Rajshree Bedamatta 

Rajshree Bedamatta 

Education: PhD
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Research Interests: Agrarian Studies, rural labour markets, Food Security, Food Sovereignty movements, nutrition and public health, education

Journal Publications

1. Prasenjit Barik, Rajshree Bedamatta, "Is Fixed Price Contract a Viable Option for Farmers? A Case Study of Potato Contract Farming from West Bengal", Economic and Political Weekly, Special Article, vol.58, Issue no.38, pp.42-48 [2023], https://www.epw.in/journal/2023/38/special-articles/fixed-price-contract-viable-option-farmers.html

2. J. R. Jith, R. Bedamatta, K. Rajamohanan, L. K. R. Itty Amma, T. S. Sumitha, C. S. Divya, R. Sadanandan, T. Iype, "The role of local governments in the implementation of evidence-based nutrition interventions in Kerala", Public Health Action, vol.13, Issue no.S1, pp.26-31 [2023], http://dx.doi.org/10.5588/pha.22.0026

3. Mridusmita Bordoloi, Rajshree Bedamatta, "Gender Gap in the Labour Market of India’s North-east: 2011–2012 to 2019–2020", Indian Journal of Labour Economics, vol.65, Issue no.4 [2022], https://doi.org/10.1007/s41027-022-00414-5

4. Nayanakhee Sarma, Rajshree Bedamatta, "Status of Morbidity and Prevalence of Diseases Specific Morbidity in Assam based on NSS 75th Round", Sarvekshana, 113th Issue of the Biannual Technical Journal of National Statistical Office, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, ISSN 2249-197X, vol.37, Issue no.2-3, pp.16-44 [2022], https://www.mospi.gov.in/web/mospi/reports-publications?RPCSRV

5. Mizinksa Daimari, Rajshree Bedamatta, "The State Of Bodo Peasantry in Modern Day Assam: Evidence from Majrabari village in the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts", Indian Journal of Labour Economics, vol.64, pp.705-730 [2021], https://doi.org/10.1007/s41027-021-00328-8

6. Jith J.R. and Rajshree Bedamatta, "Child Undernutrition in the States of India: An Analysis based on Change in Composite Index of Anthropometric Failure from 2006-2016", Review of Development and Change, Sage, vol.26, Issue no.1 [2021], https://doi.org/10.1177/09722661211010376

7. Rajshree Bedamatta, "Employment of the Rural Labour Force in India: Current Trends and Future Prospects", Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, vol.76, Issue no.1 [2021], https://isaeindia.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/04-Keynote-paper-Rajshree-Bedamatta.pdf

8. Rajshree Bedamatta, "Two Decades of Geographical Targeting: Drawing Lessons from an Indian State", Indian Journal of Human Development, Sage, vol.10, Issue no.3, pp.366-383 [2016], https://doi.org/10.1177/0973703017698892

9. Rajshree Bedamatta, "A District Level Analysis of Food Insecurity in Orissa", Review of Development and Change, Sage, vol.XV, Issue no.1, pp.49-68 [2010], https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0972266120100103

10. Rajshree Bedamatta, "Neoliberal Economic Reforms and Targeted Public Distribution System", Working Papers id:443, eSocialSciences [2006], https://ideas.repec.org/p/ess/wpaper/id443.html

11. Pallavi Chavan, Rajshree Bedamatta, "Trends in Agricultural Wages in India: 1964-65 to 1999-2000", Economic and Political Weekly, Sameeksha Trust, vol.41, No. 38 [2006]

Book Chapter

1. Tulika Rani Talukdar, Rajshree Bedamatta, "Role of Women Farmers, FPOs and NGOs in Mainstreaming Millets: A Case Study of Odisha Millets Mission" , MILLETS–2023: A Transdisciplinary Approach to its Resurgence and Sustainability , Allied Publishers ISBN.978-93-90951-91-8, pp.443 [2023]

2. Prasenjit Barik, Rajshree Bedamatta, "Can Contract Farming become an Alternative Institutional Arrangement in the Vision “Doubling of Farmers’ Income by 2022”? A Perspective based on Systematic Review of Literature" , Rural Development in Asia-Pacific Region North East India and Its Neighbouring Countries Volume - 1 , D. P. S. Publishing House, New Delhi , vol.2 ISBN.ISBN: 978-93-91870-87-4, pp.190 [2023]

