Institute for Social and Economic Change

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Centre for Research in Urban Affairs (CRUA)

Research(CRUA)

COMPLETED PROJECTS

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Title of the Project

Project Director/s

Funding  Support

Year

1

Frontline Public service Delivery Institutions in Karnataka: Recommendations for Improving Delivery of Services, 

Sridhar, Kala Seetharam, B.P.Vani, Indrajit Bairagya, 

Administrative Reforms Commission-2, Government of Karnataka,

Final report, October 2022.

2

Rethinking Cities for Resilience and Growth in the Post-COVID-19 World

Sridhar, Kala Seetharam

Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo

Final report, June 2022

3

Urban primacy in Karnataka: Infrastructure, policy and the dispersal of jobs,

Sridhar, Kala S. and Shivakumar Nayka

Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation (KUIDFC), Government of Karnataka

Final report, December 2021.

4

Economic benefits of the metro and relaxed land use regulations: Evidence from Bengaluru

Sridhar, Kala S

Asian Development Bank

Revised final report, February 2021.

5

Promoting Green Buildings to Combat Climate Change - A study of Bengaluru, funded by

Dr. S. Manasi and Dr. Channamma Kambara,

Environmental Management Policy and Research Institute, Bengaluru, Government of Karnataka,

2019 to 2020 November

6

Coping with the COVID 19 pandemic and dynamics of online learning in primary education in India’

Indrajit Bairagya, S. & Manasi

ISEC Project

February– November 2021

7

Background India paper for Asian Development Outlook on Urbanization

Kala  Seetharam Sridhar

Asian Development Bank

2018-19

8

Situational Analysis of Education and Nutrition Status of Children of Migrant Construction Workers in Bengaluru

Channamma Kambara,  S. Manasi and Malini L Tantri

WFP Trust, New Delhi

(2018 Aug -2019 Aug)

9

Promoting Leadership Skills among the Children in Government Schools: Impact of Young Instructor Leaders Programme, Agastya Foundation

Indrajit Bairagya , S. Manasi & Channamma Kambara

AGASTYA International Foundation, Bengaluru

(2019 Feb -2020 Feb)

10.

Performance Audit on Sanitary Installations in Bengaluru, , Office of the Principal Accountant General

S. Manasi

and

Channamma Kambara

General and Social Sector Audit, Bengaluru, Karnataka

2018

(July to Sept)

11.

Sustainable Financing in Karnataka: Viable options

Kala Seetharam Sridhar and

S. Manasi

Directorate of Municipal Administration, Government of Karnataka

Dec 2017 – July 2018

12.

The story of an Indian metropolis revisited

Kala Seetharam Sridhar

Azim Premji University Research Grants Foundation, Bengaluru

Apr 2016 - Jun 2018

13.

Will Bengaluru become Smart or livable?

Kala Seetharam Sridhar and

S. Manasi

Indian Council for Social Science Research, New Delhi

Dec 2015 – Feb 2018

14.

Gender and life vulnerability: Study of women health from gender perspective

R Mutharayappa  and

K C Channamma

Indian Council for Social Science Research, New Delhi

2015-16

15.

Preparing Road Map to Enhancing Farmers Income and Welfare in Karnataka”

Channamma Kambara ,

M.G.Chandrakanth

and

A V Manjunath

Karnataka Agricultural Price Commission, Bengaluru

July-December 2018

16.

Pilot Testing of the TGI Indicator Toolkit in Karnataka

Kala Seetharam Sridhar

The World Resources Institute, Washington, DC

December 2014-September 2015

17.

Pathways to Sanitation: Growing Challenges and Access to the Urban Poor: A Study of Bangalore City

S. Manasi

Human Settlement Management Institute, New Delhi

Sep 2014 – Feb 2016

18.

Promoting Leadership Skills among the Children in Government Schools: Impact of Young Instructor Leaders Programme, Agastya Foundation

Indrajit Bairagya, S. Manasi and Channamma Kambara

AGASTYA International Foundation, Bengaluru

(2019 Feb -2020 Feb)

ONGOING PROJECTS

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Title of the Project

Project Director/s

Finding  Support

Year

1.

Is your city too big? Urban primacy in southern India

Sridhar, Kala Seetharam

Indian Council of Social Science Research

Draft report May 2023

2.

Environmental Problems and Congestion: Evolving Sustainable Solutions for Bengaluru’s Development

Sridhar, Kala Seetharam, Krishna Raj, Manasi, S., Anilkumar Vaddiraju, Channamma Kambara, R.Manjula, and Anjali Mohan

Karnataka Evaluation Authority

Draft report, September 2023; Interim Report, March 2023; Inception report, Jan 2023.

3.

Impact of i-RTC and RTC Wallet – Land record (RTC) through Internet – A Study of e-Governance Initiative in Karnataka

S Manasi, Channamma Kambara Dr Malini Laxminarayana Tantri

Bhoomi Monitoring Cell, Department of Survey Settlement and Land Records, Government of Karnataka

2020 Jan to Sep 2020

4.

A Study on the Effectiveness of Online Training to Teachers during COVID Times

Indrajit Bairagya and S Manasi

Agasthya International Foundation, Bengaluru,

5.

Importing export zones: Replication of Chinese – style Special Economic Zones and the implications for India’s urban development’

Malini L Tantri and S. Manasi,

Humanities and Social Sciences Tackling Global Challenges Program, British Academy, Global Challenges Research Fund, in collaboration with Kings College, London

6.

Special Economic Zones and Urbanisation – A GIS perspective

Malini L Tantri

and S. Manasi,

Humanities and Social Sciences Tackling Global Challenges Program, British Academy, Global Challenges Research Fund, in collaboration with Kings College, London

7.

Utilisation of bamboo resources for livelihood development and Sustainability

Sunil Nautiyal, S. Manasi and Bibhu P. Nayak

Maharashtra Forest Department, GOM

Dec 2021 to August 2022

8.

Gender and Identity– with Reference to North Eastern Migrants in Bengaluru”

Channamma Kambara,  

Dr Malini L Tantri

ICSSR

9.

Education of Migrants in Informal Sector Workers’ Children: Challenges and Way Forward”

S Manasi, Channamma Kambara, Dr Malini Laxminarayana Tantri and Dr Indrajit Bairagya.

ICSSR

10.

Situational Analysis of Education and Nutrition Status of Children of Migrant Construction Workers in Bengaluru

Channamma Kambara  

S. Manasi 

and

Malini L Tantri

WFP Trust, New Delhi

(2018 Aug -2019 Aug)

11.

Enabling Environment for Women Employees: A Study of Selected Sectors in Bengaluru

Channamma Kambara

Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru

(April 2018 – December 2019)

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