Ram Kumar Dan is a professional Urban Planner with a specialization in Environmental Planning. Under JAGA Mission: Transforming Slums to Liveable Habitats, he has been appointed as a Research Associate-Urban Planner (GIS) to support the SCI-FI initiative in Odisha. His roles and responsibilities include GIS data analysis and data management for decision making, project planning, phasing and implementation under JAGA Mission.
He has five years of professional experience in Government Advisory for implementation of Central and State sponsored Schemes at the ULB and State level. Initially, he has worked with Rajkot Municipal Corporation for implementation of affordable housing missions for slum free cities such such as Rajiv Awas Yojana and later on Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Housing For All (Urban) wherein he was involved in preparation of Slum Free Action Plan for Rajkot city which involves identification of Slum population, housing demand assessment, Focused Group Discussion, project phasing and implementation structure etc.
His next phase of professional journey was associated with Andhra Pradesh Urban Finance & Development Corporation, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, wherein he was involved in the implementation of AMRUT Mission in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Mission AMRUT focuses on provision of physical infrastructure in four major thrust areas i.e. Water supply and sewerage management, Solid waste and storm water management, Non Motorized Transport and Green/Urban Parks. My role of involvement was to assist in procurement process and execute the bid process management, monitoring of physical progress of the infrastructure work as per the State Annual Action Plan (SAAP), co-coordinating with Third Party Monitoring agency appointed by GoI.
He has completed Masters in Urban Planning from CEPT University and earlier attained a degree in Masters in Geography from Delhi School of Economics, Delhi.