Dr. Ramya Ranjan Patel is working as Associate Fellow(Faculty), V. V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA. He has completed Ph.D (Economics) and M.Phill (Economics) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, School of Social Sciences. Previously he has worked as Assistant Professor (Economics) in Delhi University for 12 years. He was also involved with Indian Social Institute, New Delhi for two research projects, “Implementation of Tribal Sub Plan in Jharkhand” and “Implementation of Tribal Sub Plan in Odisha”. There are Fourteen research Papers published in various National/International journals and edited books in the area of Labour Economics, Agricultural Economics, Environmental Economics, Development Economics and Political Economy. Presented 25 research papers in various seminars and conferences including World Bank, Washington DC, in Land and Poverty Conference (2014). He is the winner of National Essay Competition, organized by Ministry of Finance (Indian Economic Service) in the year 2011.