Dr. (Mrs.) Pritirekha Daspattanayak


Urban Issues


1. UGC Minor Research project on Access of urban poor to basic services: a case for Urban Basic Services for Poor Programme (UBSP) implemented slums in Cuttack Town during (Completed)

2. Geo-Spatial Database for Urban Local Body (ULB): A case of Cuttack Municipal Corporation (Proposal under consideration with DST, New Delhi)

3. Urbanization, Urban Poor and Basic Services (Proposal under consideration with UGC, New Delhi)


1. M.A. in Geography : JNU, New Delhi; 1983
2. PGD In Planning- CEPT, AHMEDABAD,1985

3. M.Phil. (Geography) : JNU, New Delhi; 1987

4. Ph.D. (Geography) : JNU, New Delhi; 1996


1. UGC-Teacher Fellow, 1995-1996 for the completion of PhD at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi..

2. UGC (JRF), 1985-1987 (subsequently up-graded to SRF in 1987.

3. Merit Scholarship by Ahmedabad Education Society, 1983-1985.

4. Merit-cum-Means Scholarship by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), 1981-1983.


1. Regional Inequality in Odisha in the Post-reform Period in Prasad, K. N. (ed.) Regional Development in the Era of Globalisation, Liberalisation and Privatisation, New Delhi: Adhyayan Publishers and Distributors, 2013, pp.132-148.

2. On Development and Gender: Some Empirical Evidences from India, Indian Journal of Regional Sciences, Vol. XXXXIV, No.2, 2012, pp.1-12. ISSN-0046-9017

3. On Empowering women for Improved Health: a case of maternal health in Orissa, in Das M. and P Daspattanayak (eds.) Empowering Women: Issues, Challenges and Strategies, Dominant Publishers, New Delhi, 2009.

4. Gender Bias and economic development in India: A case study of Haryana, Social Change, June 2008, Vol.38, No.2, pp.226-44.

5. Quality of Life in Urban Orissa: A Study of Basic Amenities, Nagarlok, Vol. XL, No.1, 2008, pp.25-38.

6. Health-care Infrastructure in Orissa: A geographical Study, The Eastern Geographer, Vol.14, January 2008.

7. Internal Migration in India: Some Emerging Patterns in the Post Reform Period. Geographical Review of India, Vol.69 (1), March 2007, pp. 69-76.

8. Planning for Sustainable Urban Development: A Study of Sewerage Disposal in Cuttack City, in Misra, B. K. and Hassan, M. I. (eds.) Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Development, Kitab Mahal, Cuttack, 2007.

9. Regional Inequality in Orissa: Some Emerging Issues, Indian Journal of Regional Science, Vol. XXXIX, No.1, 2007, pp40-49.

10. Tribes in Orissa: A Study in Geographical Perspective, Hill Geographer, Vol. XXII, Nos. 1 & 2, pp.39-52, 2006.


1. Urbanisation and Economic Development in India, Rajat Publications, New Delhi, 2000

2. Empowering Women: Issues, Challenges and Strategies, Dominant Publishers, New Delhi, 2009 (Co-editor).