Shri A.N. Verma, Outstanding Scientist, after completing B.Tech.(Chemical Engineering ) from HBTI, Kanpur in 1979 joined 24th Batch of BARC Training School for one year training in Nuclear Energy.
After completion of training he was deputed to HWP(Kota) in August 1981 for taking up commissioning activities of first indigenous Heavy Water Plant based on Hydrogen Sulphide-Water Exchange process. He was actively involved in commissioning and trouble shooting of the plant during 1980s and later was involved in the normal operation of the Plant.
On getting the plant stabilized, he worked for taking up the re-optimization of process parameters and looking for various avenues of energy conservation to make the Heavy Water production cost competitive. By implementing various energy conservation measures, he was able to reduce specific energy consumption by 35% and received National Energy Conservation Award from Ministry of Power, Government of India in 2001 & 2002. He also received Rajasthan Energy Conservation Award-2010 by Chief Minister, Rajasthan for excellent contribution in Energy Saving at HWP, Kota. Subsequently, he took up the job of improving the quality of Heavy Water to enable its export to other countries. During his tenure, Heavy Water was exported in sufficient quantity to United States at three occasions.
He was elevated to the post of General Manager in 2008 and took the charge of entire activities of Heavy Water Plant, Kota. Under his leadership, Heavy Water Plant(Kota) achieved highest ever production in Financial Year 2008-09 i.e., 132% of maximum achievable capacity.
Shri Verma was transferred to HWB Central Office in April 2012. He is the receipient of ‘DAE Group Achievement Award-2014’ for Indigenous Development of Compressor shaft of high pressure Nitrogen Compressor at HWP, Kota and DAE Group Achievement Award-2015 for Development of Sodium Sulphide Crystallizer Unit at HWP(Kota).
Shri Verma took charge of the post of Chairman & Chief Executive, Heavy Water Board w.e.f. 1.12.2016.