Basanta Kumar Bindhani is a Research Scholar (Ph.D.) in Anthropology. He did his M.Sc. from Central University of Orissa, Koraput. Presently he is working as Field Investigator in the project entitled "Study on Mid-Day Meal Programmer in Odisha: Impact Evaluation" at Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Bhubaneswar. He has published several research articles in conference, national and international journals of reputed. Besides he is also an active member in many tribal development institutions.