OUR TEAM


Dr. H S AnanthaPadmanabha

Chief Scientist

Dr. H.S. Anantha Padmanabha, is an internationally renowned sandalwood scientist. He has over 40 years of experience in sustainable sandalwood commercial cultivation. He worked with many international sandalwood growers and implemented sandalwood cultivation and harvesting methods effectively. He has the honour of being the first scientist to grow and harvest sandalwood on a commercial scale since 2012. He has various awards for his service in sustainable sandalwood farming and credited with many research papers in academic journals.


Dr. Muralidhar Acharya

Principal Agriculture Scientist

Dr. Muralidhar Acharya is the author of Krishi Yoga, a book on sustainable organic agriculture. He has trained more than 20,000 farmers in various states and played a key role in nationwide gram yatras promoting integrated sustainable organic farming. He has dedicated his brahmacharya life for revitalizing agriculture and promoting sustainable organic farming. He studied and worked over a decade in the USA. He is also an MD in Alternative Medicine. He is passionate about promoting holistic health and living. He has many publications and seminars to his credit in wide range of subjects including organic agriculture, ecology, agriculture policy, biodiversity, environmental conservation, agricultural economics, health, food, yoga, vedic sciences, vrikshayurveda, epigenetics and nutrigenomics.


S V L Prasad

Principal Horticulture Scientist

Mr. S.V.L. Prasad is our Principal Horticulture Specialist. He has over 25 years of experience and expertise in organic crop protection, nutrition, seed selection, nursery and plantation management. He is an expert in design and implementation of integrated multi-crop farming systems. He is renowned in the industry as an expert in eco-friendly horticulture.


Srinivas Rao

Principal Executive Director

President, All India Sandalwood Growers Association (INDIA)

Srinivasa Rao is an expert in sandalwood cultivation, value addition and marketing. He has over 25 years of experience in farm and agriculture management and business development. He is passionate about making a positive difference in the field of sustainable agriculture, which is the way of the future. He is also working toward social integration by involving rural, tribal and urban farmers into prosperous farming. He is also the president of the Sandalwood Growers Association of India, and part of socially-oriented organizations such as Siri Agri Group, Village Organics and Herbal India Enterprises.