Mrinal Kanti Dutta 

Mrinal Kanti Dutta 

Education: PhD
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Research Interests: Agricultural Economics, Environmental Economics, Regional Economic Development

Journal Publications

1. Tamuli, J., Dutta, M. K. and Kashyap, P. P., "Groundwater Market in Water Abundant Regions: Determinants of Farmers’ Decision to Buy Irrigation Water in Assam in North East India", Water Policy, ISBN.ISSN 1366-7017 EISSN 1996-9759 [2022]

2. Dutta, M. K. and Bayan, B., "Determinants, Nutritional Support and Constraints of Crossbred Cattle Adoption: A Case Study of Dairying in Assam", Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, vol.76, Issue no.3, pp.486-498, ISBN.2582-7510 [2021]

3. Tamuli, Jitu, Mrinal Kanti Dutta and Payel Priya Kashyap, "Groundwater Markets in Water Abundant Conditions: Factors Affecting Farmers' Decision to Sell Water in Assam in North East India", Water Economics and Policy, World Scientific, ISBN.23826258 [2021],

4. Bayan, Baban and Dutta, M. K., "What Influences Adoption and Use Intensity of Artificial Insemination Technology among Smallholder Dairy Farmers in Assam? A Double Hurdle Approach", Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, vol.73, Issue no.4, pp.445-458, ISBN.0019-5014 [2019]

5. Das, Kulen Chandra and Mrinal Kanti Dutta, "The Economic value of Forests: An Economic Analysis of the Provisioning Services of Laokhowa and Burhachapori Wildlife Sanctuaries of Assam, India", Indian Forester, vol.145, Issue no.10, pp.998-1006, ISBN.0019-4816 [2019]

6. Tamuli, J, M. K. Dutta & P. P. Kashyap, "What determines Farmers’ Decision to own Water Extracting Devices (WEDs) in Water Abundant Regions? A study of Ground Water Markets in Assam", Social Change and Development, vol.XV, Issue no.2, pp.84-101 [2018]

7. Bayan, Baban; Dutta, Mrinal Kanti, "Effect of Crossbred Cattle Adoption on Employment Generation in Assam", Indian Journal of Dairy Science, Indian Dairy Association, vol.71, Issue no.1, pp.110-114 [2018]

8. Barman Hemanta, Dutta, Mrinal Kanti, Nath, Hiranya K., "The Telecommunications Divide among Indian States", Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol.201, Issue no.500, pp.530-551, ISBN.978-1-138-28629-0 [2018],

9. Tamuli, J., Dutta, M. K., "Factors Influencing Reliability of Groundwater Markets in Less Water Scarce Regions: A Case of Assam in Eastern India", Review of Development and Change, MIDS, Chennai, vol.XXI, Issue no.2, pp.66-92 [2017]

10. Bayan, Baban and Dutta, M. K., "Crossbred Cattle Adoption and Its Impact on Income and Household Milk Consumption among Dairy Farmers: Empirical Evidence from Assam", Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, vol.72, Issue no.2, pp.153-165, ISBN.0019-5014 [2017]

11. Dutta, M. K. and Dutta, Parag, "South Asian Journal of Macroeconomics and Public Finance", Revenue Mobilization Effort of Special Category States: The Case of Assam in North East India, Sage, vol.4, Issue no.2, pp.178-204 [2015]

12. Tamuli, Jitu & Dutta, M. K., "What Determines Farmers’ Decision to Buy Irrigation Water in Water Abundant Regions? A Study of Water Markets in Assam in Eastern India", ., INFER Working Paper Series, Germany [2015]

13. Deka R.L., Mahanta C, Nath K.K., Dutta, M. K, "Spatio-temporal Variability of Rainfall Regime in the Brahmaputra Valley of North East India", Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Springer [2015]

14. Dutta Parag and Dutta, M. K.,, "Fiscal and Debt Sustainability in a Federal Structure: The Case of Assam in North East India", Romanian Journal of Fiscal Policy, vol.5, Issue no.1 (8), pp.1-19 [2014]

