A. Refereed Journal Publications
§ 2020. ‘What makes people satisfied with local government service delivery: An empirical investigation in the context of West Bengal, India’, India Journal of Sustainable Development. Vol. 6, No. 1, 1-10, with Nayak, N.C.
§ 2020. ‘Loan repayment behavior among the clients of Indian Microfinance Institutions: A household level investigation’, Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment (Taylor & Francis), vol. 30, 474-497, with Sangwan, S &Nayak, N.C.
§ 2017. ‘Human Development in Bihar and Impact of Liquor Prohibition Policy: An Analysis’, Journal of Governance & Public Policy.Vol. 8, No. 2, 27-38. (ISSN:2231-0924), with S Narayan.
§ 2017. ‘Changing Policy Paradigm of Drinking Water Service Delivery: An Empirical Investigation in the context of Bihar, India’, Journal of Management & Public Policy, Vol. 8, No. 2, 13-22. (ISSN: 0976-013X)
§ 2016. ‘Tenure Security and Women Right over Land: A Study in the
context of Bihar’, Journal of Land and Rural Studies, Vol. 4, No. 2, 242-253.
(Sage Publication-ISSN: 23210249)
§ 2015. ‘Social Impact Assessment of Projects involving Land Acquisition
in India: Implications of RFCTLARR Act, 2013’, Journal of Management &
Public Policy. Vol. 7, No. 1, 27-35.(ISSN: 0976013X), with Shireesh
§ 2015. ‘Impact of Joint Liability Group on Sustainable Livelihood and
Social Capital Promotion: A Study in the Context of Bihar’ Annamalai International Journal of Business
Studies and Research, Vol. 7, No. 2, 153-163 (ISSN: 0975-749X) with Srivastava,
§ 2015. ‘Determinants of People’s Participation: A Study of rural West
Bengal, India’, Development in Practice. Vol. 25, No. 1, 71-85. (Taylor &
Francis Publication-ISSN: 0961-4524) with Nayak, N.C.
§ 2014. ‘People’s Participation and Public Service Delivery: A Review
of Issues and Determinants’, Journal of Indian School of Political Economy.
Vol. 26, No. 1-4, 167-191. (ISSN:
0971-0396).With Nayak, N.C.
§ 2014. ‘Understanding the role of Participation in Public Service
Delivery: Evidences from Rural West Bengal India’, International Journal of
Public Administration, Vol. 37, No. 12, 875-884.(Taylor & Francis Publication,
ISSN: 0190-0692) with Nayak, N.C.
B. Non-Refereed Journal Publications
§ 2022. Infrastructure Development: Union Budget 2022-2023, Kurukshetra, March, 2022. Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India.
§ 2021. ‘Road to Prosperity: Implication of PMGSY in Rural Development
in India’, Kurukshetra, July, 2021. Ministry of Rural Development, Government
§ 2020. ‘Decentralized Governance: Concept and Implications in
Planning and Development’, Kurukshetra, Vol. 68, No. 12, 46-50, October 2020,
Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India
C. Book Chapters
§ Samanta, D (2015). ‘Lack of Land Tenure Security as Challenges to
Sustainable Development: An Assessment in the context of Bihar, India’, in
Dinda, S (Ed) Handbook of Research on Climate Change Impact on Health and
Environmental Sustainability, IGI Global Publication, Pennsylvania, USA,
348-3652. (ISBN: 9781466688148)
§ Samanta, D., Jha, J.K. & Dinda, S (2015). ‘Assessment of Land
Governance in Bihar’, in Faizi, A.A.A., Iyer, K.G., and Kaur, A., (Eds.)
Tenancy Laws and Practices: Emerging Issue, Centre for Rural Studies,
LalBahadurShastri National Academy of Administration, Manak Publication, New
Delhi, 62-92. (ISBN 978-93-7831-384-4)
§ Samanta, D., & Nayak, N.C. (2014). ‘Participation and Decision
Making: A Study from Rural West Bengal’, in Balan, P.P., George, S., and
Kunhikannan, T.P., (Eds.) Decentralisation and Development: Experiences and
Experiments, Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), 113-128
§ Samanta, D., & Nayak, N.C. (2007). ‘Universal Primary Education
in India: Issues and Challenges’, in Goswami, K., Nayak, N.C., &
Chatterjee, B. (Eds) Economic Reforms, Human Welfare and Sustainable
Development in India. New Century Publications, New Delhi, 86-106. (ISBN:
D. National Conference
§ 2021: Adoption of New Technique and Farmers’ Income: A Case Study on Onion Cultivation in Bihar’ presented in the National Seminar on Raising Agricultural Productivity and Farmers’ Income in Bihar, organized by Patliputra School of Economics, Aryabhatta Knowledge University, 17th-18th December, 2021, Patna.
§ 2019: ‘Policy to Practice of Social Impact Assessment for Land
Acquisition: Learnings from Bihar’, presented at national Conference on Issues
in Emerging Market by Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna, November 11,
§ 2015: ‘Land for Industrial
Development: A Critical Assessment in the context of Bihar’, presented at the 5th
Development Meet organized by the Central University of Bihar, March,13-15th 2015, Patna, Bihar.
§ 2014: ‘Assessment of Land Governance in Bihar’, presented in the
conference on Tenancy Laws &
Practices: Emerging Issues organised by LalBahadurShastri National Academy of
Administration, February 20th-21st, 2014, Mussouri.
