Nandita Gupta

  • B.A. (Hons.) Sociology, University of Delhi
  • M.A. Development Studies, IDS Sussex

Nandita works on issues of urbanisation, migration, poverty andlabour markets. At IHD she has been the principal researcher of the study on The Nature of Poverty in Small and Medium Towns, constituted by the Steering Committee for the Identification of Urban Poor in India. The study was commissioned by Planning Commission and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation. She is an Associate Editor of the Delhi Human Development Report 2013 published by Academic Foundation and IHD and has co-authored two of its chapters. Presently, she is conducting research on urbanisation and rural-urban linkages in Bihar. Before joining IHD, she has worked on livelihoods, access to basic services and sanitation issues in Delhi.

Content by Nandita Gupta
  • Blog post

    Factors determining rural-urban market linkages in India

    Bihar is enjoying increased rural-urban connectivity thanks to infrastructure improvements, fueling demand for goods, services and jobs. The factors influencing market linkages include sourcing inputs, catering to rural consumers, and access to public services. Jhanjharpur, India We were wandering down the main market of Jhanjharpur, a small town in North Bihar in India,...

    14 Nov 2017 | Alakh Sharma, Shreya Sarwagi, Nandita Gupta, Abhay Kumar

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    Growth, urbanisation, and rural-urban linkages in Bihar

    Urbanization reflects the transition from an agriculture-dependent economy to an industrialized modern economy with concomitant development in infrastructure and access to basic facilities. While urbanization is clearly an outcome of the growth process and industrialization, it also drives the growth process through exchanges of goods, services, labor, capital,...

    10 Dec 2014 | Alakh Sharma, Shreya Sarawgi, Nandita Gupta, Abhay Kumar