Name : Dr K. Suman Chandra
Education : M.A; Ph.D.
Experience : Nearly three decades in broad areas of Rural Development
Email : sumanchandra.nird[at]
Phone : (+91) 040-24008515
Mobile : 09848997643

Areas of Specialisation

Agrarian Distress and Farmers Suicides; Tenancy; Landless Research Agricultural Labourers; Small and Marginal Farmers and Problems in Accessing Inputs; Farmers Income and occupational Diversification; Innovations in Agriculture Entrepreneurship.

Professional Affiliation

  • Member in Indian Society of Labour Economics

  • Member in Indian Sociological Association

Publications/articles/cases/reviews ( Numbers )

Articles/Papers - 24 Nos.

Books - 16 Nos.

Current research

Agrarian Distress and Farmers Suicides; Tenancy; Innovations in Agriculture Entrepreneurship.

Workshops/Conferences attended


  • National Seminar on ‘Agrarian Distress in India’ 11-12 November, 2014 at Council for Social Development, New Delhi.

  • National Consultation on ‘Land Leasing’, 8th January, 2016 at NITI Aayog, New Delhi


  • International Conference on ‘Governance in Agriculture and Allied Sectors – Issues and Way Forward’ 18-19 December, 2014 at Centre for Good Governance, Hyderabad

  • International Training Programme on ‘Renewable Energy: Biogas Energy for Community Development’, 24 - 28 November 2014, Yogyakarta, Indonesia acted as a Resource Person.

  • Training-cum-Exposure visit on ‘High-Tech Agriculture, Floriculture, Agro-Processing, Dairying and Philanthropic Funding’ from March 7-16, 2015, Netherlands.

Trainings Conducted

Several programmes in the areas of

  1. Development of Weaker Sections

  2. Elimination of Child Labour

  3. Social Security Programmes for Unorganised Sector

  4. Welfare and Development Programmes for Officers of Intelligence Department of Andhra Pradesh; and Land Rights and Legal Empowerment for different stakeholders.

Invited for

Honours / Awards


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