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Research Cell


SIPRD concentrates mainly on diagnostic and applied research programmes focusing on various rural problems and activities of the Panchayats. Twenty have been conducted in the research mode during the last five years. Among them six research projects were completed during the year 2008. Those were assigned to the institute by the WBSRDA and funded by DFID assisted project. In 2009 a study entrusted by the Work Bank on the decentralization of Public Health was completed. Two research projects in collaboration with NIRD have been taken up and completed in 2009-2010. It has been envisioned that 5 projects in research mode and 5 projects in action research mode would be conducted in the next five years. The subjects of the research and the status of the projects are shown in the following table:



Research Completed



Study of Self Help Group and Micro finance in west Bengal by  Dr. Manab Sen.


Rural Credit in the Post Reforms Period : Case of West Bengal by  Dr. Manab Sen.


Non-Land Inputs in Land Reforms : The Scenario of a West Bengal District by Shri A.K. Chakraborty in association with Prof. Apurba Kr. Mukhopadhya and Dr. Debesh Roy.


Transfer of Minor Irrigation Projects of Panchayat Samitis in West Bengal : A case study by Dr. Manab Sen.


In search of District Development Index by Prof. Biswajit Chatterjee and Dr. Dilip Ghosh.


Beneficiaries of Land Reforms – The West Bengal Scenario by Shri A.K. Chakraborty in association with Prof. Apurba Kr. Mukhopadhyay and Dr. Debesh Roy published by SPANDAn on behalf of the Institute.


Baseline and Techno-Economic Survey of “Swayamsidha” in Bankura & Purula District in West Bengal by Dr. Dilip Ghosh.


Towards a District Development Report for West Bengal by Prof. Biswajit Chatterjee & Dr. Dilip Ghosh.


Socio-Economic Profile (Hooghly, Bankura & Uttar Dinajpur) by Dr. Dilip Ghosh, Shri Utpal Chakraborty, Shri S.R. Ganguly & Shri K. Dey.


West Bengal : State & People by Prof. Debjani Sengupta & Dr. Dilip Ghosh.


Information of West Bengal Panchayats by Dr. Dilip Ghosh & Shri Utpal Chakraborty.


Representation of Disadvantages Sections in Panchayats by Dr. Dilip Ghosh & Shri Utpal Chakraborty.


Women in Gram Panchayats by Smt. Suparna Ganguly & Dr. Sonali Chakraborty Banerjee. (In Press)


Public Health Initiative under taken by Gram Panchayats by Smt. Gayatri Bose & Prof. Satyabrata Chakraborty (In Press)


Study of Functioning of Gram Panchayats in West Bengal : Some critical issues by Shri Utpal Chakraborty  (In Press)


Functioning of the Gram Panchayats in West Bengal : Their responsiveness to demands made at the Gram Sansad by Dr. Dilip Ghosh & Prof. Debjani Sengupta  (In Press)


SHG & Gram Panchayats by Smt. Susmita Chowdhury & Dr. Debabrata Basu. (In Press)


Decision making process in Panchayats by Dr. Dilip Ghosh. (In Press)


Rural Service Delivery in India: The West Bengal Scenario by Shri Subra Chakraborty and other associated Researchers 


Decentralized Public Rural Delivery Service by Smt. Gayatri Basu

Study on SHG - in Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad by Dr. Dipika Chakraborty


 On-going Research 



Study on SHG – in Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad  by Dr. Dipika Chakraborty.


Activity Mapping by Smt. Suparna Ganguly (funded by MOPR, Govt. of India)


Impact of MGNREGS on Agriculture and Rural Labour Market by Dr. Dipika Chakraborty ( in collaboration with NIRD, Hyderabad)


The Cell is being looked after by the following officials:

1) Shri Suvendu Ghosh, Joint Director (Training & Research)
2) Shri Sagar Ghosh, Research Officer


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