Rohini Chaturvedi MPhil, PGDFM
My doctoral research is looking at how shifts in power within the federal system in India have influenced Centre-States negotiations in forest policymaking.
- 2007-2008: MPhil in Environment, Society and Development, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
- 2001-2003: Post-graduate Diploma in Forestry Management, Indian Institute of Forest Management
- 1998-2001: B.A. Psychology, University of Pune, India.
Awards and Scholarship
- Gates Cambridge Scholarship, 2007-2012
- Overseas Research Studentship (ORS), 2008-2011
- Fitzwilliam College Senior Student Scholarship 2008 – 2010
- University of Cambridge, Department of Geography's Philip Lake Fund, 2009
- University of Cambridge, Department of Geography's William Vaughan Lewis Fund, 2009
- Smuts Memorial Fund, 2009
- Fitzwilliam College Environmental Studies Grant 2008
- February 07- September 07: Program Officer, Forest Policy, WWF-India Secretariat, New Delhi
- August 04-January 07: Independent Researcher and Consultant engaged in assignments from the Indian Institute of Forest Management, Winrock International India, Enviro-legal Defence Firm and University of Cambridge-Harda Project.
- July 03-July 04: Consultant, Enviro-Legal Defence Firm, New Delhi and Bhopal
My doctoral research is based in India and concentrates on the question, 'How has the shifting balance of power within the federal system in India influenced Centre-States negotiations on environment and development as evident in policies related to forest-land diversion?' At the heart of these negotiations are issues of what constitutes 'larger public interest', who is competent to make decisions in this 'larger public interest', the technologies determining such decisions, distribution of costs and benefits, and compensation for the costs of conservation. Hence while India is the microcosm under study the broader themes in this research closely resonate with current debates on state-society interactions in development.
Papers and conference presentations
- Chaturvedi, R. (2011) Shifting Power and Policy Processes in the Federal System in India: Centre-State negotiations on the Forest Conservation Act, 1980. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the British Association for South Asian Studies, Southampton, April 2011.
- Chaturvedi, R. (2010) Greening Fiscal Federalism in India: Negotiating incentives for forest conservation. Paper presented at the Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons, Hyderabad, 10-14 January, India.
- Chaturvedi, R. (2010) Book Review of Pritam Singh, 2008, Federalism, Nationalism and Development: India and the Punjab Economy in Journal of South Asian Development, April 2010 (5).
- Manhoharan, TR. Chaturvedi, R., Bhomia, R., Wohrah, S., Chopara, K., Dayal, V. (2009). Economic Instruments for Forest Ecosystem Services in India. WWF-India and IEG. (Under publication).
- Chaturvedi, R. (2004). Statutory Environmental Public Hearing in India: Participatory Decision Making or Mere Procedure. Economic and Political Weekly. Vol 39 (42).
Working papers and project reports
- Chaturvedi, R. (2006) Land Use and Agricultural Practises in Catchment of the Bhoj Wetland Winrock International India, New Delhi, India and International Institute for Environment and Development, London, UK.
- Chaturvedi, R. (2006) Land Use and Agricultural Practises in the Oach-Kuhan Catchment, Winrock International India, New Delhi, India and International Institute for Environment and Development, London, UK.
- Chaturvedi, R. (2006) Land Use and Agricultural Practises in the Bhodi-Suan Catchment, Winrock International India, New Delhi, India and International Institute for Environment and Development, London, UK.
- Chaturvedi, R. and Godbole, G. (2005) Perceptions of the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department. Project Report, Cambridge – Harda Project.
- Chaturvedi, R. (2005) Incorporating Stakeholder Perceptions in Participatory Forest Management in India: Communication Workshop-A Report of Proceedings. Project Report, Cambridge-Harda Project.
- Tutor in International Development, University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education.
- Member, British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS) and elected representative of the Graduate and Early Career Network on the BASAS Council.