Natural Resources Management, Agriculture and Climate Change

Report Title : Early Impacts of the Better Cotton Initiative on Smallholder Cotton Producers in Kurnool District, India
Year of initiated : 2016
Researchers : N. Lalitha (with researchers from the Natural Resources Institute, Greenwich University, UK; Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad; and Pragmatix, Haryana)
Sponsor : Natural Resource Institute, Greenwich University, UK
Report Title : Agricultural Biotechnology Debates in the Rural and in the Urban:Media and the Mobilization of Opinion
Year of initiated : 2015
Researchers : Bharat Ramaswami, Milind Murugkar, N. Lalitha and Carl E. Pray
Sponsor : Templeton Foundation (through Pragati Abhiyan, Nashik).
Report Title : Addressing Non-Economic Losses and Damages Associated with Climate Change: Learning from the Recent Past Extreme Climatic Events for Future Planning (Indian case study with respect to Drought)
Year of initiated : 2015
Researchers : Chandra Sekhar Bahinipati
Sponsor : Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research, Kobe, Japan (through the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan
Report Title : Enhancing Agriculture Livelihoods in Coastal Areas: A Study of the Impacts of KVY Phase III in Select Villages in Gujarat
Year of initiated : 2015
Researchers : P.K. Viswanathan, Jharna Pathak and Madhusudan Bandi
Sponsor : Coastal Salinity Prevention Cell, Ahmedabad.
Report Title : Economic Risk Analysis of Himachal Pradesh
Year of initiated : 2014
Researchers : Jharna Pathak and Chandra Sekhar Bahinipati
Sponsor : TARU Leading Edge Private Limited, Gurgaon, Haryana.
Report Title : Will Climate Change Adaptation enhance Farm Productivity? A Study of Micro-Irrigation Systems (MIS) in Gujarat, India
Year of initiated : 2014
Researchers : Chandra Sekhar Bahinipati and P.K. Viswanathan
Sponsors : South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)
Report Title : Farmers of the Future: The Challenges of Feminised Agriculture in India
Year of initiated : 2014
Researchers : Kuntala Lahiri Dutt and Itishree Pattnaik
Sponsor : Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Report Title : Will Climate Change Adaptation Enhance Farm Productivity? A Study of Micro-Irrigation Systems(MIS) in Gujarat, India
Year of initiated : 2014
Researchers : Chandra Sekhar Bahinipati and P.K. Viswanathan
Sponsors : South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), Kathmandu, Nepal
Report Title : Environmental Regulations and Compliance in the Textile Dyes Sector of Gujarat, India
Year of initiated : 2014
Researcher : Amrita Ghatak
Sponsors : South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), Kathmandu, Nepal
Report Title : Feminised Agriculture in India: Challenges and Potential
Year of initiated : 2014
Researchers : Itishree Pattnaik and Kuntala Lahiri Dutt
Sponsor : Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi
Report Title : Assessment of System of Crop Intensification in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh: Examining Implicaitons for Sustainable Development
Year of initiated : 2013
Researcher : Jharna Pathak
Sponsor : Indian Council of Social Science Research
Report Title : Options for Diversification in Tobacco Farming, Bidi Rolling and Tendu Leaf Plucking in India:The Economic Feasibilities and Challenges
Year of initiated : 2013
Researcher : Amita Shah (in collaboration with CMDR)
Sponsor : International Development Research Centre (through the Centre for Multidisciplinary Research, Dharwad).
Report Title : Preparatory Phase of IWMP in Thane and Nasik Divisions in Maharashtra: An Evaluation
Year of initiated : 2013
Researchers : Amita Shah and Hasmukh Joshi
Sponsor : National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad.
Report Title : Recent Experiences of Agricultural Growth in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh: An Enquiry into thePatterns, Process and Impacts
Year of initiated : 2013
Researchers : Amita Shah and Itishree Pattnaik
Sponsor : Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi.
