Neeraja Kudrimoti


Neeraja Kudrimoti has a Master’s in Public Policy from University College London, United Kingdom. She is currently the State Program Officer – Transformation of Aspirational Districts Program, Chhattisgarh (Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India and Transforming Rural India Foundation Partnership). She has supported the State Govt of Chhattisgarh in launching the Chhattisgarh Millets Mission for the revival of tribal farming systems through the promotion of millets in 8 aspirational districts of Chhattisgarh. She has worked at the National Corporate Social Responsibility Hub at TISS, Mumbai, as a Program Manager. Neeraja was a Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellow where she focused on the development deficit in nutrition, livelihoods, gender and access to services due to Left Wing Extremism in the districts of Bijapur and Kanker (Chhattisgarh). In this role, her key levers were the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) and the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). She has received appreciation for her contribution to Malnutrition Eradication, Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture and Rural Development from the State Govt and Central Govt. She has also been selected as the 2020 Acumen India Fellow for the Adaptive Leadership Development Program. Her dissertation at UCL was on women empowerment issues in the state of Chhattisgarh in India. She also enjoys art and music and is interested in its integration with Climate Action.