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K Sivasubramaniyan
Associate Professor
Madras Institute of Development Studies
79, Second Main Road, Gandhinagar
Adyar, Chennai - 600 020, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

E-mail: siva@mids.ac.in / ksivam2010@gmail.com

Tel: (O) 0091-44-24412589 / 24419771 / 24412295 / 24411574 Extn: 313;
Cell: 9942276140. Fax: 0091 - 44 - 24910872

 

Areas of Specialization:

The broad areas of research interest are: Agriculture and Water in general; Irrigation; Irrigation Institutions; Rural Development; Village Studies; DPAP-IWDP Mid Term and Impact Evaluation Studies; CAPART Projects Evaluation; Monitoring and Impact Evaluation of IAMWARM Project; Problems of Pollution in Land, Water and Air and Coastal Environment Management. 
 

 

Date of birth

 20-07-1961

Official position

 Associate Professor (Since 31/08/2015)

 Assistant Professor (19.4.2001 to 30.08.2015)

Mailing address

 Madras Institute of Development Studies
 79, II Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar,  Chennai 600 020, India

 

EDUCATION

Examination Passed

Year

Subjects

% of marks

Division / Grade

Name of the Institution / University

PH.D

1995

Economics

Highly Commended

MIDS, University of Madras

M PHIL

1985

Economics

67

I Class

Bharathidasan University, Tiruchi

Dissertation Highly Commented

M A

1984

Economics

67

‘O’ Grade (Outstanding)

St Joseph’s College, Trichy

B A

1982

Economics

68

I Class

A A G A College, Musiri

P U C

1979

Tamil, English, Natural Science, Physics and Chemistry

60

I Class

Bishop Heber College, Trichy

S S L C

1977

Tamil, English, Maths, Science, History &Geography and Chemistry

69

I Class

Board of Secondary Education, T. Puthur

 


PH.D. FELLOWSHIP AND THESIS TOPIC

Indian Council of Social Science Research Fellowship in MIDS from 07-10-1988 to 06-10-1992.

Topic: Irrigation Institutions in Two Large Multi‑Village Tanks of Tamil Nadu: Structure, Functioning and Impact. Madras Institute of Development Studies. Chennai. 1995.


M.PHIL. DISSERTATION

Economics of Water Management Under Canal Irrigation with special reference to South Bank Canal of the River Cauvery, Bharathidasan University. Tiruchirappalli. 1985.


PROJECT POSITIONS

Project Associate.  Madras Institute of Development Studies:

From 15-11-1993 to 18-04-2001 (7 Years 5 Months).

      (1)       Local Options for Water Supply and Conservation Management - Conflicts in Groundwater Management in Tamil Nadu. Sponsor: International Development Research Council (IDRC). Canada. From 01-08-1997 to 18-04-2001.           

      (2)       Environment Action Programme‑Small Water Bodies. Sponsor: Ministry of Environment and Forests. GOI. New Delhi. From 15-11-1993 to 31-07-1997

   Project Investigator. Madras Institute of Development Studies: From 08-12-1986 to 06-10-1988.   Project: Management of Irrigation and its Effect on Productivity under Different Environmental and Technical Conditions.  Sponsor: Central Planning Commission. Government of India. New Delhi.


BOOK: IRRIGATED AGRICULTURE IN TAMIL NADU

THE CASE OF PARAMBIKULAM ALIYAR PROJECT in English (2011)

 

The book is based on a resurvey project titled, Management of Irrigation and Its Effect on Agriculture under Parambikulam Aliyar Project” undertaken in the Parambikulam Aliyar Command in 2006-07. The project report was submitted to the ICSSR – the funding agency - in March 2008. The revised version of the report has been published by SIMRES Publications in October 2011.

 


 

BOOK: WATER MANAGEMENT IN TAMIL (2010)

 The book, entitled, NEER MELANMAI (Water Management) was published in April 2010 on account of the Centenary Celebration of Dr. Malcolm Adiseshiah, founder of MIDS. This book was a collection of various articles on water management that, I wrote in Tamil since 1998 and published in the famous Tamil Daily, “DINAMANI” in its centre page. DINAMANI has a wide range of readers, more than a million, inclusive of Tamil researchers, Scholars, academicians, students apart from the public.


 

FROM PROJECT REPORT TO BOOK (2001)

Prepared the project report, entitled "Tanks of South India", (1993-97), jointly with Prof. A. Vaidyanathan. The project report was based on the survey of about 80 system and non-system tanks under the Periyar-Vaigai and Palar Basins. This project report has been published (2001) as a book titled, "Tanks of South India".  This edited book contains six chapters, which includes introduction and conclusion and Implications. Of the six chapters I have contributed three chapters, in which one chapter (Irrigation Institutions under Kaveripakkam and Dusi-Mamandur Tank) is an independent contribution and the remaining two chapters (Tank Irrigation in South India: An Overview and Tanks of Periyar Vaigai Basin) have done with with Co-authorship. 


 

WORLD BANK FUNDED IAMWARM (IRRIGATED AGRICULTURE MODERNIZATION AND WATER BODIES RESTORATION AND MANAGEMENT) PROJECT

IAMWARM Project commenced in April 2007 and completed in June 2014 with one year extension. This project was started to execute 5000 Irrigation Tanks Infrastructure Development works. As per the World Bank norm, the works of the project have to be evaluated by an independent agency in the last three years of execution. Consequently, I was involved in this project as a MONITORING & EVALUATION SPECIALIST as per the agreement reached between the MIDS and the Evaluation Agency, SMEC – Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation, Head Office in Australia.

As per the Evaluation norms The M&E Specialist’s main task is to visit the field and evaluate the work performance of PWD-WRD and 7 line departments’ namely, Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Marketing, Animal Husbandry, Horticulture, TNAU and Fisheries activities under IAMWARM Project and report to the Multi-Disciplinary Project Unit (MDPU) headed by a Project Director (in the rank of a senior IAS officer at Secretary level) of Government of Tamil Nadu. The Work Bank Team reviews the M&E work once in a quarter. My primary task has been to evaluate the progress and effectiveness of IAMWARM works in the 141 sample tanks spread across 24 districts and reporting. Also to assemble and prepare draft monthly, quarterly, half-early and annual progress reports, submitted to the MDPU.  Based on the comments from the MDPU the said reports have been revised and finalised.   


