Sanjay Gupta is a post-graduate in Physics from University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee) and Law graduate from University of Delhi. He is an Indian Forest Service officer from the 1987 batch. He worked as Special Commissioner (Irrigation and CAD) during 2005 to 2010 and has led a team of professionals to implement participatory irrigation management and water sector reforms. He has been working in the field of natural resource management for more than two decades.
A. Sailaja is M.Tech (Remote Sensing) from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam and presently working as Assistant Executive Engineer in the office of the Commissioner, Command Area Development (CAD), Irrigation and Command Area Development Department (I&CAD), Government of A.P. She has experience in creating digital database and analysing it for link to the digital thematic layers. She supplemented river basin maps, district maps, flood affected villages and railway-affecting tanks to help decision makers to route the flood water safely without affecting the rail and road network. She also mapped the rain and river gauge stations.
B. Swapna is M.Tech in GIS and Remote Sensing from Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University, Hyderabad with varied experience in data management and GIS software in government based-organisations. She specialises in data analysis and visual presentation. She initiated the work on project boundaries and later automatised the process of creation of maps on the performance of irrigation projects at various hierarchies from the raw data. This automated output assists the farmers’ organisations in evaluating their performance and help arrive at points of action for the following season.