PHDMA is smoothly operated and managed by following authorities and personnel as designated with various roles and responsibilities.

Name Designation Phone (Office)
Shri Asit Kumar Tripathy, IAS Development Commissioner -cum- Additional Chief Secretary 
and President, PHDMA
Smt. Chithra Arumugam, IAS Special Secretary 
and Member Secretay, PHDMA
Shri Sanjeeb Kumar Singh Chief Accounts Officer (Project Coordinator In-Charge) 0674-2391176
Shri C. S. Tripathy Deputy Director (Monitoring) 0674-2391176
Shri Bimal Kumar Sahu System Analyst / IT Specialist 0674-2391176
Dr. Santi Swarup Misra Poverty  Specialist 0674-2391075
Dr. Mili Das Economist  0674-2391075
Ms. Namaswini Mohapatra Budget Analyst  0674-2391075
Dr. Ramesh Chellan Social Researcher, PHDMA (UNICEF) 0674-2391075

Our Focus Area

  • Human Development
  • Change Management
  • Evaluation of Programmes
  • Livelihood
  • Poverty Tracking
  • Research Studies

DHDR Summary

A Poverty Reduction Action

PHDMA has made an effort to reduce poverty by way of demonstrating alternative livelihoods options for poor and vulnerable people of Odisha through a pilot livelihood model “Odisha Fund for Development Initiative (OFFDI)”. This programme created noticeable impact on living standards of the targeted poor weaver communities and gatherers of non-timber forest products of Odisha. More...

Innovative Efforts

Shri Prafulla Meher of Bandhapali, Bargarh district, innovated an advanced power driven machine to enhance capabilities of weavers in winding yarns. This saves a lot of working time and also helps raise their income. This initiative was supported by PHDMA under OFFDI. More...