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Ph.D, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
M.Sc. in Economics, University of Calcutta, India
B.Sc. in Economics (Hons.), University of Calcutta, India
Public Policy,Governance, People Participation
Human Development, Public Service Delivery
Rural Development Policy Issues
Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Business Environment &Policy, Public Policy, Human Development
A. Refereed Journal Publications
§ 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, P.
§ 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
§ 2021. ‘Road to Prosperity: Implication of PMGSY in Rural Development in India’, Kurukshetra, July, 2021. Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India
§ 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 (ISBN:978-81-925633-4)
§ 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: 8177081462).
D. National Conference
§ 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, 2019, Patna
§ 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, February 21st-22nd, 2014, Patna.
§ 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, Thrissur, Kerala.
§ 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, Kerala.
F. 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.
G. Invited Lectures/Speeches:
§ Invited Lecture to PGP students at Centre for Food and Agri-Business Management at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 20th February, 2019.
§ 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.