IBA Team

Dr. Aatma Ram Shukla


Dr. Shukla superannuated as Adviser (Bio-energy), in the pay scale of Joint Secretary, from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, New Delhi in September 2011 after working for about twenty-nine years. In all, he has about forty-two years of experience in policy, planning and developing RD&D projects on Renewable energies at National level, devising dissemination programmes along with its implementation, development of standards, and involvement in country wide monitoring focused at reaching the last mile.

Mr. Gaurav Kumar Kedia


Mr. Kedia has more than twelve years of experience in Biogas. He has been the expert committee member of Biogas in MNRE, and is actively involved in promoting Biogas through technical, financial and social means through formation of several models. Presently, He is a visiting faculty at IIM, Ahmedabad, imparting courses on "Managing Energy Business". He is a distinguished speaker in several Biogas forums, nationally and Internationally

Dr. Deepak Gadhia

Founder & chairman (Advisory Committee)

Mr. Gadhia is a trustee of the NGO Muni Seva Ashram near Vadodara, Gujarat. He did his Process and Environmental Engineering from Germany and returned to India with dream to contribute to the renewable energy sector in India. He pioneered work in Solar Concentrator technology by bringing SK 14 and Scheffler Concentrator Technology to India and making it a commercial success. He has many prestigious projects to his credit; to list a few, world's largest solar cooking system at Shirdi, India's first and largest Solar Air-conditioning plant at Muni Seva Ashram.

Mr. Binod Daga

Vice President

Mr. Daga has more than fifteen years of experience in bioenergy out of that five years' hands on experience in Biogas.

Mr. Hatim Bhanpurawala

Director - Finance

Mr. Bhanpurawala is an experienced entrepreneur and has also been advisor to various start-ups in various field of ICT and renewable energy. He has experience in real estate and renewable energy project development. He has been part of strategy team of mega projects, like billion dollar Saifee Burhani Upliftment Project. He has worked as a consultant in KPMG, where he built valuable cross-sector experience while evaluating businesses for MNCs. He has also been a part of the control Assurance department team of Unilever India. Currently, he is the founder and investment director of Kaenaat - an impact investment and development company.

Iba discussed with MNRE on way forward to formulate standards for Biogas plants

Ms. Aprajita Mishra

Strategy Adviser

Ms. Mishra is working as "Strategy Advisor" with Indian Biogas Association from last couple of years. Earlier, she has worked with several NGOs, like Save the Children, CINI, and PFI. She has overall 12 years of professional experience, including expertise on leading large and diverse advocacy projects and working with national and international stakeholders. She is highly committed to develop and implement strategic & sustainable initiatives. Over the years, she has worked closely with civil society organizations, government, and with multiple donors. Her core expertise includes coordination and advocacy with government and other stakeholders, managing large, multi-partner and multi-location projects, strategic planning, stakeholder management and partnership management.

Mr. Abhijeet Mukherjee

Project Coordinator

Mr. Mukherjee has experience of over twelve years in process Industry. He served as Operation Leader at Emerson Electric and as Senior Executive at GAIL and Dr Reddy's Lab. Ltd. He is an alumnus of IIT (BHU), IIM Indore and Rouen Business School, France. He has expertise in project management, process harmonization and change management. He was also a lead auditor in quality management.

Mr. Kanchan

Project Assistant

Mr. Vishal Kanchan has more than five years of experience. He completed his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering in 2011.

Mr. Akshat Sarolia

Campaign & Communication Officer

Mr. Akshat Sarolia has experience of more than five years in designing, EPC(Engineering procurement and commissioning ) operation & maintenance of Biogas plants. He has worked with several prominent biogas companies. He completed his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering.

Ms. Ishmeet Kaur

Graphic Designer

Ms. Ishmeet Kaur is working as a “ Graphic Designer ” and “ UI/UX Developer ” with Indian Biogas Association. She has completed her Bachelors of Technology (B. Tech) in Information Technology in 2018. She is highly passionate towards her work and is capable to create effective and creative graphic solutions.