Thursday, November 9, 2017

PM Modi, BD PM, & WB CM, launched connectivity projects

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, the Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, and the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Ms. Mamata Banerjee, today jointly inaugurated a series of connectivity projects between the two countries.
These include, the second Bhairab and Titas Railway Bridges; and the International Rail Passenger Terminus at Chitpur in Kolkata. The dignitaries also flagged off the inaugural run of the Bandhan Express between Kolkata and Khulna.
External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj, also joined the event from New Delhi.

Reliance Jio misleads Mobile of 2G in for the 4G market

15102009061792060615071.jpgReliance Jio practice to offer 2G phones to be used with 4G browsing and features misleading immediately need  stop selling in the market by telecom ministry as this leads to mal practice of spurious quality products in disguise of 4G features, cannot be accommodated in simple feature mobile in range of thousands rupees as illustrated with photo.
Reliance Jio earlier scheme is doing well as per their plan. The  current plan need their product and service careful study by the company and experts that company claims are not against market norms.  Rel Jio,the mobile are being marketed not in retail selling but in cash transaction in hush hush, need through probe so that the reputation of the company in making fast buck may hamper its earlier scheme double loss to customers.
In telecom services of 4G, mobile browsing 2G to 4G can  be used if any new such innovation has brandished the same need right terms of expression, explanation.
The Telecom ministry in such instance need to take prompt action to save customers from this manipulative nature of marketing.
Any branded products is launched it needs to voice it’s crystal clear plan with quality of mobile and range of features the mobile is composed of but in this case hush hush by spread of words not to sell in retail with specific cash transaction appears unhealthy. The company free for all  carrying it’s unfair, irrational and unethical trends specially for  brands of Reliance to enter market in sneak before it speak is trade deficit towards its customers.

Migrants Abandon Dream of New Life to Fly Home

A migrant trying to board a German rescue ship in the Mediterranean on Monday. Photo: ALESSIO PADUANO/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Thousands of African migrants facing rape, torture and extortion in Libyan detention centres are abandoning hopes of reaching Europe and instead queueing up to take charter flights back home under a scheme set up by the United Nations.
Nearly 10,000 migrants have accepted the offer of repatriation flights from Libya this year, outstripping expectations, partly because coastguard patrols have made it more difficult to cross the Mediterranean.
“We are targeting flights home for up to 12,000 migrants this year, after only about 2,000 last year,” Federico Soda, of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), a UN agency, said.
About one million illegal migrants are believed to be in Libya, which was a magnet for foreign workers before the overthrow of Colonel Gaddafi in 2011.
Many migrants from sub-Saharan Africa travel to the country in the hope of getting a boat to Europe but they are often seized by militia and put in detention camps where they are beaten, starved and tortured until they ask relatives to send funds for their release. Of those who made it on to boats in an attempt to reach Italy, about 2,700 drowned this year.
After gaining access to camps, the IOM’s staff organised flights to 29 countries, with five planned this week. Nigeria is the most popular destination, with more than 4,000 migrants taking up the offer to fly there. In total about 5,000 migrants have also received funding for work once they get home.
Quentino, who gave only his first name, from Guinea-Bissau, accepted a flight after three failed attempts to sail to Europe. He has now set up a tailoring business that employs other migrants who have returned home. “I think it’s good I came back,” he said. “If I had tried again, maybe I would have died.”
Leonard Doyle, a spokesman for IOM, said: “It’s a dignified return since many get a small grant and by the time they have gone through their travels they are a lot more entrepreneurial and often ready to set up businesses.”
Another migrant, Debbie, flew back to Nigeria to set up a clothing company after she was locked up in Libya with her twin baby sons, one of whom died. “I met lots of Nigerians in Libya who said it was not easy to come and not easy to leave,” she said.
Mr Doyle dismissed criticism that his agency was sending migrants back home to poverty instead of focusing on allowing them to reach Europe.
“These people are grabbed off the bus by criminal gangs in Libya and often thrown into detention and tortured,” he said. “But that is just the start. There’s a ghastly food chain of exploitation which will continue even if they make it to Europe,” he added, citing the thousands of migrants working for very low wages on Italian farms.
“No one is blaming them for travelling, but we want it to be safe and secure and not run by criminal gangs,” he said.
This news article was first published by The Times here

