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JACKFRUIT PROMOTION COUNCIL (JPC)

Facilitation Office: Santhigram, Chappath, Kazhuvur.P.O; Pulluvila-695526,

Thiruvananthapuram,  Kerala,S. India  Phone: 0471-2269780, 6452511 (M) 8281623082, 9287548234

E.mail: jackpromotioncouncil@gmail.com;  santhigramkerala@gmail.com

ibnlive/news/ Thiruvananthapuram | Posted on Dec 31, 2011

Jackfruit Promotion Council formed

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Leading voluntary organisations and local self-governm ent institutions (LSGIs), in association with the State Horticulture Mission and NABARD, have formed a Jackfruit Promotion Council (JPC) for the promotion of jackfruit in the context of food security and production of value-added products for wider consumption.

�A statement here said that the formation of the JPC is a follow-up to the Jackfruit Festival-2011 held in the city. A 25-member governing council with Rufus Daniel, vice- president, District Panchayat, Thiruvananthapuram, as the chairperson has been elected. The other members include K Prathapan, Director, State Horticulture Mission (SHM); Dr Mary Ukru, Professor, Department of Home Science, College of Agriculture, Vellayani (vice-chairpersons); L Pankajakshan, director, Santhigram (general secretary); V Manilal, (secretary-administration) and� R Saralakumari (secretary-finance).

�The statement said that NABARD has lauded the efforts of the JPC and offered assistance for the state-level training of trainers’ programme (ToT) and support for innovation in development of the sector, in association with the State Horticulture Mission.

�Faculty from Agriculture University, Krishi Vigyan Kendras, NGOs and activists engaged in jackfruit promotion will be the resource persons. The participants in the training will also be provided relevant skills in entrepreneurship.

�The JPC is aimed at working with government institutions, LSGIs, non-governmental organisations, farmer groups, SHGs and residents’ associations for the cause of jackfruit, which is wasted to a large extent.Membership is open to institutions and individuals interested in the promotion of jackfruit.

For further details, contact phone No:� 0471-2269780, 6452511, 9287548234 (M).� E-mail: jackpromotioncouncil@gmail.com. Website: http://www.jackfruitfest.org.

JACKFRUIT PROMOTION COUNCIL (JPC)

 List of Governing Council Members

(Elected by the General body meeting held on 20-12-2011)

Sl.no.
Name & Address
Designation & Occupation
Phone & E.mail
1.
Rufus Daniel
Jany’s Villa, Azhakulam,
Vizhinjam P.O;
Thiruvananthapuram
0471-2550750 (O),
9349321216 (M)
Chairperson
(Vice President,
Dist. Panchayat, 
Thiruvananthapuram)
 
2.
Dr. K. Prathapan
Sabari, T.C.17/809,
Arya Central School Lane,
Pattom P.O. Thiruvananthapuram-4
2330856, 2330867
9496002909,9446540856 (M) kpradapan@gmail.com, mdshmkerala@yahoo.co.in
Vice Chairperson
(Mission Director,
State HorticultureMission)
 
3.
Dr. P. Mary Ukkuru
T.C.4/2230 (1),
Kairali Nagar, Kuravankonam.P.O;
Thiruvananthapuram
0471-2381915(O); 9447587682 (M)
mary_ukkuru@rediffmail.com
Vice Chairperson
(Proffessor, Department of Home Sciense,CollegeofAgriculture, Vellayani)
 
4.
L. Pankajakshan                        
Santhigram, Chappath, Kazhuvur.P.O; Pulluvila-695 526, Thiruvananthapuram
0471-2268780, 6452511, 9287548234 (M) santhigramkerala@gmail.com
General Secretary
(Director, Santhigram)
 
5.
V. Manilal,
28, Indira Nagar, Peroorkkada.P.O;
Thiruvananthapuram-695 005
0471-2432455, 9746223650(M) manilal.v08@gmail.com
Secretary-Administration
(Development consultant)
 
6.
R. Saralakumari
Gopura, TRA26, Near Kosacode Temple,Thirumala P.O;
Thiruvananthapuram
0471-2400015, 9446700880(M) muttechi@gmail.com
Secretary-Finance
(President, Priyadershini Mahila Samajam)
 