 

INDEPENDENT PROJECTS

  1. During 1985-88 the Planning Commission, GOI, sponsored a research project. Prof. A. Vaidyanathan headed that project. The same project was sanctioned by the ICSSR for its Resurvey during 2005-06. I was heading the Project, titled “Management of Irrigation and Its Effect on Agriculture under Parambikulam Aliyar Project – A Resurvey”. The Project report was submitted to the ICSSR in March 2008 and a book was released in 2011. 
     

  2. Completed a short-term impact evaluation study on “Performance and Impact Analysis of the Trained Below Poverty Line (BPL) Youths under Skills for Employment in Apparel Manufacturing (SEAM) Program”, funded by IL&FS Cluster Development Initiative Limited, New Delhi. April 2010. This survey-based project covered three states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
     

  3. A short-term research project (Report submitted in October 2010), titled: “Skill Upgradation of Rural Youths and Employability Potentials in Different Sectors in Tamil Nadu”, is sponsored by the Evaluation and Applied Research Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu. This six-month project has extensive field surveys in 17 villages located in 5 blocks in 5 districts of Tamil Nadu.
     

  4. Completed a short-term study report on “Impact Study of Trainees of IL&FS Centres in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh”, funded by IL&FS Cluster Development Initiative Limited, New Delhi. June 2012. This survey-based project covered three states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
     

  5. Completed Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) Project on “Impact Evaluation Study on Agriculture (Irrigation) and Connectivity (Roads & Bridges) Sector Projects Supported under RIDF in Tamil Nadu”, funded by NABARD, Head Office - Mumbai. January-September 2015.


 

PUBLICATIONS:   RESEARCH PAPERS

A - REFEREED JOURNAL / EDITED VOLUME ARTICLES

  1. Skill Development and Employment Opportunities in Three Southern States of India, In MIDS Journal. Review of Development & Change: Vol. XIX. No.1. January - June 2014. 

  2. “Sustainability of Groundwater Irrigation in Tamil Nadu.” In C. Mayilswami et al (eds.)Proceedings, National Groundwater Conference on Problems, Challenges and Management of Groundwater in Agriculture. Bhagya Publishers, Coimbatore, December 2013.

  3. “Participatory Irrigation Management under Tanks: The Case of    IAMWARM Project.” In M. P. Vasimalai& A. Gurunathan (eds.) Governance for Advancing Development (Compendium of Papers Presented at Madurai Symposium 2013), DHAN Vayalagam [Tank] Foundation, Madurai. September 2013: pp. 2.2 to 2.69.

  4. “Watershed Management and Sustainable Agriculture: A Case Study from Sivagangai District” In S. Anbazhagan (ed.) Water Management, Historical Perspective and Development (Workshop Proceeding Volume). Department of Geology, Periyar University, Salem. 2013: pp. 63-91.  

  5. “Irrigation Management and Its Effect on Productivity under Parambikulam Aliyar Project in Tamil Nadu, India” In Dhanraj Patil and Amar. Dhere (eds.) Changing Facets of Rural Transformation in India: An Approach Towards Indian Rurality. LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany. 2012: pp. 170-209.

  6. “Irrigation Management and Its Effect on Productivity under Parambikulam Aliyar Project in Tamil Nadu.” In K.A. Rasure (ed.) Development of Agriculture in the Era of Climate Change. Serials Publications, New Delhi. 2011: pp. 362-399.

  7. “Skill Upgradation of Rural Youths and Employability Potentials in Different Sectors in Tamil Nadu.” In MIDS Journal. Review of Development & Change: Vol. XVI. No.1. January-June 2011.

  8. Parambikulam Aliyar Project: Past and Present.” Dams, Rivers & People: Vol. 6. Issue 1-2. Jan-March 2008.

  9. “Land and Water Productivity in Tank Irrigation.” MIDS Journal. Review of Development & Change: Vol. XII. No.1. January-June. (Co-authored with Dr. R. Sakthivadivel). 2007.

  10. Sustainable Development of Small Water Bodies in Tamil Nadu.” In K.A. Rasure (ed.) Environment and Sustainable Development. Vol. II. Serials Publications. New Delhi. 2007.

  11. “Land and Water Productivity in Tank Irrigation: A Comparative Analysis”. In Sailabala Debi and V.B. Annigeri (eds.) Sustainable Development and the Indian Economy: Issues and Challenges. Serials Publications. New Delhi (for CMDR Dharwad). (Co-authored with Dr. R. Sakthivadivel). 2006.

  12. Sustainable Development of Small Water Bodies in Tamil Nadu” Economic and Political Weekly 30 June 2006. Vol. XLI No. 26.  

  13. Efficiency of Water Use in Indian Agriculture”. (with Prof.A.Vaidyanathan). Economic and Political Weekly: 3-9 July 2004. Vol. XXXIX No. 27.  

  14. Tamilagamum Thannerum” (Water and Tamil Nadu - in Tamil). In K.M. Mathew & Mamman Mathew (eds.) Manorama Yearbook 2004. Malayala Manorama Press. Kottayam. January 2004.          

  15. Strategy for Development of Watersheds in Tamil Nadu”. In  K.Palanisami, D.Suresh Kumar and B.Chandrasekaran (eds.) Watershed Management: Issues and Policies for 21st Century. Associated Publishing Co. New Delhi. 2002.

  16. "Irrigation Institutions under Kaveripakkam and Dusi-Mamandur Tanks", In A.Vaidyanathan (ed.) Tanks of South India. Centre for Science and Environment. New Delhi. 2001. 

  17. "Tanks of Periyar-Vaigai Basin". In A.Vaidyanathan (ed.) Tanks of South India. Centre for Science and Environment. New Delhi. (Co-authored with A.Vaidyanathan). 2001.

  18. "Tank  Irrigation  in  South  India:  An  Overview". In A.Vaidyanathan (ed.) Tanks of South India. Centre for Science and Environment. New Delhi. (Co-authored with A.Vaidyanathan). 2001.

  19. "Impact of Irrigation on Cropping Intensity, Cropping Pattern and Productivity under Tank Commands".  Gokhale Institute of  Politics  and  Economics  Journal. Artha Vijnana. Vol.XLII. No.4. December 2000.

  20. Tank Irrigation under the Periyar Vaigai Basin: A Historical Perspective". Institute for Social and Economic Change Journal. Journal of Social and Economic Development: Vol. III. No.2. July-December 2000.

