Research and Consultancy Projects:

Several research and consultancy assignments have been completed / are on-going , sponsored by prestigious international and national organizations such as government, NGOs, corporate, public and private sectors. In most of the projects, I have been the project leader as follows.

  1. Expert Work-Group Member for the Research on “Investigation for “Renewable energy policy / status and renewable energy initiatives in India” – a multi-country joint project of AIST, Japan and ERIA, Indonesia, January 2014-till date.
  2. Expert Work-Group Member for the Research on “Investigation of pilot study results in India using ERIA’s Sustainability Assessment Method of biomass utilisation and upgrading the assessment method in social aspect.” – a multi-country joint project of AIST, Japan and ERIA, Indonesia, Aug.2010-till date.
  3. ERIA Expert Work-Group Member of the project team on “Pilot Studies in East Asian Countries for Assessment of Sustainability of Biofuels” the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), July, 2009- March, 2010.
  4. Member, Research Advisory Committee, UNEP Corporate Water Accounting Project/ CEO Water Mandate, Oct., 2009.
  5. AIST / ERIA Expert Work-Group Member of the project team on “Guidelines for Sustainable Biomass Utilization Vision for East Asia” formed by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), July, 2008- March, 2009.
  6. Expert Work-Group Member of the project team on “Biomass Utilization Vision for East Asia” formed by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Institute of Developing Economies (IDE) and The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), June, 2007- March, 2008.
  7. Team Leader of “Integrated Assessment of Air Quality in Delhi” Sponsored by Tata Motors Limited, A Leading Company from the House of Tatas, India, Sept., 2005 – March, 2007.
  8. Team Leader of “Maharashtra State Development Report” for the Planning Commission, Government of India, prepared by four premier institutions namely, IGIDR, GIPE, TISS and JBIMS, 2002-05.
  9. Team Leader of “State of Environment Report- Maharashtra, in collaboration with IITs, NEERI, Universities and MCs, for the MoEF, Govt. of India, MPCB and GoM, 2004-07.
  10. International Environment Expert for Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) on “Review of EIA and Recommendations” for an efficient management of a mega project on “Swan River Flood Management and Integrated Land Development Project in Himachal Pradesh (H.P.) India.” April-May, 2005.
  11. Team Leader & Consultant for India Canada Environment Facility (ICEF) for mid-term evaluation of ICEF-WBPCB project on “Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimisation of Small Scale Industries in Kolkata Metropolis Area”, Jan-Feb, 2005.
  12. Programme Director of two Training Programmes on “Economic Evaluation of Environmental Impacts” for the Senior Officers of Central and State Pollution Control Boards in India, under the World Bank assisted EMCBTA project, through CPCB and MOEF organised at IGIDR, Mumbai, September 16-20 and 23-27, 2002.
  13. Team Leader and Consultant of India Canada Environment Facility (ICEF) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), India project on “Environment Education and Capacity Building for Promoting Nature Conservation and Environmental Protection”, May-July, 2002.
  14. Team Leader of Consultancy Project on “Environmental Economics – Forest Valuation Project of Himachal Pradesh” for State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, Kasumpti, Shimla – 9 (Himachal Pradesh), 1997-98.
  15. Team Leader of Development of Climate Change Impact Model for India, Joint project of NIES, Japan Environment Agency, Japan and IGIDR, Mumbai, 1996-98.
  16. Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development, India’s Capacity-21 project, Sponsored by the United Nations Development Program, through Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India, 1996-98.
  17. Team Leader of project on International Trade and Recycling in Developing Countries: Case of Wastepaper Trade in India, Joint Project of IGIDR, Mumbai and IES, The Netherlands, sponsored by the CREED and IIED (U.K.), 1995-97.
  18. Team Leader of Consultancy project on "Indian Perspectives on Trade and Recycling of Wastepaper", The World Bank, Washington D.C., May-October, 1996.
  19. Programme Director of the Training Programme for the Senior Officials (including senior officers such as the Chairmen, Member Secretaries and Chief Engineers) of the Pollution Control Boards in India, under Institutional Development Components project of the World Bank, held at IGIDR, Mumbai, Jan. 15-19, 1996.
  20. Team Member in “Environmental Resource Accounting for India: Some Case Studies”, sponsored by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for the Asia-Pacific (UN ESCAP), Bangkok, Thailand, 1994-96.
  21. Co-Team Leader in “Trade and Environment Linkages: A Case Study of India,” sponsored by the UNCTAD, Geneva,1993-95.
  22. Team Member in “Economic Valuation of Air Pollution" in Mumbai under Inter-Country (involving six countries in the Asian region) under URBAIR/MEIP project sponsored by the World Bank/ UNDP, 1992 94.
  23. Team Member in “Natural Resource Accounting: A Framework for India,” sponsored by the UNDP through Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India, 1991-93.
  24. Team Member in "Size Distribution of Atmospheric Aerosols for Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers", Mumbai, Sept., 1990.

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