Prateek Mittal | Ideas for India

Prateek Mittal
Evidence for Policy Design
Prateek Mittal is a Senior Research Associate for EPoD India at IFMR, a joint initiative by EPoD (Evidence for Policy Design) and the IFMR (Institute for Financial Management and Research). Prior to joining EPoD, he worked as an urban and transportation planner for a regional government in Illinois. As an urban planner, he designed analytical tools and strategies to encourage public participation in planning processes and to promote use of active modes of transportation. Prateek holds a Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering from IIT Guwahati and a Master in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Articles By Prateek Mittal
Indoor air pollution and stunting among Indian children
Posted On: 15 Nov 2017

Topics:   Environment , Health

While the conversation on air quality has been focussed largely on outdoor air pollution, millions of deaths occur due to indoor air pollution as well. Based on 2005–2006 National Family Health Survey data, this column presents strong evidence that exposure to indoor air pollution from burning solid fuels increases the probability of stunting among children in India.
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Understaffed, underserved: Human problems of India’s public health system
Posted On: 13 Oct 2016

Topics:   Health

India’s progress in reducing infant and maternal mortality is rather slow. This column shows the extent of shortfall of gynaecologists and auxiliary nurse midwives - the frontline of the battle against infant and maternal mortality – across health facilities in the country. It argues that along with absenteeism in public services, vacancies is a crucial area that requires improvement.
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