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Pramod Kumar Singh

Primary Areagroup(s):

Social Sciences

Designation:

Professor

Secondary Areagroup(s):

IT & Systems

Current Areas of Interest:

Natural resource management; Climate change adaptation; Environment and development management; Food and livelihood security; Geo-ICT for development; Interaction between natural and human systems; On methodological front: Fuzzy cognitive mapping, which helps in modeling complex and hard-to-model systems by integrating stakeholder knowledge with academic knowledge. Thus my work focuses on the interaction between natural and human systems with interdisciplinary, and engagement aspects of sustainability research.

pramod@irma.ac.in

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a) Profile Summary
  • Dr. Pramod K Singh is a Professor at the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) since 2003. He holds an M.Sc., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Dr. Singh has over 20 years’ experience in teaching and research in the areas of livelihoods, governance and management of natural resources, environment and development planning, and climate change adaptation. He has published in reputed international journals in the areas mentioned above. Professor Singh has completed over 32 research studies sponsored by reputed international and national agencies. He teaches courses like Rural Livelihood Systems and Sustainable Development and Green Business to postgraduate and doctoral students. Dr. Singh is a lead author on Climate Resilient Development Pathways as a part of the Sixth Assessment Report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Dr. Singh is representing Asia in this synthesis theme.

b) Education
    • Ph. D. (2000) in Environmental Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
    • M. Phil (1994) in Environmental Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
    • M. Sc. (1993) in Environmental Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
c) Recent Papers in Top-rated Journals
    1. Singh, Pramod K; Chudasama H (2020) Evaluating poverty alleviation strategies in a developing country. PLoS ONE 15(1): e0227176. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0227176
    2. Papageorgiou, K; Singh, Pramod K; Papageorgiou, EI Chudasama;  Bochtis D, and Stamoulis G (2019) Fuzzy Cognitive Map-Based Sustainable Socio-Economic Development Planning for Rural Communities, Sustainability 2020, 12, 305.  doi: 10.3390/su12010305
    3. Singh, Pramod K; Papageorgiou, K; Chudasama; and Papageorgiou, EI (2019) Evaluating the Effectiveness of Climate Change Adaptations in the World’s Largest Mangrove Ecosystem, Sustainability, 2019, 11, 6655.  doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su11236655
    4. Singh, Pramod K and Chudasma H (2017) Pathways for Drought Resilient Livelihoods Based on Peoplea??s Perception.  Climatic Change, 140:179a??193. Springer, doi: 10.1007/s10584-016-1817-8. IF 3.537, H-index 146
    5. Singh, Pramod K and Chudasma H (2017) Assessing Impacts and Community Preparedness to Cyclones: A Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping Approach. Climatic Change, 143: 337-345.  Springer, doi: 10.1007/s10584-017-2007-z, Springer, IF 3.537, H-index 146
    6. Singh, Pramod K and Nair, A (2014) Livelihood vulnerability assessment to climate variability and change using a fuzzy cognitive mapping approach" Climatic Change, 127:475-491. Springer, doi: 10.1007/s10584-014-1275-0. IF 3.537, H-index 146
    7. Singh, Pramod K and B. N. Hiremath (2010) Sustainable livelihood security index in a developing country: A tool for development planning, Ecological Indicators, 10 (2): 442a??451. Elsevier Science ISSN: 1470-160X; IF 3.983; 5-Yr IF 4.391; H-index 84
d) Ongoing Research Projects
  • Climate Change Adaptation Approaches for Sustainable Livelihoods [Principal Investigator] Under India-IIASA Programme of the Government of India [Principal Investigator]

    This is a collaborative study between IRMA and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria designed to provide evidence-based strategies for mainstream adaptation to development planning in Gujarat while ensuring livelihood security.  Based on Agro-ecological modelling, the study provides Scenarios of Gujarat Agriculture in the 21st Century mainly on the following dimensions: (i) Yield and production gaps due to climate change; and (ii) Agricultural sustainability. The study also develops knowledge, strategies, approaches, measures, and processes that will enable vulnerable communities in Gujarat to cope with and adapt to the impending impacts of climate change.

    Designing and Strategizing Implementation of Sustainable Livelihood Interventions in Dhemaji and Lakhimpur Districts of Assam [Principal Investigator] (Budget: INR 4,17,98,100.00)

    This project is a collaborative action research with active participation of NHPC Limited, partner organizations, district administration, and communities. The project implements multiple sector based climate resilient livelihoods by creating collective enterprises owned by the communities. Three producers companies one each in piggery, sericulture and handloom sectors are promoted under this assignment which are engaged in the complete value chains.

    Decarbonisation of energy supply, community building and creating environmental and socioeconomic benefits [Principal Investigator, Indian part]

    This is a collaborative project between 12 European agencies, India and China. In this project we define the energy islands as areas (e.g. isolated villages, small cities, urban districts, rural areas) either connected to the grid, or with a significant degree of self-supply.

