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As on March 2017

New Projects

Project No.

Project Title, Sponsoring Agency

Coordi-nator/s

ADRTC/182

Impact of Soil Health Card Scheme on Production, Productivity and Soil Health in Karnataka

Sponsors: Ministry of Agriculture, MoI

Dr. K B Ramappa &

Dr. A V Manjunath

ADRTC/183

Preparing Road Map to Enhance Farmers Income and Welfare in Karnataka

Sponsors: Karnataka Agricultural Prices Commission

Prof. M.G. Chandra-kanth and Dr. A.V. Manjunatha

CDD/39

Skill Development Policy for Karnataka

Sponsors: Karnataka Vocational Training and Skill Development Corporation (KVTSDC), Government of Karnataka

Prof. D Rajasekhar

CDD/40

Financial Inclusion and Old age Income Security through Contributory Pension Schemes

Sponsors: Small Industries Development Bank of India

Prof. D Rajasekhar

CDD/41

Performance and Constraints in the Delivery of Core Functions: A Study of  Zilla, Taluk and Grama Panchayats in Karnataka

Sponsors: Fourth State Finance Commission

Dr. M Devendra Babu, Prof. D. Rajasekhar and Prof. N.Sivanna

CESP/139

Estimating the Potential Value of Eco-tourism and other Cutural Services of Forest Ecosystems in Uttarakhand

Sponsors: Uttarakhand Forest Development Corporation, Govt. Of Uttarakhand

Prof. S. Madheswaran

Ms. B.P. Vani

Prof. M.G. Chandrakanth

CESP/140

Karnataka State Fiscal Transfers to Local Bodies: The Current Status and State’s Fiscal Capacity

Sponsors: Fourth Karnataka State Finance Commission, Govt. Of Karnataka

Dr. K Gayithri

CESP/141

Theorizing Farm Non-Farm Linkages in Rural India

Sponsors: RBI Study

Prof. Meenakshi Rajeev

CPIGD/55

India’s Changing Cityscapes: Work, Migration and Livelihoods

Sponsors: ICSSR, New Delhi

Prof. Supriya RoyChowdhury

Prof. Carol Upadhya, NIAS

CSSCD/

ISEC/64

North-East Migrants in Bangalore: Employability Issues, Challenges and Prospects

Sponsors: ISEC

Dr. Marchang Reimeingam

PRC/ISEC/150

Living Arrangements and Quality of Life of Older Women

Sponsors: ISEC Project

Dr. Lekha Subaiya

PRC/151

Global Ageing and Long Term Care Network (GAL Net)

Sponsors: ESRC (UK)

Dr. T.S. Syamala

Dr. Lekha Subaiya

 

 

Projects On-going

 

Project No.

Project Title

Coordinator/s

ADRTC/156

Agricultural Indicators

Dr. A.V. Manjunatha

ADRTC/157

Value Chains for Sustainable Conservation, Integrated Development and Livelihoods Promotion: An Application to Butterfly Farming in India

Dr. A V Manjunatha

(Prof.  P.G. Chengappa)

ADRTC/158

Outlook on Agriculture

 

Prof. Parmod Kumar

 

ADRTC/173

Information, Market Creation and Agricultural Growth

Prof. Parmod Kumar

ADRTC/177

Farmers’  Suicides in Karnataka

 

Dr. A.V. Manjunatha & Dr. K.B. Ramappa

ADRTC/178

Performance of Indigenous and Imported Seedlings of Oil Palm

Prof. Parmod Kumar

ADRTC/179

Conducting Indepth Study on Contract Farming: Land Leasing and Land Sharing Company

Prof. Parmod Kumar and Dr. A.V. Manjunatha

ADRTC/180

Decision-Oriented Information System for Farmers: A Study of Kisan Call Centres (KCC) and Kisan Knowledge Management System (KKMS)

Dr. I. Maruthi

ADRTC/176a

Impact of Neem Coated Urea on Production, Productivity and Soil Health in India

Dr. K.B. Ramappa

Dr. A.V. Manjunatha

ADRTC/177a

Farmer Suicides in India (Coordinated Study)

Dr. A.V. Manjunatha

Dr. K B Ramappa

ADRTC/181

Impact Evaluation Study of National Horticulture Mission (NHM) and Horticulture Mission for North East and Himalayan States (HMNEH)

Prof. Parmod Kumar

Dr. I. Maruthi

Dr. K.B. Ramappa

Dr. A.V. Manjunatha

ADRTC/ORP/2

Rice Strategy for India

 

Prof. P.G.Chengappa, Dr. Elumalai Kannan, and

Dr. Manjunatha A.V.

