Rashmi Verma

Rashmi Verma

Rashmi Verma

Senior Policy Fellow

Department of Science and Technology New Delhi

Research interest:

Dr Rashmi’s research interest is to address climate change by strengthening and facilitating the low carbon development (particularly in the area of Water, Energy, Transportation and Infrastructure) in India through the lens of science, technology and innovation.

 

Background:

Rashmi Verma is working as a DST-Science Technology and Innovation Senior Policy Fellow at the DST-Centre for Policy Research, Indian Institute of Science- hosted at the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi. She has a Master’s degree in Botany and a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences. She has over seven years of work experience in Climate Change, Water Resource Management, Water and Sanitation sector in India and in Sub-Saharan Countries.

In her last engagement, She was associated with Centre for Science and Environment as Programme Officer in Rural Water and Waste Management unit. She was also engaged in training and capacity building programs of central and state government departments. Prior to that she worked with GIZ on project – Status of Climate Change in State of Uttarakhand. Rashmi earned her Ph.D. degree from School of Environment and Natural Resources, Doon University, Uttarakhand. She has authored several training manuals, technical reports and scientific publications in journals of International repute.

 

Publications:
Book Authorship:

Sunita Narain, Sushmita Sengupta, Rashmi Verma and Heli Shah (2019). Nigeria: Improving the State of Sanitation. Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi.

Rashmi Verma, Sushmita Sengupta and Srishti Anand (2020). Toolkit: Managing Faecal Sludge in Rural Areas. Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi.

Book chaters:
Surendra Suthar, Rashmi Verma, Rita Gusain, Rubia Gaur, Bhawna Pandey, Vineet Singh (2016). Application of duckweed based bioreactors in wastewater treatment and pollution abatement. Water Resources: Management and Treatment Technologies, 120-134.

Sushmita Sengupta and Rashmi Verma (2016). Ganga Mission-Floating on glorious paperwork. State of India’s Environment (Down to Earth Annual Publication), 172-184.

Sushmita Sengupta and Rashmi Verma (2017). Technology – A Mindless chase. State of India’s Environment (Down to Earth Annual Publication), 98-101.

Research Publications:
Rashmi Verma, Surendra Suthar (2014). Synchronized urban wastewater treatment and biomass production using duckweed Lemna gibba L. Ecological Engineering 64, 337-343. Rashmi Verma, Surendra Suthar (2015). Impact of density loads on performance of duckweed bioreactor: A potential system for synchronized wastewater treatment and energy biomass production. Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy 34, 1596-1604.

Rashmi Verma, Surendra Suthar (2015). Utility of duckweeds as source of biomass energy: a review. BioEnergy Research 8, 1589-1597.

Surendra Suthar, Rashmi Verma, Shikhar Deep, Kapil Sharma (2015). Optimization of conditions (pH and temperature) for Lemna gibba production using fuzzy model coupled with Mamdani’s method. Ecological Engineering 83, 452-455.

Surendra Suthar and Rashmi Verma (2018). Production of Chlorella vulgaris under varying nutrient and abiotic conditions: A potential microalga for bioenergy feedstock. Process Safety and Environmental Protection 113, 141-148.

Rashmi Verma, Surendra Suthar (2018). Performance assessment of horizontal and vertical surface flow constructed wetland system in wastewater treatment using multivariate principal component analysis. Ecological Engineering 64, 337-343.

Opinion Pieces:
Rashmi Verma. (2020). Role of Science, Technology and Innovation in addressing Climate Change. Science Policy Forum.

 

Suchiradipta Bhattacharjee

Suchiradipta Bhattacharjee

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. 
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  • 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. 
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  • 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. 
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  • 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.  
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  • 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).
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  • 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 

Peer reviewed blogs 

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.
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  • Saravanan, R. and Suchiradipta, B. (2017). Social Media for Agricultural Development. MANAGE Bulletin 1 (2017), National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management, Hyderabad, India.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.

Radhika Trikha

Radhika Trikha

Radhika Trikha

Senior Policy Fellow

DST-Centre for Policy Research, Panjab University

Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi

Research interests:

Dr Radhika’s policy-research domain is ‘Strengthening Industry-Academia Research and Development Ecosystem in India’. Her research interest includes ‘R&D incentivization landscape for the private sector, nationally and internationally’ and ‘Public-Private Partnership Models for R&D’. She has developed a keen interest in researching on modes for achieving ‘system interconnectedness for STI ecosystem’ by establishing STI nexus comprising of STI performers, STI Consumers and STI Facilitators.

