Our Flagship Research Areas Include:

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Resources Efficiency Mapping in Farm/Non Farm System Production

Phansidewa and Matigara blocks of Darjeeling district and Rajganj and Jalpaiguri Sadar blocks of Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal, India.
  • Cost and Profit Efficiency Mapping
  • Farmer decision-making
  • Input Resource Allocation
  • Technology adoption and diffusion
  • Farm labor
  • Water conservation
  • Energy management
  • Focused Group Discussions and social connections are established to study the farm-level resource use problems of paddy growers in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal.
  • Research is being carried out on Paddy producers of 2 blocks each in Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts.
  • Scholars and research staff are engaged in rigorous study on resource use efficiency of more than 400 farmers to unearth crucial findings.
  • Artificial Intelligence and Conventional approaches are adopted to interpret findings and recommend better use of inputs to increase the efficiency of farmers.
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Role of Financing in Agriculture and Rural Development

Kharagpur I block of Paschim Medinipur district in West Bengal, India.
  • Analyzing determinants of agricultural credit access
  • Agri-lending development strategies
  • Role of agriculture in socio-economic empowerment
  • Technological and institutional interventions
  • Data-driven suggestions to Policy-makers
  • Farmers' satisfaction and well being
  • Community development and rural women empowerment
  • FGDs and systematic literature review are adopted to identify the key challenges
  • Research is carried out in Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal, India on Paddy and vegetable producers.
  • Government projects are channelized to adopt critical measures and deliver quality research in credit linkage of small scale farmers.
  • AI and econometric models are studied and applied to unearth new findings.

Strengthening Credit and Market Linkage

Kharagpur I block of Paschim Medinipur district in West Bengal, India.
  • Identifying deterrents for vegetable farmers market participation
  • Ascertain the impact of market participation on farmers’ wellbeing
  • Selection of proper market channel for better price experience
  • Matching algorithms and switch regression models employed to measure the market participation impact on farmers income and consumption level
  • Research piloted in the villages from Paschim Medinipur district and data collection is done through questionnaire survey

Performance Management of Financial Institutions

Kharagpur I block of Paschim Medinipur district in West Bengal, India.
  • Identify gaps in existing literature of performance indicators
  • Robust framework for performance measurement and comparison
  • Measuring social performance of micro-credit institutions
  • Benchmarking and formulation of best practices
  • Key variables affecting the functioning of financial institutions
  • Role of digital technology in facilitating financial inclusion
  • Impact of social networks on micro-credit groups’ performance
  • Financial inclusion and sustainable rural development
  • Systematic literature review conducted to identify the gaps and challenges.
  • Research piloted in villages from Paschim Medinipur and Siliguri districts of West Bengal, India.
  • Partnering with local financial institutions and Government agencies to gather information regarding performance of SHGs and provide credit linkage and training opportunities for participating women members.
  • Sophisticated econometric models employed to develop robust performance measurement framework.
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Impact Assessment of Agricultural and Rural Development Policies

Kharagpur I block of Paschim Medinipur district in West Bengal, India.
  • Recognizing critical gaps in existing policy frameworks of the Govt.
  • Bridging the disparities in the context of missing data
  • Impact assessment through quasi-experimental techniques
  • Reliable primary data collected to draw meaningful inferences through FGDs and in-depth interviews.
  • Advanced matching algorithms employed to gauge the impact of different schemes and policies more accurately.