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Smita Jacob


Smita Jacob is a Young Professional in the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM)—a nationwide poverty eradication programme initiated by the Government of India. Within NRLM she specializes in ‘Social Inclusion’, ensuring that programme design and implementation are focused on women and marginalized communities.

Smita holds a postgraduate degree from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai and was trained in Dalit & Tribal Social Work and Social Policy & Planning. Her research interest areas include social exclusion, governance and food security.