About us

History

Sutoya brings a combined expertise in water and sanitation sector experience of over 50 years. The founders and advisors of Sutoya have a successful background in all aspects of water and sanitation management and are well positioned to meet the big challenges faced by habitations in India today.

Sutoya's experience ranges from working with public sector and government organizations to collaborating with various private organizations in order to facilitate solutions in this sector. The genesis of Sutoya is deeply rooted in research, insights, and results of Action Research Consulting (ARC), a socially responsible firm involved in innovative research in the water and sanitation sector.

Sutoya was created to replicate and scale the success from ARC and build a razor sharp focus on outcomes and results. Our strategic partnerships and alliances allow us to rapidly scale learnings and best practices. Through the years we have demonstrated that we have the ability to work with complex projects involving Government, Communities, Citizen Representatives, Consultants, and Service Providers.

Leadership

B.S. Manjunatha Prasad

B.S. Manjunatha Prasad, Director

Manjunatha has been working in the Water and Sanitation sector in rural and urban habitations since the last 25 years. He has deep experience in Government, Private and Development sectors.

Varun M

Varun M, Director

Varun is a CS undergrad student at PES University, Bengaluru. He has an abiding interest in sustainable development and bio-diversity. He interned at Microsoft Research India and has attended CSA Summer School at Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

Board of Advisors

Madan Padaki

Madan Padaki

Madan Padaki is Co-founder, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Head Held High Services. Madan has been driving much of the organization’s initiatives through his ability to create, drive and scale-up new ventures. He was recently heading Strategy & Innovation for Manipal Global Education. Madan also serves on the Governing Council of TiE Bangalore.

Neema Bhatt

Neema Bhatt

Neema brings over 15 years of expertise in creating and managing brand value for multiple organizations in corporate America. In addition, she has worked as a Change Management Leader and helped influence behavioral change within large scale deployment initiatives using targeted communications and awareness training. Her background and experience spanning multiple industries and public sector enables disruptive thinking and best practice implementation.

Colonel Amit Rai

Colonel Amit Rai

Extensive Military and Corporate experience. Headed a multinational corporation for a decade, building businesses across South Asia. Worked with GMR Group developing and managing projects. Consultant to several Technology companies. Life member of Pune International Center and United Services Institution – World class Think Tanks.

Panel of Experts

C.S.Ramasesha, Ground Water

Former Member Central Ground Water Board, Govt of India. He is a Civil engineer by profession and has more than three decades of experience in planning, designing and construction of ground water based projects related to drinking water supply, Irrigation etc. He is a specialist in mathematical modeling of Ground water and has many research papers to his credit. Has a deeper understanding of issues from Policy to practice related to Ground water sector.

Rajangam, Environmental Impact

Is the retired Chief Engineer of Tamil Nadu Water and Drainage Board with more than 3 decades of extensive experience in Water and Sanitation Sector. Has a deep understanding of Planning, Designing and Implementation of Water Supply Systems and Underground Sewerage Systems in both Urban and Rural areas.

Seturathinam, Hydrology

Is a former General Manager, Water Resources of Water and Power Consultancy services, a Govt of India Undertaking. Holds a master degree in Water Resources Engineering with more than three decades of experience in the planning, designing and implementation of large scale water resources development projects in India and abroad.

O.P.Chadda, Sewage Treatment

Is a Masters in Public Health Engineering and has retired as Chief Engineer of Haryana Urban Development Authority. Has more than 3 decades of extensive experience in Water and Sanitation Sector. Has a deep understanding of Planning, Designing and Implementation of Water Supply Systems and Underground Sewerage Systems in both Urban and Rural areas. Has a special interest in Planning, Designing, Implementation and Operation and maintenance of Sewage Treatment Plants.

Dr.Dahasahsra, Water Supply

Is a Doctorate in Hydraulics and has retired as Member Secretary, Maharastra Jeevan Pradhikaran, Mumbai. Has more than 3 decades of extensive experience in Water and Sanitation Sector. Has a deep understanding of Planning, Designing and Implementation of Water Supply Systems and Underground Sewerage Systems in both Urban and Rural areas of Maharastrs. Has a special interest in Planning, Designing, Implementation and Operation and maintenance of 24X7 Water supply systems. He is a consultant with World Bank and specializes in GIS applications and Hydraulic modeling of distribution systems.

Praneshan, Wat-San Expert

Is the retired Deputy Chief Engineer of Tamil Nadu Water and Drainage Board with more than 3 decades of extensive experience in Water and Sanitation Sector. Has a deep understanding of Planning, Designing and Implementation of Water Supply Systems, Underground Sewerage Systems and and Storm water Systems in both Urban and Rural areas. Besides India he has worked in Lesotho and Algeria.

Chokkalingam, Wat-San Expert

Is a Masters in Public health engineering and has retired as Deputy Chief Engineer of Tamil Nadu Water and Drainage Board with more than 3 decades of extensive experience in Water and Sanitation Sector. Has a deep understanding of Planning , Designing and Implementation of Water Supply Systems, Underground Sewerage Systems and Storm water Systems in both Urban and Rural areas. Besides India he has worked in Lesotho a land locked country in South Africa.

Sadulla , Expert Investigations

Is a Civil Engineer by profession with extensive experience in Topographical Surveys related to water Supply, Sanitation , Irrigation and Town Planning related projects. He is currently heads 'Geometage Consultants', which specializes in the Topographical Surveys.

Amit Pujari, GIS Expert

Is a trained Computer Engineer by profession with more than 15 years of experience in Geographical Information systems. Has hands on experience in digitization, GPS and and GIS applications related to Water, Sanitation and Town Planning related projects.

Strategic Partnerships

We have partnered with organizations with domain expertise in areas that complement our work.

  • Chartered Accountants
  • Architects
  • Solid Waste Management Experts
  • Magicians
  • Communication and Documentation experts
  • NGOs in related domains,
  • Street Play Teams
  • Autocad and GIS Services
  • Contractors