Our Team
Mr. Girija Shankar Shukla

Mr. Girija Shankar Shukla

Manager-Operations

Working as a Manager-Operations in RDI from the past 17 years Mr. Shukla is involved in implementing and executing surveys in different parts of the country. He has a database of more than 1000 field researchers across India for executing different kinds of projects in varied sectors. He is expertise in executing projects mainly in North-Eastern and hilly regions. Despite adverse conditions he has successfully completed many projects in RDI.
Mr. Shukla has experience in executing large scale surveys such as National Family Health Survey in Mizoram & Nagaland, Global Adult Tobacco Survey in Mizoram, District Level Household Survey and many other projects related to Rural Development and Education sector. He is also involved in executing Third Party Audit of Annual Health Survey for Registrar General of India.
Mr. Shukla holds Post Graduate degree in Sociology.

Mr. Sanket Kumar

Mr. Sanket Kumar

Associate Manager-Operations

Mr. Sanket is working as Assistant Manager-Operations in RDI. With over 15 years of experience in field operations he has a vast experience of executing projects in health sector. He has implemented projects like SAGE (Study on Global Ageing), Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI) in the state of Uttar Pradesh. His area of expertise is mobilizing the field researchers, arranging logistic support as per project requirement, monitoring, quality assurance etc.

He holds a post graduate degree in zoology.

Mr. Mohit Kumar

Mr. Mohit Kumar

IT Coordinator

Mr. Mohit kumar, is IT Coordinator working with RDI for last 5 years. He has vast experience of maintaining data and designing software for large scale surveys in development sector. As a part of RDI team, he has been IT coordinator for NFHS-5 Manipur and Nagaland, IIPS Mumbai, Longitudinal Ageing Study in India, Uttar Pradesh (IIPS, Mumbai), SAGE wave II Uttar Pradesh- 2015 (IIPS, Mumbai). Mr. Mohit is MCA from Indra Prashtha University.He is having hands-on experience on Advanced Excel, MS Office, Endnote, and data analysis
software such as SPSS.

Devashish Chauhan

Devashish Chauhan

Research Executive

Mr. Devashish Chauhan is working as a Research Executive at RDI and has experience in handling projects on sectors such as micro-finance, micro economics, macroeconomics and development economics. As a part of RDI team, he is currently involved in the project titled “Cricket and its perception among youths of North India” with STAR India.

He is proficient in sampling, data interpretation, analysis and report writing and presentations. Apart from that he is an adroit in handling Market & Social research projects in RDI.

Mr. Devashish holds a Master Degree in Economics and has astounding experience in project execution, sample design, planning, operationalization and coordination.         

He is having hands-on experience on MS Office and data analysis software such as SPSS.

Neha

Neha

Research Executive

Neha is a Research Executive at RDI and have a rich experience in research and socio-economic projects in the sectors of migration, rural livelihood, education, women and child rights, public policy, MSME value chains and crowd-funding in development domain. 

Neha brings with her expertise in writing research proposals, research methodology, statistical tools and data analytical tools such as STATA. 

Prior to RDI, Neha has worked with research consultancies and non-govt. organizations, where she served as researcher as well as project coordinator for various projects in development sector. 

Neha holds a Master of Arts degree in Development Studies from Ambedkar University, Delhi and a Bachelor’s in Economics from Delhi University. 

Neha Bhardwaj

Neha Bhardwaj

Research Executive

Dr. Neha Bhardwaj is working as a Research Executive at RDI and has experience in handling projects on sectors like Maternal and Child Health, Govt. Health Schemes, Leadership In research, Nutrition and Immunization. As a part of RDI team, she is working as State Demographer in the project entitled“ Study on Global AGEing And Adult Health (SAGE INDIA –Wave 3) Uttar. Pradesh.

She is proficient in sampling, community profiling data interpretation, Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis, Systematic Literature review, Report Writing and presentations.

Dr. Neha Bhardwaj holds Bachelor in Dental Surgery and Post Graduation in Master of Public Health And Epidemiology and has astounding experience in Project Management          .

She is having hands-on experience on Advanced Excel, MS Office , Endnote, and data analysis software such as SPSS.

Renu Shrivas

Renu Shrivas

Research Executive

Ms. Renu Shrivas is working as a research executive at RDI and has experience in handling projects on sectors such as child health, Family planning, Air and Noise pollution in different public health sectors. As a part of RDI team, she is currently involved in the project “NFHS-5 National family health survey “She is currently serving as Demographer for National Family Health Survey 5th round.

She is proficient in sampling, data interpretation, Analysis and report writing and presentations.

Ms. Renu Shrivas holds a Master Degree in Public Health and has astounding experience in project execution, sample design, planning, operationalization and coordination. She is having hands-on experience on MS Office and data analysis software such as SPSS.