Awards

  • Lead Author on Climate Resilient Development Pathways, UN-IPCC, WG II

  • Visiting Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (for a duration of six months in the last three years)

  • Best Paper Presentation Award  in the XXVIII INCA International Congress,  2008

  • National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship/ Assistant Professorship (1998): ICAR-ASRB

  • Senior Research Fellow (1995-1998): JNU-UGC

  • Junior Research Fellow (1993-1995): JNU-UGC

Academics

  • Ph. D. (Environmental Sciences) Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi

  • M. Phil (Environmental Sciences), JNU, New Delhi

  • M. Sc. (Environmental Sciences), JNU, New Delhi

a) Professional Experiences
  • July 2013 - till date Professor, Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) [Assignments include teaching, executive training, research, consultancy, and institutional administration]

  • July 2008?- June 2013 Associate Professor, ?Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) [Assignments include teaching, executive training, research, consultancy, and institutional administration]

  • July 2003 to June 2008 Assistant Professor, Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) [Assignments include teaching, executive training, research and consultancy, and institutional administration]

  • March 1999 to June 2003 Assistant Scientist, Haryana Space Application Centre (HARSAC), Govt. of Haryana [Assignments include undertaking natural resource management and development projects using  remote sensing and GIS and training the personnel of line departments]

b) Memberships / Credentials
  • Founding Member, International Geospatial Society, USA

  • Member, Association of American Geographers, USA

  • Member, URISA International, USA

  • Life Member, Indian Science Congress Association

  • Life Member, Indian Society of Remote Sensing

  • Life Member, Indian Society of Geomatics

  • Life Member, National cartographic Association

  • Nominated as member of the Working Group on `Socio-Economic Issues in Spatial Data Infrastructure` of the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association, USA.

  • Nominated as a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (IJWREE)

  • Nominated as member of the Expert Working Group on `Use of GIS for MGNREGS` by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India

  • Nominated as a member of the Board of Studies of Environmental Sciences in Vikram University, Ujjain.

  • Member, Project Review Expert Committee on Animal Database Management, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India

  • Nominated as member of the Working Group on JFM in Gujarat, Government of Gujarat.

  • Nominated as member of the Gujarat Irrigation Management Society`s Selection Committee of Community Organizers for Participatory Irrigation Management

Courses currently teaching at Masters` level at IRMA
  • Sustainable development and green business

  • Environment and Livelihood Systems

Courses Taught at Masters` and Doctoral level in the past at IRMA
  • Natural Resource and Sustainability (PG level)

  • Rural Livelihood Systems (PG level)

  • Geo-informatics for Rural Management (PG level)

  • Natural Resource Management (PG level)

  • GIS in Development Research (Doctoral level)

  • Geo-informatics for Natural Resource Management (Doctoral level)

  • Perspective in Natural Resource Management (Doctoral level)

MDP-Coordinated

  • Implementing Livelihood Interventions for NHPC Limited, (July 10 - 14, 2018)
  • Livelihood Enhancements and Micro-Enterprise Development through Community Participation, (February 9 - 13, 2015)
  • &Social and Managerial Skills& for Newly Recruited Engineers, (June 15 - 19, 2013)
  • Governance and Service Delivery Issues in Rural Domestic Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation, (February 11 - 16, 2013)
  • Participatory Management and Governance of Decentralized Rural Domestic Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation, (January 7 - 12, 2013)
  • Governance and Service Delivery Issues in Rural Domestic Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation, (December 3 - 8, 2012)
  • Participatory Management and Governance of Decentralized Rural Domestic Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation, (November 5 - 10, 2012)
  • Governance of Decentralized Drinking Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation, (December 19 - 24, 2011)
  • Participatory Management and Governance of Drinking Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation, (November 28 - December 3, 2011)
  • Improving Managerial Skills of Drinking Water and Environmental Sanitation Functionaries, (October 10 - 15, 2011)
  • Participatory Management and Governance of Drinking Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation, (September 19 - 24, 2011)
  • Improving Managerial Skills of Drinking Water and Environmental Sanitation Functionaries, (August 8 - 13, 2011)
  • Improving Managerial Skills of Drinking Water and Environmental Sanitation Functionaries, (July 25 - 30, 2011)
  • Assessment of Poverty and Livelihoods for Rural Communities for the Officers of the Government of Yemen, (April 7 - 27, 2011)
  • Watershed Development and Livelihood Enhancement, (February 28 - March 4, 2011)
  • Enhancement of Livelihoods Security through Community Participation, (September 20 - 24, 2010)
  • Community Based Enterprises for Livelihood Enhancements, (September 13 - 17, 2010)
  • Livelihood Enhancements and Micro-Enterprise Development in a Watershed, (July 26 - 30, 2010)
  • Monitoring, Management, and Governance of Watershed, (May 31 - June 4, 2010)
  • Livelihood Enhancements for the Poor in a Watershed, (March 8 - 12, 2010)
  • Sustainable Natural Resource Development and Livelihood Enhancement, (February 24 - 26, 2010)
  • Enhancement of Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management through Community Based Organisations for IFS Officers, (October 5 - 9, 2009)
  • Natural Resource Based Livelihood Enhancement through Community Based Organisations for IFS Officers of Gujarat, (September 16 - 18, 2009)
  • Effective Leadership, Organisational Communication and Conflict Resolution, (August 10 - 13, 2009)
  • Natural Resource Based Livelihood Enhancement through Community Based Organisations for Forest Officers of Gujarat, (May 26 - 29, 2009)
  • Natural Resource Management and Conflict Resolution with Special Reference to Forestry, (October 13 - 17, 2008)
  • Enhancements of Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management through Community Based Organisations, (September 22 - 26, 2008)
  • Participatory Micro Planning, Leadership and NRM Conflict Resolution, (June 4 - 6, 2008)
  • Natural Resource Management and Conflict Resolution with Special Reference to Forestry, (November 19 - 23, 2007)
  • Natural Resource Management and Conflict Resolution, (November 12 - 16, 2007)
  • MDP on Natural Resource Management and Conflict Resolution for Tamil Nadu Forest Department, (October 30 - November 1, 2006)
  • National Workshop on Geo-Information Management for Micro-Planning and Governance in India, (April 27 - 28, 2006)

