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

A Global Challenges Research Fund project


A passionate and committed professional with extensive knowledge of research approaches and expertise in participatory action research tools with specialization in policy analysis, monitoring and evaluation studies in the domains of agriculture and food systems, environment, health, and rural and urban governance.Qualifications
2019: PhD, Department of Public Administration, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
2012: MPhil, Department of Public Administration, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
2010: Master of Art, Department of Public Administration, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
2018: Diploma in Translation from English to Punjabi, School of Punjabi Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Funding and awards

  • University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (NET) in Public Administration.
  • Certificate of Appreciation as member of Organizing Committee at ICSSR sponsored International Conference on ‘Roadmap to Sustainability: Environment and Health’. 
  • Awarded ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship in the year 2015. 


Dr. Kaur is working as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Panjab University, Chandigarh as the part of FP6 Team – FP6a aims for Education, Food, Nutrition and Empowerment (EFNE) whereas FP6b targets Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship and Empowerment (4Es). Hence, to achieve EFNE and 4 Es, she has been working in close and continuous association with rural communities as part of nutrition and kitchen garden teams. Previously, she had worked in various projects funded by governmental and research agencies, from evaluation of wheat procurement to storage operations to food security. Apart from this, she had studied the healthcare infrastructure for cancer patients in cotton belt of Punjab. Moreover, she studied the local governance of waste systems in Punjab State during her PhD.

Previous Research Projects

  • An Evaluation of Healthcare Infrastructural Facilities for Cancer Patients of Cotton Belt of Punjab State. Funded by ICSSR IMPRESS.
  • Evaluation of Wheat Procurement and Storage Operations in Punjab State. A project by Food Corporation of India.
  • Implementation of National Food Security Scheme in Punjab and Chandigarh. A project by Food Corporation of India.
  • ePG pathshalla project of the University Grants Commission (An MHRD project under NME-ICT). Paper: Public Policy Governance and Indian Administration. Subject: Political Science.


Key publications: 

Local Governance of Solid Waste Management: A Case Study of Ludhiana City (Punjab). Man & Development, Volume XLII, No.2, June 2020. ISSN 0258-0438, pp. 57- 74.

Solid Waste Management, Workers and Perspectives: Insights from Punjab. Panjab University Research Journal Social Sciences, Volume 27, Issue 3, 2019, pp. 134-149. 

Healthy Homes and Healthy Communities: A Study of Cancer Patients of Bathinda (Punjab). Studies in Indian Place Names’ ISSN: 2394-3114, Volume 40, Issue 1, January 2020.

'Local Governance of Municipal Solid Waste Management – A Case Study of Jalandhar City (Punjab), India.' Journal of Governance and Public Policy, Volume 9, No. 1 January-June 2019, ISSN 2231-0924, pp. 99-117.

'Local Governance for Sustainable Solid Waste Management: A Case Study of Chandigarh (Union Territory), India' in the book (ed.) Sustainable Waste Management: Policies and Case Studies” published by Springer Nature Singapore Pvt. Ltd. ISBN 978-981-13-7070-0, ISBN 978-981-13-7071-7 (eBook), Volume I, pp. 91-106:


Post-Doctoral Research Associate, TIGR2ESS Project (TIGR2ESS at Panjab University).
Not available for consultancy