3. Rajshree Bedamatta, "Achieving an Equal Future" , Are we Valuing Women's "Work" Adequately? , Department of Economic Analysis and Research, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development , [2021]

4. Rajshree Bedamatta, Mahsina Rahman, "Social Sector Development in North-East India" , Public Food Distribution System in the Riverine Villages of Assam: A Cross-sectional Analysis , Sage ISBN.9789353885335, 9353885337, [2021] https://in.sagepub.com/en-in/sas/social-sector-development-in-north-east-india/book276594

5. Nirmala Devi, Rajshree Bedamatta, "Issues on Health and Healthcare in India: Focus on the North Eastern Region" , Factors Affecting Morbidity and Utilization of Healthcare Services: A Case Study of Nagaon District of Assam , Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltc ISBN.978-981-10-6103-5., [2018] https://www.springerprofessional.de/en/issues-on-health-and-healthcare-in-india/15206568

6. Rupan Boro, Rajshree Bedamatta, "Inequality, Poverty and Development in India: Focus on the North Eastern Region" , Can Horizontal Inequalities Explain Ethnic Conflicts? A Case Study of Bodoland Territorial Area Districts of Assam , Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd ISBN.978-981-10-6273-5., [2017] https://www.springerprofessional.de/en/inequality-poverty-and-development-in-india/15253216

7. Indranee Dutta, Rajshree Bedamatta, "Assam Human Development Report 2014" , Literacy and Education: Going to and Staying in School Matters , Government of Assam , pp.70-89, [2016]

8. Udoy Saikia, James Chalmers, Gouranga Dasverma, Joydeep Baruah, Rajshree Bedamatta, Anamika Barua, "Assam Human Development Report 2014" , Subjective Well-being: Processes are Critical to Outcome , Government of Assam , pp.164-181, [2016]

9. Rajshree Bedamatta, Nirmala Devi, "Social Sector in India: Issues and Challenges" , Public Expenditure on Healthcare in Assam: Posing Questions for the National Health Bill 2009 , Cambridge Scholars Publishing UK ISBN.13: 978-1-4438-7799-, [2015]


1. World Health Organization, "Build back better: role of frontline health workers in managing the COVID-19 pandemic and delivery of essential health services in Assam", Based on Consultancy report submitted to WHO country office (Daksha Parmar & Rajshree Bedamatta), ISBN.978-92-9021-010-8 [2022], https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/365312/9789290210108-eng%20.pdf?sequence=1

2. Rajshree Bedamatta, "Book Review: Women and Work in Rural India Edited by Madhura Swaminathan, Shruti Nagbhushan and V.K. Ramachandran", Indian Journal of Labour Economics, vol.64, pp.527-530 [2021], https://doi.org/10.1007/s41027-021-00311-3

3. Rajshree Bedamatta, "Book Review: Advanced Introduction to Feminist Economics by Joyce P. Jacobsen", LSE Review of Books [2021], http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/111122/

4. Rajshree Bedamatta, "Book Review: Food Security Atlas of Rural Odisha 2018 and Food Security Atlas of Rural Bihar 2018", Indian Journal of Human Development, vol.13, Issue no.3 [2019], https://doi.org/10.1177/0973703019894442

5. Rajshree Bedamatta, "Book review: Harsh Singh, Vinayak Damle, Devilal Vyas, Ramila Vyas and Vishnu Khedkar, Towards a Local Livelihood Security Framework: Evidence from Small and Marginal Farmers in Dungarpur", Indian Journal of Human Development, vol.10, Issue no.2 [2017], https://doi.org/10.1177/0973703016681103

6. Rajshree Bedamatta, "Book Review: Education in the Age of Reforms"", Economic and Political Weekly, vol.49, Issue no.51 [2014], https://www.epw.in/journal/2014/51/book-reviews/education-age-market-reforms.html

7. Rajshree Bedamatta, "Book review: Targeted Public Distribution System: Performance and Inefficiencies by Kumar, Parmod", Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, vol.68, Issue no.2 [2013]


A Rapid Assessment of Select Social Security Programmes in Assam and their Role in Addressing Climate Vulnerabilities among Women and Children
Funding Agency : UNICEF Assam
Principal Investigator: Rajshree Bedamatta
Duration/Starting Year: 2023-07-04 to 2023-12-10
Status: Ongoing