MDP-Instructed

  • Design, Evaluation and Execution of Projects for National Statistical Systems Training Academy, (July 1 - 5, 2019)
  • Financial Management and Audit Specialization for Indian Forest Service Officers, (October 3 - 7, 2016)
  • FDP on Action Research for Livelihood Promotion for ILRT, (August 4 - 6, 2015)
  • Team Building, (October 7 - 10, 2014)
  • Team Building, (September 16 - 19, 2014)
  • Rural Livelihoods and Poverty Alleviation, (January 20 - 24, 2014)
  • General Management Programme, (January 6 - 25, 2014)
  • Social Mobilization and Sustainable Development, (September 9 - 14, 2013)
  • Integrated Watershed Management and Collective Enterprises, (August 19 - 23, 2013)
  • General Management Programme, (February 25 - March 16, 2013)
  • Sustainable Livelihoods and Integrated Watershed Management, (February 8 - 15, 2013)
  • Rural Livelihoods and Poverty Alleviation, (January 16 - 19, 2013)
  • &Integrating CSR with Rural Management& for NTPC Executives, (October 29 - November 1, 2012)
  • Management Appreciation Programme for the Officers of Rural Development Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh, (January 3 - 8, 2011)
  • Enhancing Managerial Effectiveness for SEWA Bank Managerial Cadre, (December 13 - 18, 2010)
  • Development Planning - Approaches and Tools for District Development Managers of NABARD, (October 25 - 29, 2010)
  • Rural Livelihoods and Poverty Alleviation, (October 19 - 22, 2010)
  • Management Appreciation Programme for the Officers of Rural Development Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh, (October 10 - 15, 2010)
  • Rural Livelihoods and Poverty Alleviation, (September 22 - 25, 2009)

Journals

Papers in International Journals
  • Singh, Pramod K; Chudasama H (2020) Evaluating poverty alleviation strategies in a developing country. PLoS ONE 15(1): e0227176. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0227176,  H Index 268

  • Papageorgiou, K; Singh, Pramod K; Papageorgiou, EI Chudasama;  Bochtis D, and Stamoulis G (2019) Fuzzy Cognitive Map-Based Sustainable Socio-Economic Development Planning for Rural Communities, Sustainability 2020, 12, 305.  doi: 10.3390/su12010305

  • Singh, Pramod K; Papageorgiou, K; Chudasama; and Papageorgiou, EI (2019) Evaluating the Effectiveness of Climate Change Adaptations in the World’s Largest Mangrove Ecosystem, Sustainability, 2019, 11, 6655.  doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su11236655

  • Singh, Pramod K and Chudasma H (2017) ‘Pathways for Drought Resilient Livelihoods Based on People’s Perception’.  Climatic Change, 140:179–193. Springer, doi: 10.1007/s10584-016-1817-8. IF 3.537, H-index 146

  • Singh, Pramod K and Chudasma H (2017) ‘Assessing Impacts and Community Preparedness to Cyclones: A Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping Approach. Climatic Change, 143: 337-345.  Springer, doi: 10.1007/s10584-017-2007-z, Springer, IF 3.537, H-index 146

  • Singh, Pramod K and Nair, A (2014) "Livelihood vulnerability assessment to climate variability and change using a fuzzy cognitive mapping approach" Climatic Change, 127:475-491. Springer, doi: 10.1007/s10584-014-1275-0. IF 3.537, H-index 146

  • Singh, Pramod K and B. N. Hiremath (2010) Sustainable livelihood security index in a developing country: A tool for development planning, Ecological Indicators, 10 (2): 442–451. Elsevier Science ISSN: 1470-160X; IF 3.983; 5-Yr IF 4.391; H-index 84

  • Singh, Pramod K (2005) Governance Issues in GIS Infrastructure in India. International Journal of Rural Management, Sage Publications, 1(2): 223–244. ISSN: 09730052.

  • Singh, Pramod K (2009) Spatial Data Infrastructure in India: Status, Governance Challenges, and Strategies for Effective Functioning. International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research, vol 4, pp 359–388; ISSN: 1725-0463.

Papers in National Journals
  • Misra HK and Singh, Pramod K (2018) Understanding Strategic Role of NRLM, Journal of Governance, 16: 110-127

  • Singh, Pramod K (2011) Design of GIS: One size fits all type, Coordinates, VII (9) 50-51; ISSN 0973-2163.

  • Singh, Pramod K (2008) G-Governance: Opportunities and Challenges in India. GIS Development, 2(8): 56–58; ISSN 0971-9377.

  • Singh, Pramod K; Singh, B K and Singh, A (2007) Evaluating Social Forestry in Ambala district of Haryana: A Remote Sensing and GIS Approach. The Indian Forester, 133 (1a): 143–152. ISSN: 0019-4816

  • Singh, Pramod K (2007) Spatial Health Management Information System (SHMIS): Redefining Public Health Governance in India. eHealth, 2 (10): 10–12; ISSN 0973-8959

  • Singh, Pramod K; Singh, B K and Singh, A (2005) Managing Tree Cover in Yamunanagar district of Haryana: A Remote Sensing and GIS Approach. Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 33(2): 219–225. ISSN: 0255-660X (print version), ISSN: 0974-3006 (electronic version)

  • Singh, Pramod K (2005) Plants as Indicators of Air Pollution: An Indian Experience. The Indian Forester, 131(1): 71–80.  ISSN: 0019-4816

  • Singh, Pramod K (2006) National Map Policy of India: A misnomer. Coordinates, 2(7): 27; ISSN 0973-2163.

