Suchiradipta Bhattacharjee

Senior Policy Fellow

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Research Interests 

Science Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) 

Climate Smart Agriculture 

Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS) 

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) 

Social Media for Development (SM4D) 

Rural Development  

Youth, Gender, and Nutrition 

Background:  

Suchiradipta’s specialization is in Agricultural Extension and she works on Agricultural Innovation Systems. Within the innovation system, her doctoral and postdoctoral research has focused on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), livelihood and nutrition, and currently climate smart agriculture.  

Her academic engagements, especially the field work and extensive discussions with agricultural stakeholders including farmers has made her increasingly interested in climate smart agriculture and role of technology in its adaptation and mitigation. Her current research project funded by DST will focus on S&T for climate smart agriculture and the related policy ecosystem in India. 

Publications:  

Journal Articles 

Aravazhi, S., Rudraraju, P., Suchiradipta, B., Sharma, S., and Selvi, T. (2019). Technological Inclusion in Dryland Agriculture of India: Learnings and Aspirations of Tribal Farmers from Exposure Visits. Journal of Rural Development (Under review). 

Nedumaran, S., Aravazhi, S., Nandi, R., Suchiradipta, B., and Jyotsnaa, P. (2020). Digital integration to enhance the market efficiency and inclusion of smallholder farmers: A proposed model for fresh fruits and vegetable supply chain. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review https://doi.org/10.22434/IFAMR2019.0165.   

Vincent, A., Saravanan, R., and Suchiradipta B. (2019). Urban farming: Knowledge management and impact – lessons from twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Journal of Agricultural Extension Management, 20(1): 75-97. 

Aravazhi, S., Karnan, R. V., Datta Majumdar, S., Divya Nancy, G., Mane, H., Priyanka, D., Suchiradipta, B., and Siva Shankar, A. (2018). Sustainable Agricultural Development through Value Addition and Linking of Farmers to Markets in Telangana State of India. Advances in Research, 17(5): 1-10, DOI: 10.9734/AIR/2018/45809. 

Suchiradipta, B. and Saravanan, R. (2018). The online culture of agriculture: Exploring social media readiness of agricultural professionals. CSI Transactions on ICT, DOI: 10.1007/s40012-018-0205-0. 

Suchiradipta, B. and Saravanan, R. (2018). Bridging inequality in agriculture through ICTs. Asia-Pacific Tech Monitor, 2018: 12-18. 

Suchiradipta, B., Sarkar, A., Feroze, S. M., and Devarani, L. (2018). Dynamics of Livelihood Diversification:  A Study on Rural Tribal Youth of Tripura, India. Advances in Research, 16(3): 1-12, DOI: 10.9734/AIR/2018/44136. 

Suchiradipta, B., Sarkar, A., Devarani, L. and Feroze, S. M. (2016). Temporally changing livelihood pattern of rural people: A case study on tribes of Tripura. Environment and Ecology, 34 (4A): 1834-1838. 

Suchiradipta, B., Sarkar, A., Devarani, L. and Feroze, S. M. (2016). Livelihood diversification and rural tribes: A case study from the hill tracts of Tripura. Journal of Interacademicia, 20:398-405. 

Suchiradipta, B., and Saravanan, R. (2015) Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS): A Study of Stakeholders and their Relations in System of Rice Intensification (SRI). The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 21(4): 343-368. 

Suchiradipta, B., and Saravanan, R. (2014). Who Makes It Click? Understanding the Stakeholders in Agricultural Innovation Systems in Tripura State of India. Tropical Agricultural Research, 25 (4): 479-494.

Book Chapters 

Saravanan, R. and Suchiradipta, B. (2017). Module 10: Online Data Collection. In: Sethuraman, S.P., Sontakki, B.S., Sulaiman, R.V., Saravanan, R., and Mittal, N. (Eds.). Manual on Good Practices in Extension Research and Evaluation. Agricultural Extension in South Asia (AESA), CRISP, Hyderabad, India. Pp: 67-74. 

Suchiradipta, B., and Saravanan, R. (2016). ICTs for agricultural development and food security in developing nations. In: Ganpat, G.W., Dyer, R., and Isaac, W.P. (Eds.) Agricultural Development and Food Security in Developing Nations. IGI Global. Pp: 106-129. 

Saravanan, R. and Suchiradipta, B. (2015). Role of ICTs in family farming: Experiences and way forward. In: Choudhary, M.L. and Aditya (Eds.) Family Farming and Rural Economic Development. New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi. 