  21. "Water Management under Traditional tank Irrigation Systems Under Major Tanks: with special reference to Mamulnamas". MIDS Journal. Review of Development      & Change: Vol.V. No.2. July-December 2000.

  22. "Irrigation Under the Palar Anicut System: A Case Study from Tamil Nadu". Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics Journal. Artha Vijnana: Vol.XL. No.4. December 1998.

  23. "Maintenance of Irrigation Networks under Major Tanks in Tamil Nadu".  MIDS Journal. Review of development & Change: Vol.III. No.2. July-December 1998.

  24. "Irrigation Management Under Different Conditions: A Study of Large Tank Systems in Tamil Nadu". Nepal Water Conservation Foundation Journal. Water Nepal: Vol.5. No.2. July-December 1997.

  25. Irrigation Institutions under Two Major System Tanks in  Tamil Nadu". MIDS Journal. Review of Development & Change: Vol.II. No.2. July-December 1997.


B – MONOGRAPH

  1. Irrigation in Tamil Nadu – With Special Reference to Tank Irrigation.”  Monograph. No. 8. Madras Institute of Development Studies. August 2009. (Coauthored with V. Gandhiraj).


C – WORKING PAPERS

  1. Farm Level Land and Water Productivity in Tank Irrigation: Some Methodological Issues”. Working Paper: No.194. Madras Institute of Development Studies. September 2005. (With Prof. R.Sakthivadivel).

  2. Efficiency of Water Use in Indian Agriculture”. Working Paper: No.183. Madras Institute of Development Studies. January 2004. (With Prof.A.Vaidyanathan).

  3. Conditions and Characteristics of Well Irrigation under Palar Basin, Tamilnadu”. Working Paper: No.179. Madras Institute of Development Studies.  May 2003. (Coauthored).              

  4. Alapakkam - A Resurvey”. Working Paper: No.173. Madras Institute of Development Studies.  August 2002. 


D – ALL INDIA RADIO - LECTURES

  1.  Interview in Tamil on World Food Security Day, "World Food Security, Challenges from Population Explosion, Pollution and Causes in Declining Agriculture Productivity & Remedial Measures" All-India Radio, Chennai-4, Broadcast on October 15 and 25, 2014.

  2. “Changing Phase of Irrigation in Tamil Nadu”. Indira Gandhi Open University – Lecture II – 08.01.2010.

  3. “Agriculture in Tamil Nadu”. Indira Gandhi Open University – Lecture I – 04.12.2009.

  4.  A Talk on "Water Savings and Manangement", All-India Radio, Chennai, 28.3.2009.


E – TALK IN DOOR DHARSAN TV CHANNELS

  1. Group Discussion on Linking of National Rivers – Necessity & Issues in the Context of Growing Water Scarcity”, PUTHIA THALAI-MURAI TV Presentation one hour Programme onUrakka Sollungal, 4 October 2015.

  2. A Talk on “Issues Relates to Averting Drinking Water Problem in Chennai”, Thanthi TV Presentation of Short News series on Drinking Water Situation in Chennai, 27 July 2015.

  3. A Talk on “Karnataka’s Dam construction initiative in Megathathu/ Rasimanal Location”, Thanthi TV - Presentation of Short News on Negotiation or Legal Settlement, 18 November 2014.

  4. A Talk on “World Development Information Day: October 24”. Pudhu Yugam Television Channel,Status of Development InformationToday on 24 Oct 2014.

  5. A Talk on “Awareness Program on Water Savings and Avoiding Wastages in the context of South West Monsoon”Puthia Thalaimuari TV Presentation - one hour Live Telecast Programme on Aaivukkalam,01October 2014.

  6. A Talk on “Linking of Rivers – Necessity & Issues in the Context of Farmers Agitations”Puthia Thalaimuari TV Presentation - one hour Live Telecast Programme on Aaivukkalam,28 August 2014.

  7. A Talk on “Water Savings and Avoiding Wastages in the context of South West Monsoon”Puthia Thalaimuari TV Presentation - one hour Live Telecast Programme on Aaivukkalam, 14 August 2014.

  8. A Talk on “Air Pollution, Problems and Prevention Measures”. Pudhu Yugam Television Channel. The Environment Awareness Talk on 04 May 2014.

  9. A Talk on “Pollution Problems and Prevention Measures”. Pudhu Yugam Television Channel. The World Environment Day Talk on 02 December 2013.

  10. A Talk on “Agricultural Water Management”. Doordharshan (Pothigai). 10 July 2003.


II. NEWSPAPER (EDIT PAGE) ARTICLES

  1. Erikalaik Kappom“(Protect Our Tanks). Dinamani. Tamil (Edit page).13 November 2014.

  2. Ellorukkum Vunavu Eppothu?” (When Will All Get Food?). The Hindu. Tamil (Edit page). 16 October 2014

  3. Neerukku Matru Neerthaan” (Substitute for Water is Water only). Dinamani. Tamil (Karuthukkalam). 17 February 2014

  4. Thalaikka Vendum Erippasanam“(Tank Irrigation Should Have to Grow). Dinamani. Tamil (Edit page). 26 July 2013.

  5. “Allith Tharum Amuda Surabikal” (Perennial Resource Providers). Dinamani. Tamil (Edit page). 22 December 2012.

  6.  “Kadamai Vivasayam Seigirome…” (Doing Careless Agriculture…). Dinamani. Tamil (Edit page). 26 October 2012.

  7. “Velaan Varuvaai Peruga…” (Raising Agricultural Income). Dinamani. Tamil (Edit page). 25 September 2012.

  8. “Erigal Yaarukku Sontham?” (To Whom the Irrigation Tanks Belong?). Dinamani. Tamil (Edit page). 18 August 2012.

  9. “Erikalin Membattil Ulaga Vangi!” (Role of World Bank in the Modernization of Irrigation Tanks). Dinamani. Tamil (Edit page). 09 February 2012.

  10. Paasana Sangamkalin Balam; Vivasayikalukku Valam” (The Strength of WUAs is the Base for Prosperity of Agriculturists). Dinamani. Tamil (Edit page). 11 November 2011.

  11. “Makkalum Malai Neerum” (People and Rain Water). Dinamani. Tamil (Edit page). 03 January 2008.