Conferences

International Conferences
  • Papageorgiou, K; Papageorgiou E, Singh, Pramod K; and Stamoulis G4, (2019) A software tool for FCM aggregation employing credibility weights and learning OWA operators.  Presented in the 10th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications (IISA), Patras, Achaia, Greece, 15-17 July 2019.

  • Singh, Pramod K; Chudasama H, Papageorgiou, K; and Papageorgiou E (2019) Exploring Climate Change Adaptations using Fuzzy Cognitive Maps: The Case of Sundarbans, India.  Presented in the 12th EFITA International Conference, Rhodes Island, 27-29 June 2019.

  • Singh, Pramod K and Chudasama H (2015) Reducing Drought related Risks and Building Drought Resilient Livelihoods Using People’s Perception, Presented in the International Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Growth, organised by the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM), Hosted by the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), New Delhi, India, 28-30 October 2015

  • Chudasama H and Singh, Pramod K (2015) Evaluation and Enhancement of Communities’ Preparedness to Cyclones Using Peoples’ Perception, Disaster Risk Reduction, Presented in the International Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Growth, organised by the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM), Hosted by the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), New Delhi, India, 28-30 October 2015

  • Singh, Pramod K (2008) GIS in Development Sector in India: Addressing the Problems of Poor Implementation, Presented in International Expert Group Consultation on the 'Applications of Geographic Information System to Public Health Practice in India’  on 30th September, 2008 in New Delhi, India

  • Singh, Pramod K (2011) From e-Governance to G-Governance in India: Developing a Suitable Policy Framework, Paper presented in e-India 2011 during Dec 15-17, 2011 held in Gandhinagar, India

  • Singh, Pramod K (2011) Livelihood Framework: An Alternative Measure of Poverty, Paper presented in the XXI Annual Convention of the National Academy of Psychology (NAOP), on Dec 13, 2011 held at IRMA, India

  • Singh, Pramod K (2012) Maintenance of Core Geospatial Databases in India: Search for an Appropriate Legal and Policy Framework, presented in  the XXII International Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Congress organised by the ISPRS Society during August 25 to September 1, 2012 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Melbourne, Australia.

  • Singh, Pramod K (2012) Developing Enterprise GIS for Governance of Indian Forestry, presented in  the XXII International Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Congress organised by the ISPRS Society during August 25 to September 1, 2012 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Melbourne, Australia.

  • Singh, Pramod K (2011) Spatially Enabled Governance: Opportunities and Challenges in India, Presented in Geospatial World Forum 2011: An International Conference, January 18–21, 2011 in Hyderabad, India.

  • Singh, Pramod K (2010) A Citizen-Centric Spatial Decision Support Model for Disaster Management, Presented in the Map India 2010: An International Conference during 19–21 January at Epicentre, Gurgaon, India

  • Singh, Pramod K (2010) Spatial Health Information System in the Light of the National Health Bill 2009: A Bottom-up Approach, Presented in the 97th Indian Science Congress 2010 to be held during 3–7 January in Thiruvananthapuram, India.

  • Singh, Pramod K (2009) Spatial Data Infrastructure in India: Status, Governance Challenges, and Strategies for Effective Functioning. Presented in the Global Spatial Data Iinfrastructure–11 World Conference, June 15–19, 2009 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

  • Singh, Pramod K (2009) G-Governance in India: Search for a Suitable Framework and Research Directions. Presented in the Global Spatial Data Iinfrastructure–11 World Conference, June 15–19, 2009 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

  • Singh, Pramod K (2009) Participatory GIS for Micro Planning in India: Scope and Governance Challenges. Presented in Map World Forum 2009: An International Conference, February 10–13, 2009 in Hyderabad, India.

  • Singh, Pramod K (2009) Addressing Policy and Managerial Problems in the Geospatially Enabled e-Governance. Presented in Map World Forum 2009: An International Conference, February 10–13, 2009 in Hyderabad, India.

  • Singh, Pramod K (2008) Governance of Spatial Information in India: Framework and Research Directions, Presented in XXVIII INCA International Congress, November 4-6, 2008 at Gandhinagar,India  [Best Presentation Award (R2) Received]

  • Singh, Pramod K (2008) Challenges for Enterprise GIS in India, Map India, 2008 - An International Conference, February 6-8, 2008, at NOIDA, India.

  • Singh, Pramod K (2007) GIS for Governance of Health Services and Infrastructure in Rural India. Map World Forum 2007: An International Conference, January 22-25, 2007 at Hyderabad, India.

  • Singh, Pramod K (2007) Implementation of Geospatial Projects in India: Search for a Suitable Approach. Map World Forum 2007: An International Conference, January 22-25, 2007 at Hyderabad, India.

  • Singh, Pramod K (2006) NSDI and New Map Policy of India: A Missing Link. To be presented in International Symposium on "Geospatial Databases for Sustainable Development", Organized by International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, at Goa, India, September 27-30, 2006.

  • Singh, Pramod K (2006) Better Implementation of Micro-level Geospatial Planning in India. To be presented in International Symposium on "Geospatial Databases for Sustainable Development", Organized by International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, at Goa, India, September 27-30, 2006.