§ 2014: ‘Spaces of People’s Participation in Democratic Decision
Making and Underlying Household Characteristics Determining Participation: A
Study on rural West Bengal’, presented at the 4th Development Meet
organized by Central University of Bihar,
§ 2013: ‘Willingness to Pay: Exploring Possibility of community
ownership in Rural Drinking Water Service in Bihar’ presented at the Second
National Symposium on Rural Management, organized by Institute of Rural Management Anand, December
13th -14th, 2013, Anand.
§ 2013: ‘Participatory Practices in Rural Areas: A Study of Gram
Panchayats in West Bengal’, presented at the National Conference on
Decentralised Governance and Changing Paradox of Development in Rural Areas,
organized by Central University of
Jharkhand, September 11th-12th, 2013,Ranchi.
§ 2009: ‘Good Governance and Employment Generation through NREGA: A
Case Study of Gram Panchayats in West Bengal’, presented at and Thinkers and
Writers Forum’ held during 21stSkoch Summit on organized by Skoch
Development Foundation, November 10th-12th,
2009, New Delhi.
E. International Conference in India
§ 2021: ‘Financial Market Crisis and Impact of Covid 19: A Cross
Country Analysis’, in International Conference on Reviving Global Economy in
New Normal, organized by Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India,
26th-27th February, 2021, with Puja Kumari.
§ 2017: Vulnerability Associated with Land Acquisition and
Compensation: An Empirical Investigation in Bihar, India, in India Land and
Development Conference, organized by NITI Ayog, India and NRMC, Delhi April,
5th-6th , 2017, New Delhi
§ 2016: ‘Determining Willingness to Pay For Drinking Water through
Contingent Valuation Approach: An Insights from Rural Bihar’, paper presented
at the Second International Conference on Applied Economics and Business,
organised by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University and The Indian Econometric
Society, held during 28th-29th July, 2016, Katra, Jammu and Kashmir.
§ 2015: ‘Willingness to Pay and Scope of Coproduction in Drinking
Water Supply: A Study of Bihar’ presented in the 4th Biennial Conference of the
Indian Academy of Management’ held during 11th -13th December, 2015.
§ 2015: ‘Impact of Joint Liability Group on Sustainable Livelihood and
Social Capital Promotion: A Study in the Context of Bihar’ presentated in the
‘International Conference on Global Economic Growth and Sustainability’
organized by SDMIMD, Mysore, 20th-21stNovember, 2015, Mysore, Karnataka.
§ 2014: ‘Political affiliation and participation: An analysis in the
context of rural West Bengal’, paper presented in the KILA International
Conference on Gandhi, Gram Swaraj and Decentralisation, organized by Kerala
Institute of Local Administration held during 27th-29th November, 2014,
§ 2014: ‘An Assessment of basic Services delivered to rural people of
West Bengal’, presented at the International Conference on Deepening Democracy
through Participatory Local Governance, organized by Government of Kerala,
January 19-21st, 2014, Trivundrum, Kerala.
§ 2013: ‘Drinking Water Services in Rural Bihar: A Critical Assessment
of the current Drinking Water Policy’, presented at the 8th Annual
International Conference on Public Policy and Management organized by Indian
Institute of Management Bangalore, August,
12th -14th, 2013, Bangalore, Karnataka.
§ 2012: ‘People’s Participation in Local Level Decision Making Process:
A Study of Spaces, Forms and Dimensions in the context of rural West Bengal’,
presented in the International Conference on Democratic Decentralisation and
People’s Participation, organized by International Sociological Association and
Kerala Institute of Local Administration, December 20th -23rd 2012, Thrissur,
F. International Conference outside India
§ 2016: : ‘Whose Right Is It: Towards a new set of Land Policies for Optimal Utilisation’, 2016 Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, World Bank, held during 14th-18th March, 2016, Washington DC, US.
§ 2014: ‘Land Governance and Women Right over Land: A Study of Bihar’, 2014 Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, World Bank, held during 24th-27th March, 2014, Washington DC, USA.
G. Paper Presented at International Conferences outside India
§ Samanta, D., & Dinda, S (2016). ‘Whose Right Is It: Towards a
new set of Land Policies for Optimal Utilisation’, 2016 Annual World
BankConference on Land and Poverty, World Bank, held during 14th-18 th March,
2016, Washington DC, USA.
§ Samanta, D., & Jha, J.K (2014). ‘Land Governance and Women Right
over Land: A Study of Bihar’, 2014 Annual World Bank Conference on Land and
Poverty, World Bank, held during 24th-27th March, 2014, Washington DC, USA.
H. Invited Lectures/Speeches:
§ Invited Lecture to PGP students at Centre for Food and Agri-Business
Management at Indian Institute of
Management Ahmedabad, for the years 2018, 2019, 2022.
§ Invited Panel Speaker at the Conference ‘Five Year journey of The
RFCTLARR Act, 2013: TheWay forward’ organized by The Energy and Resources
Institute (TERI), 26th October, 2018, New Delhi.
§ Invited Lecture to PGP students at Centre for Food and Agri-Business
Management at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 6th February, 2018.
§ ‘Key Speaker’ at the Workshop on ‘Model Agriculture and Land Leasing
Law’ organized by Landesa, Bihar with NITI Ayog, at Patna, 24th April, 2017.