Mr. Mudit Kumar Singh studied at Lucknow University and Dresden University of Technology, Germany. He is a DAAD Fellow. Presently he is working as Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Head of Forest Force and Director, State Forest Research and Training Institute and Nodal Officer, State Centre for Climate Change, Raipur in Chhattisgarh State.
He worked as ADG, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehra Dun in the Government of India; Managing Director, Chhattisgarh Infrastructure Development Corporation, as Director, Chhattisgarh Academy of Administration; Addl. PCCF (Land Management), Managing Director, Chhattisgarh State Minor Forest (Trading and Development) Co-operative Federation and PPCF cum HoFF, Govt. of Chhattisgarh. He belongs to the 1984 Batch of the IFS, allotted to Chhattisgarh Cadre.
As a member of Indian Forest Service he has held key assignments in different capacity in M.P State and in the Government of India. He has wide experience in capacity building and training, Project implementation, Watershed development and socio-economic development in JFM Programmes.
He was awarded Republic Day Medal by the Government of Madhya Pradesh in 1993; Rotary International Citation for dedicated public service; ICFRE Award for Excellence – 2002 in Community Forestry and in 2006 he has been selected for the DAAD VIP Tracer Study, being one of 25 awardees world wide out of 4000 DAAD Fellows. In 2018, he was awarded Distinguished Alumni Award by University of Lucknow.
His work in Participatory Management at Jhabua has been internationally acclaimed and 3 Books have been written on his work by Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM).
He has authored a Book titled “Managing Non-Timber Forest Products for Sustainability of JFM”, another Book titled “Forest Entomology In India – Current Important Problems”, besides publishing several research papers in Journals of repute.
His area of specialization is Community Forestry, NWFP Management, Forest Certification, Forest Conservation Act and Human Resource Development. He was Project Advisory Committee Member for the Canadian CBED – CECI Project of Uttaranchal State and also the Organizing Secretary of the 21st Asia Pacific Forestry Commission Meeting held in April 2006 in India. He initiated Bamboo based Common Facility Centers under the Innovation Programme of National Bamboo Mission which is providing value addition and direct employment to local artisans in the State.
He has been Visiting faculty to Göttingen and Dresden University in Germany; International Agriculture University (IAC) Wageningen Netherlands; World Forestry Institute – Hamburg Germany; Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy – Dehra Dun; Indian Institute of Bio-Social Research and Development (IBRAD), Kolkata; Lal Bahadur Shashtri National Academy of Administration – Mussouriee; Uttaranchal Academy of Administration (ATI) – Nainital; and Indian Institute of Public Administration – New Delhi etc.