Completed
Year Assignment Commissioned by
1984-85 Raising of energy plantations in village Dhanwas of Gurgaon district Tata Energy Research Institute
1985-86 To prepare action plan for rural tree planting programmes on wastelands in two selected districts based on agro-ecological, demographic and socio-economic data on the area FAO, Bangkok
1986-87 Evaluation of large farm forestry project in Western India: Studies of two watersheds

Evaluation of Social Forestry programme of a voluntary agency in West Bengal

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu
1987-88 Biomass studies on fast growing species in Chhotanagpur Department of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (Biomass division), Ministry of Energy, Government of India
1989-90 Assessing likely consequences of a seven year tribal development project (financed by International Fund for Agricultural Development, Rome) in Kashipur block, Koraput district, Orissa International Institute  of Environment and Development, London
Evaluation through case studies of the farm forestry project on Anand Niketan Ashram Aga Khan Foundation
Study potential of utilizing common property resources in the state for cattle development Indo-Swiss project, (AP-ISPA), Andhra Pradesh
Agriculture, man and Ecology programme ETC Foundation, Netherlands
1990-91 Preparation of a directory of NGOs engaged in research and extension activities in agriculture and allied fields Ford Foundation
Assignment to assess the environmental impact of IFAD funded tribal development project in Koraput district, Orissa International Institute of Environment and Development, London
Appraising and formulating a Wastelands Development project for Dungarpur district in Rajasthan Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)
Study on potential of utilizing common property resources for cattle production programmes in Andhra Pradesh. The recommendations made by the Society were accepted by ISPA and formed part of is agreement with government of Andhra Pradesh Indo Swiss Project (ISPA), Andhra Pradesh
1992-93 A study of NWDB-NGO interface National Wastelands Development Board
A study of National Watershed Development Programme for Rainfed Areas (NWDPRA) in Rajasthan Directorate of Watershed Development, Government of Rajasthan
A study of appropriate technologies and cost norms for wastelands development in Rajasthan Intercooperation
Evaluation of a project prepared by Hyderabad Urban Development Authority on Greening of Wastelands around Hyderabad Royal Netherlands Embassy, New Delhi
Preparation of Madhya Pradesh Integrated Forestry project in collaboration with DHV consultants World Bank
A topic brief on Social Forestry Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)
1993-94 A study on scaling up of soil and water conservation interventions International Institute for Environment and Development, London
Case study on Participatory Forest Management in West Bengal World Wildlife Fund (WWF-International)
Study  on technical and financial appropriateness for land regeneration in Rajasthan Intercooperation
Pilot project on Joint Forest Management in Andhra Pradesh Indo Swiss Project (ISPA), Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad Greenbelt project Royal Netherlands Embassy (RNE), New Delhi
Madhya Pradesh Forestry project World Bank
Himachal Pradesh Forestry project World Bank
Study of Rajasthan watershed programme under National Watershed Development Progamme for Rainfed Areas and Integrated Wastelands Development Programme Government of Rajasthan
1994-95 National Forestry Action plan to facilitate fuller implementation of the National Forestry policy as also the forestry principle adopted at Earth Summit, 1992

Consultancy on subject of Rural Sociology

Ministry of Environment and Forest, GoI with FAO under financial support from UNDP.
Monitoring the Hyderabad Greenbelt project Royal Netherlands Embassy
Study on forest people linkages in Kullu and Mandi districts Department for International Development (DFID)
Study on environmental movement in India Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)
Participatory Forest Management in West Bengal: Case study to document the various legal, administrative, political, social and economic considerations and processes which led to development of Participatory Forest Management in West Bengal. World Wildlife Fund International
Social impact assessment of Buxa/Palamau/Simlipal tiger reserve and Nagarhole national park India Eco-Development project, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India
Study on scaling up of soil and water conservation efforts in Chhotanagpur plateau; this documents experience in SPWD supported projects in Chhotanagpur plateau International Institute for Environment and Development, London
SPWD was not working on consultancies during the period 1995-2000 as a part of organizational policy. Work on consultancies was resumed in 2001.
2001-02 Booklets on sustainable mountain technologies: World Bank project
Compilation of a series of six booklets on sustainable mountain technologies. (Uttaranchal Diversified Agriculture Support Programme)
Research project: “Household Livelihood and Coping strategies in semi-arid India: adapting long term changes” Natural Resource Institute (NRI), United Kingdom
Silvicultural Development and Management of common lands in semi-arid Rajasthan Natural Resource Institute (NRI), United Kingdom
Evaluation of Seva Mandir, Udaipur and Accion Fraterna, Andhra Pradesh ICCO, Netherlands
2005-06 Study on pasturelands, status of commons & animal husbandry: Strategies for interventions in villages of Jamwa Ramgarh block, Jaipur, Rajasthan Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi
2006 Impact of Globalisation on forestry in Maharashtra National Centre for Advocacy Studies
2007 Impact assessment of Watershed development programmes in Rajasthan International Crop Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics / Gujarat Institute for Development research
2007-09 Developing an Agro-Eco Region Based Approach for Characterization of Wastelands and their Potential for Enhancing Livelihoods of Marginalised Rural Population in the Ongoing Land-Based Developmental Programmes in the Region Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India
2007-2010 A Programme on Developing Practicable Scientific Approaches on Water Governance and Livelihoods and On Contributing To Policy Dialogue on Basin Issues Sir Dorabji Tata Trust