Suchiradipta, B., and Saravanan, R., (2014). Global Review on Mobile Phone Applications for Agricultural Extension, In: Saravanan, R (Ed.). Mobile Phone for Agricultural Extension: Worldwide mAgri Innovations and Promise for Future, New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi. Pp: 75-118. 

Saravanan, R, and Suchiradipta, B., (2014). Mobile Phone Applications for Agricultural Extension in India, In: Saravanan, R (Ed.). Mobile Phone for Agricultural Extension: Worldwide mAgri Innovations and Promise for Future, New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi. Pp: 1-74. 

Suchiradipta, B., and Saravanan, R. (2013). Youth and ICTs for Agricultural Development. In: Gowda, K. N. Nataraju, M. S. and Veeravadraiah, V. (Eds.) Youth in Agriculture and Rural Development., New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi, India. Pp: 169-188. 

Suchiradipta, B., and Saravanan, R. (2012). Poverty in Natural Prosperity: Can Agriculture bring Renaissance in North East India? In: Kashyap, S. K., Pathak, Awadhesh and Papnai, Gaurav. Vivekananda Swadhay Mandal, (Eds.) Saving Humanity – Swami Vivekananda Perspective. GBPUA&T, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India. Pp: 261-275.

 

Proceedings of International Conference 

Saravanan, R., and Suchiradipta, B. (2013). Mobile Phone and Social Media for Agricultural Extension: Getting closer to hype or hope? Lead papers, International Conference on Extension Educational Strategies for Sustainable Agricultural Development – A Global Perspective, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru, India. Organized by the International Society of Extension Education (INSEE), India. 

Discussion Papers 

Shubeena, S., Suchiradipta B., and Saravanan, R. (2019) Assessment of Core Competencies of Livestock Extension Professionals of Jammu and Kashmir State of India, Discussion Paper 8, MANAGE-Centre for Agricultural Extension Innovations, Reforms and Agripreneurship, National Institute for Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad, India. 

Anjana, S. R., Suchiradipta, B., and Saravanan, R. (2019). Information Sources and Awareness Level of Rural Communities on Food and Nutrition Security, Discussion Paper 7, MANAGE- Centre for Agricultural Extension Innovations, Reforms and Agripreneurship, National Institute for Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad, India. 

Kumar, M., Suchiradipta, B., and Saravanan, R. (2019). Reshaping the future of agriculture: A youth and social media perspective. MANAGE Discussion Paper 6, National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management, Hyderabad, India. 

Deepika, Suchiradipta, B., and Saravanan, R. (2018). Climate Smart Agriculture towards Triple Win: Adaptation, Mitigation and Food Security. MANAGE Discussion Paper 5, MANAGE-Centre for Agricultural Extension Innovations, Reforms and Agripreneurship (CAEIRA), National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management, Hyderabad, India. 

Vincent, A., Saravanan, R. and Suchiradipta, B. (2018). Urban Agriculture: Good Practices and Knowledge Management. MANAGE Discussion Paper 4, MANAGE-Centre for Agricultural Extension Innovations, Reforms, and Agripreneurship (CAEIRA), National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management, Hyderabad, India.  

Deepa, S., Suchiradipta, B., and Saravanan, R. (2018). Knowledge Management and Producer Organizations. MANAGE Discussion Paper 3, MANAGE- Centre for Agricultural Extension Innovations, Reforms and Agripreneurship (CAEIRA), National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management, Hyderabad, India. 

Satarupa, M, Suchiradipta, B. and Saravanan, R. (2018). Integrating Gender and Nutrition in Agriculture and Advisory Services. MANAGE Discussion Paper 2, MANAGE- Centre for Agricultural Extension Innovations, Reforms and Agripreneurship (CAEIRA), National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management, Hyderabad, India. 

Rupan, R., Saravanan, R. and Suchiradipta, B. (2018). Climate Smart Agriculture and Advisory Services: Approaches and Implication for Future. MANAGE Discussion Paper 1, MANAGE- Centre for Agricultural Extension Innovations, Reforms and Agripreneurship (CAEIRA), National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management, Hyderabad, India. 

Suchiradipta, B. and Saravanan, R. (2016). Social media: Shaping the future of agricultural extension and advisory services, GFRAS interest group on ICT4RAS discussion paper, GFRAS: Lindau, Switzerland. www.g-fras.org/en/knowledge/gfras-publications.html?download=414:social-media-shaping-the-future-of-agricultural-extension-and-advisory-services. 

