Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Policy (CESP)
Area of Specialisation
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Natural Resource Conservation and Management: Forest and Water
Water Supply and Management (Bangalore City)
Ecotourism in Protected Areas (Economic Valuation of biodiversity)
Biodiversity Conservation and Traditional Environmental Knowledge
Deforestation and Climate Change
Economics (Environmental Economics), University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka,
India, in 2005.Title of the Ph.D Thesis and Guide: "Forests, Environment and Local
Community: A Case Study of Coorg (Kodagu) District" under the Guidance of Prof.
B.S.Sreekantaradhya, Former Professor of Economics, DOS in Economics and Cooperation,
University of Mysore, Mysore.
M.A. in Economics,
DOS in Economics and Cooperation, Manasagangotri, University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka,
India, in 1995.
Eligibility Test (SLET) cleared in 1996.
Environmental Knowledge and IPRs: Theoretical and Policy Perspectives",
Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, (2011).
Forests, Environment and
Local community: A Special Reference to Western Ghats of India,
Manak Publication Private Ltd, New Delhi (2008).
State Government Report
Water Resources Management in
Karnataka state in the State of Environment Report (SoER), Karnataka
2010, Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment Government of
Karnataka, Ministry of Forests and Environment, Government of India
Economic Instruments for
Environmental Conservation and Environmental Policy in the State of
Environment Report (SoER), Karnataka 2010, Department of Forest,
Ecology and Environment Government of Karnataka, Ministry of Forests
and Environment, Government of India (Forthcoming).
Natural Resources and Environment,
Chapter 5 and Water Supply and Sanitation in Economic Survey of
Karnataka-2010-11, Department of Planning, Programme Monitoring and
Statistics Department, Government of Karnataka (Forthcoming).
Status of Water Supply and
Sanitation in Bangalore city in State of Environment Report for
Bangalore City-2008, Government of India and Karnataka.
News Paper coverage on the project results:
50 p.c. of Cauvery water lost in transit, The Hindu
Drying sources tell
parched tale Times of India
immediate action point' Times of India
Property Rights and Deforestation in Western Ghats of India in
edited book entitled “Ecological Economics: An Approach towards
Socioeconomic and Environmental Sustainability” edited by Sunil
Nautiyal and Bibhu Prasad Nayak, Published by Institute for Social and
Economic Change, Bangalore, 2010.
Green Business for Greening Karnataka
in FKCC Journal 30th Volume, Issue 12 December, 2009.
Where all the water
has gone? Neither supply-side nor demand-side urban water management
in Bangalore City, India, Published in Conference proceeding of the
“International conference on Water Resources (ICWR)” Shahrood
university of Technology, Shahrood, Iran, 2009.
Value of Indigenous Environmental Knowledge in Ensuring Sustainable
Livelihood Needs and Protecting Local Ecological Services: A Case
Study of Nagarhole National Park, India
in IUFRO World Series Volume 21 on 'Sustainable Forest Management and
Poverty Alleviation: Roles of Traditional Forest-related Knowledge'
jointly published by IUFRO Task Force on Traditional Forest Knowledge,
Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF and Asia-Pacific Association of
Forestry Research Institutions (AFAFRI) 2008.
An Enquiry into the
Nature and Causes of Deforestation, Land Vulnerability and Resilience
in Western Ghats of India Forthcoming
Economic Value of Indigenous Environmental Knowledge in Protecting
Local Ecological Services: A Case Study of Nagarhole National Park in
edited volume brought out by Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS),
Users, wakeup: Danger Ahead: Message from Experts
e-social science journal Mumbai Dated 4th October 2007.
The Role of
Forests in Achieving Environmentally Sustainable Development
(2005) in edited Book by H.K. Jyothi and M. Madhumathi.
Intellectual Property Rights and Protection of Indigenous
Environmental Knowledge of Indigenous Communities (2004) in Conference
Volume by G. Gopal Reddy, Department of Economics, Osmania University.
"Agricultural budget cannot be defended scientifically", budget
comments in Vijaya Karnataka News paper, 25th February, 2011.
