for Rural Development, Lucknow and Technical Advisor at UP Diversified Agriculture support Program, a World Bank Project and head of Natural Resource Management Centre of NABARD. She has experience in capacity building/ training, research and consultancy. Her areas of interest include gender, Natural Resource Management through Peoples’ Participation and Climate Resilient agriculture and livelihoods. She is a Post-Graduate in Agriculture Physics from Indian Agriculture Research Institute and holds Certificates on Land Use Management and Climate Finance from World Bank Institute. Currently, she is also an Independent Director on the Board of Bandhan Bank and Chairman of the Board Committee on CSR. She has also been Member of Board of Studies of Extension Education at Srimati Nathubai Damodar Thakurdas University, Mumbai. She has about 36 papers published nationally and internationally to her credit in her areas of interest.