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B.Tech. (University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar),
M.Tech. (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi)
Kamal Kumar Murari
Assistant Professor and Chairperson,
Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies,
School of Habitat Studies,
Tata Institute of Social Sciences,
Phone Number-+91-22-25525866, 9757028894
Skype id: kamal.murari3
Dr. Kamal Kumar Murari has more than 15 years of work experience in research and consulting. He handled consulting projects related to water, agriculture, and the development sector. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Center for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies at Tata Institute of Social Science. His research focuses on understanding the impacts of climate variability and climate change on sectors such as environment, water resources, energy, health, and agriculture. He is also engaged in the data analytics program of the School of Management and Labour Studies at Tata Institute of Social Sciences. He teaches data science subjects in the School of Management.
He has received Bachelor of Technology in Agricultural Engineering, Master of Technology in Water Resources Engineering, and Doctorate in Climate Science. He has been involved in research and consultancy projects that involve watershed management, water demand management of urban municipalities, Water auditing both at the municipality level and industry level and application of GIS (Geographical Information System) based water assessment models. He has a number of publications in national and international peer-reviewed journals. His publications featured in journals such as Proceeding of National Academy of Science USA, Regional Environment Change, Meteorological Applications, and Economic and Political Weekly. He is also a reviewer of national and international peer-reviewed journals.
My current work is exploring the following research areas-
Journal Publications (submitted)
Journal Publications and conference proceedings
Jayaraman T and Murari K K (2014), "Climate Change and Agriculture: Current and Future Trends, and Implications for India”, Review of Agrarian Studies, 4 (1), 1-49.
Murari K K, Ghosh S, Patwardhan A, Daly E and Salvi K (2015), “Intensification of future severe heat waves in India and their effect on heat stress and mortality” Regional Environmental Change, 15(4):569-579. DOI 10.1007/s10113-014-0660-6
Aravindhan Nagarajan, Murari K K, T Jayaraman, Goutham Radhakrishnan, (2015), "Appraising the Debate on Biodiversity Conservation in the Western Ghats", Economic & Political Weekly, 50 (30), 49-56.
Murari K K, Sahana A, Daly E, Ghosh S, (2016), "The influence of the El Niño Southern Oscillation on heat waves in India", Meteorological Applications 23 (4): 705-713.
Murari K K, Jayaraman T, Swaminathan M (2017) Climate change and agricultural suicides in India. Proceeding of National Academy of Science USA, 115 (2): E115,doi: 10.1073/pnas.1714747115
Murari K K, Mahato S, Jayaraman T, Swaminathan M, (2017) “Impacts of climate variability on crop yields: an empirical study of Karnataka” in proceedings of 8th annual conference on climate change on climate action: mitigation and adaptation in post-Paris world, Mumbai, August 4-5, 2017, pp 102-106.
Murari K K, Mahato S, Jayaraman T, Swaminathan M (2018) “Extreme Temperatures and Crop Yields in Karnataka, India”. Review of Agrarian Studies, 8(2). http://www.ras.org.in/extreme_temperatures_and_crop_yields_in_karnataka_india.
Paul B, Patnaik U, Murari K K, (2019) “How do micro/small enterprise organize waste in India: a scenario of common purpose or a tragedy”. Submitted to XIV Annual Conference of Knowledge Forum on the theme Technology and Economy to be held on 10-13 Nov., 2019 in Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai.
Paul B, Patnaik U, Jaganth G, Murari K K (2021) “Employment, technology, and value chain in Indian leather industry”. Science Technology and Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/09717218211010618
Paul B, Patnaik U, Murari K K, Sahu S K, Muralidharan T (2021), “The impact of COVID-19 on the household economy of India.” The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s41027-021-00352-8
Paul B, Patnaik U, Sasidharan S, Murari K K, Bahinipati C S (2022), “Fertilizer Use, Value, and Knowledge Capital: A Case of Indian Farming.” Sustainability, 14(19), https://doi.org/10.3390/su141912491
Paul B, Murari K K, Patnaik U, Bahinipati CS, Sasidharan S (2023), “Sustainability transition for Indian agriculture”, Scientific Reports, 13(1), 7290. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-023-34092-0
Presentations on Seminar, Conference, and Workshops
Articles in popular media and blogs
Received German Utility Model Patent for Invention as a co-inventor on “A system to account for the impact of COVID-19 on household economics in India.”, facilitated by Ideas2IPR. The IPR granted by German Patents and Trademark Office (grant no. 202022102361.1). The patent is for the invention of methodology in the area of Resource Planning and Analytics (WIPO code G06Q 10/06).
Projects (or consultancy work) at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Note- ECCSS- Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability Studies
UPG- Urban Policy and Governance
WPG- Water Policy and Governance
DS- Development Studies
CBCS- Choice Based Credit System
RG- Regulatory Governance
MSA- Master of Science in Analytics
SoHS- School of Habitat Studies
Lectures delivered (Outside TISS)