Sakshi Tiwari

Sakshi Tiwari

Research Executive

Ms. Sakshi Tiwari is working as a research executive at RDI and has experience in handling projects of public healthcare such as – situation analysis of pneumonia, menstrual hygiene in adolescent, district hospital assessment, health census, program management, strategy, qualitative and quantitative research, report writing and data analysis at different level of management. As a part of RDI team, she is currently involved in the project “National Family Health Survey-5”.She is proficient in sampling, data interpretation, Analysis, report writing, presentations, stakeholder engagement and communication, Quality Control and Capacity Building of trainer and field staff. Apart from that she is an adroit in developing SOP’S, Training Module, various indicators and checks for ensuring data quality for the projects in RDI.Ms. Sakshi is a post-graduate in public health management (MBA -hospital and health administration) and has astounding experience in project execution, sample design, planning, operationalization and coordination.She is having hands-on experience on MS Office and data analysis software such as SPSS.

 

Dr. Lambodar Mishra

Dr. Lambodar Mishra

Research Director, East Zone

Dr. Mishra has been in the social development field for more than two decades now and has been involved in socio-economic research specializing in livelihood, health, WASH & poverty issues. In his over two decades of involvement in the sector he has undertaken socio-economic projects all over India working with such reputed agencies like CARE India, UNICEF, Water-Aid India, World Bank ADB implementing a score of research Action programmes. Apart from his interest in the socio-economic research Dr. Mishra works among the civil society organizations. He has been helping these organizations in areas like project formulation, project implementation, documentation, monitoring and evaluation. Besides, he also helps them to mobilize resources for taking their work forward.

Dr. Mishra is associated with RDI from its very inception and has been one of the founding members believing firmly on quality research and dissemination of knowledge which are the basic ethos of the organization.

Mr. Deep Pathak

Mr. Deep Pathak

Consultant

Mr Pathak has been involved in the field of urban planning and development for past 17 years. He is an infrastructure Expert for Design and implementation of UK-India Infrastructure Technical Cooperation   Facility (ITCF). He is also associated with Irrigation & Public Health Department, Go.HP for external assistance from BRICS Bank for providing drinking water supply to partially covered habitations in Himachal Pradesh as a consultant. He has diverse experience in urban governance too as he Provides technical plus coordinating support to Avantha Foundation Management in spearheading the implementation of Urban Governance program. This involves intervention of states by bringing all the stakeholders such as state government, local government & community on board. His key Achievements are Agreement with Directorate of Urban Development (HP), Agreement with Smart city Dharamshala & MC Kullu to conduct Local self-Governance.  Mr. Pathak has vast experience in banking sector too as branch head for kotak Mahindra bank and Assistant Manager (Treasury) at HP State Cooperative Bank Ltd.

MR. PRASHANT JHA

MR. PRASHANT JHA

Consultant

Mr. Jha has experience of over 15 years in Communications Research & Design, Strategic Advocacy, Capacity Building, and Crisis Management in both social & corporate settings.
His recent work portfolio focuses upon Land Rights in Bihar; Adolescent Heath in Bihar; Declining CSR, PC-PNDT implementation and Women’s rights in rural Rajasthan; RMNCH+A advocacy (Program and Media) in Uttar Pradesh; Social inclusion of marginal communities in HIV high prevalence states; Media engagement, Human rights and SOGI; Helping shape communication profiles of leading Budget Advocacy groups in India;
He has also managed the Communications and Advocacy portfolio of Bihar Govt Project e-Shakti at GTL, Patna as Manager, Projects (e-Gov Communication). Mr. Jha has Diversified and progressively enriching professional exposure – Centre for Advocacy and Research (CFAR); VISWASH – State wide network on WATSAN; Pathfinder Intl; PATH; Govt of Bihar’s e-SHAKTI.

Dr. V.K Jain

Dr. V.K Jain

Consultant

Dr. Jain has been actively involved in transforming technologies to industries. His innovative research in energy sector has helped a lot in developing new technologies. His research of electro-luminescence in porous silicon was considered as the first International observation and it was reported as NEWS by Photonics spectra USA, Electronics Asia. He has also developed the technology for space quality silicon solar cells.
Holding a Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from IIT Delhi, Dr. Jain has worked as Director Grade Scientist in Solid State Physics Laboratory from 1972 to 2003.  He was head of the silicon devices and Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) division and developed many new technologies.
He is among those, who have started the Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) programme in the country and also produced many devices. Dr. Jain was also associated with the National Programme on Smart materials & MEMS technology from the beginning. He has published more than 140 papers in National & International journals, edited a few books and has filed 30 patents. He has taken many International and National Research projects and also presently having many research projects from government departments. He has received the Technology award in 2002 in DRDO. His technology developed for a room temperature LPG gas sensor has been transferred to an industry for commercialization in Feb. 2015.
Dr. Jain is an eminent consultant in energy sector for RDI and working as Distinguished Scientist & Professor.