15. Das, Ira, Dutta, M. K. and Borbora, S, "Rural–urban Linkages for Development of Rural Economy in Assam: A Social Accounting Matrix Approach", International Journal of Rural Management, Sage, vol.9, Issue no.2, pp.183-208 [2013]

16. Das, Daisy, Borbora, S. and Dutta, M. K, "Living Environment and Quality of Life: A Case Study", International Journal of Ecological Economics & Statistics (IJEES), vol.25, Issue no.2, pp.71-84 [2012]

17. Das, Ira, Dutta, M. K. and Borbora, S., "Status, Scope and Labour Absorption in Unorganised Manufacturing Sector in North Eastern Region", Indian Journal of Regional Science, vol.43, Issue no.2 [2011]

18. Das, Daisy, Borbora, S. and Dutta, M. K, "Satisfaction from Quality of Life in Urban Living Environment", South Asian Journal of Socio-Political Studies [2011]

19. Dutta, Parag and Dutta, M. K., "An Analysis of Fiscal Crisis and Fiscal Reforms in Assam in Recent Decades", Assam Economic Journal, vol.22, pp.1-22 [2011]

20. Ira Das, M. K. Dutta and S. Borbora, "Sectoral Linkages in Assam: An Empirical Analysis", Man and Development, vol.32, Issue no.2, pp.77-94 [2010]

Conference Proceedings

1. Prerona Baruah and Mrinal Kanti Dutta, "How varied is the volatility of agricultural commodity prices across India?", The 10th ASAE International Conference: Gearing Asian Agriculture under the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Opportunities and Challenges, 6-8 December 2021 / Beijing, China, Asian Society of Agricultural Economics, pp.658-673 [2022],

Book Chapter

1. Dutta, M K and Tamuli, Jitu, "Groundwater Markets: Functioning and Issues" , Factor Markets in Small-Farm Agriculture , Sage , [2022]

2. Mrinal Kanti Dutta, "Indian Agriculture after the Green Revolution, Changes and Challenges" , Irrigation in India: The Post-Green Revolution Experience, Challenges and Strategies , Routledge London and New York ISBN.978-1-138-28629-0, pp.96-111, [2018]

3. Deka, R. L., Saikia, L., Mahanta, C., Dutta, M. K. , "Urban Ecology, Water Quality and Climate Change" , Increasing Extreme Temperature Events in the Guwahati City During 1971–2010 , Springer ISBN.978-3-319-74493-3, pp.169-179, [2018]

4. Dutta, M. K., "Development Issues and Concerns" , Development Experience of the North Eastern Region and the Way Forward , Arya Vidyapeeth College, Guwahati ISBN.978-93-85229-80-0, pp.13-25, [2018]

5. Dutta, M. K. and Das, Ira , "Rethinking Economic Development in Northeast India: The Emerging Dynamics" , Economic Performance of the North-Eastern Region in the Post-Liberalisation Period , Routledge ISBN.978-1138201781, pp.50-68, [2017]


1. M. K. Dutta and S. Borbora (Eds.), "Governance Issues and Gender Aspects in Development: A North East India Perspective", Papyrus, ISBN.978-83-81287-12-5 [2012]

2. M. K. Dutta, "Irrigation Potential in Agriculture of Assam", Concept Publishing Company, ISBN.978-81-8069-775-3 [2011]

No Project Available!