7.
C.D. Suneesh,
Chittilappilly House,
Thrikkaipetta, Wayanad-673 577
9605730334(M) cdsuneesh@gmail.com
Member
(Co-ordinator, Ruchi Karshaka Koottayma)
 
8.
Dr. C. Suresh kumar
Deepthi,
West ofTemple,
Parassala.P.O
Thiruvananthapuram
09447205913(M)
0471-2722151 (O) drcsureshkumar@gmail.com,
cissaindia@gmail.com
Member
(General secretary,
Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA)
 
9.
G. Placid
SAHAYI- Centre for Collective Learning and Action,PeroorkadaPO,
Thiruvananthapuram–695 005
0471 – 2434664 (M) 9447134664
directorsahayi@gmail.com
Member
(Director, SAHAYI – Centre for Collective Learning and Action)
 
10.
V.S. Santhosh Kumar
Ala, T.C.11/2182,C-36,
Kanaka Nager, Kawdiar.P.O;
Thiruvananthapuram- 695 003
0471- 2310165 (R) 9446530019 (M) vssanthosh09@gmail.com
Member
(Joint Development Commissioner,  Rural Development Department)
 
11.
Indulekha.B.S
Pournami, Karimulackal,
Komalloor.P.O ;
Alappuzha (Dt)
0472- 2882045,15
9447324406 (M) kvmitra@satyam.net.in,
indulekha03@yahoo.co.in
Member
(S.M.S.Pant protection
K.V.K , Mitraniketan)
 
12.
K.Ramkrishna Pillai
CRA -165, Kumara Bhavan,ChempakasseriGardens, Perumthanni, Thiruvananthapuram–8
9947431585 (M)
0471- 2450688 ®
Member
(Joint Secretary,
Kerala Farm journalist Forum)
 
13.
R. Suresh,
BRN 138, Ashirwad, Madannada
Thekkevila P.O;
Kollam-16
9496002905 (M)
sureshrchala@yahoo.com
Member
(Project Officer,
State HorticultureMission)
 
14.
S.K. Suresh,
T.C 24/ 636 YMR, Kowdiar P.O, Thiruvananthapuram – 3
(M) 9447101884
somansuresh@yahoo.com
Member
(District Manager, VFPCK,
Thiruvananthapuram)
 
15.
P.P.Daniel,
Pokkappilliyil House,
Thrikkaipetta P.O,
Wayanad-673 577
9744300120(M) uravu.india@gmail.com,
ppdaniel@ymail.com  
Member
(Project Coordinator,BambooVillage, URAVU)
                                        
16.
James. P. Mathew,                                                                    COPS, Irumpachola P.O,  Kanhirapula- 678591,                       Palakkad
94462 94239 (M)
copsfarmclub@gmail.com
Member
(Agriculture)
 
17.
G. Chandra Babu
No.5, Bethel, Bhanu Lane, Peroorkada PO, Thiruvananthapuram- 695 005
0471-6533310, 9349981508(M) cdsatvm@yahoo.co.inkaval2007@gmail.com
Member
(General Secretary, KAVAL)
 
18.
Biju Karakkonam,
M.V.Puthuveedu,
Karakonam.P.O. Thiruvananthapuram- 695504
9895545858 (M)
bijudreamworlds@gmail.com
Member
(General Secretary,
Light & Shade Association of Fine Arts Photographers)
 
19.
S. Subramaniyam Pillai
Valiyavilakam
Kattakkada P.O
Kattakkada (Via)
Thiruvananthapuram-695572
9946666285(M) subramanyam.pillai@gmail.com
Member
(President, Kattakkode Service Co-operative Bank)
 
20.
G.V.Hari
Neeharam,
T.C.50/447,Karamana P.O;
Thiruvananthapuram -695 002
(M) 9895006811 gvharigv@gmail.com
Member
(Chairman, Jawahar Balajanavedi)
 
21.
Dr.C.K.Peethambaran
KGWS-67 Bhaskara
GolfLinks Road, Kawdiar
Thiruvananthapuram-695003
(M) 9447014973
ckpeethambaran@gmail.com
Member
(Director of Research (Retd.),
KAU)
 