Report Title : Emergence, Status and Impacts of Adoption of Micro Irrigation Systems (MIS) in India: A Review across Major States and the Areas of Concern for Future Research
Year of initiated : 2013
Researchers : P. K. Viswanathan and Jharna Pathak
Sponsor : Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi
Report Title : Recent Experiences of Agricultural Growth in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh: An Enquiry into the Patterns, Processes and Impacts
Year of initiated : 2012
Researchers : Amita Shah and Itishree Pattnaik
Sponsor : Indian Council of Social Science Research
Report Title : Options for Diversification in Tobacco Farming, Bidi Rolling and Tendu Leaf Plucking in India - The Economic Feasibilities and Challenges
Year of initiated : 2012
Researcher : Amita Shah
Sponsor : Centre for Multi-disciplinary Development Research
Report Title : Preparatory Phase of IWMP in Thane and Nasik Divisions in Maharashtra: An Evaluation
Year of initiated : 2012
Researchers : Amita Shah and Hasmukh Joshi
Sponsor : National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad
Report Title : Institutional Innovation and Inclusion in the Farm Sector: Case of Farmer Producer Collectives
Year of initiated : 2012
Researcher : Tara Nair
Sponsor : Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi
Report Title : Socio-economic Impacts, Institutional and Policy Constraints in the Adoption of Water Saving Technologies in Agriculture: A Comparative Study of Micro Irrigation Systems in India
Year of initiated : 2012
Researchers : P.K. Viswanathan and Jharna Pathak
Sponsor : Indian Council of Social Science Research
Report Title : Assessment of System of Crop Intensification in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh: Examining Implications for Sustainable Development
Year of initiated : 2012
Researcher : Jharna Pathak
Sponsor : Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi
Report Title : Millennial Goal #1: Poverty Eradication in Rural India: Poverty Reduction and the Community Management of Natural Resources in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh (Focus on Watershed Development)
Year of initiated : 2012
Researcher : Jharna Pathak
Sponsor : Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, Canada
Report Title : Millennial Goal #1: Poverty Eradication in Rural India: Poverty Reduction and the Community Management of Natural Resources in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh (Focus on Watershed Development)
Year of initiated : 2012
Researchers : Amita Shah and Shiddalingaswami H
Sponsor : Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, Canada
Report Title : Critical Assessment of the Forest Rights Act, 2006 and its Impact on Livelihoods of the Forest Dependent Communities: A Comparative Study of Chhattisgarh and Gujarat
Year of initiated : 2012
Researchers : Madhusudan Bandi
Sponsors : Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad (through the Research Unitfor Livelihoods and Natural Resources (RULNR) (Supported by Jamsetji Tata Trust-Mumbai
Report Title : Rural Energy Consumption Trends in Gujarat: An Analysis of Performance of Agricultural Seeders under the PGVCL
Year of initiated : 2012
Researcher : P.K. Viswanathan
Sponsor : Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission, Government of Gujarat
Report Title : A Post Facto Analysis of Major and Medium versus Minor Irrigation Projects in Kerala in aComparative Perspective
Year of initiated : 2012
Researcher : P.K. Viswanathan
Sponsor : State Planning Board, Government of Kerala
Report Title : Minor vs Major Irrigation Projects in Kerala
Year of initiated : 2011
Researcher : P.K. Viswanathan
Sponsor : State Planning Board, Kerala
Report Title : Critical Assessment of the Forest Rights Act, 2006 and its Impact on Livelihoods of the Forest Dependent Communities: A Comparative Study of Chhattisgarh
Year of initiated : 2011
Researchers : Madhusudan Bandi
Sponsors : Centre for Economic and Social Studies (Cess) N. O. Campus, Hyderabad
Report Title : Term Impacts of Watershed Development Projects: Revisiting Mendhwan and Shedashi-Wavoshi Watersheds in Maharashtra
Year of initiated : 2011
Researcher : Amita Shah
Sponsors : National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
Report Title : Comprehensive Study on Impact of Investment in Watershed
Year of initiated : 2011
Researcher : Amita Shah
Sponsor : National Institute of Rural Development
Report Title : Watershed Based Development and Agricultural Growth in India.
Year of initiated : 2011
Researcher : Amita Shah
Sponsors : National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP), New Delhi.
Report Title : Impact Evaluation of Bt Cotton in Gujarat
Year of initiated : 2011
Researchers : N. Lalitha and P.K. Viswanathan
Sponsor : Department of Agriculture, government of Gujarat.
Report Title : An Economic Evaluation of Revitalisation of Village Tanks in Gujarat.
Year of initiated : 2010
Researchers : P.K. Viswanathan, Amit Mandal and Ila Mehta
Sponsors : Gujarat Land Development Corporation (GLDC Ltd.)