  • Singh, Pramod K (2006) Food and Nutritional Security in India: Whether Rational Landuse Policy or Precision Farming is the Answer? Presented in Map India, 2006 – The 9th Annual International Conference, New Delhi, January 30-February 1, 2006

  • Singh, Pramod K (2006) Business GIS in India in the Light of New Map Policy. Presented in Map India, 2006 – The 9th Annual International Conference, New Delhi, January 30-February 1, 2006

  • Singh, Pramod K (2005) Spatial Pattern of Diseases and Health Infrastructure in India: A GIS Approach. Presented in International Conference on Service Management 2005, organized by Institute for International Management and Technology (Oxford Brooks University), New Delhi, March 11-12, 2005

  • Singh, Pramod K (2005) Malnutrition and Deficiency Disease Indies in India:  A GIS Approach. Presented in Map India, 2005 – The 8th Annual International Conference, New Delhi, February 7-9, 2005

  • Babu, T P, Singh, Pramod K and Nigam, R K (2002) Mapping of Forests and Potential Afforestation Sites in Jind District Using Satellite Remote Sensing Technique. Presented in International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing symposium on Resources and Environment Monitoring, Hyderabad, India.

  • Singh, Pramod K and Bansal, S (2001) Forecasting of Earthquake: Traditional and Scientific Methods. Proc. International Seminar on Earthquake Strategies with Particular Reference to India. July 7-8, 2001, organized by The Institution of Surveyors, Delhi Branch and The Creative Centre for Rural Development at India International Centre, New Delhi 56-59.

  • Singh, Pramod K and Bansal, S (2001) Delhi: An Earthquake Prone Area. Proc. International Seminar on Earthquake Strategies with Particular Reference to India. July 7-8, 2001, organized by The Institution of Surveyors, Delhi Branch and The Creative Centre for Rural Development at India International Centre, New Delhi 108-115.

  • Singh, Pramod K and Bansal, S (2001) Mitigation of Earthquake and Rescue Operations. Proc. International Seminar on Earthquake Strategies with Particular Reference to India. July 7-8, 2001, organized by The Institution of Surveyors, Delhi Branch and The Creative Centre for Rural Development at India International Centre, New Delhi 125-129.

  • Rao, TBVM, Chaudhary, B S; Mothi Kumar, K E; Saroha, G P; Yadav, M; and Singh, Pramod K  (2000) Integrated Ground Water Resource Mapping in Gurgaon District, Haryana Using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques. Proc. ACRS Chung-Li TAIWAN in Dec. 2000.

  • Singh, Pramod K; Bansal, S and Mukherjee, S (1999) Development of Sustainable Infrastructure: A Key to Economic Growth and Sustainability. Proc. International Seminar on Infrastructure Development and Management in Developing Countries with particular reference to India, Feb. 23-25 1999, organized by The Institution of Surveyors at India International Centre, New Delhi. 149-156.

  • Singh, Pramod K; Bansal, S and Mukherjee, S (1999) Infrastructure Problems of Mega Cities: A Case Study of Delhi. Proc. International Seminar on Infrastructure Development and Management in Developing Countries with particular reference to India, Feb. 23-25 1999, organized by The Institution of Surveyors at India International Centre, New Delhi. 158-168.

  • Singh, Pramod K; Bansal, S and Mukherjee, S (1999) Tackling Environmental Issues in Implementation of Infrastructure Projects. Proc. International Seminar on Infrastructure Development and Management in Developing Countries with particular reference to India, Feb. 23-25 1999, organized by The Institution of Surveyors at India International Centre, New Delhi. 170-178.

  • Singh, Pramod K (2010) An Integrated Landuse Policy for Reconciling the Social, Economic and Ecological Objectives. Invited talk in the  modeling workshop on ?Landuse Planning and Agriculture? Organized by TIFAC-International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)- MSE at Madras School of Economics, Chennai during April 15-16, 2010.

