Alka Parikh

Associate Professor
4210, Faculty Block 4
Gandhinagar, Gujarat - 382007
Telephone: (079) 3051-0653



Alka Parikh and Pralhad Burli, “Livelihood Patterns and Food Security Situations: Some case studies from Maharashtra” in “Gender, Food Security and Rural Livelihoods”, edited by Maithreyi Krishnaraj, Stree, Imprint Popular Prakashan, 2007.


Alka Parikh, ‘Population Vs. Food: Who is Winning the Race?’, in Population and Environment Linkages, edited by C. P. Prakasam and R B Bhagat, Rawat Publications, Jaipur, 2007. 


Alka Parikh, Sarthi Acharya and Maitreyi Krishnaraj, “Impact of Maharashtra’s Agricultural Policies on Women Farmers: A Gender Budgeting Analysis”, Discussion Paper Series – 8, Human Development Resource Centre, UNDP, India, April, 2005.


Alka Parikh, Sarthi Acharya and Maitreyi Krishnaraj, “Gender Budgeting Analysis: A study in Maharashtra’s Agriculture”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol XXXIX No 44, October 30, 2004.


Alka Parikh, “Rural Institutions in Different Development Phases: An Overview”, IASSI (Indian Association of Social Science Institutions) Qurterly, Vol 21, nos. 3 &4, 2003. 


Alka Parikh, “Skimming through the socio-economic losses from an earthquake: A case study from Kuchchh”, Indian Journal of Social work, Vol 63, Issue 2, April 2002


Srilatha Juvva and Alka Parikh, “From nowhere to care: experiences from cyclone interventions in Orissa”, Indian Journal of Social work, Vol 63, Issue 2, April 2002.


Alka Parikh and Niru Acharya, “Education for all in the real sense: A case for remedial classes”, Journal for Educational Planning and Administration, Vol. XV, No.2, April 2001.


Alka Parikh, “Which is the least exploitative? Identifying an appropriate NTFP market structure”, Wasteland News, 15(2), January 2000.


Alka Parikh and Erik Thorbecke, “Impact of rural industrialization on village life and economy: A social accounting matrix approach,” Economic Development and Cultural Change, volume 44, Number 2, January 1996.




Alka Parikh, “Was Banning Wheat Futures Markets Economically Justifiable?”, paper presented at National Seminar on Agri Commodity Futures in India – Impact on Production and Prices, Organized by MCX Academia of Economic Research and Indian Society of Agriculture Economics, at Mumbai University, September 28, 2007.  


Alka Parikh, “Perspectives in Envrionment Economics”, presented at State level Seminar on The Economists’ Approach to Environment and Ecology, Organized by Department of Economics, B M Ruia College, February 14-15, 2007.


Alka Parikh, “Framework for Disaster Mitigation and Response”, a keynote address given for the technical session in a National Level Seminar on Catastroph Management – Methods, Means and Milestones, Organized by Plaanig Forum, Khandwala College, Mumbai, February 9-10, 2007.


Alka Parikh, “Are Agriculture Markets Really Inefficient?” at the workshop on Economics Of Infrastructure, organized by the Centre of Advanced Study in Economics, Department of Economics, University of Mumbai on 6th and 7th February, 2007.


Alka Parikh, “Disaster Response after 7/11 Mumbai blasts: A narrative”, presentation made at the International Conference on Emergency Medicine, Organized by Society for Emergency Medicine in India and Amercan Academy for Emergency Medicine in India, Delhi, November 17-19, 2006.


Alka Parikh, “Population Vs. Food: Who is winning the race?”, paper presented at the National Seminar on Population, Environment and Nexus, organized by Population Environment Centre, International Institute of Population Studies, Mumbai, October 21, 2005. 


Alka Parikh, “For a few potfuls of water: Water rights and subsidies” paper presented at the National Conference on Engendering Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies, September 29 and 30, 2005.


Alka Parikh, “Gandhian Philosophy: a simple guide towards environment ethics”, Paper presented at National Conference on Environmental Ethics for Sustainable Development, Organized by K J Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce, Mumbai, September 1-2, 2004.    


Alka Parikh, “Impact of Liberalization on Agriculture in Maharashtra”, Paper presented in absentia at the National Workshop on Impact of Liberalization on Agriculture and Rural Poor, Organized by National Institute for Rural Development, Hyderabad, January 19-21, 2004.   


Alka Parikh, “Environment: Can Technology take care of everything?” Paper presented at National Conference on Advances in Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Organized by IIT Mumbai, December 8-9, 2003.


Janaki Andharia and Alka Parikh, “Integrating the environment agenda in development intervention”, presented at The National Seminar on Social Work Profession at the Dawn of the New Millenium,  organised by the Faculty of Social Work, M S University, Vadodara, February 17-18, 2000.


Alka Parikh, Sharachchandra Lele and A. S. Srinidhi, “Influence of forest rights regimes on sustainability and returns from NTFP harvest”, Paper presented at National Workshop on JFM (Joint Forest Management), Organised by Viksat, SPWD, AKF(I) and Gujarat Forest Department, Feb. 24-26, 1999.


Alka Parikh and R. D. Deshpande, “Review of current status of environment statistics in selected DMCs”, presented at the Inception Workshop on “Institutional Strengthening and collection of environmental statistics in selected developing member countries” organised by Asian Development Bank at Manila, Philippines, 18-21 September, 1995.


Alka Parikh, “Budget analysis for health sector”, in Express Health Care Management, March 16-31, 2003.


Alka Parikh and Niru Acharya, “Ma I Want to Go to School: Issues Regarding Admission in Municipal Schools” in




Sangeeta Dubey An enquiry into viability of Bt Cotton.


Shweta Narayan (2002). Environmental crimes and occupational health hazards in the plastic recycling units of Delhi.

Chaitali Chattopadhyay (2002). Relevance of primary health centers in relation to women’s health: study of three villages in Bankura District of West Bengal.

Hemant Tirkey (2003). Impact of sick industry on the retrenched workers and role of union.

Neeta Rao (2003). Assessing the demand of health insurance and the extent to which the existing schemes satisfy it

C. B. Rammohan (2003). Ideology and its manifestations in the management of an NGO

Nishta Dewani (2004). Two decades of healthcare: Are the gas victims happy?

Kumar Shailabh (2004) Towards disaster resilience

Venkat Ramani (2004) Opportunity cost of forest conservation in Kenya.

Vandana Tripathi (2004). Globalization and industries sector: a study of the reasons for industrial closure.

B. Girish Babu (2005). Health insurance model for a rural community in Andhra.