Professionally I am an economist with specialization in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics, at present working as an Assistant Director at Institute of Applied Manpower Research (IAMR), Under Planning Commission of India. Before joining IAMR, I worked as TTI Fellow (Post Doctoral) at Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), University of Delhi, India and also as a Senior Researcher with the Division for Sustainable Development Studies (DSDS) at Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad. Earlier I have worked as Visiting Fellow at Research Unit for Livelihoods and Natural Resources (RULNR), CESS. I have also worked with the Xavier Institute of Management (XIM) at Bhubaneswar, NABARD- Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD) at Lucknow. Having Master and MPhil degree in Economics from Sambalpur University, Odisha, I have also submitted my PhD thesis in Economics with the same university. I was recipient of the centrally administered ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship to pursue my PhD during 2007-10 and also the recipient of the IEG-Think Tank Initiative Post Doctoral Fellowship from Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) at University of Delhi supported by IDRC Canada during 2014-15. I have published research articles in professional journal like Economic and Political Weekly, Journal of Social and Economic Development, International Journal of Biodiversity Watch and Financing Agriculture. I have also published a number of papers in different edited volumes and working papers. My research interest includes Natural Resource Governance, Livelihood Analysis and issues relating to tribal and marginalized communities.