Background:

Dr Radhika Trikha is working as Senior Policy Fellow and is jointly hosted at DST-CPR@PU, Chd. and DST, GoI. She has previously worked as Senior Scientist D (Oct. 2019 -April 2020), Senior Scientist C (May 2015 – Nov. 2016) and DST-STI-Post-Doctoral Fellow (Dec. 2016 – Sep. 2019) in DST-CPR@ PU, Chd. She has gained nearly 5 years of experience in Science Policy Research. Radhika earned her Ph.D. degree from Department of Microbial Biotechnology (DMBT), PU, Chd. under INSPIRE Fellowship Scheme of DST, GoI. She is also the recipient of ‘University Gold Medal’, both during her Graduation (Biotechnology) at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, as well as and Post-graduation (Microbial Biotechnology) at PU, Chd  

Publications:  

BOOK AUTHORSHIP  

  • Rupinder TewariMansimran KhokharRadhika Trikha. (2020). Public Private Partnerships in R&D…A Global PerspectiveStudium Press (India) Pvt. Ltd. ISBN: 978-93-85046-68-1.
  • Rupinder TewariRadhika TrikhaMansimran KhokharMamta Bhardwaj, Ajit Singh Naosekpam. (2017). Industry-Academia R&D Ecosystem in India…an evidence based study. Publication Bureau, Panjab University. ISBN: 81-85322-61-9 

(The book was released in 104th Indian Science Congress in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by Scientific Advisor to PM, Dr. R Chidambaram.)

Radhika Trikha. 2016. Probiotic Lactobacilli against Shigella dysenteriae. LAMBERT Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-3-659-96631-6. 

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BOOK CHAPTER AUTHORSHIP 

  • Radhika TrikhaParvinder Kaur, Praveen Rishi, Ravender. K. Malik, Rupinder Tewari. Synbiotics – Synergistic Effect of Probiotics and Prebiotics on Human Health. Microbial Biotechnology, Vol 3, Studium Press, USA. ISBN 10: 1626990182ISBN 13: 9781626990180.

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS 

  • Radhika TrikhaAvantika Sharma, Vishal Guglani, Praveen Rishi and Rupinder Tewari. 2015. Isolation of Probiotic Lactobacilli from Human Infants’ Stool Samples Exhibiting Antimicrobial Activity against Pathogenic Microorganisms. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology. Vol. 9(1), p. 377-390. 
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  • Radhika Trikha, Praveen Rishi and Rupinder TewariRemediation of intra macrophageal Shigella dysenteriae type 1 by probiotic lactobacilli isolated from human infants’ stool samples. Indian Journal of Medical Research.  
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  • Mansimran Khokhar, Neha BattaRadhika Trikha and Rupinder Tewari. 2016. Foundation for innovation and technology transfer (FITT): A case study on industry–academia interface in India. International Journal of Development Research. Vol. 06, Issue, 04, pp. 7708-7718. 
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  • Radhika TrikhaNaresh Sachdeva, Praveen Rishi and Rupinder Tewari. Probiotic cocktail mediated suppression of inflammatory response generated in Shigella dysenteriae type 1 infected human intestinal epithelial Caco-2 cells. Panjab University Research Journal (Science). Vol 65., 2015. Pp 105-119.  
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  • Mamta Bhardwaj, Radhika TrikhaRupinder Tewari. (2018) “Mapping of Research Publications and Patents Portfolio of Top 100 NIRF Engineering Institutes in India”, International Journal for Multi-Disciplinary Engineering and Business Management, Vol.-6, Issue-1.
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  • Radhika TrikhaSuveera Gill, Rupinder Tewari(2018), “A Comparative Analysis of Private Sector R&D Incentivisation: Lessons for India”, International Journal of Current Research and Modern Education, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2018.
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  • Radhika Trikha, Rupinder Tewari. (2019). Role of Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) in Stimulation of Private Sector’s Engagements in Research and Development. Current Science (in review). Submission ID 33392 

 

OPINION PIECES: 

  • Radhika Trikha. (2020). Industry-Academia R&D Partnerships: Strengthening Indian Innovation Ecosystem. Science Policy Forum.