Delhi AAP Protest Anti Demonetization

नोटबंदी के ख़िलाफ़ AAP का ‘धोख़ा दिवस’, दिल्ली समेत पूरे देश में आम आदमी पार्टी ने निकाली अर्थव्यवस्था की अर्थी
आम आदमी पार्टी ने 8 नवम्बर को मोदी सरकार के जनविरोधी नोटबंदी के फ़ैसले के ख़िलाफ़ इस दिन को ‘धोखा दिवस’ के रुप में मनाया। मोदी सरकार द्वारा थोपे गए नोटबंदी जैसे जनविरोधी फ़ैसले के ख़िलाफ़ पार्टी ने राजधानी दिल्ली में विरोध प्रदर्शन करते हुए अर्थव्यवस्था की अर्थी निकाली क्योंकि नोटबंदी के बाद से अर्थव्यवस्था लगातार ढलान की तरफ़ है। राजधानी दिल्ली में त्यागराज स्टेडियम के नज़दीक पार्टी के प्रदर्शन का नेतृत्व आम आदमी पार्टी के दिल्ली संयोजक गोपाल राय ने किया जिसमें पार्टी के कई विधायक, सैंकड़ों कार्यकर्ता और आप महिला संगठन की कार्यकर्ता भी शामिल हुईं। इसके अलावा सभी राज्यों और ज़िला इकाइयों में भी पार्टी के कार्यकर्ताओं और नेताओं ने नोटबंदी के ख़िलाफ़ प्रदर्शन करते हुए अर्थव्यवस्था की अर्थी निकाली और इस दिन को ‘धोख़ा दिवस’ के तौर पर मनाया।
आम आदमी पार्टी के दिल्ली संयोजक गोपाल राय के नेतृत्व में पार्टी कार्यकर्ताओं ने मोदी सरकार द्वारा लागू की गई जनविरोधी नोटबंदी के ख़िलाफ़ प्रदर्शन किया जिसमें महिला संगठन की दिल्ली संयोजक रिचा पांडे मिश्रा, पार्टी के विधायक जरनैल सिंह, अल्का लाम्बा, गिरीश सोनी, कमांडो सुरेंद्र, नितिन त्यागी, विजेंद्र गर्ग, विशेष रवि एंव राजू धींगान मौजूद रहे। सभी ने मिलकर अर्थव्यवस्था की अर्थी निकाली और नोटबंदी को एक देशविरोधी निर्णय बताया।
प्रदर्शन का नेतृत्व करते हुए आम आदमी पार्टी के दिल्ली संयोजक गोपाल राय ने कहा कि ‘ठीक एक साल पहले इसी दिन देश के प्रधानमंत्री ने देश को इतनी गहरी मुसीबत में डाल दिया था जिसका दंश देश की जनता भुगत रही है। प्रधानमंत्री ने बिना सोचे-समझे नोटबंदी जैसा निर्णय लेकर भारत की अर्थव्यवस्था की कमर तोड़ने का काम किया था जिसके नतीजे के तौर पर तकरीबन 150 लोगों को अपनी जान से हाथ धोना पड़ा और लाखों लोगों की नौकरियां चली गईं और करोड़ों लोगों के व्यापार ठप हो गए। भारत की अर्थव्यवस्था को मारने वाला काम देश के प्रधानमंत्री ने किया और ये देश के साथ एक बहुत बड़ा धोख़ा था, इसीलिए आम आदमी पार्टी इस दिन को ‘धोख़ा दिवस’ के तौर पर मना रही है।
आपको बता दें कि पिछले साल 8 नवंबर को प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने तय किया कि 500 और 1000 के नोट अर्थव्यवस्था में चलन से हटा लिए जाएंगे, प्रधानमंत्री ने इस फैसले की वजह देश को ये बताई कि ऐसा अर्थव्यवस्था में मौजूद जाली नोटों और काला धन और आतंकवाद पर कार्रवाई करने के लिए किया गया है। जहाँ तक आतंकवाद पर रोक लगाने की बात थी, साउथ एशिया टेररिज्म पोर्टल के अनुसार नोटबंदी के बाद भारत के अंदर साल 2017 में 649 लोग आतंकी घटनाओं में मारे गए हैं। आरबीआई की रिपोर्ट में कहा गया है कि चलन से हटाए गए पैसे का 99 फ़ीसदी वापस बैंकों में लौटकर आ गया हैI यानी नकदी के रूप में मौजूद लगभग पूरा ही काला धन बैंकों में जमा करा दिया गया और उम्मीदों के विपरीत वो बर्बाद नहीं हो पाया।
देश में 94 फीसदी लोग गैर- संगठित क्षेत्र में है, जिनका रोज़गार पूरी तरह से बर्बाद हो गया  हैI भारत एक बड़ी कैश इकोनॉमी है और नोटबंदी की नीति ने मेहनत से कैश में रुपए कमाने वाले उन मज़दूर तबके के लोगों को चोर बता दिया हैI यहां तक कि मांताओं-बहनों के द्वारा सालों से जमा की गई पूंजी को भी मोदी सरकार ने काला धन बता दियाI देश की बड़ी कंपनियों ने नई भर्तियों में करीब 45% की कटौती की। बड़ी तादाद में लोगों ने नौकरियां गंवाई हैंI
किसानी पर संकट  ज़्यादातर नकदी में लेन-देन करने वाले कृषि क्षेत्र पर भी बहुत बुरा असर पड़ा हैI किसानों को उनकी पैदावार के लिए वाजिब क़ीमत नहीं मिल रही हैI कई जगहों पर किसानों ने विरोध प्रदर्शन किया और आत्महत्याएं की I हर तरफ भयानक बेरोज़गारी और भूखमरी फ़ैली है I लोग अपना ही पैसा निकालने के लिए कई दिनों तक एटीएम के बाहर कतारों में खड़े दिखते रहेI इन सब के बीच तकरीबन 150 लोगों ने अपनी जान भी गंवाई I  अर्थव्यवस्था पूरी तरह ठप हो गई है। सरकार ने कुछ बड़े उद्योग घरानों के फायदे के लिए  अर्थव्यवस्था को ठप किया है और असली काले धन पर कुछ नहीं कियाI  काला धन अब भी विदेश जा रहा हैI नोटबंदी आज़ाद भारत का सबसे बड़ा घोटाला है और इसीलिए आम आदमी पार्टी मानती है कि नोटबंदी इस देश की जनता के साथ एक बहुत बड़ा धोख़ा है जो देश की मोदी सरकार ने अंजाम दिया है।

