Dr. Bhaskar Mittra is the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Representative to the TARINA Steering Committee and the Associate Director of TCI, responsible for managing India-based operations from the TCI Office at TISS in Mumbai. Dr. Mittra has worked extensively on issues of agriculture development, soil and water management, market-based institutions and community-based natural resource conservation. He has published on institutional, economic and ecological aspects of communities living in the forest fringe areas of India. He has been associated with several well-known civil society organizations working at the grassroots level in different parts of India. Prior to joining the TCI, he spent seven years with the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust in Mumbai.