IWP Team


The IWP core team comprises of Dr. R K Gupta, President, IWP; Prof. Alakh N Sharma, VicePresident; Prof. M R Murthy, General Secretary; Mr. S C Jain, Joint Secretary; Prof. Vijay Paranjpye, Board member; and Dr.VeenaKhanduri, Executive Secretary. These core team members are supported by Mr.ManglaRai, Research Assistant. Photograph and a brief profile of core team members are given below: Dr. R K Gupta, President Dr. R.K. Gupta, President, IWP is also the Chairman-cum-Managing Director, WAPCOS Limited (a Government of India Enterprise under the aegis of Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India) is a Civil Engineer alumni of the prestigious Regional Engineering College, now known as National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, with First position in the University. He completed his Post Graduation in Engineering (Structures, Civil) from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh and Doctorate in Sustainable Development and Integrated Water Resources Management. He is Masters in Business Administration with specialization in Human Resource Management. He acquired specialized Technical and Managerial trainings in India and Abroad and represented WAPCOS at various International and National Forums. Recognizing his outstanding contribution, Hon’ble Prime Minister conferred “Performance Excellence Award”. He has received PSE Excellence Award-2012 for Best Human Resource Management, instituted by Department of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), Government of India and Indian Chamber of Commerce. During his tenure as CMD; WAPCOS has twice won Water Award for Best Consultancy Services, supported by UNESCO and PHD Chamber of Commerce. Recently, he has been selected for Standing Conference of Public Enterprises Award for Excellence and Outstanding Contribution under Individual Leadership Category.

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Dr. R. K Gupta- President

Dr.Alakh N. Sharmais presently Professor and Director of the Institute for Human Development (IHD), New Delhi. Earlier he was a Senior Visiting Fellow, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi; Advisor (Research), V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, Noida; Professor, Shri Ram Centre for Industrial Relations, New Delhi; and a faculty member, A.N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna for several years. He has made significant contributions to research in areas such as poverty, migration, employment and labour markets. He has authored/edited/co-edited twelve books and published over three dozen research papers in various journals. He is also an editor of the Indian Journal of Labour Economics, the quarterly journal of the Indian
Society of Labour Economics and co-editor of the Indian Journal of Human Development, the bi-annual Journal being brought out by IHD.

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Dr. Alakh N Sharma -Vice President

Dr. M.R. Murthy is Professor at the Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), New Delhi, He studied B.A (Hons) in Economics from Delhi University and M.A Economics and Ph.D from Andhra University, Waltair. Dr Murthy has nearly three decades experience in studying various aspects of industrial policy, corporate sector, foreign investments and technology. He is associated with a number research projects/studies undertaken by ISID. He has long experience in academic administration of institutions and he is currently working as the Director of ISID. His major areas of research interest are on corporate sector, structural changes in industrial sectors, foreign investment and developmental issues

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Prof. M R Murthy, General Secretary

Professor Vijay Paranjpye has taught Developmental Economics since 1971 for a year in Bangkok and in Ness Wadia College, University of Pune till 1994. Between 1991 and 2006, he taught Environmental Science at the University of Pune. His main area of research is “Impact of Large infrastructure Dams, Special Area Planning of Protected Area (PA’s). He has written several books, better known are ‘High Dams on Narmada, 1990’, ‘Evaluating the Tehri Dam: An extended Cost Benefit Appraisal, 1988’ and
‘Rehabilitation Policy and Law in India: A Right to Livelihood, 1997’. He was invited for a special hearing and deposition by the US Congress in Washington where his book on High Dams on Narmada was taken as evidence in the deliberations. He has also written several research papers on River Basin Management, Water Policy Reforms and prepared development and management plans for Tadoba National Park and Sanjay Gandhi National Park. He was invited as a delegate for the United National Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janerio in 1992 and world summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002 and many others. Currently, he is the Chairman of Gomukh Environmental Trust for  Sustainable Development, Pune which has now taken-up the task of preparing the Wainganga Integrated  River Basin Development and Management Master Plan. He is also a member of the Expert committee on Interlinking of Rivers, National Water Development Agency (NWDA), Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India

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Prof. Vijay Paranjpye, Board Member

Mr. S. C. Jain is the Programme Coordinator of AFPRO (Action for Food Production). After completing his M.Tech in Applied Geology, from Sagaur University, Madhya Pradesh, he started working in development sector and has working experience of more than 25 years. Mr Jain is responsible for
managing the programs of organization at national level. The key responsibilities comprises of Strategy Building, Policy Support and guidance to regional teams for program development and management on the
issues related to Natural Resource Management, Water & Sanitation and Food security. His role is to contribute in Development Programmes through specialized inputs for Water Resource Management,
Agriculture Development and allied services for improving livelihood of marginal section of society. He has expertise of diverse stages of program development and management with specific reference to Integrated
Water Resource Management and Capacity Building at community level. He is one of the member of Drafting Committee for review of National Water Policy, which has been constituted by Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) in 2011.

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Mr. S C Jain, Joint Secretary

Possessing Ph.D in Environmental Biology, Dr.VeenaKhanduri has more than 19 years of work experienceIn Project Appraisal, Implementation, Monitoring & Evaluation of Social and Rural Development Projects in
different Sectors (Water, livelihood and food security, economic & social development, women development, microfinance, rural & urban sanitation, water & natural resource management, climate change, forestry & environmental sector) with international and national organizations. She was Team Leader for the project on Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Integrated Low Cost Sanitation Scheme (ILCS) in 18 States implemented by Ministry of Urban Housing & Poverty Alleviation, Govt. of India (2006-2007). The report prepared by her received due recognition from the Ministry and the same is available on Ministry’s website. Based on the recommendation of the report, the Ministry revised its guidelines on ILCS. She was Deputy Team Leader for Chhattisgarh Rural Livelihood Project (2005-2007) and Gender & SHG Expert for Rural Women Development & Empowerment Project (Swa-Shakti) (1999-2005). She was Regional Council member of GWP-South Asia from 2006-2010. Dr.Khanduri is associated with IWP from 2005 in various capacities

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Dr. VeenaKhanduri, Executive Secretary