Anantha Krishnan R K

49 Anantha Krishnan RK_Adilabad_Telangana

Placed at:   Adilabad, Telangana

Education: B. Tech in Agricultural Engineering and M.Tech in Food and Agricultural Process Engineering, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Prior work experience:

  • Anantha Krishnan has worked for over two years as a Scientist with the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation. He was also involved in the bio-industrial watershed programme in Koratput district in Odisha working with tribal farmers in planning and implementing watershed management works, soil and water conservation interventions and developing farmers’ collectives.

One key work during fellowship

  • Adilabad has high IMR/MMR (56/222) > State/National figures – due to high home deliveries, interior tribal terrains, poor health services

What was done:

  • 24×7 Call Centre set up with 7 ambulances in 9 acute tribal mandals covering 13 PHCs with 3.5 lakh population under ITDA, Utnoor
    Started Tracking each case of pregnancy before due-date
    Call-centre facilitates Birth-planning at hospitals providing call-based Free ambulance support to pregnant women (TO & FRO)
    Automated SMS alerts to ANMs, Medical Officers, District Health Officer, Project Officer – for complete follow-up till delivery – Special website developed –


  • 1850+ (1878) institutional deliveries conducted in last one year
    55% reduction in Home deliveries and infant mortality of 20 from 56 and C-sections of 86 – observed for first 1000 deliveries.
    Commissioner, Health & Family Welfare, is replicating this model in 4 other tribal districts.