Faculty Details

 Assistant Professor  fmjharna@gmail.com, fmjharna@yahoo.com
Jharna Pathak |   Ph.D. (Economics)
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Jharna Pathak has a Ph.D. in Economics from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad (through the Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research, Ahmedabad). Her doctoral research attempted to examine the contribution and performance of water use in farm and non-farm sectors and the impact of institutions on sustainable farm water use in Gujarat. Before joining GIDR she had taught Microeconomics, Development Economics and Econometrics at various management institutes in Ahmedabad. She has  taken part in large scale field studies on issues in tribal agriculture in Gujarat. More recently, she has been involved in studies like community natural resource management (with the focus on inland fishing) and poverty in India, assessment of Systems of Rice and Wheat Intensification towards sustainable agriculture under diverse agro-climatic settings in India. Her major areas of research include institutions and policies with a special focus on agriculture, water and fisheries.

She has presented papers at a number of academic seminars and conferences and has been feted with an award of Best Paper Presenter by the GAD Institute of Development Studies, Amritsar in 2010.

  • Title: Community Natural Resource Management and Poverty in India: Evidence from Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
    Authors: Shashidharan Enarth, Jharna Pathak, Amita Shah, Madhu Verma and John R Wood
    Publisher: Sage Publications, New Delhi.
    Published Year: 2016
  • Title: Tribal Development in Western India.
    Editors: Amita Shah and Jharna Pathak
    Publisher: Routledge, New Delhi.
    Published Year: 2014
  • Title: ‘State of Development and adoption of Micro Irrigation Systems in Gujarat’, in P. K. Viswanathan, M. Dinesh Kumar and A. Narayanamoorthy (Eds.), Micro Irrigation Systems in India: Emergence, Status and Impacts in Select Major States, Springer-Verlag, Singapore, pp. 71-89.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan, Jharna Pathak and Chandra Sekhar Bahinipati
    Published Year: 2016
  • Title: 'Class Gains in Fisheries Management: Problems and Prospects’, in Lancy Lobo and Jayesh Shah (Eds.), the Trajectory of India’s Middle Class: Economy, Ethics and Etiquette, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2015, pp. 323-34
    Author: Jharna Pathak
    Published Year: 2015
  • Title: ‘Economic Growth and the State of Natural Resources and the Environment in Gujarat: A Critical Assessment’, in Indira Hirway, Amita Shah, and Ghanshyam Shah (Eds.), Growth or Development: Which Way is Gujarat Going, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2014, pp. 380-432.
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan and Jharna Pathak
    Published Year: 2014
  • Title: `The Guiding Visible Hand of Participatory Approaches to Irrigation Management', in V. Ratna Reddy and S. Mahendra Dev (eds.), Managing Water Resources: Policies, Institutions and Technologies, Oxford University Press, 2006 (brought out in 2007).
    Authors: R. Parthasarathy and Jharna Pathak
    Published Year: 2006
  • Title: Class Gains in Fisheries Management in India:Reflections from Two States
    Author: Jharna Pathak
    Working Paper No.: 224
    Published Year and Month: December 2014
  • Title: Agroforestry in Tribal Areas of Gujarat: Move towards Sustainable Agriculture?
    Author: Jharna Pathak
    Working Paper No.: 203
    Published Year and Month: June 2011
  • Title: Does the System of Rice Intensification Outperform Conventional System?
    Author: Jharna Pathak
    Working Paper No.: 196
    Published Year and Month: January 2010
  • Title: The Guiding Visible Hand of Participatory Approaches to Irrigation Management
    Authors: R. Parthasarathy and Jharna Pathak
    Working Paper No.: 141
    Published Year and Month: December 2003
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  • Title: Women’s perspectives on Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Schemes (MGNREGS) of India: study across SAT villages (GIDR-ICRISAT Policy Brief 2)
    Authors: P.K. Viswanathan, Rudra N. Mishra and Madhusudan Bhattarai
    Source: oar.icrisat.org/8761/1/GIDR-ICRISAT%20Policy%20Brief%202-Final.pdf
    Published Year: 2014