Dr Dharmesh Verma


Independent Consultant

  • Domain Expert in Basmati Rice Pre-Harvest processes, regenerative agriculture and machine learning for geospatial technology with over 25years of experience across government, private, and international organizations

  • Past

    Patanjali Organic Research Institute State Coordinator

    Global Head-Technical

  • Sourced Internal Customers, Stream lined business development and agronomic recommendations.
  • Liaised for regulatory affairs with concerned government departments to bring good products under FCO.

  • UPL Ltd- India

    Senior Consultant–Remote Sensing & GIS Applications

  • Managed Basmati rice production estimation project for BEDF(APEDA) in five Basmati growing states of India using field and satellite images; delivered yield modeling using meteorological data and satellite image-derived indices.
  • Expertise with a conceptual understanding of climate change, climates mart agriculture, organic farming, carbon sequestration, farmer training and multiple project management.
  • Executed and managed pioneer projects on Basmati cultivation, varietal discrimination, acreage estimation and yield forecast for 85 districts of JK, Punjab, Haryana, Western UP and Himachal Pradesh.
  • Trained several farmer trainers in organic farming including Basmati rice in Haryana under the NSDC project. Surveyed 30,000+ Basmati growers in GI area over the span of a decade.

  • Professional Trainings/Courses

  • ERDAS-Imagine version 8.3 by Remote Sensing Instruments, Hyderabad at RSAC-UP, Lucknow.
  • Statistical methods at the Institute of Applied Statistics & Development Studies, Lucknow.
  • ERDAS Imagine 8.3 at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun.
  • Crop modeling at Sugarcane Institute, Lucknow, conducted by CSSRI, Karnal.
  • Genesis of salt-affected soils at CSSRI, Karnal, sponsored by UPCAR.

  • Honors & Awards:

  • Chair, Technical Session in 7th International Conf. on Desert,Desertification and Dry lands.
  • Chair, Asian Soil Partnership for Pillar-1, Global Soil Partnership,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
  • Outstanding Contribution Scientist, Soil Conservation, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Chair, Technical Session in 1st Global Cleanup Congress.
  • Expert Panelist, NASA - South Asia Research Initiative Meeting.
  • Chair, Technical Session - Climate Smart Agriculture & Soil.
  • Outstanding Achievement Award - Private Sector, Agriculture & Innovation
  • Chair, International Conf. on Agriculture & Applied Sciences - SAID

  • Education

  • Ph.D.(Agricultural Chemistry.
  • M.Sc.(Soil Survey).
  • B.Sc.(Agriculture & Animal Husbandry.