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Arindam Banerjee
PMRDF
ariblast87@gmail.com
Arindam Banerjee is a Prime Minister's Rural Development Fellow (PMRDF) with the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. He is currently working in Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal where he works in the areas of development and participatory communication, MNREGA impact analysis and sustainable eco-tourism. 

He completed his undergraduate studies in comparative literaure from Jadavpur University, received an M.A. in media and cultural studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), and was a DAAD fellow for a Summer Research Course in cultural and social sciences, Viadrina University, Germany. 

Arindam has worked as a journalist with The Indian Express, and has also contributed articles and edited pieces both in English and Bengali for several english and Bengali magazines, newspapers and websites. He has also worked briefly as a Research Consultant and Audio Visual Coordinator at both Jadavpur University and TISS. 

His areas of interest are participatory cum development communication, conflict and insurgency studies, micro-planning, ethnography, non-fiction reportage and audio-visual documentation. 

Articles By Arindam Banerjee
Lost in transition
Posted On: 28 Jun 2013


As part of a special three part series, the Prime Minister’s rural development fellows bring us voices from the field about what development means to women in some of the most remote parts of the country. What is the impact of government programmes on the day to day lives of the people they are supposed to help? The first account in this series is of Kajalmani Soren in Lalgarh, West Bengal. Coming from a family of landless labourers, she talks about her experience with the National Rural Health Mission, the Employment Guarantee Scheme and the Public Distribution System.
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