Report Title : A Post Facto Analysis of Major & Medium versus Minor Irrigation Projects in Kerala in a Comparative Perspective 
Year of initiated : 2010
Researcher : P.K. Viswanathan
Sponsor : State Planning Board, Government of Kerala
Report Title : Water User Groups as a Building Block for IWRM - A Joint Review Mission Special Study
Year of initiated : 2010
Researchers : Amita Shah (in collaboration with IDS, Jaipur)
Sponsor : EU - Sectoral Policy Support Programme, Rajasthan
Report Title : Assessment of Krishi Mahotsav in Gujarat
Year of initiated : 2010
Researchers : Itishree Pattnaik and Amita Shah (with Tushaar Shah, IWMI, Anand and G. Kplla, NDDB, Anand)
Sponsors : International Water Management Institute, Anand
Report Title : Input Use among the Bt. Cotton Farmers in Gujarat
Year of initiated : 2010
Researchers : N. Lalitha and P.K. Viswanathan
Sponsor : GIDR, Ahmedabad
Report Title : Socio-Economic and Ecological Benefits of Mangrove Plantations: A Study of Community Based Mangrove Restoration Activities in Gujarat.
Year of initiated : 2009
Researchers : P.K. Viswanathan, Kinjal Pathak and Ila Mehta.
Sponsors : Gujarat Ecology Commission, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar
Report Title : Impact Evaluation of Watershed Development Projects (1998-2002) in Gujarat.
Year of initiated : 2009
Researcher : Amita shah (with SOPPECOM)
Sponsor : National Institute of Rural Development, Hydrabad.
Report Title : Impact Study of AKRSP's Interventions in Netrang and Gir-Periphery.
Year of initiated : 2009
Researcher : Amita Shah (in Collaboration with RUDMI).
Sponsor : AKRSP, India
Report Title : Assessment of Land Cover Changes in Netrang: Analysis based on GIS Tools.
Year of initiated : 2009
Researchers : Amita Shah, Vinit Raskar and Hashmukh Joshi
Sponsor : AKRSP, India
Report Title : Action Research on Multilayer Planning and Management of Water Resources in Bharar River Sub-basin in Madhya Pradesh (with SOPPECOM)
Year of initiated : 2008
Researcher : Amita Shah
Sponsor : WaterAid (India)
Report Title : Post-facto Study on Bio-Physical and Socio-Economic-Institutional Aspects of Watershed Projects in a Milli Watershed in Western Madhya Pradesh
Year of initiated : 2008
Researcher : Amita Shah
Sponsors : Ford Foundation, New Delhi and Dorabji Tata Trust, Mumbai
Report Title : Water Policy and Water Laws in India: A Critical Review of Structural and Institutional Impediments, Governance Systems and Outlook for Future.
Year of initiated : 2008
Researchers : P.K. Viswanathan and R. Parthasarathy
Sponsor : IWMI-ITP
Report Title : Water, Poverty and Gender: Understanding the Interface and Drawing Implications.
Year of initiated : 2008
Researcher : Amita Shah (with Seema Kulkarni)
Sponsor : WaterAid (India)
Report Title : Post-facto Study on Bio-Physical and Socio-Economic-Institutional Aspects of Watershed Projects in a Milli Watershed in Western Madhya Pradesh.
Year of initiated : 2008
Researcher : Amita Shah
Sponsors : Forum for Watershed Research and Policy Doalogue (ForWaRD)
Report Title : Comprehensive Assessment of Watershed Projects in India
Year of initiated : 2007
Researcher : Amita Shah
Sponsors : Ministries of agriculture and Rural Development, Government of India, coordinated by ICRISAT, Hyderabad.
Report Title : Protection and Regeneration of Common Property Resources: Estimating the Economic Value
Year of initiated : 2007
Researcher : Amita Shah
Sponsors : South Asia Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Programme, New Delhi and is undertaken in collaboration with Foundation of Ecological Security, Anand
Report Title : Water Policy and Water Laws in India: A Critical Review of Structural and Institutional Impediments and Governance Systems and Outlook for Future.
Year of initiated : 2007
Researchers : P.K. Viswanathan and R. Parthasarathy
Sponsor : IWMI, Hyderabad.
Report Title : Mainstreaming Environmental Concerns Related to Land in Policy Framework: A Case Study for India.