Sl.No Name Thesis Title PhD Status
1 Prerona Baruah Movement of Agricultural Commodity Prices in Post-Reform India Completed
2 Kulen Chandra Das Forest Dependency and Economic Valuation of Laokhowa na Burhachapori Wildlife Sanctuaries in Assam Completed
3 Baban Bayan Dairy productivity and crossbreeding technology adoption in Assam: Impact and determinants Completed
4 Hemanta Barman Services sector growth in India: Trend, pattern and determinants of services sector with special reference to banking and telecommunication services Completed
5 Jitu Tamuli Institution for the Use of Groundwater in Assam: A Study of Groundwater Markets with Special Emphasis on Structure, Determinants, Reliability and Efficiency Completed
6 Parag Dutta A Study of State Finances and Fiscal reforms in Assam: Post Reform Experiences and Challenges Completed
7 Ira Das Rural-Urban Divide And Linkages: An Empirical Analysis In Assam. Completed
8 Daisy Das Quality of Life and Environment Completed
9 Chayasmita Deka Comprehensive
10 Chayanika Borah Comprehensive
11 Rahul Kumar Singh Commodity Futures and Indian Wheat Farmers APR2
12 Mausumi Das Rural Urban Migration in Assam: The Drivers and Impact on Agricultural Productivity and Female Workforce Participation Course Work
13 Sonia Kahmei SOAS
14 Ashish Chouhan Course Work
15 Nishi Yadav Course Work
Sl.No Name Year Dissertation Title
3 Hemphi Terangpi 2019 Economics of Ginger Cultivation in Assam
4 Priyanka Das 2018 Issues in Marketing of Vegetables in Assam: A Case Study in Barpeta District
5 Kabita Hazarika 2017 Growth in Agricultural Productivity in Assam: A District Level Analysis
6 Kashmir Lahari 2017 Impact of flood on agriculture of flood prone areas of Assam and its management: a comparative study on Bhogerpar and Kujarpith village
7 Asheesh Ranjan Srivastava 2016 Impact study of national horticulture mission on organic farming in Uttar Pradesh
8 Satadru Chakraborty 2016 Designing and alternative framework for a better management of municipal solid waste and to determine the willingness to pay for that
9 Amit Parashar 2015 Behavior of marginal farmers towards adoption of new technology in agriculture: A case study of Udaipur district of Rajasthan
10 Mrinal Kanti Borah 2015 Groundwater use in the city of Guwahati: The pattern and the issue of groundwater depletion
11 Bhrigu Ranjan Borthakur 2014 Proliferation of small tea growers in Assam: Prospects and constraints
12 Kaushal Kishor Kaushal 2014 Loan default by SHGs: A case study of SHGs in Kamrup district Assam
13 Bidyut Bikash Saikia 2013 Economic Impact of Flood: A case study of Majuli Sub-Division in Jorhat District of Assam
14 Hemajit Phukan 2013 Impact of Urbanisation on Environment: The case of Solid Waste Management in Guwahati
15 Baban Bayan 2012 Impact of cold storage capacity on composition and volume of Agricultural Production in Assam
16 Jayanta Borah 2012 Economic status of Women Weavers in Handloom Industry of Assam: A Case study in Kamrup District
17 Monalisha Das 2012 Priority sector lending and the problem of overdues of rural banks-A case study of Assam Gramin Vikash Bank
18 Pawan Kumar 2012 Human-Animal conflict and its Economic Impact
19 Parag Kumar Deka Boruah 2012 Agricultural Transformation in Flood Affected Areas of Dhemaji District

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Sl.No Name Year
Sl.No Program Name Email Year Thesis/Project Title Affiliation
1 PhD Rajib Lochan Deka 2013 Climate Change in the Brahmaputra Valley and Impact on Rice and Tea Productivity Centre for Environment, IITG

Awards and Achievements

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Title: India’s Services Trade: What role does Information and Communications Technology (ICT) play?

Name of Conference: 4th International Conference on South Asian Economic Development

South Asian University, New Delhi, New Delhi Feb 22, 2018 - Feb 23, 2018 International
Title: Tele-density across Indian states

Name of Conference: Annual Conference of Southern Economic Association

Southern Economic Association, Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina Tampa, Florida, USA, Nov 17, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017 International View
Title: How Varied is the Agricultural Commodity Prices across India?

