Agricultural Expert (Agronomy and Crop Production)

Agricultural Expert (Agronomy and Crop Production)

Organization: Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority

Apply By: 14 Aug 2020

Location: (Tamil Nadu)

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About the Organization:

The Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority is responsible for coordinating the response to disasters and to reduce risks. All measures for mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery are undertaken under the guidance and supervision of the Authority. The SDMA approves the State Disaster Management Plan and District Disaster Management Plans in accordance with the guidelines lay down by the National Disaster Management Authority.

Position: Agricultural Expert (Agronomy and Crop Production)


Based on the approval accorded by the Government of Tamil Nadu, it is proposed to engage on contract basis, one AGRICULTURE EXPERT (AGRONOMY & CROP PRODUCTION) to assist the Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Agency in the implementation activities of Disaster Management / Risk Reduction strategies and provide advice on various aspects of Disaster Management

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring Floods & Drought situations periodically
  • Scrutinize the proposals received from various departments
  • Implementing Drought Mitigation Projects / Programmes,
  • Assist in the Co-ordination with various Government departments in collecting information such as Area Sown, Assessment of Crop damages NDVI, NDWI, SPI, MAI
  • Prepare Project briefs, Concept and Policy notes
  • Field Inspection of Projects and Programmes
  • Assist in Preparation of State Disaster Management Action Plans, Scrutinize Departmental Disaster Management Plans, Crisis /Contingency Management Plans
  • Assist in Preparation of Disaster Management Guidelines
  • Participate in all the discussions held with Scientific, Academic and research institutions and provide inputs.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Post Graduate in Agronomy Soil Science, Agricultural Extension
  • Preference will be given to candidates with at least 25 years proven experience in the Agronomy, Crop Production, Rainfed Agriculture, Climate Adaptation preferably in Tamil Nadu
  • Knowledge & Experience in Cultivation practices in various Agro climatic regions of Tamil Nadu, Drought Proofing Dry land Farming Systems of Tamil Nadu, Climate Adaptation
  • Retired Deputy Directors or above from Agricultural / Horticulture Department of Tamil Nadu and Associate Professors and above from State Agricultural Universities are eligible to apply

Age: 55 to 65 Years [As on last date of application]

Emoluments: The Annual Emoluments will be Rs.7.20 lakh per annum at the rate of Rs. 60,000/-. TDS will apply.

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