Faculty Details

Dr. Latha Ravindran

Professor, Economics
MA(Madras), MPhil, Phd(Coimbatore)
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Teaching Interests

Microeconomics for Managers, Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy, Development Induced Displacement, Resettlement and Rehabilitation

Research Interests

Carried-out research on various issues in the social sector. Sponsors of studies include UNICEF,CIDA,FAO, UNDP and the World Bank.
Currently pursuing research on Displacement, Resettlement and Rehabilitation.

Prepared course material on two units namely, (i)Training for Rehabilitation of people displaced due to development projects and (ii) Gender Issues in R&R Projects for IGNOU's web-based course on Displacement, Resettlement & Rehabilitation.

Some of my publications include:
Ravindran, L. “Economic Impact of Development Projects on the Displaced and Project –affected families: An Empirical Study on Industrial Projects in Orissa” Vilakshan: XIMB Journal of Management, Vol. IV, Issue No. 1, March 2007
Ravindran, L. and Mahapatra, B. "Gender Issues in Displacement: A Study in Irrigation Projects of Southern Orissa" in "RESEARCHING DEVELOPMENT AND DISPLACEMENT: AN AFRO-ASIAN PERSPECTIVE", Modi, R. (Ed.), (2009) Sage Publications.
Ravindran, L. “Provisions for R&R in the New Land Acquisition Act and (Amendment) Ordinance 2014: An Appraisal” Vilakshan, XIMB Journal of Management, Vol. 12, No. 1, March, 2015

Administrative Responsibilities

Member, Faculty Review and Development Committee
Member, Admission Committee
Member, Alumni Committee
Member, Infrastructure Audit Committee for Student Residence, XIMB
Member, Process Advisory & Coordination Team (PROACT), XIMB

Member in Editorial Board

International Journal of Development and Social Research (IJDSR)

Other Membership

Member in the Committee constituted by the Govt. of Odisha for recommending modifications in the Orissa R&R Policy of 2006. http://www.orissa.gov.in/revenue/R_R_Policies/28580_5_7_11.pdf

Member of the High level Committee constituted by the Government of Odisha to review the R&R Bill drafted by the MoRD?, Government of India. http://www.orissa.gov.in/revenue/R_R_Policies/33111_17_08_10.pdf

Member of the working group constituted to formulate rules for The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013

Research & Publications

#Journal

2015, JOURNAL: “Provisions for R&R in the New Land Acquisition Act and (Amendment) Ordinance 2014: An Appraisal”, Xavier Institute of Management, India

1998, JOURNAL: Comparative Analysis of Economic Status of the People Before and After Displacement in Upper Indravati Project, Orissa , ASCI Journal of Management

#Book

2000, BOOK: Training for Rehabilitation (a chapter) , IGNOU, New Delhi

1998, BOOK: Resettlemet and Rehabilitation: From Policy Guidelines to Practice , Prachi Prakasan, New Delhi, India

#Book Chapter

2009, Chapter: “Beyond Relocation: The Imperative of Sustainable Resettlement” (Ed.) Dr. Renu Modi, SAGE India, India

Conference/Seminar/FDP/Training/Workshop

2012, Conference-Conducted: International Conference on Resettlement and Rehabilitation (ICRAR 2012), Venue: XIMB

2011, Conference-Attended: “Teaching R&R to Current and Future Managers: XIMB Experience”, Venue: XIMB

Projects / Consultancy

2016, Socio-economic Survey at Kutrumali and Sijimali Bauxite Mines in Kalahandi and Rayagada districts of Odisha, Client: L&T Ltd., Status: Completed

2016, Baseline Survey for Need Assessment and CSR Plan, Client: Saraf Agencies Pvt. Ltd., Status: Completed

2015, Social Impact Assessment and Social Impact Mitigation Plan in the Villages Affected by Dolomite Quarry Project, Client: Tata Steel Ltd., Status: Completed

2015, Need Assessment Survey in the Peripheral Villages of Kalinganagar Project, Odisha, Client: Tata Steel Ltd., Status: Completed

2014, Socio Economic Survey of Project Affected Families for the MGR-Rail Corridor in villages Kalamegha and Chuabahal of Dist. Sundargarh., Client: NTPC Ltd., Status: Completed

