Profile of Dr. G. Krishnamurthy, Director
State Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur (M.P.)
Dr. G. Krishnamurthy did his B.Sc. (Ag.) from A.P. Agricultural University. He worked earlier as Rural Development Officer in nationalized bank for two years and then in a multi national company as Marketing executive. He joined the Indian Forest Service in 1984. He holds Ph.D. in wildlife science from FRI deemed University. He has three decades long experience in the Indian Forest Service related to forest administration from Bastar to Malwa, Wildlife and Protected Area Management, research management and tribal management.
He has been Field Director, Panna Tiger Reserve and Executive Director, National Highway Authority of India.
Between 2007- 08, he initiated rehabilitation of Pardhi community towards education for conservation of wildlife and sustainable livelihood. In Harda, he initiated complete sanitation for 2600 households of 60 villages. For his work on Tendu leaves collection, processing and marketing, he was awarded gold medal from Madhya Pradesh State Government.
Currently, he is Director, State Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur and under his leadership the institute has received accreditation from NABET. He is Vice President of Society of Tropical Forestry Scientists and production editor of the journal of Tropical Forestry.