Rishabh Mahendra

Rishabh Mahendra is the Copy Editor-Economics Editing in the Editorial Team of Ideas for India. He holds an integrated M.Sc. degree in economics with specialisation in environmental economics from Madras School of Economics (MSE) and Central University of Tamil Nadu.

Prior to joining he has worked as a Young Professional in the Monitoring & Evaluation Unit of the Planning Department, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi. He has also worked as a Research Assistant in the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee (on a project titled ‘Ramganga River: Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystem Services’) and at MSE, Chennai (on a project titled ‘Distributional Effects of Climate Change Impacts on Indian Agriculture’).

Content by Rishabh Mahendra
  • Blog post

    Should electricity be a right?

    The question ‘is electricity a commodity or a public utility?’ is thought provoking. A related question is if electricity should be a right and what does it mean. Does it mean people have the right to use as much electricity as they want and at what price? Or should a basic minimum quantity of electricity be available to all irrespective of their ability to pay? The...

    22 Jan 2020 | Shivani Chowdhry, Rishabh Mahendra

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    Environmental personhood in India: A greener democratic approach

    The genesis of the idea The world has witnessed different forms of government evolve in different countries over several centuries. These forms have changed from one to another with the changing needs of a particular society. Of the varied forms, democracy is largely considered the best due to a plethora of reasons, including freedom and representation of people,...

    11 Dec 2019 | Rishabh Mahendra