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Assessment and Review of MGNREGA as a Social Protection Intervention in the Barak Valley Region of Assam: A Baseline of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi
Funding Agency : UNICEF Assam & Government of Assam
Principal Investigator: Rajshree Bedamatta
Duration/Starting Year: 01-09-2017 to 30-11-2017
Status: Completed


Livelihood Study in the KBK Region of Orissa: Identification of the Gap and Providing a Statistical Database for Development Planners of the State
Funding Agency : Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi
Principal Investigator: Rajshree Bedamatta
Co-investigator: Dr. Prasun Kumar Das
Duration/Starting Year: 15-03-2010 to 15-09-2012
Status: Completed


Womens Participation in Wage Employment Programmes and its Contribution to Household Food Security
Funding Agency : IITG Faculty Start-up Grant
Principal Investigator: Rajshree Bedamatta
Duration/Starting Year: 01-04-2010 to 31-03-2012
Status: Completed


Complementary Feeding Practices among Children aged 6 months to 2 years in the Tea Garden Areas of Udalguri district of Assam
Funding Agency : Coalition for Food and Nutrition Security and Assam Administrative Staff College, GoA
Principal Investigator: Rajshree Bedamatta
Duration/Starting Year: 01-04-2019 to 31-05-2019
Status: Completed


A Survey of Nutritional Status among Children of Assam
Funding Agency : Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Government of Assam
Principal Investigator: Rajshree Bedamatta
Duration/Starting Year: 01-06-2019 to 31-03-2020
Status: Completed


A Survey of Morbidity and Mortality among Tea Garden Workers of Assam
Funding Agency : Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Government of Assam
Principal Investigator: Rajshree Bedamatta
Duration/Starting Year: 01-11-2019 to 31-07-2020
Status: Completed


Role of Frontline Workers in Management of COVID-19 and Delivery of Essential Health Services during the Pandemic in Assam
Funding Agency : World Health Organisation, New Delhi
Principal Investigator: Daksha Parma
Co-investigator: Rajshree Bedamatta
Duration/Starting Year: 2021-04-15 to 2021-09-15
Status: Completed


Health Labour Market Analysis of Assam
Funding Agency : World Health Organisation, India
Principal Investigator: Rajshree Bedamatta
Co-investigator: Daksha Parmar
Duration/Starting Year: 2022-05-15 to 2022-11-15
Status: Completed

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An Evaluation of Odisha's Urban Public Health System
Funding Agency : World Health Organisation New Delhi
Principal Investigator: Rajshree Bedamatta
Duration/Starting Year: 2023-09-15 to 2023-11-30
Status: Completed

