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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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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
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 will provide 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 seeks to develop 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

    This project is a collaborative action research envisaging active participation of NHPC, partner organizations, district administration, and communities. The project also envisages identifying sector based value chains, climate resilient livelihood opportunities by creating productive assets to be owned by the communities.

Profile Summary
  • Pramod Kumar Singh, Ph.D. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi

    Dr Singh has over 19 years of teaching and research experiences in the areas of governance and management of natural resources, climate change adaptation, vulnerability and resilience, disaster risk reduction, livelihoods, environment and development management, and geoinformatics for development. He has completed 32 research studies funded by central as well as state government departments and international development organizations. He teaches courses like rural livelihood systems, natural resources and sustainability to postgraduate and doctoral students. Dr Singh has conducted various management development programmes for IFS officers and others middle senior level government officers.

    Based on quality of his research papers Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has nominated him as Lead Author for Climate Resilient Development Pathways.


Recent Papers in To-rated Journals
    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

Recently Concluded Projects
  • Case Research on Climate Change Adaptation for Sustainable Livelihoods [Principal Investigator] funded by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India  [Principal Investigator]
    This study supports knowledge requirements of the Indian National Mission for Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change. The study aims at providing evidence-based strategies to mainstream adaptation into development planning while ensuring livelihood security.The study documented 24 cases on adaptations to climate change  for livelihood security from 11 states involving over 900 community groups from 160 villages in India.

    Independent Assessment of Design, Strategies and Impacts of DAY-NRLM  [Principal Investigator]
    This involves evaluating the key design features, components, implementation architecture and systems established and strategies and key processes adopted by the Mission. The study also evaluates the key processes adopted and emerging results of the Mission in different component areas viz., social inclusion, institution building, financial inclusion, livelihoods promotion and entitlements and convergence.

    Institutionalization of Geo-ICT Enabled Micro-Planning
    for Inclusive Development in India [Principal Investigator]
    The Study aims at demonstrating bottom-up and participatory micro-planning in a district. It tries to develop methodology for the Local Development Plan (LDP) and Integrated District Development Plan (IDDP). This approach could be a model for other districts.

Research Group
    • Centre for Sustainable Livelihoods
    • Centre for Public Policy and Governance

Awards

  • 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
  • Nominated as member of the Expert Committee of WASMO 
  • Received Best Paper Presentation Award for the paper a??Governance of Spatial Information in India: Framework and Research Directionsa?? presented in XXVIII INCA International Congress
  • Contributed to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in development of its decadal Strategic Plan and Framework to Enhance the Implementation of the Convention 
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
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]
Courses
  • 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

  • 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) Assessing Impacts and Community Preparedness to Cyclones: A Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping Approach. Climatic Change, doi: 10.1007/s10584-017-2007-z, IF 3.344, H-index 130
  • Singh, Pramod K and Chudasma H (2017) "Pathways for Drought Resilient Livelihoods Based on Peoples Perception".  Climatic Change, 140:179-193 doi: 10.1007/s10584-016-1817-8. IF 3.344, H-index 130
  • 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. DOI:: 10.1007/s10584-014-1275-0. Impact factor 4.64.
  • 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 a?? 451. ISSN: 1470-160X; IF3.190; 5-Yr IF 3.649; H-index 63
  • 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 359a??388;ISSN:: 1725-0463.
  • 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, Impact factor (2011) 0.267
  • 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 (2006) National Map Policy of India: A misnomer. Coordinates, 2(7): 27.
  • Singh, Pramod K (2006) National Map Policy of India: A misnomer. Coordinates, 2(7):: 27; ISSN 0973-2163.
  • 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; 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), Impact factor (2011) 0.285

  • 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 (2005) Plants as Indicators of Air Pollution: An Indian Experience. The Indian Forester. 131(1): 71- 80. ISSN: 0019-4816, Impact factor (2011) 0.267

Conferences

  • Singh P K and Chudasama H (2015) Reducing Drought related Risks and Building Drought Resilient Livelihoods Using Peoplea??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 P 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

International Conferences
  • 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) 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. (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) 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 1?2 July, organized by WOTR in collaboration with SDC and NABARD at Pune, India (invited paper).
  • 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.

  • 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 GSDIa??11 World Conference, June 15a??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 GSDIa??11 World Conference, June 15a??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, Paper 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: 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: An International Conference, January 22-25, 2007 at Hyderabad, India.

  • Singh, Pramod K (2006) NSDI and New Map Policy of India: A Missing Link. Presented in International Symposium on "Geospatial Databases for Sustainable Development", Organised by International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, at Goa, India, September 27-30, 2006. [Later on published in a??The International Archieves of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Science, Goa, India.

  • Singh, Pramod K (2006) Better Implementation of Micro-level Geospatial Planning in India. Presented in International Symposium on "Geospatial Databases for Sustainable Development", Organised by International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, at Goa, India, September 27-30, 2006. [Later on published in a??The International Archieves of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Science, Goa, India.

  • 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 a?? The 9th Annual International Conference, January 30-February 1, 2006, New Delhi, India.

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

  • 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), March 11-12, 2005, New Delhi, India

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

  • 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.

  • 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 the International symposium on Resources and Environment Monitoring, organized by International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 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, Dec. 2000, Chung-Li Taiwan.

  • 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.
National Conferences
  • 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 (2010) 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 1-2 July, organized by WOTR in collaboration with SDC and NABARD at Pune, India (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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

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
  • Environmental and Development Planning
  • Livelihoods
  • e-governance
  • Geoinformatics for development
  • Climate Change Adaptation Approaches for Sustainable Livelihoods [Principal Investigator] Under India-IIASA Programme of the Government of India  (in progress)
  • Case Research on Climate Change Adaptive Behaviour for Sustainable Livelihoods [Principal Investigator] Department of Science & Technology, Government of India (in progress)
  • Designing and Strategizing Implementation of Sustainable Livelihood Interventions in Dhemaji and Lakhimpur Districts of Assam [Principal Investigator] (Rs. 4,17,98,100/-)
  • Institutionalization of Geo-ICT Enabled Micro-Planning for Inclusive Development in India [Principal Investigator] 

  • 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)