Thematic committees

Thematic Expert Committee on Access Benefits Sharing

1. Dr. Giridhar Kinhal, IFS (Retd.)
Former Chairman, Expert Committee on Access Benefits Sharing for evaluation of ABS applications received by NBA Chairman
2. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests or representative, Goa Forest Department Co- Chair
3. Shri. Shri. Ishwar Poojar, National Level expert on ABS Member
4. Director or representative from Department of Fisheries Member
5. Director or representative from Directorate of Agriculture Member
6. Director or representative from Directorate of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Member
7. The Chief Inspector, Inspectorate of Factories & Boilers Member
8. The Principal, Forest Training School, Department of Forest Member
9. Representative from Legal Advisory Group, GSBB Member
10. Representative from Goa Chamber of Commerce & Industry Member
11. Special invitee with knowledge and expertise specific to industry under screening Member
12. Shri. Pradip Kakodkar, 15/A Santeri Chambers, Near Sarvodaya School, Curchorem Member
13. Member Secretary, Goa State Biodiversity Board Convener

Thematic Expert Committee on Traditional Knowledge and Biodiversity Heritage Sites
1. Member Secretary, Goa State Medicinal Plant Board or his representative Chairman
2. Dr. Arun Joshi, Professor & Head of Pharmacology Department, Goa College of Pharmacy, Panaji Member
3. Director, Department of AYUSH or his representative Member
4. Dr. Prajal Sakhardande, Associate Professor & Head – Dept. of History, Dhempe College, Miramar Member
5. Shri. Rajendra Kerkar, Expert Member, GSBB Member
6. Dr. Arvind Haldankar, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Shri. Mallikarjun College of Arts and Commerce, Canacona Member
7. Shri. Shirish Pai, Traditional Knowledge Holder, Canacona Member
8. Shri. Martinho Minion Fernandes, H. No.812, Bansai, Cacora Member
9. Member Secretary, Goa State Biodiversity Board Convener

Thematic Expert Committee on Marine and Wetland Biodiversity

1. Director, Department of Fisheries or his representative Chairman
2. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Goa Forest Department or his representative Member
3. Dr. Baban Ingole, Scientist, Visiting Scientist, National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research Member
4. Dr. C. U. Rivonker, Professor, Department of Marine Sciences, Goa University Member
5. Dr. Antonio Mascarenhas, Former Scientist, NIO; Former Expert Member, GSBB Member
6. Dr. Manoj Borkar, Professor, Carmel College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Nuvem Member
7. Member Secretary, Goa State Biodiversity Board Convener

Thematic Expert Committee on Capacity Building and Communication

1. Director, Directorate of Education, Porvorim Chairman
2. Member Secretary, Goa State Council for Science & Technology or his nominee Member
3. Shri. Sujeet Kumar Dongre, Programme Coordinator, Centre for Environment Education (CEE) Member
4. Ms. Bindiya Chari, Special Correspondent, Times of India Member
5. Ms. Gauree Malkarnekar, Senior correspondent, The Times of India Member
6. Shri. Pandurang Gaonkar, Special Correspondent, Goan Varta Member
7. Shri. Baban Bhagat, Reporter Navprabha Member
8. Shri. Shri. Navnat Vaidya, H. no. 319, Fondvem, Cacora, Curchorem Member
9. Member Secretary, Goa State Biodiversity Board Convener

Thematic Expert Committee on Agrobiodiversity

1. Ms. Kamakshi Pai, General Manager, NABARD (In personal capacity) Chairperson
2. Managing Director, Goa State Horticulture Corporation Ltd. Member
3. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Goa Forest Department or his representative Member
4. Director, Directorate of Agriculture or his representative Member
5. Shri. Shrirang V. Jambhale, Principal, Ramanata Crisna Raikar School of Agriculture, Savoi Verem, Ponda Member
6. Shri. Satish Prabhu Tendulkar, Former Director, Directorate of Agriculture Member
7. Chairperson, State Farmers’ Advisory Committee Member
8. Dr. Vidhya Gaude, Agriculture expert Member
9. Dr. Suresh Kunkaliekar, Principal, Don Bosco College of Agriculture, Sulcorna Member
10. Shri. Prakash Pednekar, Agriculturist & BMC member of Reis Magos Member
11. Shri. Tufani Prajapati, Ex- Director Agriculture, H. No. 8/254, Mahadegal, Cacora, Curchorem Member
12. Member Secretary, Goa State Biodiversity Board Convener

Thematic Expert Committee on People’s Biodiversity Register and its Validation
1. Dr. Vinod Dhargalkar, Former Scientist, NIO; Member GSWA Chairman
2. Chief Engineer, Water Resources Department or his representative Member
3. Director, Directorate of Agriculture or his representative Member
4. Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Goa Forest Department or his representative Member
5. Director, Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Ela, Old Goa Member
6. Director or representative from Directorate of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Member
7. Expert Member, Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority Member
8. Nominee from Directorate of Archives & & Archaeology Member
9. Dr. Baban Ingole, Visiting Scientist, National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, Vasco Member
10. Dr. M. K. Janarthanam, Professor, Department of Botany, Goa University Member
11. Dr. Suhas Godse, Ex. Professor, Dhempe College of Arts & Science Member
12. Dr. Sangram Keshari Das, Reader, Gomantak Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya & Research Centre, Shiroda Member
13. Dr. Sachin Tendulkar, CEO, Mineral Foundation of Goa. Member
14. Dr. Ranjita Sawaiker, Professor, Department of Botany, P.E.S. College Member
15. Dr. I. Krishnananda Pai, Ex. Professor, Department of Zoology, Goa University Member
16. Dr. Ashok Mangutkar, Ex. Prof. Govt. College Quepem, Abhisheik, 409/3, Dhamad Xeldem, Quepem Member
17. Member Secretary, Goa State Biodiversity Board Convener

TSG Technical Support Groups
1. M/s Ecocare Ecology Consurvators, Dadar- West Mumbai, Maharashtra
2. Nirmal Vishwa (Goa), Khadpabandh- Ponda, Goa
3. Building Environment (India) Pvt. Ltd., Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
4. Smt. Parvatibai Chowgule College of Arts and Science, Margao- Goa
5. Padmaja Aerobiologicals Pvt. Ltd., Navi Mumbai- Maharashtra
6. Vivekanand Environment Awareness Brigade, Keri, Sakhali- Goa
7. The Energy and Resources Institute, Bambolim- Goa
8. Fine Envirotech Engineers, Mumbai- Maharashtra
9. Kindalkatta FSHG, Gaondongri, Canacona- Goa
10. ICLEI South Asia, Delhi
11. Vidnyan Parishad Goa,
12. Terra Nero Environmental Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
13. Biodiversity Action network of Goa
14. Goa Green life Foundation
15. Arannya Environment Research Organisation