saswatDr. Saswat Kishore Mishra is Assistant Professor in the Centre for Excellence in Management of Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation (CMLARR) at ASCI. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He is a recipient of the Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Post-doctoral Fellowship for the session 2017-18 by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi. He joins ASCI with a vision of transforming CMLARR into a leading centre for capacity building and research in management of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation in the world. Prior to joining ASCI, he was associated with Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies (NCDS) Bhubaneswar as Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Post-doctoral Fellow. His post-doctoral work aimed to understand the differences in socio-ecological inclusiveness with and without vertical integration and analyze the role and impact of corporate social initiatives therein in the tribal predominant mining regions of Odisha, India. Initially he joined NCDS as a Project-PDF and provided research assistance in a project (sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research) entitled – ‘Analysing Poverty Change in India: Decomposition, Inclusiveness and Multi-Dimensional Nutritional Deprivation’. Subsequently, he was also chosen for the ICSSR Post-doctoral Fellowship in Economics for the session 2016-17. During his stint at NCDS, he undertook research activities, imparted teaching to the PhD Scholars and coordinated in organizing seminars/conferences and workshops. Besides, he has also provided research assistance in various consultancy projects with the clients – National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), ACC Limited, and Radhikapur West Coal Mines Limited. He has published his works in refereed international journals of reputed publishers and presented papers in conferences held at globally looked upon institutions including the World Bank Headquarters (Washington D. C., USA), International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University (The Hague, Netherlands), and University of Utrecht, (Utrecht, Netherlands).



1) Mishra, S. K. and Mishra, P (2017), “Determinants of Households’ Resistance against Land Acquisition for Mining: Experiences at Talcher Coalfields in India”, Land Use Policy, 66(2), 10–17. Elsevier Publications.

2) Mishra, S. K. and Mishra, P (2017), “Do Adverse Ecological Consequences Cause Resistance against Land Acquisition? Experience of Mining Regions in Odisha”, The Extractive Industries and Society, 4(1), 140–150. Elsevier Publications.

3) Mishra, P. and Mishra, S. K. (2015), “Strategies and Policies for Alleviation of Rural Poverty in India: Experience of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme”, Review of Development and Change, 19(2), 43–76. MIDS: Chennai.

Book Chapters:

1) Mishra, P. and Mishra, S. K. (2017), “Asset Creation under the MGNREGA and Sustainable Growth of Agriculture: Experience of Convergence Initiatives in Odisha and West Bengal” in M. Bhattarai, P. K. Viswanathan, R. N. Mishra and C. Bantilan (Eds.), Employment Guarantee Programme and Dynamics of Rural Transformation in India: Challenges and Opportunities, Springer Publications (In Press).

2) Mishra, P. and Mishra, S. K. (2017), “Inter-State Variations in Industrial Investment in India: Role of Markets, Policies and Institutions.” Academic Foundation: New Delhi (In Press).

3) Mishra, P. and Mishra, S. K. (2015). “New guidelines for the MGNREGA: Issues and implications” in S. S. Sangwan and G. Deep (Eds.), Panchayat’s Role in MGNREGA and Financial Inclusion (pp. 29–42). Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID): New Delhi.

4) Mishra, S. K. and Mishra, P. (2013), “Mining, Land Acquisition and Human Well-Being in Odisha” in P. Mishra and A. Das (Eds.), Mining: Economic, Environmental and Social Implications (pp. 93–114). Abhijeet Publications: New Delhi.

5) Mishra, S. K. (2012), “Industrialization and displacement in Kalinganagar: New dimensions”, in N. R. Mishra and K. K. Mishra (Eds.), Displacement and Rehabilitation: Solutions for the Future (pp. 62–74). Gyan Publications: New Delhi.

He has research interests in fields of Development Economics, Public Economics and Policy, Economics of Rural Development and Natural Resource Management. In particular, the political economy of land acquisition, mining, and poverty alleviation programmes including the MGNREGA, interests him.

Saswat Kishore Mishra, PhD (IIT-Kgp)

Assistant Professor

Centre for Excellence in Management of Land Acquisition and R & R (CMLARR)

Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI)

Bella Vista, Raj Bhavan Road

Hyderabad – 500 082


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