Year of initiated : 2007
Researcher : Amita Shah
Sponsor : UNDP, Kenya
Report Title : Rapid Assessment of Watershed Projects in Madhya Pradesh
Year of initiated : 2006
Researcher : Amita Shah
Sponsor : Dorabji Tata Trust, Mumbai
Report Title : Impact of Participatory Irrigation Management on Economic Growth
Year of initiated : 2006
Researchers : R. Parthasarathy, Jharna Pathak and Harish Joshi
Sponsor : Development Support Center, Ahmedabad
Report Title : Rapid Assessment of Watershed Projects in Madhya Pradesh
Year of initiated : 2006
Researcher : Amita Shah
Sponsor : Dorabji Tata Trust, Mumbai
Report Title : Impact of Participatory Irrigation Management on Economic Growth
Year of initiated : 2006
Researchers : R. Parthasarathy, Jharna Pathak and Harish Joshi
Sponsor : Development Support Centre, Ahmedabad
Report Title : Rapid Assessment Survey of Community-managed Development of Water and Sanitation Programme in Earthquake-afftected Villages of Gujarat
Year of initiated : 2006
Researcher : Keshab Das
Sponsors : Water and Sanitation Management ORganisation, Gandhinagar
Report Title : Community Management of Open Water Inland Fisheries: Comparative Study of Cases from Bangladesh and India
Year of initiated : 2006
Researchers : R. Parthasarathy (with Amalendu Jyotishi, Christ College, Bangalore, Alia Ahmed of Lund University, Sweden and Manik Bose of World Fish Centre, Dhaka)
Sponsor : Swedish International Development Agency
Report Title : Chronic Poverty in a Forest Economy in Orissa
Year of initiated : 2006
Researchers : Amita Shah (with Saroj Kumar Nayak and Bipin Das, XIM, Bhubaneswar)
Sponsor : Department of International Development, UK
Report Title : Natural Resources and Chronic Poverty in  India: Interface and Policy Initiatives
Year of initiated : 2006
Researcher : Amita Shah
Sponsor : Department of International Development, UK
Report Title : Diversion of Land and Displacement in India: Review of Evidence and Issues
Year of initiated : 2006
Researcher : Amita Shah (with ANimesh Kumar)
Sponsor : Department of International Development, UK
Report Title : Post-Project and Longitudinal Studies on Watershed Development
Year of initiated : 2005
Researchers : Amita Shah (with SOPPECOM, Pune and CISED, Bangalore)
Sponsor : Ford Foundation
Report Title : Post-Fact Analysis of Watershed Project in Madhya Pradesh
Year of initiated : 2005
Researcher : Amita Shah
Sponsor : Ford Foundation
Report Title : Forum for Watershed Development and Policy Dialogue 
Year of initiated : 2005
Researcher : Amita Shah (A Core Group Member of ForWaRD)
Sponsors : WaterAid (India) and The Ford Foundation
Report Title : Preparing a Public Domain Data base for Watershed Development in Madhya Pradesh
Year of initiated : 2005
Researchers : Amita Shah, Jayram Desai and Hasmukh Joshi (along with the team at CISED)
Sponsors : WaterAid (India) and The Ford Foundation
Report Title : Desk Review of Drinking Water and Sanitation Policies 
Year of initiated : 2005
Researcher : Keshab Das
Sponsors : WaterAid (India) and The Ford Foundation
Report Title : Desk Review of Drinking Water and Sanitation Policies 
Year of initiated : 2005
Researcher : Keshab Das
Sponsors : WaterAid (India) and The Ford Foundation
Report Title : Community Management of Openwater Inland Fisheries: Comparative Study of Cases from Bangladesh and India
Year of initiated : 2005
Researchers : R. Parthasarathy and Amalendu Jyotishi (with Alia Ahmed of Lund University, Sweden and Manik Bose of World Fish Centre, Dhaka)
Sponsor : Swedish International Development Agency
Report Title : Chronic Poverty in India
Year of initiated : 2005
Researcher : Amita Shah (Core Group Member of the India-team)
Sponsor : DFID (through the University of Manchester, UK.)
Report Title : Chronic Poverty in a Forest Economy in Orissa 
Year of initiated : 2005
Researchers : Amita Shah (with Saroj Kumar Nayak and Bipin Das, XIM, Bhubaneshwar) supported by Hasmukh Joshi and Jayaram Desai
Sponsor : DFID (through the University of Manchester, UK.)
Report Title : Community Management of Openwater Inland Fisheries: Comparative Study of Cases from Bangladesh and India
Year of initiated : 2004
Researchers : R. Parthasarathy and Amalendu Jyotishi (with Alia Ahmed of Lund University, Sweden and Manik Bose of World Fish Centre, Dhaka)
Sponsor : Swedish International Development Agency
Report Title : Watershed Development and Drinking Water: Fostering an IWRM Perspective in Dry Land Regions in India
Year of initiated : 2004
Researchers : Amita Shah and Keshab Das (with Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management (SOPPECOM), Pune and Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Environment and Development (CISED) Bangalore
Sponsor : WaterAid (India)
Report Title : Community Management on Openwater Inland Fisheries: Comparative Study of Cases from Bangladesh and India
Year of initiated : 2004
Researchers : R. Parthasarathy and Amalendu Jyothishi (with Alia Ahmed of Lund University, Sweden and Manik Bose of World Fish Centre, Dhaka)
Sponsor : Swedish International Development Agency
Report Title : Chronic Poverty in a Forest Economy in Orissa
Year of initiated : 2004
Researcher : Amita Shah
Sponsor : DFID (through the University of Manchester, UK.)