NMML Talk on 13 November 2017

नेहरू स्मारक संग्रहालय एवं पुस्तकालय
स्त्री विमर्श का लोकपक्ष ‘
विषय पर
आयोजित सार्वजनिक व्‍याख्‍यान  में आप सादर आमंत्रित हैं 
डॉ. अनामिका
दिल्ली विश्वविद्यालय, दिल्ली
सायं: 3.00 बजे,सोमवार,13 नवंबर, 2017
संगोष्ठी कक्ष, प्रथम तल, पुस्तकालय भवन
नेहरू स्मारक संग्रहालय एवं पुस्तकालय
तीन मूर्ति भवन, नई दिल्‍ली-110011
सभी का स्वागत है।

CSE, TERI Corrupt, Incompetent NGT Polluted Punjab to Bihar

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November08, 2017 (C) Ravinder Singh
CSE & TERI had virtually Looted $billions of Foreign Aid in 40 years and always misled GOI and People and Civil Society. As given in the picture More Than 50% or 650m People in India are severely affected by Polluted air. One of my Campaign to reduce GHG or Produce Clean Energy equivalent to 3 Billion tones of GHG of September11, 2014 is annexed. Two years ago I filed PIL in NGT on Oct.19, 2015 which was twice rejected on Procedural grounds as WIPO Awarded inventor and Power Expert was trained in BTPS in 1975. Clean Generation in NR on 6th November was only 19% – could have been 100%.
– :Subject & Executive Summary Of PIL: –
1.    India Has 2.4% Land, Now Produce 7% Emissions, May Emit 15% GHG 2030, 
2.  Present Consumption of Coal 4 Times Oil 3 Times Gas 5 Times Up Since 1990
3.  Most Polluting Energy Coal Oil Gas Biomass Burning Accounts for 97% GHG Emissions; Hydro, Nuclear, Wind, Solar, Geothermal Energy Share is Just 2.9%
4.  ENERGY IMPORTS IN 1990 WERE 11.8% BUT IN 2012 WERE UP TO 57.2%.
5.  Energy Cost $400b or More Than $400b Annual India Household Expenditure.
6.  World GDP expanded from $22t to $77t, GHG emissions of all 43 Annexure 1  Countries decreased by 10.6%, 16.2% including LULUCF in 1990 to 2012,
7.  Economies in Transition EIT [like India] decreased by 38.1% and 49.7%.
8.  Non EIT Countries or Developed Countries including USA, GHG Emissions on average increased by only 1.3% & 0.3% respectively in 22 years.
9.  GoI IGNORED BIGGEST GHG EMITTERS Transport, Power, Biomass Burning, Low Priority to CLEANEST Railways, Multi-Purpose Hydro, SolarPV, E. Efficiency.
10.  $1 Daily Per Capita Expenditure – Daily Per Capita Emissions 6.6 Kg GHG.
Mischief of CSE & TERI is that Poor Air Quality is TOLD To Us as a Delhi Problem only, When it is a ‘CRITICAL ENVIRONMENT CHALLENGE’ AS ‘WORSE AS RIVERS POLLUTION’. Solution to both Air & Water Quality lies in building MULTI-PURPOSE Dams which shall also PREVENT FLOODS to 40m HECTARES, PROVIDE CLEAN WATER FOR IRRIGATION & DRINKING WATER as PRIMARY MULTI-PURPOSE BENEFITS. But CSE, TERI and NGT had Sabotage NATURE’S GIFT TO INDIA.
NR Electricity Used 865 MU – Clean Generation 164 MU [19%]
Northern Region has over 60,000 MW Hydro Power Potential in Uttarakhand, HP and J&K and 50% of 80,000 MW in Nepal or 40,000 MW – 100,000 MW.
