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TIGR2ESS: Transforming India's Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable food Supplies

A Global Challenges Research Fund project


Degrees Obtained

  • MPhil Economics, Central University Gujarat, 2015.
  • MA Applied Economics, Pondicherry University, 2013.
  • BA Economics, Ravenshaw University, 2011.

Honors & Prizes

  • Received Odisha Millet Mission Fellowship at Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies, Bhubaneswar from November 2018 to September 2020. 
  • Winner (1st Prize) of the 5th NNEdPro Summer School 2020 Essay Competition titled: ‘How far do we have to go towards ending malnutrition in all its forms by 2030?’ 


I am a PhD Scholar at Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies (NCDS) in Odisha, and a Senior Research Fellow (SRF) at Watershed Support Services and Activities Network (WASSAN) in Hyderabad, India. My research interests lie in the area of Agricultural Economics and Development Economics. My research seeks to: a) estimate growth, instability and decomposition of millets vis-à-vis other major crop groups for India as well as Odisha from 1960-61 to 2019-20; b) arrive at estimates of  area, yield, production and value of produce of second year (2018-19) and third year (2019-20) of the Odisha Millets Mission (OMM) intervention from the crop cutting experiments and to make a comparative assessment with the baseline (2016-17); c) study how the four dimensions (production, consumption, processing and marketing) of the OMM are being executed at field level; and d) analyse critically the role and responsibilities of the stakeholders involved in the OMM. 


Key publications: 

Jena, D., & Mishra, S. (2020). Growth, instability and decomposition of millets in Odisha: 1960-61 to 2017-18. Odisha Economy Discussion Series, 7. Available at:, D., & Mishra, S. (2021). Procurement and Public Distribution of Millets in Odisha-Lessons and Challenges. Available at:


PhD Scholar, Development Studies, Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies, India.

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