Speaker's Profile

VK Bahuguna

VK Bahuguna is Principal Secretary for the Government of Tripura, India. His work focuses on forests, animal resources and agriculture/ horticulture/watershed management and state land use. 

He holds a Ph.D in Forest Ecosystems and an MSc in Zoology from the University of Garhwal, India; an MSc in Resource Management from the University of Edinburg, UKl and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Forestry from the Indian Forest College (now Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy).

He served as Director General of the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Chancellor of the Forest Research Institute Deemed University, Dehradun, India, and Inspector General of Forest at the Ministry of Environment and Forests, as well as Associate Professor at the Indian Institute of Forest Management.
 
He received the Queen’s Award for Forestry from the Commonwealth Forestry Association UK, and the ‘Great Son of India Award 2013’ from the All India Intellectual Federation. He has published more than 160 publications in national and international journals.