Ganesh Neelam obtained his Master’s degree in Geoscience from the University of Pune in the year 2000.
After his masters, Mr Neelam joined BAIF Development Research Foundation working on Watershed Development, Horticulture promotion for small and marginal families for four years.
He joined the Sir Ratan Tata Trust in 2004 towards handling the flagship initiative named Central India Initiative, focusing on enhancing the livelihoods of tribal communities in central India. He presently is leading, Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives (CInI), Jamshedpur, an associate organisation of the Trusts. As part of CInI, Ganesh is implementing an audacious program titled “Lakhpati Kisan” with more than 100,000 small and marginal families, primarily tribal.