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    Faculty - TERI University


    Smriti Das
    Associate Professor,
    Department of Policy Studies

    Dr Das's research pertains to institutions, policies, politics of resource management and issues pertaining to rural development in India. Her interdisciplinary training and experience in implementation of development projects has given her research an edge especially in the area of managing natural resources. While, at CISED and ATREE, she looked extensively at the issue of diversion of forestland for non-forest use (from a political economy perspective) and the implementation of Forest Rights Act of 2006. She is interested in continuing the latter, given the complex interplay of interests that is evident in its implementation. In future, she would also like to incorporate the dimensions of climate change in the overall governance framework for her research.




    Educational Qualifications
    •  Ph D in Specialization in Natural Resource Management, Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand, 2010

    •  Masters in Rural Development with elective as Project Management, Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), 2001

    Honors and Awards
    SRTT fellowship for pursuing doctoral studies at IRMA

    Selected Publications
     Gender mainstreaming in local forest governance: analysing 25 years of research and policy in South Asia
    Niharika Tyagi and Smriti Das
    International Forestry Review,

     The Strange Valuation of Forests in India
    Das, Smriti
    Economic and Political Weekly, Vol 45, Issue 9, February 2010,

     Alloyed Projects, Metalled Resistance: A Case of Bauxite Mining in Orissa
    Das, Smriti and Narayanan, NC
    State, Natural Resource Conflicts and Challenges to Governance: where do we go from here?,

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