  12. “Karaieruma Kaalvaip Paasanam” (Possibility of Improving the Canal Irrigation – in the context of Parambikulam Aliyar Project). Dinamani. Tamil (Edit page). 19 January 2007.

  13. Nila Neerum Nilaththadi Neerum” (Surface Water and Ground - water). Vayalagam Seithimadal.  Tamil (Monthly Newsletter). July 2005.

  14. “Malaineer Semikka Erigal Meetppu” (Evicting Tank Encroach-ments for Rainwater Harvesting). Dinamani. Tamil (Edit page). 17 November 2004.

  15. Periyar Dam: Theyvai – Oru Theysiyap Parvai” (Periyar Dam: A Vision with National Perspective. Theni Seithigal–Fortnightly Magazine. Tamil (Edit Page). December 16-31, 2003.

  16. “Velanmaiyil Erippasanam” (Water Management under Tank Irrigation) Dinamani. Tamil (Edit page). 29 August 2003.

  17. Neervala Mempattil Makkal Pangu”(Peoples’ Participation for Water Resources Development).  Vayalagam Seithimadal. Tamil (Monthly Newsletter). April 2003.  

  18.  “Cauveryneer  Pankeettukkup  Puthiya  Vazi”   (Cauvery  Water  Distribution: A New Approach). Dinamani. Tamil (Edit page).  17 October 2002.

  19. “Cauveri: Mattru Vazigal” (Alternate ways to solve Cauvery river water problem). Dinamani. Tamil (Edit page). 30 July 2002.

  20. “Pon Vilaiym Boomi” (Reaping gold in Indian soil through linking rivers). Dinamani. Tamil (Edit page). 22 March 2002.

  21. Nel Urpathi: Mummadanku Perukkalam” (Paddy Production: Three fold increase is possible). Dinamani. Tamil (Edit page). 06 February 2002.

  22. "Malaineer Sekarippin Magathuvam" (On the necessity for rainwater   harvesting). Dinamani. Tamil (Edit page). 27 October 2001.

  23. Makkal Tharum Paadam" (On the results of Assembly elections  May 2001). Dinamani. Tamil (Edit page).  19 May 2001.

  24. "Kudineer Patrakkurai Neenka Vazi" (On the ways to solve drinking water problem). Dinamani. Tamil (Edit page). 22 March 2001.

  25. "Erikaley Thaagam Theerkkum" (On the importance of rain water harvesting for drinking water supply). Dinamani. Tamil (Edit page). 27 May 2000. (Also appeared in "Naveena Velanmai". June 2001).

  26. "Thanner Kattum Karnatagam" (On the problems of Cauvery river water management). Dinamani. Tamil (Edit page). 22 December 1999.

  27. "Neervalam Peruga Nilayana Valigal" (On the importance of rain water harvesting). Dinamani. Tamil (Edit page). 3 November 1999.

  28. "Ponnana Thanneer Veenakalama!" (On the importance of tank maintenance). Dinamani. Tamil (Edit page). 30 October 1998.

  29. "Periyaru:Theyvai Theysiya Nokku" (On Periyar Dam). Dinamani. Tamil (Edit page). 11 August 1998.                

  30. Visath Thanneer" (On Tiruppur Dyeing and Bleaching units effluents problems). Dinamani, Tamil (Edit page). 23 June1998.

  31. A dam in distress" (On Periyar Dam). The Hindu (Sunday Magazine).4 May 1997.

  32. Negligence Takes Its Toll" (On Kaveripakkam Tank). The Hindu. 20 May 1994.


III BOOK REVIEWS

  1. Review of the book Transforming Indian Agriculture INDIA 2040 Productivity, Markets and Institutions by Marco Ferroni (Ed). Review of Development& Change, Vol. XIX, No.2, July-December 2014.

  2. Review of the book Water Insecurity, Institutions & Livelihood Dynamics: A Study in Plachimada, Kerala, India by K.N. Nair, Antonyto Paul and Vineetha Menon (Eds): Review of Development & Change. Vol.XIII. No.2. July-Dec 2008 (also appeared in Dams, Rivers & People. Vol 6. Issue 10-11. Nov-Dec. 2008).

  3. Review of the book Participatory Management of Natural Resources: Irrigation Tanks in Panchayats by V Ragupathy. Review of Development & Change. Vol.XI. No.2. July-December 2006.

  4. Review of the book WATER: Problem and Its Management by Satish Yadav (ed.). “Water Manifesto”. Economic and Political Weekly: May 7, 2005.

  5. Review of the book  The Determinants of Fertilizer Consumption and its Growth in Tamil Nadu by T.C.Mohanam: “Fertiliser Use and Crop Yield”.  Economic and Political Weekly: 9-15 August 2003 (also appeared in Review of Development & Change. Vol.VIII. No.1. January-June 2003.

  6. Review of the book Water User Associations in Andhra Pradesh – initial feedback by Jasveen Jairath. Review of Development & Change. Vol.VII. No.1. January-June 2002.

  7. Review of the book Different Sources of Irrigation: A Case Study of the Telangana Region by Sanjeeva Reddy: Journal of Social and Economic Development. Vol. III. No.1. January-June 2000 (also appeared in Economic and Political Weekly: "Of Canals, Tanks and Wells". 8 January 2000).

  8. Review of the book Institutions and Economic Change in South Asia by Burton Stein & Sanjay Subrahmanyam (Eds): Review of Development & Change. Vol.III. No.1. January-June 1998.

  9. Review of the book Groundwater Depletion, Land Degradation    and Irrigated Agriculture in India by B.D. Dhawan. Water Nepal. Vol.5. No.2. July-December 1997.

  10. Review of the book User‑Friendly Irrigation Designs by Nirmal Sengupta: "Revival of Small Water Bodies". Economic and Political Weekly. 23 July 1994.

  11. Review of the book Tank Irrigation in Karnataka: A Historical Survey by G.S. Dikshit, G.R. Kuppuswamy and S.K. Mohan: "Decline of Tank Irrigation". Economic and Political Weekly. 26 February 1994.


PAPERS PRESENTED IN SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES AND LECTURE SERIES

  1. Infrastructure and Economic Development with special reference to South India,” In the Invited Seminar organised by the Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for Postgraduate Studies, Government of Puducherry, October 1, 2015.

