Mr. Janardhan Mergoju, is the Vice President of VIMTA’s Environment Division since 2004. He has close to 26 years of industry experience in the fields of environmental assessments, environment management, regulatory clearances and compliances for the major industry segments such as power, mining, ferrous and non-ferrous, cement, infrastructure such as airports, townships, pulp & paper and chemical. He is an approved Environment Coordinator and Functional Area Expert under QCI-NABET Scheme. He had joined VIMTA in August,1997 as an Environmental Engineer and during the last 19 years went on to grow in ranks as Group Leader, Associate Vice President, Vice President and subsequently now heads the Environment Division. He started his career as Research Fellow at NEERI, Ahmedabad (Gujarat) and worked for two years. Subsequently, worked with Kirloskar Consultants Limited, Pune (Maharashtra) as consultant for five years in the fields of Environmental Engineering and Environment Management. Mr. Janardhan is a graduate in Civil Engineering from College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India and Post Graduate in Environmental Planning from CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India.