About the Author
P.K. Nath, trained in Economics, was an Administrative Service Officer in Odisha. Since 2008, he has been a Faculty in NIRD&PR. He has contributed in the areas of regional disparity, problems of the marginal (SC/ST and minorities), folklore, monitoring and evaluation of rural development programmes. He has also been a regular columnist in different Oriya dailies and some leading journals like Mainstream, Vidura, Grassroots and others.