 

Working Papers 

  • Suchiradipta, B., and Saravanan, R. (2018). State of Agricultural Markets and Value Chain in Tripura. Working Paper 2, MANAGE Centre for Agricultural Extension Innovations, Reforms and Agripreneurship, National Institute for Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, India.  
  • Suchiradipta, B., and Saravanan, R. (2017). Agricultural Extension Systems in Tripura. Working Paper 1, MANAGE Centre for Agricultural Extension Innovations, Reforms and Agripreneurship, National Institute for Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, India. 

 

Policy Briefs 

  • Usha Rani, V., Saravanan, R. and Suchiradipta, B. (2017). Reforming Agricultural Extension Systems in Tripura. Policy Brief 1, MANAGE Centre for Agricultural Extension Innovations, Reforms and Agripreneurship, National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad, India.  
  • Saravanan, R. and Suchiradipta, B. (2016). Social media policy guidelines for agricultural extension and advisory services, GFRAS interest group on ICT4RAS, GFRAS: Lindau, Switzerland. 

 

Global Good Practice Notes 

  • Saravanan, R., Suchiradipta, B., Chowdhury, A., Hambly Odame, H. and Hall, K. (2015). Social Media for Rural Advisory Services. Note 15. GFRAS Good Practice Notes for Extension and Advisory Services. GFRAS: Lindau, Switzerland.  
  • Saravanan, R., Suchiradipta, B., Meera, S.N., Kathiresan, C. and Anandaraja, N. (2015). Web Portals for Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services. Note 16. GFRAS Good Practice Notes for Extension and Advisory Services. GFRAS: Lindau, Switzerland.  
  • Saravanan, R. and Suchiradipta, B. (2015). mExtension – Mobile Phones for Agricultural Advisory Services. Note 17. GFRAS Good Practice Notes for Extension and Advisory Services. GFRAS: Lindau, Switzerland.  
  • Saravanan, R., Rasheed Sulaiman, V., Davis, K. and Suchiradipta, B. (2015). Navigating ICTs for Extension and Advisory Services. Note 11. GFRAS Good Practice Notes for Extension and Advisory Services. GFRAS: Lindau, Switzerland.  

 

Popular articles 

  • Suchiradipta, B. and Saravanan, R. (2016). Stakeholders in SRI innovation systems: A study in Tripura. LEISA India, 18(4). 
  • Saravanan, R., and Suchiradipta, B. (2015). Invest in IT to boost agricultural services. Smart Agri Post: Empowering Agripreneurs, Volume 1, July issue, pp: 22-24. 

 

Book Reviews 

  • Saravanan, R., and Suchiradipta, B. (2014). Book Review: Text Book of Agricultural Extension with Global Innovations by Dr. Sagar Mondal.  (http://www.aesa-gfras.net/blog.aspx?id=77&title=BOOK%20REVIEW) 
  • Saravanan, R., and Suchiradipta, B. (2014). Book Review: Increasing Access through Mobile Learning by Mohamed Ally and Avgoustos Tsinakos (Eds).  (http://www.aesa-gfras.net/Resources/file/Final-book%20review-Saravanan-15Oct.pdf. 

 

Peer reviewed blogs 

  • Suchiradipta, B., and Saravanan, R. (2014, August). Actors, programs and policies: SRI in Tripura. Agricultural Extension in South Asia. (http://www.aesa-gfras.net/blog.aspx?id=96&title=Actors,%20Programmes%20and%20Policies:%20SRI%20in%20Tripura) 
  • Saravanan R. and Suchiradipta, B. (2014, December). Social media: New generation tools for “Agricultural Extension”? Agricultural Extension in South Asia. (http://www.aesagfras.net/Resources/file/Saravanan%20Final%20blog%2042.pdf) 

 

Others 

  • Saravanan, R. and Suchiradipta, B. (2018). Agricultural Extension: Time to Change. Proceedings on National Workshop on Agricultural Extension: Time to Change, National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad, India. 
  • Saravanan, R. and Suchiradipta, B. (2017). Social Media for Agricultural Development. MANAGE Bulletin 1 (2017), National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management, Hyderabad, India. 
  • Saravanan, R. and Suchiradipta, B. (2017). Agricultural Innovation Systems: Fostering Convergence for Extension. MANAGE Bulletin 2 (2017), National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management, Hyderabad, India. 
  • Suchiradipta B. and Saravanan, R. (2016). Meeting Note 41 on National Workshop on Doubling Farmers’ Income by 2022” at MANAGE, Hyderabad on November 2-3, 2016. http://www.aesa-gfras.net/admin/kcfinder/upload/files/Meeting%20Note%2041.pdf.