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Name : Dr Yaparala Gangi Reddy
Education : M.Com, LLB, PhD, Diploma in Industrial Relations and Personal Management
Experience : 32 Years, Teaching, Training, Research & Action Research
Email : gangireddy.nird[at]
Phone :
Mobile : 9848780266

Areas of Specialisation

Problems and prospects of micro enterprises, agro-industries, rural technologies and rural infrastructure, technology transfer, marketing, participatory approaches to development, Cluster approach to self-employment, issue of child labour, women empowerment, youth development and peoples participation.

Professional Affiliation

  1. Khadi and Village Industries Commission
  2. National Productivity Council
  3. CIRDAP, Dhaka
  4. VV Giri National Labour Institute
  5. Institute of Applied Manpower Research
  6. AN Sinha Institute of Social Science Research
  7. IISc. Bangalore
  8. CSV Wardha & ARTI, Pune

Publications/articles/cases/reviews (Numbers)

Books published: 8 books

Articles: 20 research articles

Cases: 40 case studies

Reviews (Numbers) -20 reviews made in different journals

Half a dozen book chapters published by National Institute of Rural Development and different other organizations.


Current research

  1. Indebtedness of IAY households
  2. Best practices in IAY – a study in 12 states
  3. Felt needs of tribal households in rural housing
  4. Crisis in handloom industry
  5. National Level study on SGSY
  6. National level study on SHGs: Social Mobilisation, Employment and Empowerment
  7. Rural connectivity and handloom development under RLTAP, Orissa
  8. VV Giri National Labour Institute sponsored studies on NCLP and Child Labour in Slate Industry in Markapur (AP)
  9. Evaluation of Rural Industry Programme
  10. Evaluation of Third Stream of JRY in Bihar and Rajasthan
  11. Evaluation of TRYSEM
  12. Evaluation of Kandhsari sector in AP sponsored by BICP, Ministry of Industries.

20 research articles published in different journals – Journal of Rural Development, Manpower Journal, Indian Journal of Public Administration, Indian Journal of Regional Sciences, Indian Silk, Kurukshetra, Journal of Rural Reconstruction (ARDO), ASIA-PACIFIC Journal of Rural Development (CIRDAP), IASSI Quarterly, Management and Labour Review.

Action Research Project:

Associated with the project on ‘basic infrastructure needs and livelihood enhancement in Appapur, Mehaboobnagar, Telangana.

Associated with an Action Research Project on Institutional Synergy at the grassroots level in two villages of Rang Reddy District of AP for the last two years. Based on the experience gained from this project is now associated with similar project in two villages in two different states namely UP (Jhansi district) and AP (Nizamabad).

During 1991-96 he has associated with an Action Research Project on "Full employment for atleast one member in each family" in Moinabad mandal of Ranga Reddy district in Andhra Pradesh. He has developed a keen interest in promoting several grassroots community based organizations for participatory rural development.


National design cum workshop on cost effective housing technologies. Laurie Baker Centenary Celebrations 2016 – National Workshop on Sustainable Housing Technologies.

Trainings Conducted

Associated with preparation of training manual for rural masons under PMAY in association with MoRD and Construction Skill Development Council of India.

Wide experience in training and research in the field of rural development with a focus on rural industries, micro enterprise promotion, rural employment etc.

Has conducted several training programmes for the district officials, Principals of Community Polytechnics, PRI representatives, Bank officials, NGOs etc., in rural development.

Has associated with 16 international training programmes conducted by the faculty on rural industry promotion in developing economies. Had an opportunity to coordinate two training-cum-study visits of SAMRUDHI officials from Govt. of Sri Lanka and one week module of Institute of Applied Manpower Research (IAMR), New Delhi's international training programme.

Invited Talks / Presentations

Invited me for talk and made presentations in different organisations viz., KVIC, NABARD, APARD, MANAGE, CESS, Osmania University, SK University, SIDBI etc.,

  1. The Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo has invited to participate in an international study meet on “Strategies for Employment Generation in Rural Areas” at Tokyo, Japan. Presented a paper in the meet and acted as a resource person for one of the two groups.
  2. Presented Indian model of housing schemes to achieve Shelter for all by 2017 in South Africa.
  3. He has also organized International Training Programme on Drinking Water and Sanitation in Sri Lanka.
  4. CIRDAP identified as one of the Resource persons for Training-cum Exposure visits organized in September 2008 at Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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