Gouri Sankar Mishra

Gouri Sankar Mishra

Placed at:   Nuapada, Odisha

Education: M.A. in Rural Development

Prior work experience:

  • 5 years work experience prior to joining PMRDF.Two years with CAPART, New Delhi as a Young Professional (YP) and three years with ORMAS, Panchayati Raj Department, Odisha in livelihood sector particularly promoting marketing of rural products and placement linked skill development of rural youth.”

One key work during fellowship

  • Delay in construction of 132 KV Khariar- Nuapada Transmission line due to Right Of Way (ROW) issues and lack of inter departmental coordination, ultimately affecting power supply in rural and urban areas of two blocks.

What was done:

  • Right Of Way (ROW) issues faced by the PGCIL team were sorted out in effective coordination with Revenue & Forest Department, OPTCL, PRI representatives and Members of Legislative Assembly.
    Regular monitoring of the physical progress of the work.
    Addressing the grievances related to release of compensation to the land owners.


  • The effort helped in timely completion of the project ultimately leading to stabilization of power supply in two Blocks. In future it will also help in electrifying the left out villages and promotion of small scale industries in the area.