Report Title : Baseline Survey for Oxfam's Intervention Towards Augmenting Livelihood in Kachchh
Year of initiated : 2004
Researchers : Amita Shah, Amalendu Jyotishi and Puttaswamaiha S.
Sponsor : Oxfam (India)
Report Title : Benchmark Survey for Impact of Participatory Watershed Development Projects in India
Year of initiated : 2003
Researcher : Amita Shah
Sponsor : Planning Commission, New Delhi
Report Title : Alternative Strategies for Rural Drinking Water supply in Gujarat
Year of initiated : 2003
Researcher : Keshab Das
Sponsors : International Water Management Institute, Tata Programme (Collaborative study with the Institute of Social and economic Change, Bangalore)
Report Title : Reform of Drinking Water and Sanitation Sector in Rural Gujarat
Year of initiated : 2003
Researcher : Keshab Das
Sponsors : Gujarat Jalseva Training Institute, Gandhinagar (through the Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission, Ministry of Rural Development, New Delhi)
Report Title : Developing Indicators and Process Documentation of Participatory Irrigation Management Projects
Year of initiated : 2003
Researchers : R. Parthasarathy and Amalendu Jyothishi
Sponsor : Aga Khan Rural SUpport Programme (India), Ahmedabad
Report Title : Baseline Survey and Impact Assessment for Watershed Development of Gir-Perriphery
Year of initiated : 2003
Researcher : Amita Shah
Sponsor : Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India), Ahmedabad
Report Title : Chronic Poverty Researchi. Chronic Poverty in a Forest Economy in Orissaii. Natural Resources and Chronic Poverty in India
Year of initiated : 2002
Researchers : Amita Shah (with Aasha Kapur Mehta, IIPA, New Delhi)
Sponsor : DFID (through the University of Manchester), UK
Report Title : Reviving a Water Heritage: Evaluating the Economic and Environmental Performances of Traditional Water Harvesting Systems in Western India
Year of initiated : 2002
Researcher : Keshab Das
Sponsors : World Bank-supported Environmental Management and Capacity Building Project (EMCaB), Environment Economics Research Committee (EERC), Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai
Report Title : Reform of Drinking Water and Sanitation Sector in Rural Gujarat
Year of initiated : 2002
Researcher : Keshab Das
Sponsors : Gujarat Jaalseva Training Institute, Gandhinagar (through the Raive Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission, Ministry of Rural Development, New Delhi)
Report Title : Process Monitoring of Participatory Irrigation Management Programme in Gujarat and Networking in Tamil Nadu and Nepal
Year of initiated : 2002
Researchers : R. Parthasarathy and Harish Joshi
Sponsor : Ford Foundation
Report Title : Benchmark Survey for Impact of Participatory Watershed Development Projects in India
Year of initiated : 2002
Researcher : Amita Shah
Sponsor : Planning Commission, New Delhi
Report Title : Process Monitoring Participatory Irrigation Management Programme in Gujarat and Networking in Tamil Nadu and Nepal
Year of initiated : 2001
Researchers : R. Parthasarathy and Harish Joshi
Sponsor : Ford Foundation
Report Title : Conservation of Gir Eco-System: Assessment of Benefits and Costs under Alternative Management Regimes
Year of initiated : 2001
Researcher : Amita Shah
Sponsors : World Bank-supported Environmental Management and Capacity Building Project (EMCaB), Environment Economics Research Committee (EERC), Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai
Report Title : Construction of Environmental Indicators for 
Year of initiated : 2001
Researchers : Sudarshan Iyengar and Vinish Kathuria
Sponsors : World Bank and International Development Agency and Department of Environment and Forest, Government of Gujarat
Report Title : Reviving a Water Heritage: Evaluation the Economic and Environmental Performances of Traditional Water Harvesting Systems in Western India
Year of initiated : 2001
Researcher : Keshab Das
Sponsors : World Bank-supported Environmental Management and Capacity Building Project (EMCaB), Environment Economics Research Committee (EERC), Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai
Report Title : Met and Unmet Needs of Quake Affected Population
Year of initiated : 2001
Researchers : R. Parthasarathy, B.L. Kumar and Harish Joshi
Sponsor : Gujarat State Disaster Management Agency