National Conferences
  • Mukherjee, S, Singh, Pramod K  and Mukherjee, A. (1996) Detection of Active fault in Asola Sanctuary, New Delhi by Remote Sensing Technique.  Paper presented in National Symposium on Remote Sensing Dec. 1996.
  • Singh, Pramod K and Mukherjee, S (1997) Application of Remote Sensing in Ecodevelopment measures of Asola-Bhati Wildlife Sanctuary. Paper presented in National Symposium on Remote Sensing Nov. 1997.
  • Singh, Pramod K (1010) Mainstreaming and up-scaling of good practices in climate change adaptation, presented in the National Workshop on Practical Climate Change Actions in Semi-Arid Areas Towards National Policy Dialogue, during 1a??2 July, organized by WOTR in collaboration with SDC and NABARD at Pune, India (invited paper).
  • Singh, Pramod K; Suratia C and Chudasama H (2014), Impacts of Temperature Variability on Rural Livelihoods and Adaptive Capacities in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh,
  • Singh, Pramod K (2014), Making Livelihood Interventions Successful, Presentation and brainstorming session for UNFCCC communication by India, organised by Ministry of Environment and Forests, GoI, on April 3 and 4, 2014 at India Habitat Centre, New Delh
  • Singh, Pramod K (2014), Making Livelihood Interventions Successful, workshop organised by Ministry of Environment and Forests, GoI on Biodiversity Conservation and Rural Livelihood Improvement held on April 3 and 4, 2014 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
  • Singh, Pramod K (2013) Creating institutions for livelihoods education, paper presented in ?Rethinking Livelihoods: workshop on  Innovations in Teaching Livelihoods? organised by Xavier Institute of Management, Bhuvneshwar  during March 13-14, 2013
  • Nair, A and Singh, Pramod K (2012) Perception Analysis of Climate Related Impacts Faced by Agricultural Communities Using Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping Approach, paper presented in the Third National Research Conference on Climate Change in Bangalore during November 3-4, 2012
  • Nair, A and Singh, Pramod K (2012) Urbanization in and around Big Cities of Gujarat, paper presented in the IDRC TTI Workshop on Rural Urban Linkage, organized at IRMA, Anand, during 21-22 August, 2012
  • Singh, Pramod K (2012) Processes and Challenges of Institutionalization in WASH Sector, paper presented in the workshop on  ?Addressing Gaps for Sustainable Sanitation? organised by WesNet India and AKDN in Ahmadabad  during July 26-27, 2012 (invited paper)
  • Singh, Pramod K. (2008) Governance and Policy Issues in Spatial Data Infrastructure in India, Paper presented in India R & D 2008: Geospatial Technologies in Indiaa?? Challenges and Opportunities, Organized by Ministry of Science and Technology, GOI, during December 22a??23, 2008 at New Delhi, India (Invited Paper)
  • Singh, Pramod K (2008) GIS in Development Sector in India: Addressing the Problems of Poor Implementation, Paper presented in the International Expert Group Consultation, Organized by Public Health Foundation of India on September 30, 2008 (Invited Paper)
  • Singh, Pramod K (2005) Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System for Vector-borne Disease of India. Presented in 92nd Indian Science Congress, 2005 on Health Technology as Fulcrum of Development for the Nation, Ahmedabad,  January 3-7, 2005
  • Singh, Pramod K (2004) Remote Sensing and GIS for Governance of Forest Resources in India. Proc. Governance in Forestry Sector workshop, IRMA Silver Jubilee Symposium, December 14-19, 2004, organised by IRMA, 90-114.

  • Singh, Pramod K (2004) GIS Enabled E-Governance in India: Current Trends and Strategy for Implementation. Proc. Governance in ICT workshop, IRMA Silver Jubilee Symposium, December 14-19, 2004, organised by IRMA, 162-181.

  • Singh, Pramod K; Singh, B K and Singh, A (2004) Evaluating Social Forestry in Ambala district of Haryana: A remote sensing and GIS approach. Presented in ISRS National Symposium on Converging Space Technologies for National Development, Jaipur, November 3-5, 2004.

  • Nigam, R K and Singh, Pramod K (2003) Afforestation for Ecorestoration of Haryana. Presented in Indian Science Congress 2003, Jan. 3-7, 2003, Bangalore India.
  • Singh, Pramod K (2003) Joint Forest Management in Haryana. Presented in ISRS symposium, organized by ISRS Hisar Chapter, September 1-2, 2003.

  • Babu, T P, Singh, Pramod K and Nigam, R K (2002) Mapping of Forests and Potential Afforestation Sites in Rohtak District Using Satellite Remote Sensing Technique. Presented in Geomatica 2002, Trichirapalli, India, 115-120.

Cases/ Books / Articles / Book Chapters

Book Chapter
  • Suratia C; Singh, Pramod K and Chudasama H (2015)  "Impacts of Temperature Variability on Rural Livelihoods in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh" in:: Socio-Ecological Aspects of Development and Climate Change, Ed. Slariya MK and Jha P, Scholar`s Press, Germany, pp 263-280, ISBN 978-3-63976206.
  • Singh, Pramod K. (2009) GIS and Governance in Development in India: Trends and Strategy for Implementation, (ed. Harekrishna Misra) Academic Foundation, New Delhi, India, 129a??158.

  • Mohan, S, Singh, Pramod K; Nigam, R K and Rao, TBVM (2000) Exploring Shiwaliks through Remote Sensing. In: Fifty Years of Research on Sustainable Resource Management in Shiwaliks. (Eds) S.P. Mittal, R K Aggarwal, J S Sharma; published by Central Soil and Water Research and Training Institute, Chandigarh. 47-60.
Books Under Publication
  • Singh, Pramod K and Nair A (2013) State of Climate Change in Gujarat 2012, To be published by Gujarat Ecology Commission, Govt. of Gujarat in association with the Institute of Rural Management Anand
  • Singh, Pramod K and Rajaput S (2013) State of Water Resources in Gujarat 2012 To be published by Gujarat Ecology Commission, Govt. of Gujarat in association with the Institute of Rural Management Anand
  • Singh, Pramod K, Tiwari L and Nair A (2013) State of Land Resources in Gujarat 2012. To be published by Gujarat Ecology Commission, Govt. of Gujarat in association with the Institute of Rural Management Anand

Cases
  • Singh, Pramod K (2008) Human-wild Animal Conflicts in the Vicinity of Gir Forests (test case).
  • Singh, Pramod K (2007) Natural Resource Management Conflicts in Kaliakoir, Bangladesh (test case).
  • Singh, Pramod K (2006) Natural Resource Information System of Gurgaon District: Whether Panacea for Development? (test case).
  • Singh, Pramod K (2005) Managing Land Resources of India (test case).