  2. Skill Development and Self Employment: With Special Reference to Three South Indian States.” In the International Seminar on Social Sector Development: Issues, Challenges and Policy, Organised by the Institute of Public Enterprise and the ICSSR, held at IPE, OU Campus, Hyderabad.  November 27-28, 2014.

  3. The Genesis of IAMWARM Project and Its Impact on Tank Economy in Tamil Nadu”. In the MIDS Faculty Seminar.  Chennai. October 28, 2014

  4. Irrigated Agriculture in India: Productivity, Markets and Institutions.” In the Refresher Course in Economics, Sponsored by the University of Madras & Academic Staff College, held at Department of Economics, University of Madras. September 13, 2014.

  5. “Issues in Tank Governance, Conservation and Tank Resources.”In Vayalagam Mutual Movement, Sponsored by the DHAN Foundation, held in DHAN People Academy, Madurai. June 17, 2014.

  6. Tank Irrigation in Tamil Nadu: Issues and Prospects.” In Water Challenges and Changing Role of Civil Society Organization in India, Sponsored by the Rotary International – Rotary Club of Manapparai, held in John Steven Hall, J J College of Engg & Tech, Ammapettai, Trichy. June 05, 2014.

  7. Sustainable Development of Agriculture in Tamil Nadu: With Special Reference to Irrigated Agriculture.” In the Refresher Course in Social Science Disciplines, Sponsored by the Madras School of Social Work & Academic Staff College, held at Madras School of Social Work, Egmore. February10, 2014.

  8. Sustainability of Groundwater Irrigation in Tamil Nadu.” In the National Groundwater Conference 2013, Sponsored by Water Technology Centre, held at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore. December 9-11, 2013.

  9. Recession in Agriculture: Factors Responsible for its Declining Growth since the 1990s.” In the Refresher Course in Economics, Sponsored by the University of Madras & Academic Staff College, held at Department of Economics, University of Madras. September 25, 2013.

  10. Participatory Irrigation Management under Tanks: The Case of IAMWARM Project.” In the Madurai Symposium 2013 on Governance for Advancing Development, Sponsored by the DHAN Foundation, held at Thamukkam Grounds, Madurai. September 15, 2013.

  11. Crumbling Water Bodies and Weakening Tank Systems: The Case of IAMWARM Project.” In the National Seminar on Small Water Bodies in India: Status and Impact, Sponsored by the ICSSR, held at Alagappa University, Karaikkudi. September 11-12, 2013.

  12. Sustainable Development of Natural Resources: with Special Reference to Tanks of Tamil Nadu.” In the Valedictory Function of Economic Association for 2012-2013 Academic Year, Sponsored by GURU NANAK COLLEGE, Department of Economics, Velachery, Chennai, March 14, 2013.

  13. The IAMWARM Project - Need of the Hour.” In the Training Program to the Engineers of Project Management, Govt. of ODISHA, World Bank Aided Tank Development Project, Sponsored by MDPU, IAMWARM Cell, Change Management Division, GoTN, Tourism Development Corporation Ltd, Hotel Tamil Nadu, Mahabalipuram, March 04, 2013.

  14. Sustainable Development of Natural Resources: Air and Water – Part II.” In the Training Program on Sustainable Development, Sponsored by Chennai Petroleum Oil Corporation Ltd, A Group Company of Indian Oil, RESAT – 8, Seethammal Road, Alwarpet, Chennai-18, February 28, 2013.

  15. Sustainable Development of Natural Resources: Air and Water – Part I.” In the Training Program on Sustainable Development, Sponsored by Chennai Petroleum Oil Corporation Ltd, A Group Company of Indian Oil, RESAT – 8, Seethammal Road, Alwarpet, Chennai-18, January 21, 2013.

  16. Web Based Project Monitoring Information System.” In the Workshop cum Training Program of ToT for TN-IAMWARM Project, Sponsored by SMEC India and MDPU, GoTN, Hotel Raj Park, Chennai, January 24-25, 2012.

  17. Water Resource Management: With Special Reference to PAP.” In the National Conference on Mining of River Sand and Its Impacts on the Environment, Sponsored by Department of Economics Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, March 10-11, 2011.

  18. Irrigation Management and its Effect on Productivity Under Parambikulam Aliyar Project in Tamil Nadu.” In the National Conference on Food Security – Role of Policies, Optimum Use of Agricultural Inputs & Natural Resources, Organised by SAKET Projects Ltd., SAKET House, Panchsheel, Usmanpura, Ahmedabad Management Association, Ahmedabad, February 25-26, 2011.

  19. Necessity of Public Participation in Water Resources Management.” In the Two-day Sensitization Programme for Zonal Water Partners on Climate Induced Flood & Drought Mitigation and Management, Organised by India Water Partnership in Collaboration with ISID & NIDM, Institute of Studies in Industrial Development, New Delhi, December 21-22, 2010.

  20. Watershed Management and Sustainable Agriculture: A Case Study from Sivagangai District.” In the Regional Workshop on Artificial Recharge and Watershed Management, Sponsored by Department of Geology, Periyar University, Salem, August 6, 2010.

  21. Watershed Development and Decline of Rural Poverty: Case Studies from Sivaganga District.” In the National Seminar on Irrigation Water Constraints and its Possible Impact on Rural Poverty, Sponsored by Department of Rural Development, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, March 29-30, 2010.

  22. Irrigation in Tamil Nadu: Problems and Prospects.” In the National Conference on Interlinking of National Rivers: Impacts and Implications Sponsored by Department of Economics, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, March 18-19, 2010.

  23. Ecological Sustainability and Development of Tank Irrigation: A Future Prospects.” In the Seminar on Ecosystem Based Watershed Development for Environmental Sustainability organised by DHAN Vayalagam (Tank) Foundation, Madurai, September 15, 2009.

  24. Irrigation Management and its Effect on Productivity under Parambikulam Aliyar Project in Tamil Nadu.” In the 7th Annual Partners Meet, IWMI TATA Water Policy Research Program Organised by IWMI South Asia – Sub Regional Office, Hyderabad, ICRISAT Campus, Patancheru, Hyderabad. April 2-4, 2008.

  25. Issues in Rehabilitation of Tanks for Irrigation”. Lecture II to Executive Engineers and Junior Engineers. Organised by National Water Academy. Central Water Commission. Pune. Maharashtra. 6 March 2007.

