Rural Development & Environmental Economics

Prof. Dharmabrata Mohapatra

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Department of Economics

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dmohapatra@ravenshawuniversity.ac.in

Dharmabrata Mohapatra (PhD in 2005 from Utkal University) is  professor and Head of the Department of Economics. With more than 30 years of teaching and research experience, he has an abiding interest in the field of rural development and environmental economics. He has more than 25 articles to his credit in national and international journals of repute. He is also a passionate teacher who can traverse multiple domains of the discipline and firmly believes in the complementary nature of teaching and research.

Selected Publications

  1. “Perception of Rural Beneficiaries on Efficacy of MGNREGA: A Micro Level Analysis in Kalahandi District of Odisha, India”, AGER: Journal of Depopulation and Rural Development Studies,ISSN: 1758-7168; e-ISSN: 2340-4655, SCOPUS, Indexed, Impact Factor 0.70, March 2020 , co-authored with and Dr. Sesdev Suna and Dr. Dukhabandhu Sahoo.
  2. “Growth and Inequality at the sub-regional and sub-sectoral level: Case of Service sector of Odisha, India”, Revista De Estudios Regionales, 0213-7585, May-august 2019. Impact Factor 0.16, co-authored with Dr. Dukhabandhu Sahoo and Mrinali Mahanti.
  3. “Mining and Livelihood: A Microanalysis in Odisha, India”, International Journal of Social Economics, ISSN 0306-8293,Vol. 44 Issue: 1, pp.93-113, 2017, Impact Factor 0.22,  co-authored with Dr. Dukhabandhu Sahoo and Dr. Minati Sahoo.
  4. “Environmental Discourse and Third World Difference: Perspectives from India”, Journalof Third World Studies ISSN: 8755-3449, Spring Issue 2014, co-authored with Prof. Jyotirmaya Tripathy.
  5. “Does Development Exist Outside Representation?”,Journal of Developing Societies ISSN 0169-796X, Volume 27 No.2, co-authored with Prof. Jyotirmaya Tripathy.
  • Group
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Simantini Mohaptra

Research Scholar

Muralidhar Raj

Research Scholar

Sweety Pattnaik

Research Scholar

Pradiptakumar Mohanty

Research Scholar

Subhransu Sekhar Pani

Research Scholar

Kiran Bala Behera

Research Scholar

Sumanta Banerjee

Research Scholar

Group Alumni

Dr. Rajesh Saini

Thesis Title : : A Study on the Role of Commercial Banks on the Socio Economic Development of Different Sections of the Society in Odisha: In the Special Reference of Puri, Keonjharand Dhenkanal Districts.

Dr. Minati Sahoo

Thesis Title : Impact of Iron Ore Mines on the Livelihood and Food Security of the Inhabitants of Keonjhar District of Odisha

Dr. Seshadev Suna

Thesis Title : MGNREGA and Out Migration in Kalahandi District of Odisha

Dr. Pragyanshree Acharya

Thesis Title : Gender Discrimination Among Agricultural Labourers in Odisha.

Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change:

Odisha is one of the vulnerable states in the context of climate change. Climate change is projected to impact different ecosystems, societies and countries thereby increasing the pressure on livelihoods and food security including the fisheries sector. Climate change will impact the volume of fisheries production, species mix, and fisheries infrastructure. In this context, our research aims at understanding and assessing social vulnerability of the marine fishing communities at the village and household level as a unit of analysis. Then, understanding their coping and adaptation mechanisms and identifying the barriers to successful adaptation. The scope of the research is limited to two coastal districts of Odisha: namely Ganjam and Kendrapara. The outcome of research would help to strengthen the overall resilience of marine fishing communities in Coastal Odisha.The methodology for undertaking the research is a mixed approach which includes both quantitative and qualitative approaches. The quantitative methods include indicator based, descriptive and econometric model analysis of the data. The qualitative methods include focus group discussion, key informant interviews, life history interviews and case studies to understand the temporal vulnerability and subsequent adaptation strategies.

MGNEREGA and Rural Economy of Odisha

The objective of the study is to analyze the impact of MGNREGS on local wage rate, labour migration, agricultural productivity due to assets created under MGNREGS scheme, which ultimately affect the income of the beneficiaries. We are also trying to evaluate the impact of MGNREGA on socio-economic empowerment of women. It further analyses various risk associated with the women during the working time of MGNREGA.

