logo
  • logo


Jal Jeevan Mission Research Program at IIMB

Gopal Naik

Professor Gopal Naik

Jal Jeevan Mission Chair Professor, IIM Bangalore

Professor Gopal Naik is the JJM Chair Professor at IIMB. He is also the Senior Fellow at the Centre for Public Policy at IIMB. Prof. Gopal Naik’s research focuses on agricultural and environmental economics, rural development, and technology adoption. He is the recipient of the Dr. D.K. Desai Award and the American Agricultural Economics Association Award. He has held consultancy positions in national and international organisations and has contributed significantly to government committees and policymaking. He also spearheaded the Unnat Bharath Abhiyan, and led the development of SAMIE, a tele-education project recognized with the WSIS 2015 Award.  


Who We Are

  • The Jal Jeevan Mission Research Program at IIMB address critical issues of rural drinking water in India.
  • Our long-term goals focus on designing new approaches in addressing challenges related to rural drinking water by building an evolving research portfolio with a team of researchers in relevant engineering, economic and policy areas.


What We Do

  • We analyse the sustainability of rural drinking water supply systems and evaluate the impact of the Jal Jeevan Mission on employment, health, and human capital formation.
  • We examine the economic aspects of water technology and utility and conduct evidence-based applied research through working papers, case studies, policy reports and policy dialogues.
  • We organise capacity-building workshops and policy seminars on issues related to rural drinking water management.


Top News

22 MAR

IIMB’s Jal Jeevan Mission with UNICEF and SKDRDP hosts Water Conservation Seminar on World Water Day

07 FEB

“Jal Jeevan Mission is being referred to by many to resolve similar issues in other parts of the world”: Shri Parameswaran Iyer

02 NOV

Assessment of Employment Generation Potentials of Jal Jeevan Mission

10 SEP

Ensuring sustainability of drinking water infrastructure’ Symposium