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Odisha at Crossroads: Emerging Aspirations and Contestations

24 April 2011
Bhubaneswar, India


Organised jointly by Gujarat Institute of Development Research (GIDR) and Xavier Institute of Management - Bhubaneswar (XIMB) on 24 April 2011 at XIMB with the cooperation of the Samadrusti fortnightly.

The seminar was supported by the Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC) which GIDR was a partner organisation in India. This event also paid tribute to Dr Sakti Padhi, an eminent scholar and a contributor to the CPRC-research in India, who passed away in March 2010. 

The event explores new pathways for a sustainable, equitable, and sectorally balanced development that can address chronic poverty in Orissa.

Speakers and schedule

  • Shri Jugal Kishore Mohapatra, Odisha’s Principal Secretary of Finance
  • Shri Ranvir Singh, Special Secretary of Odisha’s Planning and Coordination Department
  • Professor Tapas Sen, NIPFP
  • Professor Prahlad Mishra, XIMB
  • Professor Anand Kumar, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Dr. Kajari Mishra, XIMB 
  • Professor Keshab Das 
  • Prafulla Samantara
  • Ms Madhu Sarin
  • Birendra Nayak, Utkal University
  • Shri Sudhir Pattanaik, Samdrusti
  • Professor Aasha Kapur Mehta, Indian Institute of Public Administration
  • Professor Amita Shah, Gujarat Institute of Development Research
  • Professor Banikanta Mishra, XIMB
  • Shri Sudhir Patanaik
  • Nilakantha Panigrahi, Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies

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