Diganta Nayak

Diganta Nayak is a Research Analyst in MSC’s Government and Social Impact Domain, with around 2 years of experience gained through working on projects with central and state governments, think tanks, academic institutions and donors in the development sector in India. He holds Post Graduate Diploma in Forest Management with specialization in Environment Management and Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering. His area of interests are data analysis, project management, social impact analysis etc. Before joining MSC, Diganta was a System Engineer and Developer at the Tata Consultancy Services Pvt. Limited where he worked on multiple projects with major leading clients.

Posts by Diganta Nayak

Optimizing groundwater usage through DBT in electricity: Lessons from Punjab-Part II

To check overexploitation of groundwater in Punjab, the state government launched an innovative pilot for Direct Benefit Transfer in Electricity (DBTE), “Paani Bachao, Paise Kamao” (Save water, earn money). This note highlights the on-ground challenges in the implementation of the pilot and the way forward.

Optimizing groundwater usage through DBT in electricity: Lessons from Punjab-Part I

This note discusses how free power to the agriculture sector has led to the overexploitation of groundwater in India. It highlights the case of Punjab, where the government launched Paani Bachao, Paise Kamao (Save water, earn money), an innovative pilot program for Direct Benefit Transfer in Electricity (DBTE), to address the rapidly declining water tables in the state.