Dr. Aji Pal Singh, (Master’s Degree and Ph. D in Geography)-Technical Advisor, Irrigation Management/ Urban Planning, APESI Pvt. Ltd. has about 42 years’ experience in Central Service since March, 1978 to Oct. 2020 working with Departments/Ministries like Deptt. of Science & Technology (NATMO), Ministry of Agriculture (All India Soil & Land Use Survey), Ministry of Home Affairs (Office of the Registrar General, India), National Water Mission, Ministry of Water Resources in various capacities. After superannuation from the post of Deputy Registrar General from the office the Registrar General, India (ORGI), MHA on 31st October, 2014, Dr. Singh worked as Consultant in National Water Mission, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation for about 4 years (March, 2015 to Oct. 2018).
Dr. Singh pioneered in the field of Remote Sensing applications & GIS in Environment, studies on Climate Change and Sustainable Management in Agriculture, Urban infrastructure, EIA and EMP. He has extensively worked on Watershed Management, Soil & Water conservation in River Valley Projects (RVP’s) and Flood Prone Rivers (FPR’s) of the country. Delineation of micro-watershed and change detection studies using Space Borne data, have been his major contributions while working with Soil & Land Use Survey of India under Ministry of Agriculture and National Water Mission, a division of Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR.
He also worked with GAIL (India) Limited, a Maharatna Company under Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas on the position of Subject Matter Expert (SME)- GIS and Remote Sensing for its Natural Gas (LNG, CNG) and LPG Pipeline network across the country for a period of 3 years (Oct. 2016 to Sept. 2019).
Dr. Singh has an extensive trainings and professional courses (14 Trainings/Courses) in the field of Remote Sensing, Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) from the prestigious Institutions like Survey and Training Institute, Survey of India, National Remote Sensing Centre (Deptt. of Space), Hyderabad,ESRI -India (NIIT-GIS), New Delhi, Centre for Development in Advance Computing (C-DAC), Pune and Electronic Research and Development Centre of India (ER&DCI), NOIDA during service career.
In recognition of Outstanding Zeal and High Quality of Services rendered during the Census of India – 2011, the President of India, Hon’ble Shri Pranab Mukharjee has conferred upon him the Census Silver Medal and Certificate of Honour on January 11, 2013 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. He is also awarded Certificate of Achievement by United Nation Consultants in support of UNDP assisted National Project (IND/91/029) for GIS Data Production on December 19, 1995. He also got Leadership Award in the field of Soil & Water Conservation in 1993 in recognition and appreciation of life time contribution to Care and Conservation of Land and Water Resources.