  26. Tank Irrigation in South India - an Overview”. Lecture I to Executive Engineers and Junior Engineers. Organised by National Water Academy. Central Water Commission. Pune. Maharashtra. 6 March 2007.

  27. Sustainable Development of Tanks in Tamil Nadu”. In the National Workshop on Rejuvenating Tanks for Sustainable Livelihoods – Emerging Trends. Sponsored by WWF – ICRISAT Dialogue Project, ICRISAT, Andhra Pradesh. August 3-4, 2006.

  28. Land and Water Productivity in Tank Irrigation:  A Comparative Analysis”. In the 5th Development Convention of ICSSR Institutions Located in South India. Centre for Multi-Disciplinary Devpt. Research, Dharwad, Karnataka. April 27-28, 2006.

  29. Issues in Rehabilitation of Tanks for Irrigation”. Lecture II to Chief Executive Officers and Executive Engineers. Organised by National Water Academy. Central Water Commission. Pune. Maharashtra. February 22, 2006.

  30. An Overview of Tank Irrigation in South India”. Lecture I to Chief Executive Officers and Executive Engineers. Organised by National Water Academy. Central Water Commission. Pune. Maharashtra. February 22, 2006.

  31. Land and Water Productivity in Tank Irrigation:  Some Methodological Issues”. In the MIDS Faculty Seminar. Chennai. December 7, 2005

  32. Decline of Tank Irrigation in Tamil Nadu: Causes and Consequences”. In The Political Economy of Drought and Deterioration of Tank Irrigation in Rayalaseema. UGC’s National Seminar. P V K N Govt. College Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh. October 26-27, 2005.

  33. Traditional Irrigation Management under Tanks: with Special Reference to Mamulnamas”. In the National Workshop on “Traditional Wisdom in Water Management” Indian Council for Water & Culture, Aurangabad. Maharashtra Engineering Research Institute, Nashik Maharashtra. October 15-16, 2005.

  34. Farm Level Land and Water productivity in Tank Irrigation: Some Methodological Issues”. In India’s Water Economy: Bracing up for a Turbulent Future. IWMI-TATA Water Policy Program. Anand, Gujarat, February 24-26, 2005. (Preliminary Findings).

  35. Decline of Tank Irrigation in Tamil Nadu?: Causes and Consequences”. In the National Seminar on “Sustainable Water Management” Agro-Economic Research Centre, University of Madras, Chennai. September 1-2, 2004.

  36. Efficiency of Water Use in Indian Agriculture”. In the MIDS Monthly seminar. Chennai. 16 March 2004.

  37. Irrigation Management under Traditional Tank Irrigation Systems: A Case Study under the PAS”. In Traditional Technologies under Ponds/Tanks Infrastructure. DHAN Foundation. Madurai. 17-18 January 2004.

  38. In Search of Irrigation Institutions: Need for Revival”.  In 62nd Annual Conference of Indian Society of Agricultural Economics. Indian Agricultural Research Institute. New Delhi. 19-21 December 2002.

  39. Benefit-Cost Assessment: A Framework for Training ICZM”. Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Workshop. Anna University - Institute for Ocean Management. Chennai. 28 November 2002.

  40. Stakeholder Analysis: A Framework for Training ICZM”. Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)  Workshop. Anna University - Institute for Ocean Management. Chennai. 27 November 2002.

  41. Preparation of MANUAL for ICZM Training Programme”. Jointly Organized by the Department of Marine Sciences and Coastal Management. University of Newcastle and Anna University- Institute for Ocean Management. Chennai. Held at VAIZAG (Andhra Pradesh).  12-23 November 2002.

  42. Strategy for Development of Watersheds in Tamil Nadu".  In  National Workshop on Watershed Management Strategies:  A New  Outlook for 21st Century. Water Technology Centre. Coimbatore 28-30 November 2001.

  43. Identification and Evaluation of Coastal Areas". In ICZOMAT Training Programme. Anna University - Institute for Ocean Management. Chennai.  7 November 2001.

  44. Participated in `Training-of-the-Trainers (TOT) Program' on Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Training (ICZOMAT. Sponsored by the Department of International Development, U.K. Anna University - Institute for Ocean Management. Chennai. 4-7 September 2001.

  45. Sustainable Development and Management of Small Water Bodies in India with reference to Tamil Nadu”. MIDS Monthly Seminar. Chennai. 23 August 2001.

  46. Attended in "Dialogue on Development & Administrative Reforms". Organised by the State Organising Committee Republic - 50 Celebrations, Department of Culture, Government of India.  ICSA Programme Centre and Guest House. Chennai. 30 March 2001.

  47. Alapakkam - A Resurvey".  In Village Studies Workshop. Sponsored by Kerala Research Programme on Local Level Development.  MIDS. Chennai.  17-18 March 2001.

  48. "Maintenance of Age-old Tank Irrigation System". In State-level Consultation on Status of Water Bodies in Tamil Nadu. Madras School of Social Work. Chennai.31 August – 1 September 2000.

  49. Attended the International Workshop on the common methodology for the  IDRC (International Development Research Centre) Phase II Project (Local Options for Water Supply and Conservation Management). Nepal Water Conservation Foundation. Kathmandu. 14 - 20 May 2000.

  50. "Governance and Institutional Reforms: An Historical Approach". In National Seminar on Integrated Water resource Management: A Way Forward.  Department of Sociology. University of Madras. Chennai. 23 - 24 March 2000.  

  51. Attended the Third Meeting Net Working Institutions Engaged in Rainfed Tank Management. Water Technology Centre. Coimbatore. 10 September 1997.

  52. Tanks in the Periyar-Vaigai Basin: An Analytical Note". In State level Seminar on River Basin Planning - Periyar Vaigai in 2025. Irrigation Management Training Institute. Tiruchirappalli. 3 - 4 April 1997.  

  53. "Irrigation Institutions in Two Large Multi-Village Tanks in Tamil Nadu". In the Seminar Conservation and Development of Tank Irrigation for Livelihood Promotion. "PRADAN". Madurai. 12 July 1996.

  54. Water Allocation and Management Under Large Tanks in Tamil Nadu: With Special Reference to Mamulnamas". In 2nd Congress on Traditional Sciences and Technologies of India. Anna University. Madras. 26 - 31 December 1995.

