NP Mohapatra (1961) did his M.A. (Applied Economics) and PG Certificate in Sustainable Development from Staffordsire University under Common wealth scholarship Programme. He did his CAIIB from IIBF. Currently, placed as Chief General Manager, Department of Economic Analysis and Research, NABARD, Head Office, MUMBAI.
He has also joined the BoD of NABARD CONSULTANCY SERVICES (NABCONS). He headed Regional Office of NABARD, Chhattisgarh from 2017 to 2019.
He joined NABARD in 1984. Having 35 years of experience,he had opportunity to work with NGOs of Orissa,UP, Tamilnadu and was associated with SHG Bank Linkage Programme of NABARD. As a Faculty member of BIRD, he conducted National Exposure Programme of SHG Leaders organised by UNDP which was an initiative of NIRD and BIRD. He had also conducted inspection of RRBs and Coop Banks.
He was a Faculty Member, Bankers Institute of Rural Development, Lucknow.from 2000 to 2005 and conducted various programmes related to Finance, micro finance and Non Farm Sector. He conducted ODI programmes for Regional Rural Banks.
He had opportunity to visit Thailand, Philippines, Bangladesh and South Africa to study the micro finance models. He also visited Israel to study value chain models in agriculture. He chaired the session in Global workshop on Small stakeholders organized by APRACA-IFAD at Bangkok.
He has co-authored a book TOWARDS FINANCIAL INCLUSION.
In his early career, he was sub-editor in the SAMBAD, a prominent Odia daily and worked with Late Surendra Mohanty, the famous odia writer and Sri Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, editor, Sambad of Eastern Media Limited. He had opportunity to work in news agencies and sports magazine, Sports Information. Founder Member of Sandhyatara Sahitya Sansad, Dhenkanal. He has written Bhinna Ratrira Akasa,Vinna Balaya,Vinna Swara-collection of short stories in odia. He was cultural secretary of Lucknow Oriya Samaj, Lucknow.