Recent Research Projects Completed
Rights and Proteciton of Indigenous Environmental Knowledge:
Theoretical and Policy Perspectives
Status of Water Supply
and Sanitation in Bangalore city in State of Environment Report for
Bangalore City-2008, Government of India and Karnataka.
|On-going research project
"An independent evaluation study on
Conservation of Magadi Fort", sponsored by Directorate of Archaeology
and Museums, Mysore, Government of Karnataka
Management in Karnataka" for "State of Environment Report, Karnataka-
2009" sponsored by Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), GOI,
Department of Forest, Ecology, and Environment, GOK, and EMPRI,
Instruments for Environmental conservation and Management" for State
of Environment Report, Karnataka-2009 sponsored by Ministry of
Environment and Forests (MoEF), GOI, Department of Forest, Ecology,
and Environment, GOK, and EMPRI, Bangalore
"Valuing Eco-tourism in Bandipura and
Nagarhole National Parks: Estimating Recreational Benefits by using
Travel Cost and Contingent Valuation Methods".
"Evaluation Study on Programmes
implemented by Karnataka state Coir Development Corporation" Sponsored
by Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Karnataka
presentation of papers for National and International conferences
at The 16th Annual International Sustainable Development Research
Conference 2010 organized by Kadoorie Institute, University of Hong
Kong, Hong Kong paper entitled “Sustainable Management of Urban Water
Resources: A Special Reference to Bangalore city, India” during May
29th to 2nd June, 2010 at The Hong Kong
Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China.
Paper presented on Agrarian Economy to
Sprawling Urbanisation in Bangalore: A Challenge for Environmental
Sustainability at Three-day National Seminar on the Urban Growth of
Bangalore with special reference to Bangalore Cantonment (1809-2009)
organised by The Christ University, Bangalore and ICHR, New Delhi,
18-20 February 2010, Bangalore.
Keynote address delivered at
“International conference on Water Resources (ICWR)” organized by the
Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran, on August, 16-18t,
2009,. The title of the paper “Where all the water has gone? Neither
supply-side nor demand-side urban water management in Bangalore City,
Paper presented at International
conference on “Vulnerability and Resilience of Land Systems in Asia”
at Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China, on June 15-17, 2009, Tthe
title of the paper “An Enquiry into the Nature and Causes of
Deforestation, Land Vulnerability and Resilience in Western Ghats of
India” presentation available at:
Paper presented at International
conference on 'Sustainable Forest Management and Poverty Alleviation:
Roles of Traditional Forest-related Knowledge' held on 17-20th
December 2007 at Kunming, China. The title of the research paper is
'The Economic Value of Indigenous Environmental Knowledge in Ensuring
Sustainable Livelihood Needs and Protecting Local Ecological Services:
With Special Reference to Nagarhole National Park of Western of Ghat
of India' Presentation available at:
Paper entitled “Forest Resources and
Inclusive Growth: Including the Excluded” presented at National
Seminar on Inclusive Growth: Dimensions and Strategies organized by
Christ University, Bangalore on 1 and 2 December 2008.
Delivered key note address at the Two
Day National Seminar on “An Impact of Globalization on India’s
Business Environment” organized by Shri Sanagmeshwara Arts and
Commerce College, Chadchan, Bijapura on 8th and 9th May 2009.
Paper presented on “Dr B R Ambedkar’s
contribution towards Monetary and Fiscal Economics” at the Two-Day
National Seminar on “Dr. B R Ambedkar and Contemporary Indian Economy”
organized by Dr B R Ambedkar Research and Extension Centre, University
of Mysore, Mysore on 30th and 31st March, 2009.
Presented paper on 'Economic and
Ecological Values of Indigenous Environmental Knowledge in managing
Protected Areas: A Case Study of Nagarhole National Park'. at the
workshop on 'Compensation and Rewards for Ecosystem Services'
organized by INSEE and ISEC held at IIFM, Bhopal on 4-5th February
Paper entitled 'Do Property Rights
Really Influence Forest Conservation and Management in Western Ghat of
India?' accepted for 'The 12th Biennial Conference
of the International Association for the Study of Commons'
held on 14-18, July, 2008 University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham,
England. Paper available at:
Forests versus Peoples’ Livelihood:
Where is the Way for Sustainable Development” at the International
conference on “Ecological Sustainability and Human Well-Being”
organized by International Society for Ecological Economics, 15-18
Dec. 2006, New Delhi
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