Ruchira BHATTACHARYA

Ruchira Bhattacharya is a PhD  from Centre for the Study of Regional Development, JNU, New Delhi. Her PhD was entitled “Public Distribution System and Household Welfare: A Spatial and Temporal Analysis”. She worked at CSH as a Research Assistant for the Palanpur project fro; 2012 to 2015. Her areas of interest are food security, nutrition, social transfer, equity and gender. She studied impact of food transfer programme in relation to changes in access to food grains from own land in rural agricultural households. She has briefly worked in the areas of public health focussing on HIV risk of sex workers in India and violence exposure of adolescent and young girls in African Countries. Ruchira is currently an Assistant Professor at Center for Gender Studies and Development, School of Development Studies and Justice, National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Hyderabad, India. She continues to work on her areas of interest studying socio-economic and health inequalities.

Sinha Dipa, Tiwari Dinesh, Bhattacharya Ruchira and Kattumuri Ruth. (2016). ”Public services, social relations, politics and gender – Tales from a North Indian villag”. In: Himanshu, Jha, Praveen and Rodgers, Gerry. (Eds.) The Changing Village in India: Insights from Longitudinal Research. Oxford University Press. Pp.401-436.

Bhattacharya Ruchira. (2015). ”Estimating Poverty Including Social Expenditure: Adequacy and Implications of New Official Methods in the context of Urban India” Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy. 4(3):1-29

Bhattacharya Ruchira (2014) ”Effect of Non-Market Sources of Consumption on Nutritional Intake of Rural Labours in India”, The Indian Journal of Labour Economics. 57(3):203-212

Bhattacharya Ruchira (2012) ”Comparative Analysis of the Extent of Free Education and Average Private Expenditure on Education in India”, Procedia- Social and Behavioural Sciences 37 (2012): 277-295

Bhattacharya Ruchira (2010) ”Dimensions of Poverty and Its Regional Variation”, In: Rout Himanshu Sekhar and Murthy S. Bhyrava (ed.) Human Development in India Challenges and Policies. New Century Publications. New Delhi .pp. 94-119.


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