WORKSHOP ON ECONOMIC POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT: A CRITICAL APPRAISAL ECONOMIC SURVEYS OF BIHAR FROM 2006-07 To 2014-15
From 12-09-2015 To 12-09-2015
Arvind Subramanian inaugurates CEPPF workshop on
Patna, Sep. 12:
India's Chief Economic Advisor Dr Arvind Subramanian was in Patna on Saturday
to participate in a workshop on the Economic Surveys of Bihar from 2006-07 to
workshop was titled "Economic Policy and Development: A Critical Appraisal". The
economic policy think tank, Centre for Economic Policy and Public Finance, which
prepares the Economic Survey of Bihar, organized the one-day workshop. CEPPF, ADRI
and IGC India-Bihar jointly organised the programme.
Subramanian in his inaugural address said that economic surveys would do better
if they could also work like a repository of policy-oriented discussions, and a
comparative approach would add more value.
from CEPPF gave power point presentations on various aspects of Economic
Surveys of Bihar and other states. Professor Prabhat P Ghosh discussed the ‘Future
Contours of Economic Survey of Bihar'. Mr Govind Bhattacharjee, Visiting Fellow,
presented his ideas on ‘Banking and Public Finance in Bihar'. Dr Barna Ganguli,
Assistant Professor, presented her ideas on ‘Economic Survey of Selected Indian
States'. Dr Bakshi Amit K Sinha, Assistant Professor, gave a presentation on ‘Economic
Survey of Bihar (2006-07 to 2015-16)'.
TN Ninan, Chairman & Editorial Director of Business Standard, Professor
Anjan Mukherji, Professor Emeritus, JNU, and Professor M Govinda Rao, Visiting
Professor, CEPPF chaired different sessions of the workshop.
Pinaki Chakraborty of NIPFP, Dr P Balakrishnan of Ashoka University, Ms
Sriparna Iyer, Team Leader, SPUR, and Dr Ashmita Gupta of ISI, Chennai were
also present in the technical sessions of the workshop.
government officials, including Dr Arunish Chawla, Joint Secretary (Expenditure),
Ministry of Finance, Mr DS Gangwar, Principal Secretary to CM, Mr Deepak Kumar
Singh, Secretary (Water Resources), Mr AK Chauhan, Principal Secretary, Mr
Gulrez Hoda, Member, State Planning Board, Mr Rahul Singh, Managing Director, BELTRON,
Mr Pankaj Kumar, Principal Secretary (Food and Consumer Protection) were
present on the occasion.
Shaibal Gupta, Director, CEPPF, welcomed the guests, and Mr Rameshwar Singh, Departmental
Inquiry Commissioner, Government of Bihar, was guest of honor on the occasion.