22.
M. K. Kuruvila                                 
Manayanikal, Vengalloor P.O,
Thodupuzha – 685609, Idukki
(M) 9496339550 mkkuruvila@gmail.com
Member
(Agriculture)
 
23.
K.K. Thomas,
Kollamparambil, Bharanganam P.O,
Kottayam-686578
9745555107 (M) josephluckose@yahoo.com
Member
(Chief Volunteer, GRAMA & Gramashree Farmers Club)
 
24.
Dr. P. Nisha
Scientist, Agro-Processing and Natural Products, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology (NIIST),
Thiruvananthapuram -695019
0471 – 2515348 (Off)
(M) 9846777133
bp.nisha@yahoo.com, bp_nisha@rediffmail.com
Member
(Scientist, Agro-Processing and Natural Products, NIIST)
 
25.
Ajay Chandra
183-Ajantha, BNRA
Jawahar nagarPO, Kowdiar
Thiruvananthapuram
(M) 9496002906 (O), 9447388144 (P)
ajaichandra@hotmail.com
Member
(Project Officer, SHM)
 

List of Special Invitees (G.C Nominated & Proposed)

Sl.no
Name & Address
Designation & Occupation
Phone & E.mail
  1. Sri. K. Jayakumar IAS
Addl. Chief Secretary & Agriculture Production Commissioner, Govt. of Kerala
Addl. Chief Secretary & Agriculture Production Commissioner, GoK
0471-2327451, 2518228 kjayakumar123@gmail.com
  1.  
Sri. C.P. John
Member,      
State Planning Board
Pattom.P.O;
Thiruvananthapuram- 4
Member,      
Kerala State Planning Board
9447303653 (M)
cpjohn.kerala@gmail.com
  1.  
Sri. Albert Joseph
Executive Director, Functional Vocational Training  Research Society (FVTRS),
Bangalore
Executive Director, FVTRS
Bangalore
080-25460585, 25807277, 0944840085 (M) fvtrsbangalore@gmail.com,
annalbert@rediffmail.com
  1.  
Adv. K. Chandrika,
Worshipful Mayor,
Corporation of Thiruvananthapuram
Mayor,
Corporation of Thiruvananthapuram
(O) 0471-2322470, 2377700, 2320821 (R) 0471-2542224,     9447377477 tvmmayor@gmail.com
  1.  
Smt. Remani P. Nair                                                 President, District Panchayat,                   Thiruvananthapuram
President, District Panchayat,                   Thiruvananthapuram
0471-2550750(O),  9496549550 (M)
remanipnair@gmail.com
  1.  
Sri. P.T. Mathew,
President,
Kerala Grama Panchayat Association,  Ahmed Kurukkal Panchayat Bhavan, Observatory Hill, Vellayambalam P.O., Thiruvananthapuram– 695 003                                                                 
President,
Kerala Grama Panchayat Association
(M) 9447746599
(O) 0471-2735156, 2325158
naduvilgp@yahoo.co.in, p.tmathew70@yahoo.com
  1.  
Dr. R. V. Varma
Chairman
Kerala State Biodiversity Board, Pallimukku,
Pettah P O. Thiruvananthapuram-695 024
Chairman
Kerala State Biodiversity Board
0471- 2740240 (M) 9446423655
fax: 0471-2740234 
keralabiodiversity@gmail.com, varmarv@gmail.com
  1.  
Dr Sverup John                  Dean, Faculty of Agriculture
College of Agriculture,
Kerala Agricultural University
Vellayani PO PIn 695522, Thiruvananthapuram
Dean, College of Agriculture
Vellayani
Phone:0471- 2381002 O);
Fax: 0471- 2381829 9447348585 (M) deanagri@kau.in; sverupjohn@yahoo.in
  1.  
DR.P G Latha
Director, Jawaharlal Nehru
Tropical Botanic Garden & Research Institute (TBGRI)
karimancode.PO, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram- 695 562
Director,
TBGRI
0472- 2869246, 2869226, 2869626
Fax: 0472– 2869646 director_tbgri@rediffmail.com, plathagopalakrishnan@gmail.com
  1. 10.  
Sri. Shree Padre                           Water Journalist
Adike Patrike,
Post Vaninagar
Via: Perla – Kerala, 671 552
Editor, Adike Patrike
Karnataka
04998-266148,          09448815284(M) shreepadre@gmail.com
  1. 11.  
Sri. G. Happy Kumar
Deputy Mayor,
Corporation of Thiruvananthapuram
Deputy Mayor,
Corporation of Thiruvananthapuram
9447227221(M)
2329905 extn.437, 2320821,2377700 (O) mailtohappykumar@gmail.com
  1. 12.  
Sri. Baiju. S. Simon
Association of Agriculture Officers, Kerala
General Secretary, Association of Agriculture Officers, Kerala
(M) 9447242231 baijucel@yahoo.co.in
  1. 13.  
Sri. K.C. Shashidhar
Chief General Manager,
NABARD,
Kerala Regional Office,
Post Box No 5613,
Punnen Road, Statue,
Thiruvananthapuram–695039
Chief General Manager,
NABARD, Kerala Region
                                        