Name of Conference: The 10th Asian Society of Agricultural Economics Conference

Asian Society of Agricultural Economists Peking University, Peking University Dec 6, 2021 - Dec 8, 2021 International View
Title: Title of Paper presented: "Determinants, Nutritional Support and Constraints of Crossbred Cattle Adoption: A Case Study of Dairying in Assam"

Name of Conference: 81st Annual Conference of Indian Society of Agricultural Economics

Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, J&K Dec 1, 2021 - Dec 3, 2021 National View
Title: Factors Influencing Water Selling Decision of Farmers in Groundwater Markets: A Study from Water Abundant Region of Assam in Eastern India

Name of Conference: 2nd International conference on ECONOMICS AND DEVELOPMENT

The International Institute for Knowledge Management, Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo Jun 18, 2020 - Jun 18, 2021 International
Title: Issues of Sustainable Development in the North East

Name of Conference: Sustainable Development and North East India in the Globalised Era

Federation of Government College Teachers’ Associations, Manipur (FEGOCTA), Hotel Imphal, Manipur Dec 29, 2017 - Dec 30, 2017 International
Title: Irrigation Development and Sustainability of Agriculture in India

Name of Conference: International Conference on Agriculture and Human Development

IGNOU and IIT Guwahati, IIT Guwahati Sep 8, 2017 - Sep 9, 2017 International


Title: India’s Growth Experience: A Few Considerations

Name of Invited Lecture: Valedictory address of the National Seminar on "The Indian Economy: Progress with Resilience since independence and confronting challenges for meeting the centurial aspiration"

Rangia College, Rangia Feb 9, 2023 - Feb 10, 2023 No.of Partcipants: 100 National View
Title: Good Governance and Economic Development

Name of Invited Lecture: 1st Bodoland International Knowledge Festival, 2023

Bodoland University, Kokrajhar, Kokrajhar Feb 27, 2023 - Mar 2, 2023 No.of Partcipants: 525 International View
Title: Annual Lecture Series

Name of Invited Lecture: Concept of Community Colleges for the Development of Rural Areas

Alumni Association of Bezera Higher Secondary School, Bezera, Kamrup Dec 12, 2020 - Dec 12, 2020 No.of Partcipants: 125 National
Title: State Credit Seminar

Name of Invited Lecture: Assessment of State Focus Paper on Assam Agriculture

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, Guwahati Dec 8, 2021 - Dec 8, 2021 No.of Partcipants: 120 National
Title: Annual Guest Lecture

Name of Invited Lecture: Agriculture in India: Performance, Challenges and the Road Ahead

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, Guwahati Dec 29, 2020 - Dec 29, 2020 No.of Partcipants: 50 National
Title: Refresher Course for Commerce, Economics and Management

Name of Invited Lecture: How is the State of Indian Economy? A Look at the Current Growth Experience

HRDC Mizoram University, Aizawl (Virtual Mode) Jun 6, 2022 - Jun 6, 2022 No.of Partcipants: 40 National
Title: Research Methodology Course on NSSO Data Extraction

Name of Invited Lecture: Conceptualising a research design

Indian Council of Social Science Research, Shillong, Shillong (Virtual Mode) Dec 1, 2021 - Dec 1, 2021 No.of Partcipants: 40 National
Title: HRDC Refresher Course

Name of Invited Lecture: Current Growth Trend in Indian Economy

HRDC GU, Gauhati University Feb 19, 2022 - Feb 19, 2022 No.of Partcipants: 40 National
Title: Frugal Innovations & Social Entrepreneurship

Name of Invited Lecture: Faculty Development Programme on Role of Promotional, Financial & Regulating Agencies for Promotion of MSME: The Indian Scenario

Dept. of Management, Humanities and Social Sciences, NIT Agartala, NIT Agartala Mar 3, 2021 - Mar 3, 2021 No.of Partcipants: 45 National
Title: CDS Lecture Series

Name of Invited Lecture: Regional Disparity and the North East Economy: The Way Forward

Centre for Development Studies, Dept. of Economics, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills May 17, 2022 - May 17, 2022 No.of Partcipants: 50 National
Title: Workshop on Research Methodology

Name of Invited Lecture: Data, Descriptive Statistics and Inferences in Empirical Research

Cotton University, Guwahati Jul 5, 2022 - Jul 5, 2022 No.of Partcipants: 50 National
Title: Invited Lecture

Name of Invited Lecture: Covid 19 Its Impact on Indian Economy with Special Reference to Assam