  55. Maintenance of Traditional Tank Irrigation Systems: Case of Kaveripakkam and Dusi‑Mamandur Tanks". In the Proceedings of the National Workshop on Traditional Water Management for Tanks and Ponds. Centre for Water Resources and Ocean Management. Anna University. Madras. 14 - 15 September 1995.

  56. "Tank Irrigation Management Under Different Conditions: Study of Two Large System Tanks in Tamil Nadu". In International Conference on The Political Economy of Water in South Asia: Rural and Urban Action and Interactions. MIDS. 5-8 Jan. 1995.

  57. "Organisational Structure and Functioning of Two Large Irrigation Tanks in Tamilnadu". In the Seminar on Farmers Participation in Managing Irrigation Systems. Irrigation Management Training Institute. Tiruchi. 23 - 24 December 1991.

  58. "Methodology Paper on Tank Water Management". In Research Scholars' Workshop.  Osmania University Campus.   Hyderabad. 16 - 19 October 1989.


OTHER ACADEMIC AND PUBLIC ACTIVITIES

  1. Conducted PhD Public Viva Voce Examination of the Thesis, “Labour Migration in Agricultural Sector in Sankarapuram Taluk of Villupuram District, TN.” Department of Post-Graduate and Research Studies in Economics, Presidency College, Chennai, 19 June 2015.

  2. Conducted Viva-voce Examination of Nine M.E. Reports in Integrated Water Resources Management, Centre For Water Resources, Department of Civil Engineering, Anna University, Chennai 600 025. 3 June 2015.

  3. Conducted PhD Public Viva Voce Examination, “A Study on Socio-Economic Conditions of Sanitary Workers in Tamil Nadu – With Special Reference to the Chennai Corporation.” Department of Post-Graduate and Research Studies in Economics, Presidency College, Chennai, 11 February 2015.

  4. Conducted PhD Public Viva Voce Examination, “Impact of Poverty Alleviation Programmes on the Levels of Living of Scheduled Castes in Tamil Nadu – A Case Study of Vellore District.” Department of Post-Graduate and Research Studies in Economics, Presidency College, Chennai, 31 December 2014.

  5. Four lectures to Ph.D. Scholars (2013-14) of the MIDS as a Ph.D Course Work in March 2014.

  6. Conducted Ph D Public Viva Voce Examination. “A Study on the Socio-Economic Conditions of Narikuravas: With Special Reference to Tiruvannamalai District, Tamil Nadu.” Department of Economics. Presidency College, Chennai, 10 January 2014.

  7. A Talk on “Pollution Problems and Prevention Measures”. Pudhu Yugam Television Channel. The World Environment Day Talk on 02 December 2013.

  8. Three lectures to Ph.D. Scholars (2012-13) of the MIDS as a Ph.D Course Work from February to April 2013.

  9. Evaluation of Six M.E. Phase I Reports in Integrated Water Resources Management, Centre For Water Resources, Department of Civil Engineering, Anna University, Chennai 600 025. December 2010.

  10. Evaluation of M.Phil. Dissertation. “A Study on the Progress of Agricultural Credit in Karaikal District.” Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for P.G. Studies, Puducherry. 18 January 2010.

  11. Two Talks on I) Agriculture in Tamil Nadu (04-12-09) and ii) Changing phase of irrigation sources in India and Tamil Nadu (08-01-2010), for GYANVANI FM, Managed by Indira Gandhi National Open University, C.I.T. Campus, Anna University, Chennai

  12. A Talk on “Water Savings and Management.” All-India Radio. Chennai. 28-3- 2009.

  13. Conducted 12 Mid Term Evaluations and 2 Impact Evaluation Studies of Drought Prone Areas Programme (DPAP) and Dry Land Development Programme from December 2005 to June 2013, Commissioned by GOTN, Department of Agriculture.  DPAP Wing. Secretariat. CHENNAI-9.

  1. IX Batch, Vellore District. - December 2005

  2. IX Batch, Thoothukudi District - MAY 2006.

  3. X Batch, Dindigul District - July 2006.

  4. X Batch, Coimbatore District - October 2007.

  5. XI Batch, Sivagangai District – May 2008.

  6. XII Batch, Virudhunagar District – June 2008.

  7. XI Batch, Pudukkottai District –July 2008.

  8. XI Batch, Thoothukudi District – August 2008.

  9. X Batch, Tiruvannamalai District – September 2008.

  10. XII Batch, Thoothukudi District - February 2009.

  11. V Batch Impact Study, Vellore District - June 2009.

  12. V Batch Impact Study, Sivaganga District. - February 2010.

  13. XII Batch, Tirunelveli District – March 2011.

  14. ICRISAT Technology - Dry Land Devpt. Program, Vellore Dt – June 2013

  1. Conducted 5 Mid Term Evaluation and 1 Impact Evaluation Study of Integrated Wasteland Development Programme (IWDP): Commissioned by GOTN, Department of Agriculture. DPAP Wing. Secretariat. CHENNAI-9.

  1. Vembakkam Block, Tiruvannamalai District - August 2005.

  2. Thirumayam Block, Pudukkottai District – July 2008.

  3. Kalasapakkam Block, Tiruvannamalai District – September 2008.

  4. Poondi Block, Tiruvallur District – November 2008.

  5. Melmalaiyanur Block, Villupuram District – December 2008.

  6. II Batch Impact Study, Vellore District. - July 2009

  1. Conducted 3 Mid Term Appraisal of CAPART (Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology) Rural Development Programmes: Commissioned by GOI, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi-3.

  1. Grama Suyaraj Voluntary Organisation, Pudukkottai – November 2007.

  2. DHAN Foundation Tank Cascade Final Evaluation, Madurai – October 2008.

  3. AMM charities, Final Evaluation for NTRC, Chennai – January 2009.  

  1. Conducted Ph D Public Viva Voce Examination. “Water Pricing for Irrigation – A Case Study of Madurantakam Tank.” Department of Economics. University of Madras 19 March 2008.

  2. Guiding Ph.D scholars in MIDS since 2003.     

  3. Worked in a Collaborative Research Project in the IWMI-Tata Water Policy Program on “Efficiency of Water Use in Tank Commands in the Palar Basin”. One year from June 2004-05.

  4. Evaluation of M.Phil. Dissertation. “A Study of Solar Appliances and their Utilisation in the Union Territory of Pondicherry”. Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for P.G. Studies. Pondicherry. 19 November 2003.