Tel: (91) 0471- 2323859, 2334940, Fax: (91) 0471 – 2324358 
(M) 9447374701 trivandrum@nabard.org
  1. 14.  
Sri. Bijay Kumar, IAS
Managing Director,
National Horticulture Board,
Ministry of Agriculture,
Government of India, 85, Institutional Area,
Sector – 18,
Gurgaon – 122015,  Haryana
Managing Director, National Horticulture Board
0124-2342992, 2347441, 2342989-90 FAX : 2342991
(R) 011-26880118
(M) 9958200779
mdnhb@yahoo.com,  info@nhb.gov.in,
  1. 15.  
Smt.Sarada Muraleedharan IAS
Executive Director,
Kudumbashree Mission, Kerala
Executive Director,
Kudumbashree Mission
0471 – 2554714 / 5/ 6 (O) (M) 9446566440
sarada.muraleedharan@gmail.com
  1. 16.  
Dr.V N Rajasekharan Pillai
Executive Vice President,
Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment, Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram-695 004
Executive Vice President,
Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment
0471- 2543701-05, 2543557 (O) 9446430555, 2363035 ® kscste@gmail.com, rajasekharpillai@gmail.com
  1. 17.  
Sri. K.R.Jayan (Plavu Jayan)
Kaippilly Madom,
Avittathur P.O;
Thrissur-680683
Jackfruit Activist
9847763813 (M) jayanplavu@gmail.com
  1. 18.  
Sri. Kallada Ramesh
Chairman, TRCMPU, 
MILMA, Pattom.P.O
Thiruvananthapuram- 4
Chairman, TRCMPU, 
MILMA
9447185353 (M)
trcmpu@gmail.com
  1. 19.  
Dr. Sundara Babu                    Director,
Vikas Adhyan Kendra (VAK), Mumbai
Director, VAK, Mumbai
022-28898662/2882/ 2850, 09445019129, 09811744919 (M) director.vak@gmail.com, babuubab@gmail.com
  1. 20.  
Dr. K.S. Shaiju                           General secretary,
Indian Naturopathy & Yoga Graduates Medical Association(INYGMA)
General secretary, INYGMA
9497011044, 8089512092, 9946748857 (M) ksshaiju@yahoo.co.in;                          drshaiju73@gmail.com
  1. 21.  
Dr. C. Kathiresan                                     Project Manager – InDG                                 C-DAC, Hyderabad
Project Manager– InDG,                                 C-DAC, Hyderabad
040-23150115 / Fax:23150117,
09490191088(M)  kathiresanc@cdac.in
  1. 22.  
Sri. B.R.K Moorthy
Senior Assistant Director,                        National Horticultural Board,
Ground Floor, Trans Towers, Vazhuthacaud,
Thiruvananthapuram-14
Senior Assistant Director,                        National Horticultural Board, Kerala
0471-2337578
(M)9567333779 nhbtvm@dataone.in
  1. 23.  
Dr. P.N.Premachandran
Additional Director,
Soil Survey Department, GoK
Additional Director,
Soil Survey Department, GoK
0471- 2466145, 9847138143(M) pnp1soilsurvey@rediffmail.com
  1. 24.  
Dr. Babu Ambat
Exe. Director, Centre for Environment & Development (CED)
Exe. Director, Centre for Environment & Development (CED)
0471-2369720, 9447168040(M)
director@cedindia.org,
baijupnld@gmail.com
  1. 25.  
Dr. C.P.Robert
Programme Co-ordinator
CARD- Krishi Vigyan Kendra
Kolabhagam PO, Tiruvalla(Via),
Pathanamthitta Dist