It is horrendous out of 100,000 MW only 19,702 MW is installed, but only 4032 MW are Multipurpose Storage Dams, i.e. Bhakra 1325 MW, Pong 396 MW, Ranjit Sagar 600 MW, Tehri 1000 MW, Rihand 300 MW, JS 99 MW, MB 140, RPS 172 MW rest are LAME DUCK Run Of River Type.
NGT Grossly Incompetent

1.    NGT Banned Diesel Generators which are Primarily Standby for Offices, Hotels & Luxury Homes – Unsound Decision or Temporary connections When NGT ought to have directed DISCOMS to provide Temporary connections IMMEDIATELY without security or high tariff.

2.    NGT Sabotaged Multi-purpose Storage Dams – to provide additional Canal Irrigation, Reduce Tube-well use, Subsidies SPRINKLER Irrigation to capture Dust Particles. Farmers may be burning Paddy Stubble in one farm – four farms run SPRINKLERS to capture more DUST than by burning.

3.    Dams on Yamuna could DOUBLE water availability – Would make it possible to Clean Roads Once or Twice a Week, or Install Rooftop Sprinkler to Create ‘Artificial Rain for 1-2 hours every day in Worst Pollution Hours.’

4.    Early Paddy Planting would have spread the daily harvest of paddy by half.

5.    165m Sugar Cane processing in 140 days too cause air pollution like about 0.5m tones of Coal Burnt per day.

6.    Northern Region Punjab to Bihar 6 States add up to only 16% area but produces 50% of Foods – Sugarcane, Food Grains & Milk in India or 4 Times in Per Acre Production.

7.    Introduction of 10,000 New Buses for Public Transport including Electric Trolley Buses, 1,00,000 Each of Application based Cars and Autos, 100,000 Ten Seat Capacity E-Rickshaws Charging Rs.5 Flat per person etc could reduce Pollution.

8.    Reduce Daily Petrol & Diesel sale by 50% – introduce Fuel Ration.

9.    Ban Entry of RAW FRUITS & VEGETABLES – Enforce Hygiene Standards at State Borders.

10.          100% Coverage of 24X7 water Supply, 100% Sewage System & Sewage Treatment.

Ravinder Singh, Inventor & Consultant, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROJECTS
Y-77, Hauz Khas, ND -110016, India. Ph: 091- 8826415770 [4G]9871056471, 9718280435,
Ravinder Singh* is a WIPO awarded inventor specializing in Power, Transportation,
Smart Cities, Water, Energy Saving, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Technologies and Projects

M6.5 – New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

Preliminary Earthquake Report
  • 7 Nov 2017 21:26:38 UTC
  • 8 Nov 2017 07:26:38 near epicenter
  • 8 Nov 2017 01:26:38 standard time in your timezone
Location4.227S 143.480EDepth107 kmDistances
  • 67.6 km (41.9 mi) WSW of Angoram, Papua New Guinea
  • 76.8 km (47.6 mi) SSW of Wewak, Papua New Guinea
  • 198.6 km (123.1 mi) NNW of Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea
  • 213.3 km (132.2 mi) N of Mendi, Papua New Guinea
  • 279.6 km (173.3 mi) WNW of Madang, Papua New Guinea