  5. A Talk on “Agricultural Water Management”. Doordharshan (Pothigai). 10 July 2003.



GUIDING (SUPERVISION) OF PH.D. SCHOLARS IN MIDS

RECOGNITION OF GUIDESHIP: As per the University of Madras Letter (Ref. No: D2 / Ph.D. / Guideship / A.S.O.III / MIDS / Chennai/ 11 / 2002) dated 18 November 2002 to the Director MIDS, I have been recognised as a Supervisor for guiding candidates leading to Ph.D. Degree of this Madras University.

Academic Year 2014-15 candidates: ICSSR Fellowships. Topics of Ph D programme:  

a.    G. Elayaraja: A Study of Rural Non-farm Employment in India with Special Reference to Tamil Nadu.

b.    K. Sankara Pandi: Migration and Urbanization: A Study on Impact of the People and their Economic Activity.

Academic year 2015-16 part-time PhD scholar - Mr. V. Jegatheesan. Topic: “Peri-Urban Development and Sustainability: The Case of Chennai City in Tamil Nadu.” 


FIELD EXPERIENCE

  1. From January to September 2015, I have been fully involved in the NABARD Sponsored “Infrastructure Structure Development Fund” (RIDF) Impact Evaluation Project study conducted in 31 districts (except Chennai) in Tamil Nadu. The Project has evaluated the agriculture (Irrigation) and Connectivity (Road and Bridge) sector works carried out in tranches 14, 15 and 16 related to the years 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 respectively. Altogether 204 samples have been covered (Road 141; Bridge 54 and Irrigation 9) during the intensive field survey conducted from March to May 2015. A team of seven members worked in the project including two senior consultants. Apart from organizing the project activities, I also participated in many of the filed works in several districts, in which all nine sample irrigation works have been independently surveyed and completed. The final report was submitted to NABARD in September 2015.
     

  2. From April 1, 2011 to June 30, 2014 for a period of 20 months, I have been involved in the World Bank Funded “IAMWARM” (Irrigated Agriculture Modernization and Water Bodies Restoration and Management) Project as an M&E (Monitoring & Evaluation) Consultant through SMEC (Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation) International – who took this M&E Project from the Govt. of Tamil Nadu to evaluate the performance of the IAMWARM Project work carrying out by the eight line departments such as 1 Water Resources, 2 Agriculture, 3 Agricultural Engineering, 4 Agricultural Marketing, 5 Animal Husbandry, 6 Horticulture, 7 Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and 8 Fisheries. The objective of the project is to get more income per drop of water in agriculture. The eight line departments have been involved to work together to fulfill the objective. There are 4918 PWD tanks taken up for rehabilitation through this project with the World Bank Funding of about Rs. 2200 crores. The project period is for 7 years from April 1, 2007 to June 30, 2014 with one year extension. The SMEC M&E team’s main job is to evaluate the performance of the 8-line department’s activities to cope with the indicators based project objectives. For this purpose, we have evolved a sampling technique to monitor the progress and impact of the works carried out in 141 Project Sample tanks and 39 control tanks throughout the state of Tamil Nadu, which covers 63 sub-basins located in 24 districts. I worked as an M&E Specialist and the Deputy Team Leader of the Project from April 1, 2011. In June 2014 the M&E Consultancy have completed the M&E concurrent monitoring survey in all the 141 project sample tanks and 39 control tanks and prepared Monthly, Quarterly, Six-monthly and Annual Reports submitted to the MDPU (Multi-Disciplinary Project Unit) headed by the Senior IAS Officer of the Govt. of Tamil Nadu.
     

  3. From August 2005 to March 2011 submitted 3 CAPART project reports (Government of India), 6 IWDP commissioned project reports and 13 DPAP commissioned project reports (Government of Tamil Nadu). All these reports were based on field observations extended from one to two weeks each. 
     

  4. Conducted the field survey over six months (June to December 2006) along with two field assistants in 12 distributaries out of 103 in the Parambikulam-Aliyar Project (PAP) Command in Coimbatore District during the year 2006. This survey covers around 700 PAP sample farmers located in 100 sample blocks in 40 revenue villages in four taluks of Pollachi, Udumalpet, Palladam and Tiruppur. This project titled, “Management of Irrigation and Its Effect on Productivity in the Parambikulam-Aliyar Project Command in Tamil Nadu – A Resurvey” was sponsored by the ICSSR, New Delhi. The PAP irrigation is one of the best Managed systems in South Asia.
     

  5. Conducted the field survey along with Field Assistant in seven tanks in the Cheyyar Basin as part of the study required for the IWMI Collaborative Project titled, “Farm Level Land and Water Productivity in Tank Irrigation”. Sponsor: IWMI-TATA Policy Research Programme, Gujarat, India. For this project, farmers’ interviews were conducted during October-December 2004 and the report has been published as a working paper in September 2005. No. 194.
     

  6. Conducted the field survey independently (as a Project Associate) for the project "A Study of Changes in Selected Villages in Tamil Nadu". Sponsor: Kerala Research Programme on Local Level Development. For this project, a village resurvey was conducted during August-September 2000 and the report has been published as a working paper in August 2002. No.173.
     

  7. Conducted the preliminary field survey independently (as a Project Associate) in 41 villages for the project "Local Options for Water Supply and Conservation Management - Conflicts in Ground Water Management in Tamil Nadu" (phase I) in the Noyyal River Basin during April-June 1998. A detailed farm level survey of 180 well farmers was conducted in 4 sample villages during Dec.-May 1998-9.
     

  8. A detailed secondary data collection for the three tank - intensive States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu      was carried out during 1994. Also conducted a field survey   independently (as a Project Associate) in the Periyar-Vaigai Basin, (16 system and 21 non-system tanks), for the project "Small Water Bodies" in Madurai, Sivagangai and Ramanathapuram districts during 1995.
     

  9. Conducted an intensive field survey independently (as a Research Scholar) in different phases for nearly two years for       Ph.D. programme in the two major system tanks of Kaveripakkam and Dusi-Mamandur in the Palar Basin in Vellore and Tiruvannamalai districts between 1990 and 1992. 
     

  10. Worked (as a Field Investigator) in the Central Planning Commission Project during 1986-87. I was involved in the field survey in the Parambikulam Aliyar Project in Udumalpet region in Coimbatore district.