IRMA Publications

  • Singh, Pramod K and Chudasama H (2015) Developing Drought Resilient Livelihoods: A Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping Approach, IRMA Working paper # 274
  • Singh, Pramod K and Chudasama H (2015) Assessing Impacts and Community Preparedness to Cyclones in The Eastern Coast of India, IRMA Working paper # 273
  • Singh, Pramod K; Nair, A (2015) Status of Land Conflicts in India, WP# 264
  • Singh, Pramod K; Nair, A & Rajagopalan S (2014) Simulating the Effectiveness of Livelihood Adaptations In the Light of Climate Change, WP # 261
  • Singh, Pramod K and Agarwal S (2014) Implications of Poor Hygiene and sanitation Practices on Prevalence of Diarrhea in India, Working paper # 254, IRMA
  • Singh, Pramod K and Nair A (2013) Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Sustainable Livelihoods using Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping Approach, Working paper # 248, IRMA.
  • Singh, Pramod K and Nair A (2012) Environmental Sustainability of Cropping Patterns in Gujarat, Working paper # 235, IRMA.
  • Singh, Pramod K. (2009) Towards a Framework for G-Governance: Case Study of India, Working paper # 212, IRMA.
  • Singh, Pramod K. (2009) Spatial Data Infrastructure in India: Status, Governance Challenges, and Strategies for Effective Functioning, Working paper # 210, IRMA.
  • Durgaprasad, M V and, Pramod K. Singh (2009) Applying AHP and GIS Techniques for Locating Milk-Chilling Facilities in a Backward Tribal District of Gujarat, Working paper # 209, IRMA.
  • Singh, Pramod K and BN Hiremath (2008) Sustainable Livelihood Security Index in Gujarat: A District Level Illustration. Working paper # 205, IRMA.
  • Singh, Pramod K and Mishra, P (2006) Geo-information Management for Micro-planning and Governance in India. Workshop Report # 22, IRMA
  • Singh, Pramod K; Singh, B K and Singh, A (2004) Evaluating Social Forestry in Ambala district of Haryana: A Remote Sensing and GIS Approach. Working paper 186, IRMA.

Reviews

  • Singh, Pramod K (2007) GIS for Sustainable Development by Campagna, M (ed.) Taylor & Francis, 2006, Boca Raton, pp 535 published in ISPRS Highlights v 12 No. 1 February, 2007.

Other Publications

Research Reports
  • Singh, Pramod K and Dandekar A (2011) Evaluation and Impact Assessment of RSVY, Panchmahals district, Gujarat, Research Report of IRMA
  • Singh, Pramod K,  Dandekar A and Biswas SN, (2010) Mid-Term Appraisal of the Eleventh Five Year Plan of daman & Diu, Research Report of IRMA
  • Dandekar A., and Singh, Pramod K (2009) Independent Evaluation of Wadi Yojana in Panchmahal, Gujarat, Research Report of IRMA
  • Singh, Pramod K (2008) Developing Sustainable Livelihood Security at district level in India, Research Report of IRMA
  • Singh, Pramod K; MV Durga Prasad; M Kollegal (2008) Dairy development in Narmada district , Gujarat, India, Research Report of IRMA.
  • Panda H, Singh, Pramod K; Dass R (2006) Impact Assessment of Jyotigram Yojna in Gujarat. Research Report of IRMA
  • Mishra, DP; Biswas, SN, Narayanan, NC, Singh, Pramod K; Mishra HK and Aggarwal, U (2005) Mapping of Development Challenges and Assessment of NGOs in Rajasthan. Research Report of IRMA
  • Saroha, G. P; Singh, Pramod K; Arya, VS; Chaudhary B; Yadav, M and Prasad J (2003) Natural Resource Census (Gurgaon & Sohna Blocks) Gurgaon district. Technical Report No HARSAC/TR/02/2003
  • Singh, Pramod K; Singh, B K; Singh, A and Nigam, R K (2002). Digital Mapping of Tree Cover in Ambala district using Satellite Remote Sensing Technique. Technical Report No HARSAC/TR/03/2002.
  • Singh, Pramod K; Singh, B K.; Singh, A and Nigam, R K (2002). Digital Mapping of Tree Cover in Panchkula district using Satellite Remote Sensing Technique. Technical Report No HARSAC/TR/04/2002.
  • Singh, Pramod K; Singh, B K; Singh, A. and Nigam, R.K (2002). Digital Mapping of Tree Cover in Yamunanagar district using Satellite Remote Sensing Technique. Technical Report No HARSAC/TR/05/2002.
  • Singh Pramod K and Rao TBVM (2001) Integrated Groundwater Resource Mapping HARSAC/TR/14/2000
  • Saroha, G P; Yadav, M; Singh, A; Sharma, M P and Singh, Pramod K (2000) Natural Resource Information System (NRIS), Gurgaon district. Technical Report No HARSAC/TR/07/2000
  • Saroha, G P; Yadav, M; Singh, A; Sharma, M. P. and Singh, Pramod K (2000) Natural Resource Information System (NRIS), Bhiwani district. Technical Report No HARSAC/TR/08/2000
  • Singh, Pramod K (1999) Development of Soil Information System. Technical Report No HARSAC/TR/16/1999
  • Singh, Pramod K; Nigam, R K and .Babu, T P (1999) Mapping of Forest Cover of Jind district using Satellite Remote Sensing Technique. Technical Report No HARSAC/TR/09/1999
  • Singh, Pramod K; Nigam, R K and Babu, T P (1999) Mapping of Forest Cover of  Rohtak district using Satellite Remote Sensing Technique. Technical Report No HARSAC/TR/10/1999

Other Activities

Major Academic and Institutional Administration
  • Coordinator, Postgraduate Programme in Rural Management (May 2010- April 2012) 
     
    This involves steering the entire Postgraduate Programme in Rural Management, which is equivalent to the tasks undertaken by Deans elsewhere. In this programme we integrate the two streams (business management and rural development) to equip talented men and women with both development perspectives and business acumen. Also served as member secretary for the curriculum review of the Postgraduate Programme in Rural Management.
  • Admissions Coordinator (June 2008- April 2010): This involves handling the entire admissions process of IRMA including receipt of applications, conduct of entrance tests across India, evaluation of answer sheets, conduct of interviews and induction of the new batch of students.

