Institute for Social and Economic Change







Professor, Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources (CEENR). (on EOL, Principal Scientist at ICRISAT, Andra Pradesh from 1st August 2014)

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Area of Specialisation

Specialised in social, environmental and institutional studies of water management and rural development.

Academic Qualification

Ph.D. Department of Economics, Sardar Patel University, Vallabha Vidyanagar, Gujarat, 1991.

Post-Graduate Diploma in Planning, School of Planning, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad, 1984.

Master of Rural Development, Centre for Rural Development Studies, Bangalore University, 1982.

Bachelor of Arts, Bangalore University, 1980.

Selected Publications

Water Management

Irrigation Management Transfer: Strategies and Best Practices, Asian Development Bank and Sage, Publications, 2008.

Financial and Institutional Reforms in Indian Canal Irrigation (forthcoming), Books for Change, Bangalore, 2008. Co-author.

Elixir of Life: The Socio-ecological Governance of Drinking Water (edited), Books for Change,

Environment and Ecological Economics

Air Quality Management in Bangalore, India: Roles and Gaps across Agencies, Journal of Resources, Energy, and Development, 3(2):85 – 106, 2007. Co-author.

Bio-fuels in South Asia, Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, Vol. 8, No. 2, March 2006.

Air Quality Management in Bangalore, India: A Preliminary Assessment, Working Paper No.154, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, 2004. Co-author.

Rural Development and Agriculture

Institutions for Rural Infrastructure: A Case Study of Karnataka , Study supported by IFPRI, Washington D.C., U.S.A.(forthcoming)

Developmental Reforms for Resurgent India: A Nodal Strategy, Books for Change, Bangalore, 2002. Co-author.

Rural Policy for Growth and Poverty Reduction, Monograph printed by ADRT Unit, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. 2001. Co-author.

Agro-Climatic Regional Planning

Technical Paper on Irrigation for the State of Karnataka, Commissioned paper prepared for Agro-Climatic, Regional Planning Unit, Planning Commission, Ahmedabad, 1998.

Strategy for Development of Drought Prone Areas: A Case Study of Kachchh District, Agro-Climatic, Regional Planning Unit, Ahmedabad, 1990.

Agro-Climatic Regional Planning: Problems and Issues, Working Paper No. 2, Agro-Climatic Regional Planning Unit, Ahmedabad, 1989.
* Complete list of publications is available upon request.


Professional Affiliations
  • Co-Chairman, Research Advisory Committee (2007 – 2012), Indian Plywood Industries, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, India, 2007 – 2008.

  • Vice-Chairman, Governing Body, Seva-in-Action, India, 2001 – present.

  • Fellow, Indian Town Planners Institute, India, 2001 – present.

  • Foundation Member, The Asian Agri-History Foundation, India, 1997 – present.

  • Life Member, Indian Society for Agricultural Economics, India, 1996 – present.

  • Member-Secretary, Indian Society for Ecological Economics, India, 2006 – 2008.

  • Member, International Society for Ecological Economics, United States, 2005 – 2008.

  • Member, Governing Body, Centre for Sustainable Development, India, 2004 – 2008.

  • Member, South Asia Technical Advisory Committee of Global Water Partnership, Sweden, 2001 –2003.

  • Member, Oxfam India Water Programme Advisory Committee, India, 2002 –2007.

  • Member, Governing Body, Indian Participatory Irrigation Management Network, India, 2000 – 2002.

Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources
Institute for Social and Economic Change 
Nagarabhavi, Bangalore - 560 072, India. 
Tel. : (office) 080-23215468, 23217012 (Resi) 23214998
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