Niladri Chakraborti

Senior Specialist – TNUSSP | nchakraborti at iihs dot ac dot in

2012    MA, Population Studies, International Institute for Population Studies, Deonar, Mumbai
2003    MSc, Ecology & Environment, Sikkim Manipal University for Health, Medical and Technological Sciences, Gangtok
1998    BSc, Physics (Hons), Siliguri College, University of North Bengal, Siliguri



Countries: India
States: West Bengal, Odisha, Sikkim, Bihar, Tripura, Tamil Nadu
Cities: Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Raurkela, Cuttack, Jaipur, Agra, Coimbatore
Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali and Odia

Niladri Chakraborti earned a Master of Population Studies from the International Institute for Population Studies, Deonar, Mumbai, and a Masters in Ecology & Environment from Sikkim Manipal University for Health, Medical and Technological Sciences, Gangtok, Sikkim. He is a development professional with more than 13 years experience in the domain of water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH) and public health. His functional areas have been water quality surveillance and monitoring, water treatment plant installation for combating arsenic, fluoride, salinity iron contamination, periodic sanitary survey of drinking water sources, promotion of low-cast toilet with basket of choice for the beneficiaries, fostering sanitation as a business model through women SHGs, application of CLTS for community demand generation in collaboration with SBM, facilitation of development of WSHG/ cooperative owned and operated sani-mart to address poor sanitation supply chain management and School WASH.


Over the last year, Niladri has been based in Coimbatore as City Coordinator in the TNUSSP project. Along with WASH, he has successfully forayed in the domain of public health with functional areas like the National Disease Control Program, facilitation of program implementation plan development for the states of Sikkim and Bihar under National Rural Health Mission (2008-2009), bio-medical waste management in primary health centers in state of Tripura and Odisha, intervention of urban health program in Bhubaneswar and scaled up the same in Rourkela and Cuttack. He has worked with organisations like CARE, Water For People, PFI, Medic Synergy, IPE Global and has been an instrumental part of large scale WASH and public health program supported by bilateral agencies like USAID and DFID.

Practice Projects at IIHS

2016 onwards Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)

Other Writing

  • Chakraborti, N., Ravi, M., Oviya, B., Natarajan, N., Murukesan, V., Kumar, K., & Raghunathan, R. (2020). Provisioning of health camps for sanitation workers. TNUSSP. https://muzhusugadharam.co.in/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Provisioning-of-Health-Camps-for-Sanitation-Workers_19-April-2021.pdf
  • Chakraborti, N., Ramasamy, N., Sarangan, G., Murukesan, V., & Prasanna, E. S. (2018). Assessment of community and public toilets in Periyanaicken-Palayam and Narasimhanaicken-Palayam. Chennai: TNUSSP.
  • Chakraborti, N., Asma, Kumar, S., & Murukesan, V. (2018). Desludging operators in Periyanaicken-Palayam and Narasimhanaicken-Palayam: An Overview. Chennai: TNUSSP.
  • Chakraborti, N., Asma, Prasanna, E. S., Ovia, B., & Ravi, M. (2018). Scoping study on menstrual hygiene management in Periyanaicken-Palayam and Narasimhanaicken-Palayam. Chennai: TNUSSP.
  • Chakraborti, N., Asma, & Prasanna, E. S. (2018). Vulnerability assessment of slums in Periyanaicken-Palayam and Narasimhanaicken-Palayam. Chennai: TNUSSP.
  • Chakraborti, N. (2017, May 12). Is your child’s shit affecting your health? Tamilnadusanitationmission. Retrieved from https://tamilnadusanitationmission.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/is-your-childs-shit-affecting-your-health/
  • 2016 Compendium of Individual Household Latrine Design Options for Odisha State.
  • 2015 Identification of vulnerable pockets of water borne and water based vector borne diseases across slums of Bhubaneswar City.
  • 2015 Trade-off between coverage and safety of pipe water supply in urban slums-evidence from Bhubaneswar City
  • Satapathy, B. K., & Chakraborti, N. (2015). Sanitary Survey of Public Drinking Water Sources: A Study Conducted in Slums of Bhubaneswar, Odisha. New Delhi: Population Foundation of India.
  • Chakraborti, N. (2014). Trade off between Coverage and Safety of Piped Water Supply in Urban Slums-Evidence from Bhubaneswar City.
  • Chakraborti, N. (2013). Knowledge Attitude and Practice Survey on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene at Kandi, Murshidabad (Unpublished master’s thesis). International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai.
  • Murukesan, V., & Chakraborti, N. (2019, February).  Sludge mapping-understanding sludge generation to maximise usage of existing and upcoming STP/FSTP. Paper presented at the 5th International Faecal Sludge Management Conference, AfricaSan5, FSM5, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Chakraborti, N. (2014, December). Implications of Climate Change on Urban Water System. Paper presented at the State Level Seminar on Global warming: An Alarming Question for Future Survival, OPSM, Odisha.