  1. “Perception of Rural Beneficiaries on Efficacy of MGNREGA: A Micro Level Analysis in Kalahandi District of Odisha, India”, AGER: Journal of Depopulation and Rural Development Studies,ISSN: 1758-7168; e-ISSN: 2340-4655, March 2020 , co-authored with and Dr. Sesdev Suna and Dr. Dukhabandhu Sahoo
  2. “ Iron Ore Mining, Water Quality and Health: An Investigation into their Relationships”, Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution, ISSN: 0972-9860, Issue 3, Volume 16, 2019,co-authored with Dr. Dukhabandhu Sahoo and Dr. Minati Sahoo
  3. Migration of Labour in Kalahandi District of Odisha”, Arts and Social Sciences, ISSN: 2151-6200, J 2019, Vol 10(1): 430,co-authored with Dr. Dukhabandhu Sahoo and Dr. Sesdev Suna
  4. “ Gender Bias in Farm Activities: Evidences from Household Level Data of a Developing Economy”, American Journal of Rural Development,ISSN (Print):2333-4762, ISSN (Online): 2333-4770, co-authored with Dr. Dukhabandhu Sahoo and S. Mohapatra
  5. “Growth and Inequality at the sub-regional and sub-sectoral level: Case of Service sector of Odisha, India”, Revista De Estudios Regionales,0213-7585, May-august 2019, co-authored with Dr. Dukhabandhu Sahoo and Mrinali Mahanti.
  6. “Livelihood Dynamism in Mining Region of Odisha, India”. International Journal of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources, 8, No. 1, ISSN:2572-1119, co-authored with Dr. Dukhabandhu Sahoo and Dr. Minati Sahoo.
  7. “Modern Technology in Agriculture and Perception of the Farmers: A Case Study in Odisha”,  International Journal of Applied Social Science, ISSN: 2394-1405, Volume 6 (1), co-authored with Sweety Pattnaik.
  8. “Status of Tertiary Sector in Odisha: An Overview”, Multidisciplinary International Journal (ISSN 24250252), 2018.
  9. “Time Utilisation Pattern of Women in Agriculture: A Study of Odisha”, International Journal of Applied Social Science, 2018, co-authored with Dr Pragyanshree Acharya.
  10. “Mining and Livelihood: A Microanalysis in Odisha, India”, International Journal of Social Economics, ISSN 0306-8293,Vol. 44 Issue: 1, pp.93-113, 2017, co-authored with Dr. Dukhabandhu Sahoo and Dr. Minati Sahoo.
  11. “An Empirical Analysis of Convergence Hypothesis for the Agriculture Sector of Odisha”, Asian Journal of Research in Business Economics and Management , ISSN 2249-7307, Vol 7, pp. 350-359,
  12. “Perception of Workers on Wage Rate under MGNREGA in Odisha: A Critical Analysis”, Asian Journal of Research in Business Economics and Management, ISSN 2249-7307, Vol 7, pp. 336-349, 2017, co-authored with Dr Sesdev Suna and Dr. Dukhabandhu Sahoo.
  13. “Micro-econometrics Approach to Financial Inclusion through PMJDY in India: A case of Cuttack District of Odisha”, Asian Journal of Research in Banking and Finance, Vol 7, pp. 210-229, 2017, co-authored with Payal Agarwal.
  14. “Test of Convergence hypothesis for the Fishery sector of Odisha India”, Research Journal of Social Science & Management, ISSN 2251-1571,Vol 7, No 4(2017): 01 August 2017.
  15. “Environmental Discourse and Third World Difference: Perspectives from India”, Journalof Third World Studies ISSN: 8755-3449, Spring Issue 2014, co-authored with Prof. Jyotirmaya Tripathy.
  16. “Mining and Human Development-A Comparative Analysis of Mining and Non Mining Districts of Odisha”, Asian Profile, ISSN 0304-8675, 2014, co-authored with Dr. Dukhabandhu Sahoo and Dr. Minati Sahoo.
  17. Transcending Developmental Binaries: Women Empowerment through Dairy Farming”, Loyola Journal of Social Sciences (ISSN 0971-4960), Volume XII No. 2, co-authored with Prof. Jyotirmaya Tripathy.
  18. “Does Development Exist Outside Representation?”,Journal of Developing Societies ISSN 0169-796X, Volume 27 No.2, co-authored with Prof. Jyotirmaya Tripathy.
  19. “Relation between Income Inequality and Educational Attainment: Evidence from Household data of KBK Districts of Odisha, India”, Manpower Journal, IAMR, XLVII, No 1, Jan.-March 2012, co-authored with Dr. Atal Bihari Das.
  20. “Achieving Universal Elementary Education in Odisha: Quantity Vs. Quality”, TheInternational Research Journal of Social Science and Management, Vol. 2 (Issue 12), 2013, co-authored with Dr. Atal Bihari Das.
  21. “Growth of Education of Scheduled Tribes in KBK Districts of Odisha”, International Journal of Arts Commerce and Literature, Vol -1 Issue 5 May 2013, ISSN 2320–4370, co-authored with Dr. Atal Bihari Das.
  22. “Educational Attainment and Income Inequality: Evidence from Household Data of Odisha”, IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), Volume 9, Issue 3 (Mar. – Apr. 2013)
  23. “Institutional Alternative in Dairying”, Orissa Economic Journal, XXXVIII No.1 & 2, co-authored with Dr. Atal Bihari Das.
  24. “Institutional Alternative in Dairying: The Case for Cooperatives”, Orissa Economic Journal, XXXVIII, 2006.

Books published :

  • “Service Sector in India: Growth and Convergence” ISBN 978-81-9311-563-3 co-authored with MrinaliMahanty
  • “The Role of PMJDY in Financial Inclusion in Rural Odisha” ISBN 978-3-330-080423 co-authored with Payal Agarwal

Teaching :

  1. Economics of Environment
  2. Microeconomics
  3. Public economics