2014, Socio-economic, Socio-cultural, Resource mapping and Infrastructural survey in Gumudasan and Dulinga villages in Hemgir tehsil of Sundargarh District, Client: OPGC, Status: Completed

2013, Socio-Economic Survey, Socio-Cultural Resource Mapping and Infrastructure Survey in the villages affected by OTPCL, Client: OTPCL, Status: Completed

2012, Socio-Economic Survey, Socio-Cultural Resource Mapping and Infrastructure Survey in New MGR Project, Jharsuguda and Sundargarh districts, ODISHA, Client: OPGC, Status: Completed

2011, Socioeconomic Impact Assessment Survey, Client: Darlipali Integrated Super Thermal Power Project of NTPC Ltd., Status: Completed

2011, Socio-Economic Survey, Socio-Cultural Resource Mapping and Infrastructure Survey and Formulation of R&R Scheme for Jharsuguda Pooling Station, Orissa, Client: Power Grid Corporation Ltd., Status: Completed

2010, Socio-Economic Survey, Socio-Cultural Resource Mapping and Infrastructure Survey and Formulation of R&R Scheme for various Sub-Stations in Keonjha and, Bolangir Districts, Orissa, Client: Power Grid Corporation Ltd., Status: Completed

2010, Resettlement & Rehabilitation Action Plan for the Displaced and Affected Families of VISA Power Co. Ltd., Brahmanabasta, Bamanpur & Kalankipur Villages, Cuttack Dt., Orissa , Client: VISA Power, Status: Completed

2010, Resettlement & Rehabilitation Action Plan for the Displaced Families of Monnet Ispat & Energy Limited ( MIEL ) in villages Golagadia , Konshidipa and Raijharana of Tehasil Chhindipoda in Ang, Client: Monnet Ispat Energy Ltd., Status: Completed

2010, Socio-Economic Survey, Socio-Cultural Resource Mapping and Infrastructure Survey in Manoharpur Coal Mine, Hemgir Block, Sundargarh District, Orissa, Client: Orissa Power Generation Corporation (OPGC), IB Thermal Power Station, Jharsuguda, Status: Completed

2009, Socio-Economic Survey, Socio-Cultural Resource Mapping and Infrastrutural Survey in respect of M/S Mandakini Coal Company Ltd., Orissa, Client: Mandakini Coal Company Ltd., Status: Completed

2009, Impact Assessment Study of Capacity Development to Operationalize the Orissa Resettlement and Rehabilitation Policy, 2006 Project, UNDP, Client: DfID / UNDP, Status: Completed

2009, Resettlement & Rehabilitation Action Plan for the Displaced Families of Monnet Power Company Ltd., in Mallibrahmini Village, Angul District, Orissa, Client: Monnet Power Company Limited, Status: Completed

2009, Socio-Economic Survey, Socio-Cultural Resource Mapping and Infrastrutural Survey in respect of M/S TATA Sponge Iron Ltd., Angul, Orissa, Client: Tata Sponge Iron Ltd., Status: Completed

2008, Socio-economic Survey of the project affected villages in Khandadhar mines areas, for POSCO – India Project, Client: POSCO - India Ltd., Status: Completed

2008, Socio-economic Survey of the project affected villages in Gadakujanga, Nuagaon and Dhinkia Gram Panchayats of Ersama Block, Jagatsinghpur District, Orissa, for POSCO – India Project, Client: POSCO - India Ltd., Status: Completed

2008, R&R Package for Project Affected People – Naraj Marthapur Thermal Power Project, Client: Tata Power Company Limited, Status: Completed

2007, Socio-economic Survey for NTPC, Kaniha in respect of New MGR Project, Client: NTPC Ltd., Status: Completed

2006, Exploratory Study on To-be-affected Areas of POSCO-India Private Limited, Client: POSCO - India Ltd., Status: Completed

2006, Empirical Study on people Affected and Displaced due to Tata Steel in Kalinganagar, Orissa, Client: Tata Steel Ltd., Status: Completed

2005, Empirical Study on the People Affected and Displaced due to Industrial Projects in Orissa, Client: UNDP, Status: Completed

2003, Resettlement and Rehabilitation of the Tribals Displaced due to Similipal Tiger Reserve, Client: CORDAID, Status: Completed