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Sl.No Name Thesis Title PhD Status
1 Mizinksa Daimari Land and Credit Market in a Bodo Village of Assam Completed
2 Prasenjit Barik Impact of Contract Farming on Small Farmers in India APR2
3 Sambashiva Reddy Appidi The State of Higher Education in India with a focus on Northeastern States APR2
4 Tulika Rani Talukdar Women in Local Food Systems: A study of millets in Nagaland and Odisha Submission
5 Nayanakhee Sarma Prevalence of Morbidity and Disease=specific Morbidities in Assam Completed
6 Jith J R Prevalence, Distribution, and Determinants of Child Undernutrition in India: A Study with Focus on Aspirational Districts of Assam Completed
7 Harish Chandra An Evaluation of Electronic Wage Transfers under MGNREGA in the Barak Valley Region of Assam Completed
8 Mahsina Rahman A Study of Food Security in Rural Assam: Are Food-based Welfare Programmes Doing Enough? Completed
9 Rupan Boro A study of horizontal education inequalities in Bodoland Territorial Area districts of Assam Completed
10 Nirmala Devi Status of health among rural households of Assam: A study in reference to public health sector Completed
11 Smita Choudhury Health Financing Transitions in India SOAS
12 Mridusmita Bordoloi Women's Participation in India's Labour Market: Issues and Challengs APR1
13 Anmol Gupta Course Work
14 Mario Valentinus Poluakan Rural Labor Market and Livelihood: Cases in Java, Indonesia SOAS
15 Smriti Rekha Singha An Evaluation of Gaon Panchayat Level Cooperative Credit Societies of Assam Submission
Sl.No Name Year Dissertation Title
1 Anmol Gupta 2021 “Dropped-Out: What is happening to secondary education in Bihar?”
2 Tikendra Rai Chelak 2021 "Caste, Class, and Occupational Mobility in India: A Review of Selected Studies"
3 Mohammed.i 2021
4 Upasana Nath 2021
6 Pradeep 2020 The state of non-formal education in contemporary India: a case study of Udaipur District A dissertation
7 Rajat Tiwari 2020 The Burden of Non Communicable Diseases: A Perception Study Based in Guwahati City
8 Pabitra Basumatari 2017 Quality of public Vs. Private schooling in Sonitpur district (Assam): A case study of Biswanath Charali
9 Sarup Sinha 2017 Between resources curse and fiscal federalism: An analysis of Assam?s Oil Economy
10 Smriti Rekha Singha 2017 Village electrification in Atugaon: A case study of Bongaigaon district in Assam
11 Meghraj Khinchi 2016 Caste based discrimination in Mid-Day Meal Scheme-A case of Rajasthan
12 Arpita Bhuyan 2015 Financial inclusion: the national and international experience
13 Santarpana Choudhury 2015 Food sovereignty: Genesis and evolution
14 Minakshee Das 2014 An inequity into the nature of rural labour force in India
15 Prakash Gupta 2014 Understanding health as an indicator of development based on framework of Sen?s Capacity Approach
16 Harish Chandra Pandit 2013 Political Economy of Drought Conditions in a Poverty Stricken Region of India: A Study based in Odisha
17 Mrinmoy Sangma 2013 Rural Migration and Employment Guarantee Programme: A study in the Karbi Anglong District of Assam
18 Nilima Gogoi 2013 Right to Employment, Education and Food: India?s Experience with Rights-Based Approach to Development
19 Sandeep Kumar Chaurasia 2013 Issues and Debates Surrounding Identification of the ?Poor? in India: A Review of the Socio-economic Caste Census of 2011 in Rural Madhya Pradesh
20 Raju Boro 2012 Bank erosion, Food security and Livelihood option: A field report from Baratichuk village in Dibrugarh District
21 Saurav Saikia 2012 A study of Paddy production in the state of Assam: A Report from Dhubri District
22 Vineet Yadav 2012 Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in the West Garo Hills District of Meghalaya: A Field Report
23 Chandana Kakati 2011 A Study of Public Distribution System in Assam
24 Mahsina Rahman 2011 Access to Universal Primary Education in Assam
25 Pranti Dutta 2011 Assessment of Health Inequality: A case from Assam
26 Riju Moni Baishya 2011 Women?s Participation in Wage Employment Programmes and its Contribution to Household Food Security in Assam

No Data Available!

Sl.No Name Year
Sl.No Program Name Email Year Thesis/Project Title Affiliation
1 Centre for Disaster Management and Research Priyanka Dey Financing Disaster Risk Reduction in Assam: An Exploratory Study IIT Guwahati
2 Centre for Disaster Management and Research Titikshya Panda Urban Slum Planning in Odisha IIT Guwahati

Awards and Achievements

Award Title : Best Paper Award

Contribution to International Conference on Contemporary Debates in Public Policy and Management
Awarded By : Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
08-02-2013 National
Award Title : Nominated as Economist from the National Systems to appear in International Workshop on Food Value Chains

Contribution to Research in Food Value Chains
Awarded By : International Rice Research Institute
04-12-2013 International


No Data Available!

Sl.No Name of Faculty and co-researcher Title Application No Date of Award Year Status


Title: ISLE, UNICEF Assam, ILO, ActionAid

Name of Conference: 58th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, IIT Guwahati Nov 23, 2016 - Nov 26, 2016 No.of Partcipants: 800 National


Title: India's Labour Market Scenario - the broad indicators & implications

Name of Invited Lecture: Online lecture exchange

Nagoya University Japan Jan 11, 2023 - Jan 11, 2023 International
Title: Quality Parameters, Employment Generation, NEP 2020

Name of Invited Lecture: Institute Orientation Day Lecture

University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya, Baridua, Meghalaya Sep 25, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022 National
Title: The Alliance of Socio-economic Studies and Official Statistics in India

Name of Invited Lecture: Popular Lecture Series

Department of Statistics, Gauhati University Aug 19, 2022 - Aug 19, 2022 National
Title: The 'Missing' Women of 'Hard' and 'Soft' Sciences: Lets Dialogue

Name of Invited Lecture: National Science Day

Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Feb 20, 2020 - Feb 28, 2020 National
Title: ASHA, YASHODA, MAMTA: Frontline Health Workers (or not?) of India's Health and Nutrition Programme

Name of Invited Lecture: International Womens Day 2021

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Mar 8, 2021 - Mar 8, 2021 National
Title: Is there an Unemployment Crisis in India?