Industry Urges Government to Propel Growth :CEAMA Annual Function

Man of Electronics Award to Mr Ki Wan  Kim MD LG India
Man of Appliances Award  to Mr Eric Braganza President Hair Appliance India
PwC,  report on – ‘Championing Change in the Indian Appliance & Consumer Electronics’ 
Appliances and Consumer Electronics (ACE) Industry Urges Government to Propel Growth in Domestic Manufacturing 
Partners with Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), releases report on – ‘Championing Change in the Indian Appliance & Consumer Electronics’ 
New Delhi, November 8, 2017: Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association (CEAMA), the apex industry body for the Appliances and Consumer Electronics (ACE) industry concluded their 38th annual function focussed on ‘Championing Change in the Indian Appliance and Consumer Electronics’. Industry experts here voiced their opinions on policy changes, and shared their recommendations to propel growth within the segment.  The occasion was graced by Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT, Mr Sandeep Ladda, Technology Leader PwC along with Mr. Manish Sharma, President, CEAMA, Mr Sunil Vachani, Vice President, North CEAMA, Mr Kamal Nandi, Vice President, West, CEAMA and other CEAMA dignitaries.

Additionally, in association with PwC, CEAMA unveiled a detailed report on ‘Championing Change in the Indian Appliance & Consumer Electronics (ACE) Industry’. With an anticipated CAGR of only 9%, PwC findings state that manufacturing disabilities and a limited component ecosystem are root causes of low cumulative value addition. The large population and steep GDP growth over next 5 years will be the key driver for Indian economic pyramid shift towards the top. The report also goes onto illustrate government of India’s push to promote electronics manufacturing in order to achieve net zero imports, and placing the ACE industry at the forefront of digital India program.  This push has resulted in an increase in domestic manufacturing from INR 55,765 crore during 2015 – 16 to INR 64,752 crore during 2016 – 17.

Sharing his views, Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog said “The appliance and consumer electronics (ACE) sector offers immense growth opportunities, not only in terms of consumption but also manufacturing and job creation. They have been one of the forthcoming industries who have successfully aligned their business strategies to various government led initiatives such as ‘Make in India’ and ‘Digital India’. The policy led initiatives proposed by the government have been specifically designed to aid the small and medium enterprises. CEAMA has given these SME’s a platform to voice their opinion and become more included in government led policy and growth discussions”. 

Sharing his views on this occasion Mr. Manish Sharma – President of CEAMA, said “CEAMA was established with the sole objective to address the emerging issues of the Appliances and Consumer Electronics industry (ACE), and evaluate and advocate alignment with government policies. The aim behind releasing this report was to bring to the fore challenges faced by the industry in the current environment, and the policy framework needed to support the continuously evolving business ecosystem especially local manufacturing. The consumer durable industry creates 3 indirect jobs for every direct job, thus it needs to work closely with the government on further improving the local manufacturing framework to generate more employable labour”.

Additionally a panel discussion was held to discuss the importance of  enablers such as large scale demand generation for made in India productscost competitiveness to make in India and easier to make in Indiapolicies to further empower the growth capacity of durable industry. The panel comprised of industry stalwarts Mr Manish Sharma, President and CEO Panasonic India, Mr Ajay Taneja, MD, Shriram Pistons and Rings LTD, Mr Hariom Rai, Co-founder and Director LAVA International and Mr Sunil Vachani, Chairman, Dixon Technologies. The session was moderated by Sankalpa Bhattacharjya, Partner PwC.

Commemorating 38 glorious years of the ACE industry, CEAMA also felicitated its industry members for their outstanding contribution to the durable industry in India. Mr. Ki Wan Kim, MD, LG India received the ‘Man of Electronics Award’ for his excellent service of over 35 years to LG, during the course of which he transformed the company into one of the most recognized brands in the country. Mr. Eric Braganza, President, Haier India was awarded the ‘Man of Appliances Award’ for his excellent mentorship and leadership skills and steered Haier India to new heights.

Attended by over 250 attendees, interactive sessions and carefully planned networking opportunities led to a robust discussion on the market potential to drive growth and finding pragmatic solutions to become the champions of change.

Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association (CEAMA) established in 1978, is the apex Industry Chamber for the Consumer Electronics and Home Appliances Industry. CEAMA acts as a catalyst in the promotion of Industry, trade, technology and entrepreneurship. CEAMA has about 100 member companies, from every segment of Consumer Electronics and Home Appliances Industry, providing information, representation and chance to grow in the most vibrant and exciting industry.

‘A Theater against Human Trafficking’ Project Launched in Peru


Lima – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Perú, this week (6 November) launched in Lima, A Theater against Trafficking project that seeks to prevent human trafficking for sexual exploitation in the travel and tourism sectors in Perú.
Perú, like many other countries, has identified cases of sexual exploitation of children in the context of the tourism industry, some believed to be actual trafficking victims.
“Through this project, we want to engage the educational community to develop preventive actions in their schools and contribute to the reduction of social tolerance and the normalization of exploitation,” said the IOM Perú Chief of Mission, José Iván Dávalos.
This project will impact more than 5,000 schoolchildren and tour operators, as well as teachers of the selected schools of the mentioned regions.
At a national level between 2009 and 2016, according to the Crime Observatory of the Public Ministry of Perú, 4,274 alleged victims of trafficking were registered and the most vulnerable age range was between 13 and 17 years old.
The project will be taken to ten schools in Piura, La Libertad, Ica, Loreto, Puno, Arequipa, Cusco, Junín, Lima and Callao. These regions were prioritized both for the high numbers of cases of trafficking identified as well as for being important tourist destinations.
Two main activities will be implemented:  the presentation of the play Angel without wings (Angel sin alas) and “awareness raising workshops,” in which, trafficking specialists—through an approach based on play and art—will inform audiences of students in the third, fourth and fifth year of high-school about the risks of human trafficking.
The play Angel Without Wings represents a common reality in the country and communicates very closely the risks that young people can face.
This project is based on the pilot that IOM developed in 2016 and on the various initiatives carried out in recent years, such as the presentation of the plays Lita’s Nightmare and Prison of Angels. These  the theatrical plays were presented in several districts of Lima as well as Puerto Maldonado, the capital of the Madre de Dios region, one of the regions with highest number of trafficking cases linked to illegal mining, logging and tourism.
For more information please contact Inés Calderón at IOM Perú, +511 6330000,

 “Facilitating Policy Change.”

Dear Mr. Sagar

Greetings from Pahle India Foundation (PIF)!

Pahle India Foundation is a not for profit policy think tank, established in June 2013 as a Section 8 company. PIF’s motto is “Facilitating Policy Change.”

One of our research focus is on the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) sector. Despite the salient nature and role of SMEs sector and the rhetoric that surrounds them, they remain a relatively neglected area for rigorous research and effective policy making.

With this in mind, Pahle India Foundation and YES Global Institute have come together to organise a “PIF-YGI Monthly Seminar Series on MSMEs.” The objective of the Seminar Series is to contribute to policy advancement in this important area, by marshalling the available expertise and experience and publishing the proceedings as Policy Briefs.

We are writing to invite you for the fifth seminar of the series, “Role of MSMEs in Make In India” and share your viewpoints. We propose to hold the seminar on November 14, 2017 at Seminar Hall 2 (Above Multipurpose Hall), India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Registration starts at 2.30 pm.

  • Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog
  • Shri K.K. Jalan, Former Secretary, Ministry of MSME
  • Dr. Arvind Virmani, Economist
  • Dr. Ramgopal Agarwala, Chairman, Pahle India Foundation (Moderator)
  • Shri Dilip Chenoy, Former MD & CEO, NSDC
·         Shri Syed Safawi, Optiwize Consulting
  • Shri Sumit Gupta, Group President and National Head, Business and Rural Banking, YES BANK
  • Shri Harish Krishnan, Executive Director, Public Affairs & Strategic Engagements, Cisco India and SAARC

Your expertise and experience on the subject will ensure that we have an engaging discussion at the Seminar.  We hope to submit a policy brief that summarises the discussion, to the regulators and government of India, to try and push the policy forward.

For any further information, please get in touch with:

Anil Kumar, Pahle India Foundation
E-mail: Tel: +91 11 41551498 Mob: +91 8826408889

We do hope you will be able to accept this request.

Please ignore this mail if you have already responded.

Many thanks!

Nirupama Soundararajan
Senior Fellow

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