Indian agriculture needs to improve its infrastructure, efficiency and productivity in a sustainable manner. NCAER experts are particularly strong in this area and have partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture to produce regular updates on the sector.
Tarujyoti Buragohain is an Associate Fellow at NCAER., Her research interests include infrastructure and energy issues. She has written several project reports for the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and the Ministry of Human Research Development. She has been a member of the Advisory Committee for Monitoring and Evaluation of Solar Photovoltaics in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, a member of the Research Advisory Committee on Tribal Development Research in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and is a life member of Bhartiya Arthik Shodh Sansthan and the Input–Output Research Association.
Rajesh Chadha is a Senior Research Counsellor specialising in international trade, foreign direct investment, agricultural markets and competition and regulatory reforms. He is also the Managing Editor of Margin, NCAER’s flagship journal. He has completed research projects sponsored by the governments of India, Australia and Britain and various international organisations. He has more than 40 years’ experience of teaching and research at the University of Delhi and NCAER. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Universities of Michigan, Melbourne and Monash. He received his PhD in Economics from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.
Ruchi Jain is a Research Analyst at NCAER with a background in Population Studies. Her areas of research interest are maternal and child health, reproductive and sexual health, migration and rural development. At NCAER, she has worked on various projects like IDRC, HDPI and Rural Housing. She holds a doctorate degree in population studies from the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai. Her thesis focused on the risky behaviours of the single migrant women in Delhi. She was a recipient of the UGC-NET fellowship for her PhD at IIPS.
Laxmi Joshi is an Associate Fellow at NCAER with research interests in agriculture and rural development. She has worked on issues related to the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, economic benefits of weather and marine services, air pollution issues in agriculture, India’s cotton revolution, and the national policy for farmers. Before NCAER, she worked at the National Commission on Farmers and the National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research.
Devender Pratap is an Associate Fellow at NCAER. His current research interests include trade policy analysis/CGE modelling, GTAP database, social accounting matrix, input output analysis, construction of base-run for CGE modelling, macro-econometric modelling and agricultural/livestock economy. At NCAER, he has handled three major CGE models in single-country and multi-country frameworks. He has also been involved in the NCAER survey of agricultural markets in India.