Dr. Sanjay K Gupta

Dr. Sanjay K Gupta

Consultant

Dr. Sanjay K Gupta has more than 17 years of work experience mostly in developing countries and countries in transition in the field of waste management, recycling, resettlement and livelihood, water and sanitation, PPP designing, planning, implementation and advocacy. He has mostly worked with municipalities and lower governance structures on service delivery and capacity focussing PPP/PSD. He has been part of several award winning models developed in waste management and sanitation in urban areas of developing countries and written key strategy documents for organisations on waste management in Azerbaijan, Egypt, India, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. He has extensively worked on communication strategies and negotiations for inclusion of informal sector in waste projects through multi-stakeholder consultations in India, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam and Indonesia. He prepared the national strategy for integrated solid waste management for Bhutan along with reviewing its National Policy and Regulation. He also led a large World Bank Social Assessment and Tribal Development Plan for Jharkhand – India, supported by World Bank on Water & Sanitation. He has spoken at global conferences and has also been a repeat speaker at TEDx – a well-known platform for people who have made impact in the world. More recently, he helped a 1 million+ population Coimbatore city municipality create a Guinness Book of World Record on Mass Awareness on Recycling. He holds a PhD from the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in Policy Research – Conflict Management. In addition, he has been trained in Integrated Process in Water and Sanitation in Sweden, Egypt and Netherlands. He has written more than a dozen papers which have been internationally published on waste issues, spoken in more than 20 countries and is co-author of books like Millennium Development Goals and Solid Waste Management (translated in 4 foreign languages), Global Waste Management Outlook, Status of Solid Waste in World Cities for UN-Habitat, Integrating the Informal Sector.

Mr. Amit Vaish

Mr. Amit Vaish

Consultant

Mr. Vaish has more than 20 years of experience of Global IT experience . A B.Tech from IIT BHU , he has worked in various capacities in India and US . Currently running a mobile first incubator “aaRvee idealabs”, he has extensively consulted start ups, fortune 100 companies and various governments for their IT initiatives. Amit is a regular speaker at various forums and educational institutions.

Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mallick

Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mallick

Consultant

Mr. Mallick has been involved in the field of Planning, environment and WASH for more than one and half decades now. He is a trained GIS (Geographic Information System), RS (Remote Sensing) & GPS (Global Positioning System)-based research. Mr. Mallick’s special interest lies in the field of environment, water quality monitoring and WASH issues. In his two-decade long experience in this sector, he has worked with prestigious organizations like OSWSM (Odisha State Water and Sanitation Mission), Word Bank, Water-Aid India, UNICEF, USAID, Dell Foundation, JICA to name a few. Mr. Mallick has authored many research oriented papers dealing with issues ranging from water, sanitation, environment to issues such as Natural Resources and hunger. He has been associated with RDI for more than a decade now and has been providing advisory services to the research team in his capacity as a Consultant.

Mr. Sudhir Singh

Mr. Sudhir Singh

Consultant

Mr. Sudhir Singh, a senior level professional, has more than 20 years of experience of cross functional diversified business expertise in business development and corporate strategy. An MBA from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi, he is an alumni from premier institutes like Jawaharlal Nehru University and St. Stephen’s college. He has worked extensively in Oil and Gas and energy sector in various capacities in India and abroad in multinational companies like Drake & Scull India Ltd., Naftogaz India, Oryx Engineering Qatar and Al Namal Group, Bahrain etc.

Prof. Sanjay Chandwani

Prof. Sanjay Chandwani

Consultant

With an experience of working in the areas of Project management, Rural Energy and Marketing in some of the most renowned Indian and International companies, Prof. Chandwani has worked in myriad Industries in Middle and senior levels for over 13 years. In the last 14 years, he has been associated as a faculty with the premier Business Schools of the country and as a consultant with several well-known organizations such as Multilateral funding agencies like UN and the World Bank as well as organizations in the government, private and NGO sector. He has trained the senior managers of leading Private and Government Organizations in the various facets of Marketing and Strategy. He is also associated as a trainer, guest and visiting faculty at many national and international institutes and forums. Prof. Sanjay Chandwani has been associated with RDI for the last decade and has designed, planned, executed and led teams in consultancy assignments concerning evaluation, impact assessment, market research, customer satisfaction, process documentation and status reports. He has familiarity in the domains of education, energy, livelihoods, skill development and vocational training, rural development, product and services markets, MSME, Water and Sanitation, Health, AYUSH, CSR and Social impact of projects. Mr. Chandwani holds a Post Graduate Degree in Rural Management from Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA).