Dr.Ganesh Chander Shrotriya

Dr. Ganesh Chander Shrotriya, Chairman Kisan Sanchar

Dr.Ganesh Chander Shrotriya is chairman Kisan Sanchar and is an Agronomist by qualification and holds M. Sc. Ag. and a Ph.D. degree in Agronomy.

He has wide experience in agriculture and rural development. In his professional career of over 56 years, he has served the Department of Agriculture-Government of Rajasthan, Hindustan Copper Limited (Government of India Undertaking), Chad Basin Development Authority (CBDA), Nigeria (West Africa), Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO), Potash Promotion Project (Project of International Potash Company, Moscow) in various capacities.

Dr. Shrotriya has life long experience in Content Planning, Developing Liaison and Linkages for Content Sourcing, Establishing and Maintaining a Content Management System, Monitoring Content Dissemination, and Evaluating the Content function of the organization.

Dr. Shrotriya is a Fellow of the Indian Society of Agronomy and is also associated with several national and international organizations as a consultant, advisor, patron, trainer, life member, etc.

He is an established communicator and has widely used ICT tools, including Radio, TV, films, print media, and inter-personal communication medium for information dissemination to rural communities.

He has more than 100 published papers and articles, scripted almost 20 documentaries, edited several books and proceedings, and participated in a large number of national and international training, seminars, conferences, and workshops.

Sandeep Singh

Sandeep Singh MCA is key information architect at Kisan Sanchar. He is a seasoned software engineer having 18 years of professional experience in developing information engines and high quality delivery systems.

He is a natural leader and have great command on his work. He is a profound enabler and team leader. He is giving shape to the Kisan Sanchar Flagship Program of providing weather intelligence to 2.5 Lakh Gram Panchayats in 6000 blocks of India.

He comes from a farming family background and has great faith that authentic and actionable knowledge available at right time is a key enabler to farmers for improving their productivity and profitability.

Nisha Kaushik

Nisha Kaushik Head Admin Desk Kisan Sanchar

Nisha Kaushik is a Post Graduate in Mass Communication from Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar, Haryana. She is heads the Admin Desk Kisan Sanchar and manages all the communication being sent to farmers from all the desks of Kisan Sanchar. She possesses excellent drafting skills in Hindi, English, and Punjabi, and she has good experience in Publishing, Film Production activities. She has good communication skills and handled big assignments in the past. She has exposure to handling international projects of international organizations. She has a great understanding of the information needs of the rural communities.

Sh. Rajender Verma

राजेन्द्र वर्मा जी हिंदी विषय से पोस्टग्रेजुएट हैं और के मशहूर क्रिएटिव आर्टिस्ट हैं और इन्हें हरियाणा कि बोली और लोकज्ञान की गहरी समझ है इन्होने दैनिक भास्कर ग्रुप में साल 2000 से 2021 तक काम किया है।

राजेन्द्र वर्मा जी ने 1992 से 2000 तक हिन्दी के मशहूर उपन्यासकार श्री वेदप्रकाश शर्मा जी के साथ उनकी फर्म तुलसी पॉकेट बुक्स, मेरठ में काम किया।

राजेन्द्र वर्मा जी किसान संचार के मुख्य क्रिएटिव आर्टिस्ट हैं ।


Kamal Jeet & Divya Goswami

Kamal Jeet and Divya Goswami are the founders of Kisan Sanchar, which was officially established in March 2012. However, the journey began in 2007 when, after three years of working with Innovations Promotion Company, they realized the market was highly organized and dominated by corporations. There was little scope for innovators and traditional knowledge holders, with all communication systems and channels controlled by the market. This highlighted the need for a neutral channel to promote innovators and traditional knowledge holders.

In 2008, Kamal Jeet joined Hafed’s Basmati Contract Farming Project. Sh. D.P. Rattan, the then General Manager of Marketing, told Kamal Jeet that his performance would not be assessed based on the number of contracts facilitated between farmers and Hafed. Instead, it would be measured by the number of farmers who returned to sell their contracted produce at Hafed purchase centers. The detailed story can be read here.

The success story of increasing purchases from farmers was shared with Dr. S.P. Goyal, the then in-charge of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Kurukshetra. In the Kharif season of 2009, KVK Kurukshetra asked Kamal Jeet to provide technology for disseminating technical content to 4,000 farmers in the Kurukshetra District. Based on the findings of this experiment, a case study was developed and presented at the Annual KVK Conference.

This led to the involvement of ICAR, which provided Kamal Jeet the opportunity to develop a messaging system for 75 KVKs under Zone-1 of ICAR to send messages to farmers.

On 1st November 2010, was launched. Shveta Gupta designed the logo for Kisan Sanchar and managed communication with the 75 KVKs of Zone-1 and around 25 KVKs of Zone-7 (Gujarat and Rajasthan). Rishabh Bhamral developed the messaging system.

On 23rd July 2011, Kisan Sanchar won the Vodafone Mobile for Good Award, receiving Rs. 1 million from the Digital Empowerment Foundation to scale up

In March 2012, Kamal Jeet and Divya Goswami formally incorporated Kisan Sanchar as a company under Section 25 of the Indian Companies Act 1956.