A journalist turned public policy professional, Chandra Mishra works on a model for result-oriented employment policy. In 2005, he helped Government of Odisha(an Indian province) to establish the first Employment Mission of India. After working in different states like Karnataka, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Delhi, presently Chandra heads Mission Unemployment-Free Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. He is also the founder of Beggars Corporation, a for-profit venture to turn beggars into entrepreneurs. Chandra believes “Employment is Economy” and it is the only way to achieve Economic Democracy.