Chief Profile

 Dr. SanthoshVidhyadharan

Perspective Planning Division

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Dr. Santhosh Vidhyadharan  joined the Kerala State Planning Board on 30/01/2009 and being served as Chief, Perspective Planning Division. Prior to joining to State Planning Board, he has been working as  Senior Research Officer  in the Ministry of Urban Development, New Delhi from 2001-2009. He has also served as Scientist B and Senior Scientific Assistant in Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, Palode, Thiruvananthapuram from 1993-2001. He holds a PhD in Economics from Gujarat University and Masters Degree in Economics from Kerala University and also holds  MBA degree in Operations Management.  During his career he has acquired wide ranging experience cutting across social and economic sectors, including planning, urban database management, environmental and urban issues. He has published 12 Papers on various topics such as Economics of Biodiversity,  Water Management, Perspective Planning, Tourism, Gender Budgeting  and Urban Development. He has participated many National and International Training Programmes/ Workshops/Seminars which includes the conference at Australia, Singapore and Canada.