Gargaon College, Assam, Webinar Jun 20, 2020 - Jun 20, 2020 National
Title: Rural Development in India- A Few Key Issues

Name of Invited Lecture: Inclusive Rural Development of Assam through Rural Development Schemes

Pub Kamrup College, Baihata Charial, Kamrup, Pub Kamrup College, Baihata Charial, Kamrup Aug 19, 2021 - Aug 19, 2021 National
Title: Development Experience of North Eastern Region in Recent Decades

Name of Invited Lecture: 10th Bhabananda Deka Memorial Lecture

Pragjyotish College, Guwahati, Pragjyotish College, Guwahati Apr 19, 2017 - Apr 19, 2017 National
Title: Spectra of Jobless Growth – Myth, Reality & the way forward

Name of Invited Lecture: National Conference on Issues in North East India and the Role of ODl and OER in Higher Education

Gauhati University Institute of Distance and Open Learning, Gauhati University Mar 19, 2020 - Mar 19, 2020 National
Title: Economy of Assam: Challenges and Potential

Name of Invited Lecture: Induction Programme for ACS and Allied Services

Assam Administrative Staff College, Assam Administrative Staff College Jan 19, 2018 - Jan 19, 2018 National
Title: Indias current growth experience and north east economy

Name of Invited Lecture:

Dept. of Economics, M. C. College, M. C. College, Barpeta Sep 18, 2017 - Sep 18, 2017 National
Title: Prospect of economic development of NE Economy


Dakshin Kamrup College, Dakshin Kamrup College, Mirza Apr 18, 2019 - Apr 18, 2019 National
Title: Economic Performance of NE Economy and its development potential

Name of Invited Lecture:

Arya Vidyapeeth College, Arya Vidyapeeth College Apr 18, 2018 - Apr 18, 2018 National
Title: Social Dynamics of Poverty: Issues of Land Reforms and Livelihood

Name of Invited Lecture:

HRDC, Gauhati University, Gauhati University Feb 3, 2018 - Feb 3, 2018 National
Title: Economic Performance of the North-Eastern Region in the Post-Liberalization Period

Name of Invited Lecture:

HRDC, Gauhati University, Gauhati University Feb 3, 2018 - Feb 3, 2018 National
Title: Regional Disparity and Regional Economic Development

Name of Invited Lecture:

Dept. of Economics, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh University Mar 19, 2018 - Mar 19, 2018 National
Title: Poverty and Rural Development in India

Name of Invited Lecture: Poverty and Rural Development in India with Special Reference to North Eastern India

Dept. of Economics, D R College, D R College, Golaghat Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017 National


Title: Agriculture and Livelihood Issues in North East India

Name of Workshop: PAGE-UNEP-TERI Workshop: Towards Inclusive Green Economies

The Energy Research Institute, Delhi, Pride Hotel, Kolkata Aug 19, 2023 - Aug 19, 2023 National
Title: Importance of Referencing & Writing Style


BH College, Howly, Dist. Barpeta Assam Jun 8, 2017 - Jun 14, 2017 National


Name of Seminar: Workshop on ‘Time Series Econometrics’ in collaboration with the Indian Econometric Society (TIES)

IIT Guwahati, IIT Guwahati Sep 19, 2021 - Sep 23, 2021 No.of Partcipants: 60 National
Title: Various topics of research methodology

Name of Seminar: A short Term Course on Research Methods and Computer Application in Humanities and Social Sciences

IIT Guwahati, IIT Guwahati Sep 12, 2021 - Sep 23, 2021 No.of Partcipants: 40 National
Title: Governance and Gender Issues

Name of Seminar: 11th Conference of North Eastern Economic Association

IIT Guwahati, IIT Guwahati Sep 9, 2021 - Sep 10, 2021 No.of Partcipants: 200 National
Title: .

Name of Seminar: Workshop on Credit Delivery and Absorption in the Rural Economy of the North East

IIT Guwahati and NEEA, IIT Guwahati Sep 3, 2021 - Sep 4, 2021 No.of Partcipants: 150 National