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Symposium on “Future of India”


At Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research,

Goregaon, Mumbai 400 065, India

December 8, 2017

                                            [ December 7 at  7.30 P.M.: dinner talk by Dr. Subir Gokarn, Executive Director, IMF, at Westin Hotel Goregaon, Mumbai ]

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09.00 to 0915: Registration

9.15 to 9.30: Welcome and opening remarks by Dr. S.Mahendra Dev, Director, IGIDR

9.30 to 10.30: Macroeconomy, Finance and Regulatiion

Chairperson: Shri Uday Kotak (The executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director) Kotak Mahindra Bank

Lead discussant: Dr. Bimal Jalan (former CEA)


10.30 to 11.30: Structural Transformation: Sectoral Issues in Agriculture, Industry and Services

Chairperson: Shri M Rafeeque Ahmed (Chairman, SICCI)

Lead discussant: Dr. Deepak Nayyar (former CEA)


11.30 to 12.00: Tea Break


12.00 to 13.00: Labour, Employment and Technology (this session will also touch upon the demographic issues)

Chairperson: Shri M.V. Subbiah (Chairman, Murugappa Group)

Lead discussant: Dr. Arvind Virmani (former CEA)


13.00 to 14.00: Lunch Break

Dr. Bibek Debroy, Chairman, PM’s Economic Advisory Council, to speak during lunch time


14.00 to 15.00: Trade: Geopolitical Challenges and Opportunities

Chairperson: Prof. Brahma Chellaney (CPR, New Delhi)

Lead discussant: Dr. Shankar Acharya (former CEA)


15.00 to 15.30: Tea Break


15.30 to 16.30: Physical Infrastructure

Chairperson :  Rajiv Lall (CEO&MD, IDFC Bank)

Lead Discussant: Ashok Lahiri (Former CEA)


16.30 to 17.30: Development Social, and Environmental Dimensions : Will have education and health also.

Chairperson:  Prof. K. Srinath Reddy (President, PHFI)

Lead Discussant: Dr. Nitin Desai (former CEA)


17.30 to 18.00: Pre-dinner talk by Dr. Ashima Goyal (Member, PM’s EAC)


18.00 to 18.30: Way Forward: Dr. Y.V. Reddy


8.30 onwards: Dinner at Director’s Bungalow

Background Paper prepared by

P.G. Babu

S. Mahendra Dev

A. Ganesh Kumar




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IGIDR, Santosh Nagr, Goregaon East
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