Programme Co-ordinator, CARD- Krishi Vigyan Kendra,
Pathanamthitta
0469-2662094 / 2661821
Fax:0469– 2662094, 9847298918(M) cardkvk@yahoo.com,           robertcp123@rediffmail.com
  1. 26.  
Sri. B.S Balachandran
General Secretary
Janasree Sustainable Development Mission, Vazhuthacadu, Thiruvananthapuram-14
General Secretary
Janasree Mission
bsbalachandran.bss@gmail.com, jsdmission@gmail.com
0471 2332899 (O),
9495962339 (M)
  1. 27.  
Dr. Jacob Pulickan
Director, Gandhi Center for Rural Development,
Sarvodaya ,T.C.3/2595/2,
Marappalam,Pattom,
Thiruvananthapuram – 4
Director, Gandhi Center for Rural Development (GCRD)
0471-2543383,6582672, (M)9447154338
gcrd@rediffmail.com
  1. 28.  
Sri. R. Balachandran Nair
Banana Growers Association
Sanghamaithri, Pallichal.P.O;
Thiruvananthapuram-20
9497009168 (M)
  1. 29.  
Sri. Ajith Venniyoor
IEC Expert , KSUDP
5th floor,TransTowers,
Vazhuthacadu.P.O
Thiruvananthapuram-695 014
Media Consultantant &Vice Chairman,
CISSA
(M) 9895603170,
0471-2380444(R)
ajith.mails@gmail.com
  1. 30.  
Sri. K. P. Krishna kumar
Superintending Engineer,
Kerala Water Authority (KWA)
Superintending Engineer, KWA
9447100500 (M) kpkkumarkwa@gmail.com
  1. 31.  
Sri. R. Ajayakumar
Director of Agriculture
Vikas Bhavan P.O;
Thiruvananthapuram-33
Director of Agriculture, Kerala
0471-2304480 (O)
9495836313 (M)
  1. 32.  
Sri. K.K. Ramakrishnan
Managing Director, Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC), T.C.25/2149, Ushus.
Thyvila Lane,Thampanoor,
Thiruvananthapuram-695 001
Managing Director, Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC)
0471 2322109, 2322110 sfackerala@asianetindia.com
  1. 33.  
The Director
Division of Post Harvest Technology
Indian Institute of Horticultural Research
Hessarghatta Lake Post,
Bangalore -560 089
The Director
Division of Post Harvest Technology
Ph.(O):080-28466420/421/422 Ext:374
rbt@iihr.ernet.in,rbt37@yahoo.co.in
 
  1. 34.  
Dr. R. B. Tiwari
Sr. Scientist Hort. UNU-Kirin Fellow Japan
Indian Institute of Horticultural Research
Hessarghatta Lake Post,
Bangalore -560 089
Sr. Scientist Hort. UNU-Kirin Fellow Japan
Indian Institute of Horticultural Research
Mob: 09986193751
tiwarirb@gmail.com
  1. 35.  
Dr. Shyamalamma, S.
Associate Professor,
Department of Plant Biotechnology, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK Campus, Bangalore 560 065 Karnataka
Associate Professor
Dept of Plant Biotechnology
University of Agricultural Sciences
Bangalore
Ph(W): +91-80-23330153 Extn 278:  +91-80-22744304
Mobile: 9448856958
shyamala_reddyrs@yahoo.co.in
  1. 36.  
Smt. Rajeswari Sarala Raina
Scientist, National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies
(NISTADS – CSIR)
Dr.K. S. Krishnan Marg Pusa
New Delhi 110012
Scientist
National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies
(NISTADS – CSIR)
Mobile: 09810956469
rajeswari_raina@yahoo.com
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