  • Seminar coordinator (2006-08): Organised a large number of seminars with speakers from across the globe.

Workshops organized
  • Adapting Rural Livelihoods to Climate Change organized during February 14?15, 2012 (International Workshop) 
  • Geo-information Management for Micro-planning and Governance in India? organized during April 27-28, 2006 (National Workshop)
Areas of Research Interest
  • Natural resource management;

  • Climate change adaptation;

  • Environment and development management;

  • Food and livelihood security;

  • Interaction between natural and human systems;

  • On methodological front: Fuzzy cognitive mapping, which helps in modeling complex and hard-to-model systems

  • Decarbonisation of energy supply, community building and creating environmental and socioeconomic benefits [Principal Investigator, Indian part] (INR 43,50,000.00)  (in progress)

  • Independent Evaluation of Sustainable Livelihoods and Adaptation to Climate Change [Principal Investigator] (Budget: INR 1,62,47,420.00) (2020)

  • Impacts of Tejaswini (Rural Women Empowerment Programme) [Principal Investigator] (INR 72,90,326.00) (2018)

  • Independent Assessment of Design, Strategies and Impacts of DAY-NRLM  [Principal Investigator] (INR 1,99,90,326.00) (2017)

  • Climate Change Adaptation Approaches for Sustainable Livelihoods [Principal Investigator] (INR 67,91,730.00) (in progress)

  • Case Research on Climate Change Adaptive Behaviour for Sustainable Livelihoods [Principal Investigator] Department of Science & Technology, Government of India (2016)

  • Designing and Strategizing Implementation of Sustainable Livelihood Interventions in Dhemaji and Lakhimpur Districts of Assam [Principal Investigator] (INR 4,17,98,100.00) (in progress)

  • Institutionalization of Geo-ICT Enabled Micro-Planning  for Inclusive Development in India [Principal Investigator] (2017)

  • Indo-German Integrated Watershed Programme (IGWDP) [Co-Investigator], NABARD (2016)

  • NABARD Holistic Watershed Development Programme (NHWDP) [Co-Investigator] NABARD (2016)

  • Land Conflicts in Gujarat [Under IDRC-Think Tank Initiative] IDRC, Canada (2015)

  • Sprawl of Urban Centers in Gujarat and its Policy Implications [Under IDRC-Think Tank Initiative] IDRC, Canada (2015)

  • Governance and Management of Natural Disaster, [Principal Investigator] for SDTT, India (2015)

  • Impact Evaluation of MGNREGS in MP and Chhattisgarh [Co- Investigator] Planning Commission, Government of India (2014)

  • State of Land Resources in Gujarat (2012) [Principal Investigator] for GEC (2013)

  • State of Water Resources in Gujarat (2012) [Principal Investigator] for GEC (2013)

  • State of Climate Change in Gujarat (2012) [Principal Investigator] for GEC (2013)

  • RSVY Evaluation and Development of Dahod District Development Plan [Principal Investigator]for DRDA (2012)

  • Evaluation and Impact Assessment of RSVY, Panchmahals district, Gujarat [Principal Investigator] for DRDA (2011)

  • Mid-Term Appraisal of the Eleventh Five Year Plan of daman & Diu [Principal Investigator] for Planning Commission (2010)

  • Preparation of Panchmahal District Development Plan [Principal Investigator] for DRDA (2009)

  • Independent Evaluation of Wadi Yojana in Panchmahal, Gujarat [Co-investigator] for DRDA (2009)

  • Developing Sustainable Livelihood Security at district level in India [Principal Investigator] SDTT, India (2008)

  • Dairy development in Narmada district, Gujarat, India [Principal Investigator] for Department of Tribal development, Gujarat (2008)

  • Sustainable Livelihood Security Index in Gujarat: A District Level Illustration. [Principal Investigator] for SDTT, India (2008)

  • Impact Assessment of Jyotigram Yojna in Gujarat, [Co-investigator] for CII, India (2006)

  • Mapping of Development Challenges and Assessment of NGOs in Rajasthan [Co-investigator] for Sterilite Foundation (2005)

  • Natural Resource Census in Gurgaon district, Haryana, India) [Co-investigator] for Department of Space, Government of India (2003)

  • Natural Resource Information System (NRIS), Bhiwani district (data updating and development planning) [Co-investigator] for Department of Space, Government of India (2002)

  • Mapping of Tree Cover in Ambala, Panchkula and Yamunanagar Districts of Haryana using Remote Sensing Data [Principal Investigator] for Forest Department, Government of Haryana (2002)

  • Natural Resources Information System (NRIS) Gurgaon District [Co-investigator] for Department of Space, Government of India (2000)

  • Natural Resources Information System (NRIS) Bhiwani District [Co-investigator] for Department of Space, Government of India (2000)

  • Mapping and Monitoring of Forests in Haryana [Co-investigator] for Forest Department, Government of Haryana (1999)