Professor V K Ramachandran

Professor V K Ramachandran

Vice Chairperson

Professor V K Ramachandran, Vice Chairperson, Kerala State Planning Board, was Professor and Head, Economic Analysis Unit, Indian Statistical Institute before joining the Planning Board. His areas of study are development economics; the agrarian question and agrarian relations; rural development; issues of labour and workers in the Indian economy; and class, caste, tribe, and gender discrimination and other forms of social oppression in India. He is the Editor of Review of Agrarian Studies.

Professor Ramakumar

Professor Ramakumar

Member

Professor R Ramkumar is NABARD Chair at School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Dr Ramakumar's work on agricultural economics and banking policy is among the most quoted scholarly works in India. His research interests are agrarian studies, agricultural economics, development economics, fiscal policy in India and national identity schemes. In State Planning Board, he is in charge of agriculture and allied services, land reforms, cooperation, irrigation and flood control, tourism, sports and youth service and skill development.

Dr K Ravi Raman

Dr K Ravi Raman

Member

Dr Ravi Raman, Member, State Planning Board was formerly a senior fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. He was also a Director, Institute of Applied Manpower Research, Planning Commission and a visiting fellow in Oxford, Cambridge and Manchester for varying periods. He is also honorary research fellow in the Department of Development Studies, SOAS, London and affiliated researcher on Egalitarianism, University of Bergen. He works on a range of themes with a focus on agrarian and labour studies, social movements, policy and development, business and labour history and environmental studies. He is the author of Global Capital and Peripheral Labour (Routledge, 2010/2012/2015), editor of Development, Democracy and the State (Routledge, 2010) and Corporate Social Responsibility (with Ronnie Lipschutz) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and has contributed to journals such as Review of International Political Economy, Review of Radical Political Economics,Nature and Culture, Social Analysis; Sociology; Organisation and Harvard-Cambridge journals such as Business History Review and Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society. He is in charge of transport, labour and labour welfare, public works and civil supplies in the State Planning Board.