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DR. SATPAL SINGH has been associated with the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) for 30 years in various facets of urban and social sectors. He has a doctorate in Sociology from Panjab University, Chandigarh and holds Master Degree in Sociology from Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar. From May 2007 to May 2009, he worked with the Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) as a Senior Executive in urban sectors on lien basis. He conducted social research on urban services i.e. water supply, sanitation, solid waste management and municipal finance in PRIA. During his long years of professional work experience in NIUA, he has worked on Urban Sanitation and Municipal Solid Waste Management, Urban Governance including Municipal Finance, Central Finance Commission, State Finance Commissions, Financing Urban Infrastructure, Urbanization and Urban Growth, and Central Government sponsored programmes such as the Constitution (74th Amendment) Act, Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM), Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) for Urban areas, and Fire (D) Project. He bears specializations in municipal solid waste management (MSWM) and sanitation. Currently, he is a member of Editorial desk for the Swachh Bharat Newsletter (a monthly newsletter of Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India). The newsletter showcases the progress of SBM and brings news of success stories from different cities in India, highlighting the champions and ambassadors of change. Dr. Singh has a comprehensive list of publications to his name. He is the author of the book entitled “Solid Waste Management in Resettlement Colonies of Delhi: A Study of People’s Participation and Urban Policy” published by BOOKWELL and editor of another book entitled “CITIES: The 21st Century INDIA” published by BOOKWELL. He has been a jury member and reviewer of several academic research and articles. He has also presented a number of research papers in national and international conferences.