CDD/21

Improving Institutions for Pro-Poor Growth

Prof. D. Rajasekhar

CDD/35

Decentralization and Social Security: A Study of Single Window Service Centres for Unorganised Workers

Prof. D. Rajasekhar

CDD/36

Decentralisation and Education in Karnataka

Prof. D. Rajasekhar

CDD/37

Increasing Enrolment and Savings in a Long-term Pension Savings Product

Prof. D. Rajasekhar

CDD/38

State Panchayat Raj Report and Devolution Index Report – 2016-17: The Case of Goa State

Dr. M Devendra Babu

CEENR/80

Conservation of Agro-biodiversity and Ecosystem Management: A Study in Indian Agro-Climatic Sub-zones

Prof. Sunil Nautiyal

CEENR/82

Impacts of Climate Change on Vulnerable Sections with Special Reference to SCs/STs and Women in Karnataka

Dr. M. Balasubramanian

CEENR/83

Urbanisation of Agricultural Land, Fodder and Dairy Production, and Resource Use Efficiency at the Rural-Urban Interface in Pakistan and India (2016)

Prof. Sunil Nautiyal

CEENR/84

Integrating Air and Space-borne Spectroscopy and Laser Scanning to Assess Structural and Functional Characteristics of Crops and Field Margin Vegetation

Prof. Sunil Nautiyal

Co-PI: Prof. Meenakshi Rajeev

CESP/121

Climate Change and Efficiency or Urban Water Supply and Demand Management in Bangalore and New York Cities: A Comparative Study

Dr. Krishna Raj

CESP/124

Mapping of Farm and Non-farm Linkage in Rural India

 

Prof. Meenakshi Rajeev

CESP/RBI/

128

Interest Subvention in Agriculture Credit: Does it serve the Purpose?

Prof. Meenakshi Rajeev and Ms. B.P. Vani

CESP/129

Food Distribution in Emerging Markets: The Case of Indian Seafood

(Traders in Food Value Chain)

Prof. Meenakshi Rajeev

CESP/133

Trade, Gender and Food Security with a Special reference to Tea Plantation in the Nilgiris

Dr. Malini L. Tantri

CESP/134

Sources of Funding for Social Science Research in India: Flows, Adequacy and Priorities

Dr. K. Gayithri

Dr. Indrajit Bairagya

CESP/135

Multidimensional Wellbeing: Conceptual, Methodological and Analytical Perspectives

 

Prof.S. Madheswaran

Prof. K.S. James

Ms. B.P. Vani

Dr. M. Balasubramanian

CESP/136

Deciphering Caste Discrimination in Indian Urban Labour Market: Estimating Wage and Employment Discrimination

Prof.S. Madheswaran

Ms. B.P. Vani

CESP/137

Crop Insurance in Karnataka

 

Prof. Meenakshi Rajeev

Prof. Parmod Kumar

CESP/138

Financial Viability and Sustainability of Old age Pension Scheme for Building and other Construction Workers in Karnataka

Prof. M.R.Narayana

CPIGD/51

Urban Governance and Local Democracy in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh

Dr. Anil Kumar V.

CPIGD/54

Preparation of State Panchayat Raj Report (Karnataka) and Devolution Index Report – 2016-17

Dr. N. Sivanna

CRUA/04

Will Bengaluru become smart or liveable?

Prof. Kala S Sridhar and Dr. S. Manasi

CRUA/06

The Story of an Indian Metropolis Revisited

Prof. Kala S. Sridhar

CSSCD/ISEC/60

Gram Panchayats in Karnataka: Reservation and Participation of Representatives

Dr Anand Inbanathan

CSSCD/62

Kudubi Community in Karnataka: An Ethnographic Study

Prof. Manohar Yadav

CSSCD/63

Research and Development (R&D) in Preventive and Therapeutic Healthcare in India: Implications for Public Health

Dr. Sobin George

CSSCD/65

Evaluation of KHSDRP

Prof. Manohas Yadav

PRC/138

Building Knowledge Base on Ageing in India – Increased Awareness, Access and Quality of Elderly Services.

Dr. T.S. Syamala

Dr. Lekha Subaiya

 

PRC/147

Living Arrangement Concordance and Wellbeing of Older Persons in India

Dr. T.S. Syamala

PRC/148

Coverage and Quality Data Captured by HMIS: A Facility Level Analysis in Karnataka

Dr. T.S. Syamala

PRC/149

Role and Functions of ASHA Workers in Rural Karnataka: A Case Study

Dr. T.S. Syamala

 

Draft Reports Submitted

Project No.

Project Title

Coordinator/s

CESP/ORP/01

Construction of Youth Development Index

Prof. S. Madheswaran Ms. B.P. Vani

ADRTC/161

Impact Evaluation Study of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) in India

Prof. Parmod Kumar Dr. A.V. Manjunatha,
Dr. Elumalai Kannan, Dr. M.J. Bhende, Dr.K.B.Ramappa, Dr. Komol Singha

ADRTC/163a

Impact of National Food Security Mission (NFSM) on Input Use, Production, Productivity and Income in India (Consolidated Report)

Dr. A.V. Manjunatha and Prof Parmod Kumar

ADRTC/164a

Adoption of Recommended Doses of Fertilizers on Soil Test Basis by Farmers in India (Consolidated Report)

Dr. K.B. Ramappa and Dr. Elumalai Kannan

ADRTC/174

Research Journals in Social Sciences

 

Dr. A.V.Manjunatha and B.B. Chand

ADRTC/176

Impact of Neem Coated Urea on Production, Productivity and Soil Health in Karnataka

Dr. K.B. Ramappa

Dr. A.V. Manjunatha

CHRD/ISEC/74

Nature, Extent and Implications of the Diploma Disease in India

Dr. Indrajit Bairagya

CPIGD/50

Work and Workers in the New Service Economy

Prof. Supriya RoyChowdhury & Ms. B.P. Vani

CSSCD/59

Impact of Education and Employment on the Economy of Scheduled Tribes of North-East India

Dr. Marchang Reimeingam

 

 

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