Shri Ranjan Sinha
Designation: Executive Member
Shri,Ranjan Sinha, Ex-Scientist-B, CGWB and presently working as DGM-Hydrogeology in Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Ltd. Shri Sinha is M.Sc Tech ( Applied Geophysics); M.Tech ( petroleum Exploration) from IIT(ISM), Dhanbad and M.Tech ( Hydrology) from IIT, Roorkee. He started his Career in CGWB and was associated with various Ground Water exploration projects of the country. That includes planning of water supply in tribal areas of north east India, particularly in Nagaland, Meghalaya, Assam; in diverse hydrogeological conditions in the state of Jharkhand and West Bengal and monitoring of ground water regime of the country at National Data Center, CGWB, Faridabad. Authored many scientific reports which is of national interest. He was nominated by CGWB, Govt. of India for higher studies to IIT Roorkee for M.Tech (Hydrology) in 2004.In Cairn oil & Gas, he is engaged with various water management projects in arid region of Rajasthan and parts of Gujarat and catering the saline water requirement for pressure maintenance and improved recovery of highly viscous oil of Rajasthan. In Cairn he has been promoting the use of deep saline water resources for industrial purpose and conserving the fresh water system. During his tenure in cairn he got opportunity to have many international exposures of groundwater practices and attended many International trainings/seminars/conferences in various aspects of groundwater (Aquifer mapping, modelling, monitoring and methods of conservation and recharge mechanism). The international exposer imparted upon, helped in transforming the Concept to reality of Groundwater Management by aquifer mapping ; state of art aquifer monitoring mechanism coupled with aquifer modeling for sustainable groundwater management without any adverse effect on fresh water system. Various water conservation measures by adopting artificial recharge and rainwater harvesting structures at various operating units of Cairn falling in various hydrogeological terrains of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Overall the efficient water management has indeed been an exemplary example of corporate governance and as such National Award for Excellence in Water Management is awarded to Cairn and Rated as “The winner “under the category “Within the Fence” and National Award for Excellence in Water Management and Rated as” Noteworthy Project in Water Management” under the category “Beyond the Fence “by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), 2018. He is a member of various National and International Scientific Forums.