India

Forum for Promoting lnclusive Growth, 18-19 October, 2010

Development -- Maladies and Remedies National Seminar
18 and 19 October 2010 - 11 AM 6 PM
Auditorium, India International Centre (IIC)
40, Lodhi Estate, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi - 110003
On 18 October, and;
Speakers Hall, Constitutional Club, Rafi Marg, New Delhi
On 19 October 2010
Programme
Inaugural Session
Development -- Maladies and Remedies
11 am - 12 noon
Welcome: Muzaffar Shah
Chair: M Krishna Prasad
B D Sharma, Former National Commissioner of Scheduled Tribes and Castes
S Sen, Principal Adviser, CII
Agnivesh: Social activist and Government appointed interlocutor to initiate talks with the Maoists
Shoma Sen, Professor, Department of English, Nagpur University and Committee Against Violence on Women on Contemporary anti-displacement struggles and women's resistance
Second Session
Industry - Perspectives
Chair: Muzaffar Shah
12 noon - 1.30pm
H M Nerurkar, Managing Director, Tata Steel
Rana Som, Chairman & Managing Director, NMDC
Verma ji, SAIL
Partho Sen Gupta, Vice-President, Tata Steel
B G Roy, President, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, East India
Yogesh Kocher, Director, Microsoft
Partho Sarothi Ray, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata on the Political Geography of Special Economic Zones in India
S Parushuraman, Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Prof Chalapathi Rao, Institute for Studying Industrial Development (ISID)
Discussion: 1.30pm - 2pm
Lunch:  2pm - 2.30 pm
Third Session
Development - Political Perspectives
Chair: Prof K R Chowdry
2.30 pm - 4.30 pm
N. K Bhattacharya, Professor (retd.) University of Delhi on Planned destruction of Tribals and National Resources of India to Enrich a Selected Few.
Anirban Kar, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
K Keshav Rao, Member, Rajya Sabha
Justice Rajender Sachar, Former Chief Justice, Delhi High Court
Mani Shankar Aiyer, Member, Rajya Sabha
Madhu Yaski,  Member, Loksabha
Rajkishore, General Secretary, Revolutionary Democratic Front
Kobad Ghandy, Maoist Ideologue, Prisoner, Tihar Jail
Suraramvaram Sudhakar Reddy, Deputy General Secretary, CPI
Harvinder Ahuja, Editor, Political and Business Daily
V.B.Chandrasekaran,Social Activist, Andhra Pradesh
Dscussion: 4.30 pm - 6pm
Second Day
Speakers Hall, Constitutional Club, Rafi Marg, New Delhi
Fourth Session
Development - People's Perspectives
Chair: P K Vijayan, Astt. Professor, Hindu College, University of Delhi
11 am - 1.30 pm
Amit Bhattacharyya, Professor, Department of History, Jadavpur University
Prashant Bhushan, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court
Shoma Chowdhuri, Managing Editor, Tehelka
Seema Mustafa, Editor, News X
Sujato Bhadro, Senior Civil Rights Activist, APDR, Kolkata
Biswajit Mohanty, Asst Professor, Deshabandu College, Delhi University
C. Lakshmanan, Asst. Professor, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai on Special Economic Zones and Resistance of the Marginalized People in Tamil Nadu
Saroj Giri, Faculty, Department of Political Science, Delhi University
K R Chowdry, Professor (Retd.), Agro Economist
Discussion: 1.30 pm - 2pm
Lunch: 2 pm - 2.30 pm
Fifth Session
Development - Alternative Perspectives
Chair: Prof Amit Bhaduri, Economist, Professor Emeritus, JNU
2.30 pm -- 4.30 pm
Karen Gabriel, Associate Professor, Department of English, St Stephen's College, University of Delhi
On Development, Media and alternatives
G N Saibaba, Asst. Professor, University of Delhi
M Krishna Prasad, Secretary, Forum for Promoting Inclusive Growth
Ajay, Visthapan Virodhi Jan Vikash Andolan
Sumit Chakravarty, Editor, Mainstream, English Weekly
Rajiv Dhawan, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court
PK Vijayan, Astt. Professor, Hindu College, University of Delhi on Development, Violence and Alternatives
Discussion: 4.30 pm - 5pm
Sixth Session
Concluding Session
Proposals, Resolutions, further discussions
5pm - 6 pm