Name of Invited Lecture: College Seminar Series

Womens College, Shillong Jun 22, 2021 - Jun 22, 2021 National
Title: From Counting Famine Deaths to Assessing Food Adequacy Status: The Role of NSSO in Shaping the Growth and Expansion of Statistical Practice in India

Name of Invited Lecture: Webinar on Functions of NSO and its Contributions to Independent India

National Statistics Office, Field Office Division, North East May 27, 2022 - May 27, 2022 National
Title: Child Undernutrition in India: Recent Debates and Policy Discourse in India

Name of Invited Lecture: National Workshop on "Recent Discourse in Political Economy"

Department of Economics, Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora, Jammu & Kashmir Feb 11, 2022 - Feb 11, 2022 National
Title: Employment of the Rural Labour Force in India: The Current Trends and Future Prospects

Name of Invited Lecture: 80th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics

Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore Feb 9, 2021 - Feb 9, 2021 No.of Partcipants: 500 National
Title: Patriarchy and the Control Mechanism: Mainstreaming Gender in Public Policies

Name of Invited Lecture: Training Programme on

Assam Administrative Staff College, Guwahati Mar 26, 2019 - Mar 26, 2019 National
Title: The Basic Tenets of Quantitative and Qualitative Research

Name of Invited Lecture: ICSSR sponsored Research Methodology for Faculty Development

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati Mar 7, 2018 - Mar 7, 2018 National
Title: Social Sciences Databases on the Digital Platform

Name of Invited Lecture: UGC-Human Resource Development Centre

Gauhati University, Guwahati Feb 2, 2018 - Feb 2, 2018 National
Title: The Food Security Bill, Current Account Deficit and the Falling Rupee: Are they linked?

Name of Invited Lecture: Entrpreneurial Development Cell

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati Sep 12, 2013 - Sep 12, 2013 National
Title: Undoing the Disengagements Surrounding the Food Security Bill

Name of Invited Lecture: Human Vistas Lecture Series

Department of Sociology, Tezpur University, Tezpur Jun 1, 2013 - Jun 1, 2013 National
Title: From Famines to Food Security: How Far has India Progressed?

Name of Invited Lecture: National Nutrition Week

National University of Judicial Academy Assam in collaboration with Save the Children Assam, Guwahati Sep 3, 2013 - Sep 3, 2013 National
Title: Neoliberal Reforms, Food Security and Agricultural Wages in India: Recent Dimensions

Name of Invited Lecture: UGC-Human Resource Development Centre Faculty Development Course

Guwahati University, Guwahati Dec 13, 2015 - Dec 13, 2015 National
Title: Inclusion and Gender Perspectives in Disaster Risk Reduction

Name of Invited Lecture: North East DRR and CCA Conclave

Convention of Inter Agency Groups, Guwahati Jan 21, 2018 - Jan 21, 2018 National


Title: United Nations Development Programme and Planning Commission, GOI

Name of Workshop: Capacity Building Training Workshop on Understanding Human Development: Concepts, Measurements & Procurement of Services

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, IIT Guwahati Mar 28, 2014 - Mar 31, 2014 No.of Partcipants: 30 National

Name of Workshop: KIC-TEQIP Workshop on Sustainability Issues in the Human Development Framework: Issues and Measureme

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, IIT Guwahati Mar 11, 2016 - Mar 12, 2016 No.of Partcipants: 30 National


Title: 1. Women's Education in India: Histories, Ideas and Biographies 2. Higher Education and Labour Market: Gendered Perspectives 3. Gender and IITs 4. Women in STEM 5. Academic Leadership and Women 6. Gender and Higher Education in North East 7. University Spaces/University Voices 8. Roundtable on Internal Committees in Higher Education Institutions in India

Name of Seminar: Comparative Reflections on Gender in Higher Education in India (Special Focus on NEP 2020 and the States of North East)

IIT Guwahati and National Institute of Education Planning and Administration (NIEPA), IIT Guwahati Mar 5, 2024 - Mar 6, 2024 No.of Partcipants: 130 International View