2003, Establishment of Base-line Status on the Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Among the Members of Mahila Mandal Regarding Maternal and Child Health Care in Rayagada District of Orissa, Client: UNICEF, Status: Completed

2003, Socio-economic Empowerment of Tribal People through Cluster-level Approach in Mayurbhanj District of Orissa, Client: ILO, Status: Completed

2000, Rehabilitation of Substantially Affected Persons of NTPC, Kaniha: Possibilities of Using Market Opportunities, Client: NTPC Ltd., Status: Completed

0, Socio-Economic, Socio-Cultural, Resource Mapping and Infrastructure Survey for Astaranga Port Project in Orissa in respect of M/S Navayuga Engineering Company Ltd. (NECL), Client: Navayuga Engineering Co. Ltd., Status: Long Term Pending

Work Experience

Teaching experience of about 30 years, of which faculty at XIMB for more than 28 years.

Consulting assignments completed for industries over the past six years:
1. Resettlement & Rehabilitation Action Plan for the Displaced Families of Monnet Power Company Ltd., in Mallibrahmini Village, Angul District, Orissa, (2009)
2. Impact Assessment Study of Capacity Development to Operationalize the Orissa Resettlement and Rehabilitation Policy, 2006 Project, UNDP (in association with CTRAN, Bhubaneswar) (2009)
3. Socio-Economic Survey, Socio-Cultural Resource Mapping and Infrastrutural Survey in respect of M/S Mandakini Coal Company Ltd., Orissa (2009)
4. Socio-Economic Survey, Socio-Cultural Resource Mapping and Infrastructure Survey in Manoharpur Coal Mine, Hemgir Block, Sundargarh District, Orissa, OPGC, (2010)
5. Resettlement & Rehabilitation Action Plan for the Displaced Families of Monnet Ispat & Energy Limited ( MIEL ) in villages Golagadia , Konshidipa and Raijharana of Tehasil Chhindipoda in Angul,Orissa (2010)
6. Resettlement & Rehabilitation Action Plan for the Displaced and Affected Families of VISA Power Co. Ltd., Brahmanabasta, Bamanpur & Kalankipur Villages, Cuttack Dt., Orissa , VISA Power Co. Ltd. (2010)
7. Socio-Economic Survey, Socio-Cultural Resource Mapping and Infrastructure Survey and Formulation of R&R Scheme for various Sub-Stations in Keonjha, Bolangir, Jharsuguda and Sundargarh Districts, Orissa, Powergrid Corporation of India, Ltd. (2011)
8. Socioeconomic Impact Assessment Survey, Darlipali Integrated Super Thermal Power Project of NTPC (2011)
9. Socio-Economic Survey, Socio-Cultural Resource Mapping and Infrastructure Survey in New MGR Project, Jharsuguda and Sundargarh districts, Odisha, OPGC (2012)
10. Socio-Economic Survey, Socio-Cultural Resource Mapping and Infrastructure Survey in the villages affected by OTPCL (2013)
11. Socio-Economic Survey, Socio-Cultural Resource Mapping and Infrastructure Survey among the families affected by NTPC Dulanga Coal Mining Project, Odisha. (2013)
12. Socio Economic Survey of Project Affected Families for the MGR-Rail Corridor in villages Kalamegha and Chuabahal of Dist. Sundargarh, NTPC Ltd. (2014)
13. Socio-economic, Socio-cultural, Resource mapping and Infrastructural survey in Gumudasan and Dulinga villages in Hemgir tehsil of Sundargarh District, OPGC (2014)
14. Social Impact Assessment and Social Impact Mitigation Plan in the Villages Affected by Dolomite Quarry Mines Project (Tata Steel Ltd.) (2015)
15. Need Assessment Survey in the Peripheral Villages of Kalinganagar Project, Odisha (Tata Steel Ltd.) (2015)
16. Baseline Survey for Need Assessment and CSR Plan, Saraf Agencies Pvt. Ltd. (2016)
17. Socio-economic Survey at Kutrumali and Sijimali Bauxite Mines in Kalahandi and Rayagada districts of Odisha, L&T Ltd. (2016)

Hobbies

Rotarian, Multiple Paul Harris Fellow (MPHF), Past President of Rotary Club of Bhubaneswar Metro (2008-09), Assistant Governor, RI Dist. 3262 (2010-11)

Life Member, Bhubaneswar Music Circle