Rajkumar Gupta

Rajkumar Gupta

Placed at:   Balangir, Odisha

Education: BA (Geography), Sambalpur University Odisha, PG Diploma in Development Management from Tata Dhan Academy, Madurai and MA ( Sociology), University of Madras

Prior work experience:

  • Rajkumar Gupta has worked in the development sector for one-and-a-half years in microfinance and livelihood promotion and has been involved in the marketing of non-timber forest products and tea.

One key work during fellowship

  • IAP amount was equally disbursed across all the blocks rather that 3 naxal affected blocks

What was done:

  • Went into details by directly identifying the Naxal effected villages and selected projects that would directly benefit their life and livelihoods.
    Further, a combination of small as well as big infrastructure projects were taken up that created some tangible assets.
    Built new PHCs in the naxal effected areas; procured several  medical equipments for PHCs, CHCs and DHQ hospitals.
    For education, we sanctioned 100 Aaganwadi centers and serval addition class rooms in these areas.


  • People are happy with administration’s response. Will help in improving the insurgency situation to normalcy in long term