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Research Focal Points


  • My research at CTARA stems from three focal points namely,
    1. Interrelationship between environmental degradation, over exploitation of natural resources, poverty & underdevelopment.
    2. Inadequate governmental measures to integrate environmental concerns in development processes.
    3. Need to institutionalize mechanisms to address environmental concerns at all levels of government including local self government while developing the capacity to plan and execute.
  • Most of my research work has been in these focal area. A lot of work in the first research foci was carried out at EMPRI and KSPCB, More indepth understanding of the research areas has been carried out through the M.Tech, B.Tech and PhD students at CTARA.  Interactions /associations with many governmental agencies as well as private players / industries have also added to the research


Extension Work


  • As part of extending the research on environmental services provisioning, environmental and
    natural resources planning and decentralized & district planning, work on field sites of following
    Rural and Urban Local Bodies was/is being carried out
    1.  Karjat Municipal Council, Karjat Taluka, Raigad District, Maharashtra
    2.  Gangikatti Gram Panchayat, Kalghatgi Taluka, Dharwad District, Karnataka
    3.  Chikurde Gram Panchayat, Walva Taluka, Sangli District, Maharashtra
    4.  Bhilavdi Gram Panchayat, Palus Taluka, Sangli District, Maharashtra
    5.  Parbhani City Municipal Corporation, Maharashtra
    6.  Dongarwadi Gram Panchayat, Palus Taluka, Sangli District, Maharashtra
    7.  Shahapur Gram Panchayat, Thane District, Maharashtra
    8.  Manchar Gram Panchayat, Ambegaon Taluka, Pune District, Maharashtra
    9. Sangola Gram Panchayat, Solapur District, Maharashtra
    10. Korwa, HAL, Amethi District, Uttar Pradesh,
    11. Bhamragarh, Gadchiroli District, Maharashtra